Sunny Deo - Knee Surgeon Swindon, Keyhole Knee Surgery & Sports Clinic


I continue to actively undertake clinical research, as an independent, largely non-funded researcher, in addition to my clinical activities.

Research Overview
My research to date has all been undertaken whilst working full time and thus far unfunded in the NHS. I have created an extensive body of observational clinical research documenting certain key features of what I consider good and/or novel practice, including my observations and conclusions on clinical complexity and contemporary treatment. My clinical complexity work in particular hopefully sheds additional light onto flaws in big pure data collection and conclusions based on deterministic models of healthcare and disease states. I have participated as local principle investigator for a number of national multi-centre studies in both orthopaedic trauma and knee surgery over the years as well. As of the end of 2015, I have undertaken as senior or lead investigator/author for 23 peer reviewed publications, 100 national or international presentations, 4 book chapters. Further projects have been accepted for WCORT 2016, Leaders in Healthcare Conference, the BOA Congress, the Zimmer Biomet Oxford PKA 40th Anniversary, PROMs UK Meetings in 2016.

Clinical Complexity And Its Role In Trauma Care: Validation Of AO Principles Of Care.
Sunny Deo’s research was recognised as the best research presentation at this year’s British Trauma Society Meeting, held in Sheffield in early November 2017.His award winning presentation is based on clinical data collection from the Orthopaedic department prior to the start of national hip fracture data, which suggests a pragmatic “real-world” system of measuring clinical complexity fits with previously taught principles which have not been so easy validate using traditional big data series. It highlights the importance of careful clinical data collection and suggests certain factors not commonly captured in standard datasets can and do influence the outcomes for a given condition, in this case patients with hip fractures.


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