Mr WILLEM SCHENK - FRCS  

 

CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

Knee Surgeon

 

I was born in the Netherlands and graduated in medicine from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam in 1986. Working as a junior doctor in Utrecht, Amsterdam and Hilversum for four years before commencing Orthopaedic training in Antwerp, Belgium. I was fortunate to be trained by Professor Verstreken and Professor Martens in Antwerp, with an emphasis on knee surgery. Part of my training was spent in Melbourne, Australia where I gained invaluable experience in orthopaedic trauma.

 

My experience as a doctor spans over 30 years and I have been an orthopaedic surgeon since 1996. I worked as a Consultant in Orthopaedics and Trauma at the University Hospital Groningen, situated in the north of Holland, before coming to Bury St Edmunds in 2001.

 

In 2009 I set up a link with orthopaedic surgeons in Sri Lanka and we have had Sri Lankan orthopaedic trainees in Bury St Edmunds. I have been involved in training, teaching, examining and operating in Sri Lanka. I am a clinical lead for the International Surgical Training Programme of the Royal College of Surgeons and in 2019, was given an Honorary Fellowship of the Sri Lankan Orthopaedic Association.

 

I specialise in sports injuries and degenerative problems of the knee with a particular interest in cruciate ligament surgery, arthroscopic surgery, total knee replacement, uni-compartmental knee replacement (replacement of half of the knee) and knee revision surgery.

 

I have a keen interest in trauma surgery and post-traumatic reconstructions.

Nationality: Dutch

 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Medicine; Master of Surgery. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

 

Areas of expertise: Uni-compartmental knee replacements, total knee replacements (primary and revision), knee arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstructions

 

Education: Erasmus University, Rotterdam; University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium; Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Training: University Hospital, Utrecht, Netherlands; Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam; RC Hospital, Hilversum; Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia;University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium; OLVM Hospital, Deurne, Belgium;  APRA Hospital, Antwerp,Belgium; Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia.

 

Languages spoken: English, Dutch, German, French

 

GMC Registration No: 4690524

 

Professional memberships:

British Orthoapedic Association

ESSKA

BASK

BMA

SLOA

 

OUTSIDE ORTHOPEDICS

Family: I have a lovely wife and three children and we are keen sailors.

Other Interests: Skiing, motor cars, and world travel