About Mr Jerome Davidson
Mr Jerome Davidson
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, PGCert Med Ed, PGDip (T&O), MSc(DIC), LLM, MFSTEd, FRCSEd(Tr&Orth)
- Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London
- Regional Director (London – South) at Royal College of Surgeons of England
Mr Davidson is a fellowship-trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in hip surgery, metastatic cancer in the hip & pelvis, and general trauma.
Mr Davidson’s NHS practice is based at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals.
His elective clinical practice encompasses all aspects of Hip Surgery, including primary, complex primary joint replacements, high-risk arthroplasty patients and revision (re-do) surgery for all causes including infection. In collaboration with Guy’s Cancer Centre, he also provides a service for metastatic bone disease around the hip and pelvis. He is also the hip fracture lead at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals.
Mr Davidson read medicine at GKT school of medicine & dentistry, King’s College London, before completing his orthopaedic training on the prestigious Guy’s and St Thomas rotation. He is double fellowship-trained having completed subspecialty fellowship training in the Bone Tumour Unit at the RNOH (Stanmore), before completing an adult reconstruction and joint arthroplasty fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia.
Mr Davidson was the recipient of two European travelling fellowships to visit centres of Orthopaedic excellence. He won both the European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) and British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Singhal Fellowships. He used these opportunities to visit the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute (Bologna, Italy) and Leiden University Medical Centre (Leiden, Netherlands) where he gained further experience in complex reconstruction techniques such as the use of block allograft and massive endoprostheses.
Mr Davidson has an extensive research background, most recently winning the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon (AAOS) video prize in 2019 for work on Reconstruction of Severe Acetabular Defects at Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty which he conducted whilst working for Professors Solomon and Howie whilst in Adelaide. He has completed a postgraduate diploma in Trauma &Orthopaedic Surgery from the University of Brighton as well as Masters in Surgical Technology from Imperial College London.
He has presented his research widely with over 50 national & international presentations. Mr Davidson’s current research focus is in the Outcomes related to high-risk hip arthroplasty and as such he is currently enrolled in a PhD at King’s College London.
In addition to his clinical commitments, Mr Davidson is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London, where he is heavily involved in undergraduate education as an undergraduate tutor and educational supervisor. He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Cambridge. Mr Davidson is also a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and regularly involved in the training of junior and senior orthopaedic trainees. He was appointed as a Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Tutor for Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals from 2020 to 2022. In 2022 he was appointed as the Regional Director for the Royal College of Surgeons of England for London – South.
Mr Davidson has an active interest in Medical Negligence having completed a Master of Laws (LLM) at the Cardiff School of Law, Cardiff University. This wide breadth of training and research means that Mr Davidson uses the best evidence to inform patients on the best options for them when it comes to the management of their orthopaedic problems.
Why do patients come to see hip surgeon?
Hip pain is a problem that affects all parts a person’s life. Starting from the moment they get up in the morning to when they go to bed by disturbing their sleep. It is also a part of the body that is difficult to rest as it is always being used.
It is important for one’s general health to be able to be active and mobile, however hip problems often leave people with stiff hips that make it difficult to walk and run freely.
Because of hip problems many people struggle to perform the sports that they enjoy, ranging from golf, tennis, football or skiing.
In more severe cases it can be difficult to get dressed and put on your socks and shoes.
One of the worst things about conditions that cause hip pain is they can limit you in the time you spend with your family including children and grandchildren.
If you have problems with you hip whether it be pain or stiffness it is worth having it reviewed to see what things can be done to improve your quality of life.
Why see a hip surgeon privately?
By seeking treatment in the independent / Private sector it is possible to choose your Surgeon / Physician. This allows you to be seen by the doctor who is the best fit to manage your specific care needs.
You are able to individually check to the credentials of the Surgeon you are seeing to make sure you see the most highly qualified surgeons. This allows you to have both quality and experience.
The waiting times in the Independent sector are generally lower with appointments usually available within a week.
I work in some of the best independent hospitals in London and the UK which means that you can be seen in the best environment by the best staff.
It is possible to have much more personalised service in the independent sector with a concierge approach to management which can make you feel more at ease.
Why do I perform hip surgery?
I have a focussed elective practice dealing only with hip conditions.
Being a Specialist Hip Surgeon gives me the opportunity to offer treatments to patients which allow them to remain mobile and active. This ranges from allowing them to play the sports that they enjoy to retaining their independence.
I have a special interest in managing patients with hip arthritis and performing joint replacement procedures (total hip replacement). I perform a high number of hip joint replacement procedures every year. This includes young patients in their twenties and thirties all the way up to those in their nineties.
I believe in a truly personalised approach to joint replacement surgery. Individual patients have specific needs and different anatomy. This can influence the choice of implants required in each case. I use a variety of hip replacement implants to best restore normal anatomy.
Am I a fellowship trained hip surgeon?
I have had the opportunity to receive specialist fellowship level training by some of the most experienced surgeons in the world at specialist centres around the world including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (UK), The Rizzoli Institute (Italy), Leiden University Medical Centre. (Netherlands), and the Royal Adelaide Hospital (Australia).
Can Patients’ have a hip replacement without a blood transfusion?
I use techniques to minimise blood loss in surgery, this includes the use of a device called a “cell saver”. This allows me to perform hip replacement surgery in patients who cannot have a blood transfusion if required.
Can Patients with Sickle Cell disease have hip replacements?
In my NHS practice I am part of a specialised service which manage Sickle Cell patients with Hip conditions. Here I work with Consultant Haematologists who have special expertise in the management of Sickle Cell disease. Many patients with Sickle Cell disease develop avascular necrosis of the hip and subsequent severe hip arthritis. We regularly manage these conditions in our service and offer hip replacement surgery if needed.
Can Patients with complex or multiple medical problems have hip replacement surgery?
My NHS practice is at an Academic Teaching Hospital (Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals) here I work with multiple specialist Medical Consultants and regularly manage patients with complex medical co-morbidities but also have significant hip problems which require surgery. This environment allows me to manage a wide variety of patients who have complex medical problems as well as hip problems.
What can Patients do if they are worried about their hip replacement?
If you have concerns about your hip replacement, then you should seek expert medical advice to assess whether the hip replacement is working well or if there is an issue such as it wearing out over time.
I work as a Revision Hip Surgeon. This means that I regularly assess patients who have hip replacements to see if they are still working as they are meant to be.
I also undertake cases to fix hip replacements when they fail or go wrong. This surgery can be challenging and often requires significant planning and the use of the latest technology such as Custom-made implants.