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Expert knee surgeon joins Leeds Beckett University

An expert knee surgeon is joining Leeds Beckett University as a Visiting Professor.

Professor Nick London

Professor Nick London has been invited to join the Leeds Beckett Sports Medicine Research Group as a Visiting Professor of Sports Medicine.

He works at both Harrogate District NHS Trust and with the Yorkshire Knee Clinic (Leeds and Harrogate) and has extensive experience of managing all orthopaedic knee conditions, from those developing in children and adolescents, through to sports injuries in athletes of all abilities and knee replacement/resurfacing procedures in patients with severe arthritis.

In addition to working with elite sportspeople, Nick has a particular interest in managing young, active patients living with arthritis. He works with the orthopaedic industry to develop and evaluate the latest treatments and techniques for sports and arthritis surgery and has a broad research portfolio.

Nick said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to join the Sports Medicine research and advisory team at Leeds Beckett’s Carnegie School of Sport.

“As a member of the Leeds Beckett University Sports Injuries Special Interest Group, I have been impressed by the vision of the leadership team of the Carnegie School of Sport to develop a sports injury/medicine facility to match the strong legacy of the Carnegie Sports Institute.

“I hope to take forward preliminary work already completed with Yorkshire Knee Clinic and physiotherapist colleagues to try to reduce the number of major knee injuries in children and young adults. With the collaboration of colleagues at the Carnegie School of Sport, we have the opportunity to drastically reduce the numbers of devastating injuries for our young athletes.”

Peter Mackreth, the Dean of Carnegie School of Sport, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Nick to our School. His appointment as Visiting Professor strengthens the ongoing relationship we have, and provides an exciting opportunity to enhance our research and its impact on our sporting communities.”

Nick is working alongside top experts in the field of sports medicine and sport injury, including Professor Ernest Schilders, Dr Athanassios Bissas, Professor John O’Hara, Dr Karen Hind and Professor Nick Harris.

Ongoing research projects in the Carnegie School of Sport include FIFA FMARC Adductor Avulsions, groin pain in professional footballers, stress fractures in dancers and neuromuscular and functional outcomes of operatively treated Achilles tendon ruptures.

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