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Devon Hip Surgeon
Mr Stephen Blake is a
consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in the Devon area based at Mount Stuart and Torbay
General hospitals. The majority of his practice is within the field of lower
limb arthroplasty – hip and knee, with a special interest in the more complex
primary and revision hip arthroplasty work.
He graduated from
University College London and quickly
made his way down to the south west of
England where he completed both his
basic and higher surgical training. He
has had a close relationship with the
Exeter hip unit for a number of years
and has been their senior registrar,
fellow and locum consultant.
In addition to his interest
in arthroplasty Mr Blake also has a wealth of
experience in dealing with orthopaedic trauma and has completed a dedicated trauma fellowship in
Auckland, New Zealand with one of the world’s most respected trauma leaders.
He is organising and chairing a national symposium on lower limb peri-prosthetic
fractures, which is to be held locally later this year.
Mr Blake has published
extensively with nearly 30 articles in peer review journals. He has written
many book chapters on the subject of hip arthroplasty including one for an
American advanced orthopaedic textbook series and has co-authored a number
of chapters in the forthcoming Exeter Experience textbook. He has had work
presented on both the national and international stage.
interests revolve around his family and sport. Whilst at university he was
awarded full sports colours and was nominated as Sportsman of the Year for
all London Universities in 1996.
total knee replacement:
letter to Mr Blake: “With heart felt thanks to you and your
wonderful team. I found them all so, so sweet, caring and kind.
I was very nervous but they all put me at ease. I have never had
real surgery before. I think you are the most brilliant surgeon,
you can hardly see the stitches. Someone at my church said my
new knee is the best she has seen so far. She has seen many, she
is a retired matron. She thought your work is brilliant. God
bless you all.” B.C.
total hip replacement:
A patient’s thank you letter to Mr Blake: "Thank you Mr Blake
for your skill in performing my hip replacement operation. I am
completely free of pain - indeed my life has been transformed!!
Your kindness and encouragement have been much appreciated." C.B.