Mr David Elson

Mr David Elson

MBChB MRCS FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 1 specialist
22 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Straight away, Mr Elson was very approachable and immediately understood my medical requirements, what the way forward should be and was very empathetic and supportive of my return to playing basketball. “
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Subspecialties

  • Knee Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4698340
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £100

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital

    Clayton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, NE2 1JP
    121 reviews

    Tees Valley Hospital

    Church Ln, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, TS5 7DX
    57 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    13:30 - 17:30
    Wed
    17:00 - 19:00
    Thu
    13:00 - 16:00
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    10:00 - 12:00
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr. Elson is a consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in complex knee surgery, particularly for younger patients. He qualified in 2000 from Edinburgh University medical school before completing his surgical training in Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle, with fellowship training in Cardiff and Hampshire.

    Dr. Elson's clinical practice focuses on knee surgery and general trauma presentations. He has extensive experience in providing creative alternative solutions to younger adults with knee problems who prefer not to opt for joint replacements. To do this he utilises the best contemporary surgical strategies to correct malalignment, ligament injuries, cartilage and meniscal deficiencies and other preservative measures.

    His specialty and experience make him excellent educator and he regularly speaks at national and international conferences. He is the chairman of the United Kingdom Knee Osteotomy Registry (www.ukkor.co.uk) which is dedicated to improving outcomes for knee osteotomy patients.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Biological knee surgery
    • Knee Re-alignment Osteotomy
    • Patella Re-Alignment surgery
    • Tibial Tubercle osteotomy
    • Medial Patellofemoral ligament reconstruction
    • Knee Ligament Repair / Reconstruction
    • Collateral ligament repair / reconstruction
    • MultiLigament Reconstruction
    • Meniscal reconstruction
    • Meniscal repair
    • Meniscal transplantation
    • Cartilage Regeneration
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Total Knee replacement
    • Custom made Total Knee replacement

    Biological knee surgery

    Bionic Knee Surgery

    Procedures

    • Meniscal Repair
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Knee Replacement
    • Arthroscopy
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • Meniscus Tear Surgery
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Patella Realignment
    • Tendon Repair
    • Chondral Grafting
    • Custom-Made Knee Replacement
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Knee Pain
    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Femur Fractures
    • Knee Cyst
    • Knee Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Posterolateral Corner Injury
    • The Young Knee
    • Tibia Fractures
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
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    Education

    Education:

    • 2000 MBChB at University of Edinburgh
    • 2004 MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    • 2013 FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


    Memberships:

    • AO - AO Trauma group
    • BKS - Biological Knee Society (secretary and treasurer)
    • BOA - British Orthopaedic Association
    • BOSTAA - British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Arthroscopy Association
    • BASK - British Association for Surgery of the Knee (previous executive committee member)
    • Chairman - United Kingdom Knee Osteotomy Registry (www.ukkor.co.uk)
    • Co-convener - Northern Osteotomy Masterclass (www.northernosteotomy.co.uk)
    • Director - Which Orthopaedic Implant Ltd (www.whichorthopaedicimplant.com)
    • ESSKA - European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
    • OTS - Orthopaedic Trauma Society
    • RCS - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Knee Pain
    8/38
    Meniscal Repair
    5/38
    Knee Surgery
    4/38
    Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    3/38
    ACL Reconstruction
    2/38
    Arthritis (Knee)
    2/38
    Knee Replacement
    2/38
    Arthroscopy
    1/38
    Fracture (Broken Bone)
    1/38
    Knee Preservation Surgery
    1/38
    Meniscus Tear Surgery
    1/38
    Partial Knee Replacement
    1/38
    Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    1/38
    Patella Realignment
    1/38
    Tendon Repair
    1/38
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Straight away, Mr Elson was very approachable and immediately understood my medical requirements, what the way forward should be and was very empathetic and supportive of my return to playing basketball.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Elson is the consummate professional in all regards. Approachable and knowledgeable, he provides clarity regarding potential courses of action for the patient, helping them choose their preferred care route. He offers support throughout the care journey. My preferred surgeon.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Mr David Eldon to be kind and attentive and very helpful and reassuring
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Having had many operations on my knee before seeing Mr Elson I explained to him i was worried about having to have a full replacement . After an examination X rays and mri he came up with a plan to save me from having a full replacement . He also found some other problems that could affect me in the future and explained in detail what these where and how they could be treated although they would be complex . Having had the procedure i am now pain free and have confidence in my knee again. My experience with Mr Elson from start to finish was excellent .
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I felt David elson asked relevant questions, actually listened to my replies and my questions were answered fully. He was very personable, quality of operation was excellent, scarring has almost disappeared from first operation. Good pain management .
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    My whole experience start to finish was really great. At no point did I feel worried. Mr Elson took seriously a problem with my knees that others had just brushed off in the past. It seemed that he actually cared and wanted to help me, taking steps to actually figure out what was happening with my knees. He explained everything really clearly and I was kept in the loop all the way. Also my scars from the surgery are very neat which is a bonus!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    My overall experience with Mr David Eldon was excellent he made me feel very at easy about my operation explaining everything to me in full.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I saw Mr Elson to discuss problems with my knee. He was extremely thorough, both in his history taking and examination. He listened carefully to all of my concerns and explained his findings from clinical examination, radiography and the MRI scan to me in great detail. At all stages he has given me options of treatment available and discussed them at length with me to enable any decision making to be made with as much information available as possible.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Elson care and attention was first class, from the onset of my consultations to the day my surgery he kept me informed on all aspects of my procedure . His aftercare was first rate. A thoroughly exceptional experience.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I have had several operations on both of my knees from lots of differ each surgeons. My experience with Mr Elson was entirely unique. His willingness to give his own time (including calling me personally on a Friday evening) to discuss the options available to me was a level of service, care and dedication I have never experienced before.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Mr Jonathan Mark Loughead
    Mr Jonathan Mark Loughead
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    I have referred patients to them

    "Mr. Elson is a talented knee surgeon who has particular interest in joint preservation surgery and has embraced many of the newer techniques available."

    28-04-2021

    Recommended for:
    Knee Cyst, Knee Fractures, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    , Knee Pain, The Young Knee, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis (Knee), Posterolateral Corner Injury, Sports Injuries

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