Mr William Bartlett MBBS BSc MRCS FRCSEd (Tr&Orth) is an experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing in North and Central London. His specialist interest is in the surgical and non-operative management of hip and knee complaints.
Mr Bartlett began his medical career in 1994 at University College London where he won numerous prizes and scholarships including the Myerstein prize for best overall pre-clinical performace. His initial surgical training at University College Hospital and the St. Bartholomew’s Hospital rotation inspired him to follow a career in orthopaedics. Much of Mr Bartlett’s subsequent specialist orthopaedic training was at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore where he also undertook research and his subspeciality fellowship. Further training on cutting-edge techniques of joint preservation and minimally invasive replacement surgery was undertaken in: Presbyterian Hospital (Texas), New Albany Hospital (Ohio) and Chirurgish Orthopadische (Quickborn, Germany).
Mr William Bartlett sees a diverse spectrum of patients aged from young adults to the elderly. Many patients have active lifestyles including professional sports men & women. Mr Bartlett often also treats patients with more sedentary lifestyles. Indeed, he has gained a large experience of treating patients who have previously been denied surgery due to concerns relating to advanced age, obesity or complex medical conditions. In all groups, non-surgical treatment options will always be thoroughly explored initially, often through close working with expert physiotherapists, osteopaths, radiologists, sports physicians and rheumatologists.
When surgery is needed, Mr. Bartlett will offer each patient a highly personalised approach, ensuring that they remain firmly at the centre of the decision-making. When possible, modern bone and muscle preserving techniques including minimally invasive surgical approaches are utilised. Particular interests include the use of 3-D computer planned surgery, custom made prostheses and partial joint replacement surgery.
Mr William Bartlett leads the enhanced recovery program within his NHS hospital and is committed to ensuring that each patient recovers from surgery as quickly, safely and fully as possible. He has performed over 2,000 elective hip and knee procedures though also enjoys the challenges of emergency trauma surgery. Currently, Mr Bartlett is the lead investigator of a £100,000 clinical study into the use of a newly developed hip replacement prosthesis. Further current collaborative research projects include; analysis of the efficacy of routine clinical follow-up of arthroplasty patients and the use of novel local anaesthetic agents to facilitate a less painful recovery from surgery. His research into biological forms of joint repair and the use of custom-made prostheses has been widely published. He is responsible for training the next generation of Surgeons both through mentoring their progress in the operating theatre and by teaching on post-graduate courses (Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal Society of Medicine and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital). Mr Bartlett works as a reviewer to evaluate scientific manuscripts submitted to periodicals such as The Bone and Joint Journal.
Whilst non-surgical options are always first considered, if an operation is needed, Mr Bartlett will offer each patient a highly personalised approach to their surgery. Many of his patients are young and active and his practice has therefore evolved to utilise modern high-performing prostheses in combination with minimally invasive surgical techniques. He has performed over 1,000 joint replacements and is currently conducting research into the performance of newly introduced hip prostheses. He is responsible for the mentoring of surgeons in training and is a faculty member of Postgraduate courses at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal Society of Medicine and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.