Radu Popa

DR RADU POPA
MEDIC SPECIALIST ORTOPEDIE-TRAUMATOLOGIE
CONSULTANT SPINAL ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON, Marea Britanie
SPECIALIST IN CHIRURGIA COLOANEI VERTEBRALE



Email: radu.popa@ortokinetic.ro


CLINCIAL EXPERIENCE:

Current Employment:

Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Previous Employment:
2014 – 2015 Spinal Fellowship - Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK
This is the most desired fellowship in Spinal Surgery in United Kingdom reserved to very few Surgeons with exceptional abilities.
2013 – 2014 Spinal Fellowship - Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK
2012 – 2013 Spinal Fellowship - Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK
2011 – 2012 Limb reconstruction Fellowship - Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK
Radu Popa grew up in Romania and graduated from Carol Davila Medical University in Bucharest.
He completed his Trauma and Orthopaedic training program at Clinical Hospital of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Osteoarticular TB “Foisor”, Bucharest. He developed an interest in spinal surgery and had further training in United Kingdom.
He completed higher training in Spinal Surgery in Oxford and London for 3 years and is now a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
He is teaching both in UK and Romania. He teaches Spine Anatomy sessions for junior doctors and students at Oxford University and he is a faculty member for the Cadaveric Anatomy Course in Oxford.
Research:

Radu is currently involved in three research projects:

  • CT Guided versus Surgical Biopsy in Primary Spinal Infections. Which is more effective?
  • Safety of a spine based retractor system for insertion of lateral interbody cages.
  • Comparison of LLIF versus TLIF in the ability to restore neuroforaminal height.

 

   The Research Proposal Forms have been analyzed and accepted by Project Evaluation Panel. The data has been collected and added onto spreadsheets. I am looking to summarize the studies into abstracts for next year Conferences and Congresses. The papers will be considered for Spinal Journals publications.
 
   In 2012 he was involved in a multi-center retrospective cohort study run by AO Spine International: “Predictors of mortality and morbidity in the surgical management of primary tumours of the spine”. The study was based on operated cases within the last 10 years at Oxford University Hospitals. The database gathered from hospitals archives was analysed and synthesized. The collected information entered in a live Redcap centralized database developed by AO spine international. Information gathered at OUH will be used for audits and for improving NICE guidelines regarding management of patients with Primary Spine Tumors.

   In 2012-2013 at OUH he has been involved in a study of the Magec Growing Rods on the following topic:  “How much remote magnetic expandable device does truly expand”. A postoperative Radiographic evaluation of the patients having Magec Rods System implanted was undertaken. There were 12 operated patients by the time he finished his Fellowship in Oxford and the database has been handed over to next generation of Fellows.

   During his 8 months of Fellowship in Limb Reconstruction Surgery he had a case report regarding Lengthening over Free Vascularized Fibular Graft using Ilizarov method. A few cases were reported in entire Orthopaedic Specialized literature.

  Others papers and publications:

 

  • “10 Years of  Experience in Surgical Treatment of The Thoracolumbar Spondylodiscitis” Poster Presentation at EFORT Congress 2008, Nice, France
  • “Spinal Sepsis and Surgical Treatment” Poster Presentation at EFORT Congress 2008, Nice, France

 

  • “Lumbar Spinal Stenosis” Poster Presentation at SICOT Congress 2007, Morocco, Marrakech
  • “The Surgical Treatment Of Limb Length Inequality” Poster Presentation at SICOT Congress 2007, Morocco, Marrakech

 

References:

  • Mr Lester Wilson, Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Royal National Orthopaedic Centre

Brockley Hill
Stanmore
HA7 4LP
lester.Wilson@rnoh.nhs.uk

  • Mr Stewart Tucker, Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3JH
sktuckerspines@aol.com

  • Mr Patrick McKenna, Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road
Reading
RG1 5AN
patrick@spinaldoctor.co.uk

  • Mr James Wilson-MacDonald, Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Windmill Road
Oxford
OX3 7LD
james.wilson-macdonald@ouh.nhs.uk

  • Mr Martin McNally, Consultant in Limb Reconstruction Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Windmill Road
Oxford
OX3 7LD
martin.mcnally@ouh.nhs.uk

  • Prof. DINU M. ANTONESCU, M.D.,Ph.D., F.R.C.S.Ed, Clinical Hospital of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Osteoarticular  TB “Foisor”,  B-dul Ferdinand Nr.35, sector 2, Bucharest, Romania

Tel. 004 21 2523773, Fax 004 21 2521387,; email: dinua@clicknet.ro

  • Prof. MIHAI POPESCU, M.D.,Ph.D., Clinical Hospital of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Osteoarticular TB ’Foisor’, B-ul Ferdinand nr.35, sector 2, Bucharest, Romania

Tel: 0040 21 2520057, home: 0040 21 2121763