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Andrew Sankey

MA(Cantab) FRCS(Tr&Orth)


Shoulder Surgery, Elbow Surgery

Special Interests

Shoulder & elbow, arthroscopic and open treatment of all shoulder and elbow pathology; sports injuries; arthroplasty


Mr R Andrew Sankey studied at St John's College, Cambridge and then St Mary's Hospital, London, and qualified in July 1997. He trained as a Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the University College Hospital/Middlesex rotation in London.

He spent twelve months sub specialising and researching in Upper Limb Surgery at the Shoulder Unit at St Mary's Hospital and the Department of Biomechanical Engineering Imperial College, and completed his sub specialist training at the Shoulder Unit at University College Hospital.

Current Clinical and Research Interests:

Shoulder arthroplasty

Basic Science research into Human osteoblast behaviour in distinct bone locations of the proximal humerus, with regard to osteogenic and pro-angiogenic potential, and its implications for design of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty prostheses.

' Local origins impart conserved bone type-related differences in human osteoblast behaviour. M. Shah, V. Gburcik, P. Reilly, R.A. Sankey, R.J. Emery, C.E. Clarkin, A.A Pitsillides. Eur Cell Mater. 2015 Mar 4;29:155-75; discussion 175-6

Clinical research into the pre-operative measurement of the glenoid component, and accuracy of operative placement during Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

' Accuracy of glenoid component placement in total shoulder arthroplasty and its effect on clinical and radiological outcome in a retrospective, longitudinal, monocentric open study. Gregory TM, Sankey A, Augereau B, Vandenbussche E, Amis A, Emery R, Hansen U. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 8;8(10)

' Measurement of glenoid anatomy using 3-Dimensional CT scanning to help with accurate glenoid component placement during Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. European Orthopaedic Research Society. Bristol 2015

Shoulder and proximal humerus fracture fixation methods

Biomechanical study using sawbone model. Biomechanical Engineering Dept, Imperial College London.

' The Stability of Percutaneous Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures
F Castoldi, DE Bonasia, D Blonna, R Rossi, F Dettoni, M Assom, A Sankey, C Halewood, AA Amis. JBJS[Am], 2010;92:90-97

Shoulder instability

' Book Chapter, European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy 2010

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