Todays Date: Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Paediatric Orthopaedics

Mr Bache

Mr Bache qualified from Birmingham University in 1990. His orthopaedic training was in the West Midlands training programme where he developed an interest in Children’s Orthopaedics. He gained FRCS (Trauma & Orth) in 2001 and subsequently spent a year at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Mr Bache was appointed as consultant to Birmingham Children’s hospital and The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in 2003. Since his appointment as consultant he has developed a specific interest in disorders affecting the young adult hip and sport related hip disease.

Mr Bache has an active interest in research and developing new techniques. he has more than 20 published articles in peer reviewed journals and has edited a text book on children’s fractures. He is a member of the British Society for Childrens Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS).


Mr Gaffey

Mr Gaffey’s special interest is the correction of long bone deformity with external fixators. He studied medicine in Leicester and his surgical training was in Leicester, Glasgow, Derby, Birmingham, Manchester and Northampton. He was a registrar in Birmingham and attended his fellowship training in Kurgan, Russia and Melbourne, Australia. He has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Coventry since 2004, prior to moving to the Trust in June 2009.

He is involved in the University or Warwickhire MSc course in Orthopaedics and Trauma.


Mr McBryde

Mr McBryde specializes in all the conditions that cause hip pain. He completed his general surgical and specialist orthopaedic training in Birmingham. During his training Mr McBryde was awarded the esteemed RH Sage Award for the best surgical trainee of the year. Through his work with the Birmingham hip resurfacing he was awarded the first ever large research bursary from the British Hip Society, leading to a number of landmark research papers, national prizes and the award of a higher degree from the University of Birmingham. He completed his fellowship in Sydney with one of the world leaders in hip surgery in young patients, Dr Solomon. In 2010 Mr McBryde was successfully awarded the prestigious European Travelling fellowship by the British Hip Society and spent attachments with other world leaders in young adult hip surgery including Dr O’Donnell (Melbourne), Dr Young (Melbourne), Dr Beck (Lucerne) and Dr Leunig (Zurich).  Mr McBryde also worked as a consultant in Hip Preservation alongside Professor Griffin, a world leader in hip arthroscopy techniques, before returning to take up a consultant practice in Birmingham at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital with an exclusive practice in young adult hip surgery.

His interests include hip arthroscopy, hip joint preservation techniques, pelvic osteotomies, femoral osteotomies, hip resurfacing, primary hip replacement in young patients and hip replacement in complex cases. He has a specialist interest in the treatment of femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI), hip dysplasia (DDH), Perthes’ Disease and Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE) conditions in young adults.


Mr O’Hara

Mr O’Hara is currently one of five Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons working in the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, England. He also has sessions at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, where there are approximately 27 consultant colleagues. A fairly large percentage of his National Health Service work is paediatric orthopaedics and the remainder is, generally, surgery on the consequences of childhood disease of the hip in young adults.

His practice embraces conditions of the hip such as dislocation and dysplasia (DDH), Perthes’ Disease and Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE), conditions which in adult life are principally responsible for a large number of hip replacements or resurfacings each year. He has carried out a substantial number of pelvic osteotomies of his own design. He also has extensive experience of the various acetabuloplasties and is familiar with the use of allografts in the correction of acetabular deformity.