New Hip & Knee Consultant
Monday 14 January 2013
Mr Benjamin Burston recently joined the arthroplasty (hip and knee replacement) unit at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry, Shropshire, as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Originally from Northumberland, Mr Burston initially taught maths and science in Cape Town, South Africa before heading to Medical School at the University of Bristol. His basic surgical training was in Oxford, after which he had a year’s training in New Zealand and then undertook his specialist orthopaedic training in Bristol.
Following completion of his specialist training, he underwent Hip and Knee primary and revision arthroplasty and Tumour fellowships in Perth, Australia with Professors David Wood and Piers Yates respectively, followed by a two month AO fellowship in New York with Dr David Helfet at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Burston said, “I was attracted to work Oswestry’s orthopaedic hospital because of its phenomenal reputation both from a training perspective and as a specialist centre of excellence. I am looking forward to being part of a large and very supportive arthroplasty unit and having the opportunity to provide a comprehensive and effective service for patients. An added bonus is the beautiful surrounding countryside which we can enjoy as a family”.
Mr Burston is looking forward to settling down in rural Shropshire with his wife, who is a specialist nurse in urology and oncology, and their three children, aged five, three and one. They enjoy mountain biking and the great outdoors