Rik is a graduate of Imperial College School of Medicine, London. Having obtained his medical degree with honours, he completed pre-registration house jobs in Liverpool and London including posts in knee surgery.

 

Basic surgical training was completed in the Liverpool area during which time he was elected to Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

 

He undertook higher specialist training in trauma & orthopaedic surgery within the West Midlands Deanery. Here he developed a specialist interest in arthroscopy, knee surgery and sports injuries.

 

In 2008 he became a full member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine(UK).

 

He was elected to the Fellowship in trauma & orthopaedic surgery - FRCS(Tr&Orth) by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009.

 

Rik has completed advanced clinical fellowships in both sports medicine and reconstructive knee surgery at the prestigious Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada. These fellowships were recognised by the University of Toronto and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. During the fellowships he also gained valuable experience treating elite athletes from the NBA basketball league.

 

He was selected as a sports medicine doctor at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

 

He currently treats professional athletes from various teams and sports within the West Midlands.

 

His current practice is based in the West Midlands specialising in knee surgery and sports injuries. Clinics are available at Walsall and Sutton Coldfield. 

 

He is dual qualified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and is therefore able to offer:

  • treatment of arthritis in the younger patient including non-surgical options
  • total knee replacement (including patient-specific instrumentation)
  • partial (unicompartmental) knee replacement
  • knee osteotomy (re-alignment) surgery
  • knee arthroscopy
  • ligament reconstruction following sports injury
  • cartilage restoration/repair treatment
  • non-surgical and operative treatment of sports injuries
  • shockwave therapy for tendon injuries

 

 

Academic Appointments:

- Deputy Programme Director for core surgical training in the West Midlands

- Trainer for orthopaedic higher surgical trainees in the West Midlands

- Clinical & Educational Supervisor, Health Education West Midlands Foundation training programme

- Associate Clinical Tutor in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Warwick (2007 - 2011)

 

 

He has published papers on his work in knee surgery and sports injury in multiple scientific journals and has presented at national and international meetings.