Richard Westerman

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Richard Westerman

Richard Westerman went to medical school at the University of Birmingham in 1996.

He joined the Armed Forces, completed commando training and gained the prestigious 'Green Beret', before working as the medical officer for a Royal Marine Commando Unit. He later returned to the West Midlands for his Basic Surgical Training, working at Selly Oak and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

Richard gained an MSc with Merit in Orthopaedic Engineering, whilst developing the spectrum of his reconstruction knowledge and skills. He undertook the majority of his specialist Orthopaedic training in Nottingham and Derby before moving to the world renowned Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter for fellowship training, as well as gaining valuable experience by spending time at centres in North America.

Richard teaches on many courses, training surgeons nationally and internationally, and has published his work in a wide variety of international journals.

He has a particular interest in young adult, complex hip and revision (redo) hip replacement surgery.

Secretary

Mrs Mina Rai

  desdamina.rai@uhcw.nhs.uk

  02476 965098

key publications

Journal Articles

Can tibial cementation be enhanced in knee arthroplasty surgery?
Westerman RW. J Knee Surg 2016; 29: 391–395.
Use of an anatomic long stemmed component in femoral impaction grafting.
Westerman RW, Timperley AJ. Hip Int. 2016; 26(1): 1-3.
Patella tracking in knee arthroplasty surgery- when and how is this best assessed intraoperatively?
Westerman RW, Bhangoo N, James P. J Knee Surg 2016; 29: 337–340.
Fixation in Femoral Revision: the role of cement.
Westerman RW, Howell J. Orthopaedics and Trauma 2015; 29:131-139.
Principles of bone and joint injuries and their healing.
Westerman RW, Scammell BE. Surgery 2012; 30(2): 54-60.
Complex surgical procedures- How much are they costing your hospital?
Westerman RW, Mostofi SB, Slack R. Ann R Coll Surg 2011; 93(3): 98-100
Misleading conclusions from systematic analysis?
Westerman RW, Hunter JB. BMJ Rapid response letter July 2010
The physiological cost of restricted weight bearing.
Westerman RW, Hull P, Hendry RG, Cooper J. Injury 2008; 39: 725-7
Assessing the potential for major trauma transfusion guidelines in the UK.
Westerman RW, Porter KP. Emerg Med J 2008; 25: 134-5
Ankle fractures in adults: An overview.
Westerman RW, Porter KP. Trauma 2007; 9: 267-72
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