Mr Oliver Pearce
Mr Pearce qualified from St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London in 1996. Since then he has pursued a career in orthopaedic surgery; specialising in surgery of the hip and the knee.
He underwent his specialist orthopaedic training in Oxford. And completed his sub specialisation fellowship training in hip and knee primary and revision hip replacement at the internationally renowned Hopital St Marguerite in Marseille France under Professor Jean-Noel Argenson in 2007-8.
He was the Director of Trauma Surgery at Milton Keynes General Hospital from 2010 to 2015. He led the (successful) application for appointment of Milton Keynes General Hospital to Level 2 Trauma Unit, and liaises with the John Radcliffe Hospital as part of a national drive to improve trauma care in the UK.
He is lead clinician for Orthopaedic Research in Milton Keynes, publishing widely in international journals on hip, knee and trauma topics. Also presenting at national and international meetings. And has now been elevated to Director of Research for Milton Keynes University Hospital (April 2015) with a view to raising the profile of research in the hospital and the long term goal of setting up a Clinical Research Facility on site.
He was appointed National Director of the Rapid Recovery Programme for hip and knee replacement in September of 2015. This is a programme continually evolving the patient experience of their hip or knee surgery focusing on pain relief and rehabilitation. He is regularly invited to present and chair meetings on the topic at National and European level.
He was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Bedfordshire in 2012 in recognition for his collaboration in research with the Institute of Sports and Activity Related Research from 2012-15, and subsequently with the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences from 2015.
He has been appointed Lead for Musculoskeletal Sciences in the (currently under formation) University of Buckinghamshire Medical School, which is to be based in Milton Keynes Hospital. And elevated to the role of Senior Clinical Lecturer in April 2015 in recognition of the work done previously and for the future.
Current topics of research include titanium levels in ceramic hip replacements. And chondromalacia (a condition of softened cartilage) of the knee and radiofrequency ablation treatment (in collaboration with the biomedical sciences laboratory at the University of Buckinghamshire). And Venous Thromboembolism in elective hip and knee replacement patients, as well as in trauma patients. And infection rates in Neck of Femur Fracture patients.
He is a specialist reviewer for articles on hip surgery to the British Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ).
He sits on the national expert panel for Apostherapy (a neuromuscular rehabilitation system for non surgical treatment of arthritic knees and hips).
He is a member of the General Medical Council, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, The British Orthopaedic Association, and The British Hip Society (BHS), and British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK).
He finds that saying 'yes' to every opportunity that comes his way is a very rewarding pastime...