Below and above knee amputations
16th July 2020
The old Yorkshire saying of ‘Where there’s muck, there’s brass’ is a great synonym for the lower limb amputation. Many people consider an amputation a failure of treatment, it’s not sexy surgery, and no-one wants to do it. But it’s only a failure when it’s a bad amputation! An amputation that is done well is a restorative, life-giving procedure. Learning the why and the how is key to success and in this context – instead of ‘brass’…think ‘life’!
Mr Barnabas Green
Barnabas ‘Barney’ Green works as a consultant vascular surgeon at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His clinical duties cover the full gamut of vascular conditions in addition to contributing to surgical support for major trauma. He served as Regional Surgical Advisor for the RCSEd in the Northeast of England and is now Deputy Director of the Network. Of note, he has convened two hugely successful trauma skills days on the Domestic Terror Attack, and more recently, Violent Crime and Surgery.
Barney is the Clinical Lead for Safer Surgery at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and, having recently stood down as the Quality Lead for Postgraduate Medical Education in his Trust, he continues his commitment to teaching and training to both undergraduates and postgraduates. As part of this role he convenes the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre’s Advanced Cadaveric Vascular Skills course. Barney is involved in research, including a multinational, multimillion Euro research project into revolutionising amputees prostheses, but when it’s all said and done he would much rather spend time with his family, eating good food, climbing mountains and riding bikes with them!
Mr Peng Wong
Peng Wong is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at South Tees Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust, Middlesbrough. He qualified from Bristol University and completed his Higher Surgical Training in Northeast England. He is currently an examiner for the FRCS (Vascular Surgery) and Fellowship of European Board of Vascular Surgery examinations.
Mr Wong is a Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for Northeast England. He is also an Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University and Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission.