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Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) NHS Trust

 

January 2018

During the course of 2016, issues were raised by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) NHS Trust about the work conducted by Mr Simon Lambert, an experienced orthopaedic surgeon. That investigation surrounded the use of shoulder implants known as PEEK implants.

PEEK is the acronym used for Polyetheretherketone, a polyaromatic semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymer with mechanical properties favourable for bio-medical applications

Concerns have been raised by RNOH as to substandard treatment by Mr Lambert and his use of such implants.

Investigations continue and we are liaising with the government agency for such implants (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency).

It is thought that Mr Lambert conducted thousands of operations and such operations could amount to sub-standard care.

The implants used during the surgery conducted by Mr Lambert had never been subject to clinical analysis or indeed any research. As a result of this, there may be long-term problems but prognosis is unknown.

The RNOH has acknowledged that there have been failings in some of the implants used and since the incident has come to light, they have been contacting all persons that underwent surgery so that their surgery can be reviewed.

At the time of writing this blog, we await further information from the General Medical Council as to what action, if any, is to be taken against Mr Lambert. We will of course provide further updates.

If you have undergone surgery under the care of Mr Lambert or are aware that you had a PEEK implant, please contact us for further advice. Our designated contacts are Lucy Thomas or Nathan Hennah of this practice.

News & Updates

PAGE of 6

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) NHS Trust

 

January 2018

During the course of 2016, issues were raised by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) NHS Trust about the work conducted by Mr Simon Lambert, an experienced orthopaedic surgeon. That investigation surrounded the use of shoulder implants known as PEEK implants.

PEEK is the acronym used for Polyetheretherketone, a polyaromatic semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymer with mechanical properties favourable for bio-medical applications

Concerns have been raised by RNOH as to substandard treatment by Mr Lambert and his use of such implants.

Investigations continue and we are liaising with the government agency for such implants (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency).

It is thought that Mr Lambert conducted thousands of operations and such operations could amount to sub-standard care.

The implants used during the surgery conducted by Mr Lambert had never been subject to clinical analysis or indeed any research. As a result of this, there may be long-term problems but prognosis is unknown.

The RNOH has acknowledged that there have been failings in some of the implants used and since the incident has come to light, they have been contacting all persons that underwent surgery so that their surgery can be reviewed.

At the time of writing this blog, we await further information from the General Medical Council as to what action, if any, is to be taken against Mr Lambert. We will of course provide further updates.

If you have undergone surgery under the care of Mr Lambert or are aware that you had a PEEK implant, please contact us for further advice. Our designated contacts are Lucy Thomas or Nathan Hennah of this practice.