Membership of professional bodies
- British Orthopaedics Association
- British Association for Surgery of the Knee
- British Protection Society
- British Hip Society
Medical qualifications attained
- 1987 MB BS (St Barts)
- 1992 FRCS (England)
- 1997 FRCS (Orth)
Mr Apthorp undertook his higher surgical training in the South East rotation from 1994 to 1997. During his rotation at Conquest Hospital he gained his FRCS Orth, following this Mr Apthorp took the opportunity to gain further experience in complex hip and knee problems, including the management of hip dysplasia and subsequently was appointed a fellowship year in Perth, Western Australia.
Supervised by Professor D Wood, Royal Perth Hosptal he was able to develop his interest in lower limb primary and revision replacements, in particular where bone loss has occurred following multiple revisions. Whilst at Royal Perth Hosptal he gained first hand knowledge of limb salvage techniques including allograft reconstruction. During his time in Australia he was able to set up a number of clinical trials including the Australian limb of international multicentre Exeter impaction graft study.
Appointed in April 1999 to Conquest Hospital, Mr Apthorp has continued to develop his interest in revision hip surgery, young adults with hip problems and more recently a short stay programme facilitating early discharge from hospital for patients following minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery.
Mr Apthorp and his colleague Mr Butler-Manuel have developed a dedicated lower limb research unit who carry out audit, manage the national joint registry for the trust and research based modernisation of services provided through long- term follow up, patient satisfaction monitoring and clinical recommendations for good practice.