International orthopaedic surgeon on visit to Plymouth

International orthopaedic surgeon Manuel Garrido-Rosania is to spend time with the surgical team at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, as its orthopaedic lists grow thanks to its recently-opened third operating theatre. 

Mr Garrido-Rosania is visiting from Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre’s sister hospital in Bristol, Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre.

As an orthopaedic surgeon his special interests include shoulder surgery, lower limb surgery, hip and knee arthroplasty (reconstruction or replacement), soft tissue injuries of the knee and sports injuries.

Mr Garrido-Rosania achieved his medical degree in South America and after his training completed a fellowship in knee surgery in La Clinica La Foresta-Caracas-Venezuela before arriving in the UK to practise at Droitwich Knee Clinic.

Later in his career he achieved a fellowship in arthroscopy at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, followed by a masters degree in sports injuries at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

He has worked in different teaching hospitals in the NHS, in Portugal and privately in the Middle East. Before joining Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre he worked as a doctor specialising in trauma and orthopaedics at Jersey General Hospital.

His arrival at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre is timely for local orthopaedic patients. Due to the hospital’s relatively short waiting times, a patient who is referred to Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre for orthopaedic surgery within the next few weeks could well be mobile and on the road to recovery by Christmas.

Mark White, Hospital Director at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Manuel as a temporary member of our surgical team. His knowledge, expertise and reputation are second to none and we are pleased that he has joined us to help local people requiring NHS orthopaedic care receive it sooner rather than later.”

Waiting times for orthopaedic treatment at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre are comparative short: for hip surgery and knee surgery it is two to three weeks after referral to the first appointment, and then another 10 to 14 weeks for surgery. 

This means that for those patients who are referred for hip or knee surgery over the next few weeks, they could have their operation in the autumn allowing ample recovery time and the greater chance of improved mobility by Christmas.