David Sweetnam

Mr David Sweetnam is an experienced specialist in the diagnosis and management of orthopaedic knee conditions, with expertise in knee surgery, partial and total knee replacement, and knee ligament reconstruction. He aims to provide appropriate treatment to get patients back on their feet as quickly as possible, using minimally invasive techniques where necessary. Mr Sweetnam is affiliated with the Whittington Hospital and Schoen Clinic London, and has a research interest in knee cartilage regeneration and treatments for ACL injuries and outcomes from total knee replacement.


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Mr David Sweetnam is a highly experienced specialist in the diagnosis and management of orthopaedic knee conditions. His main goal is to provide appropriate treatment to help patients recover quickly. He often treats professional athletes as well as individuals with busy lifestyles in fields such as finance, media, politics, and the arts. Mr Sweetnam aims to avoid surgery whenever possible, using the most suitable diagnostic routes and exploring non-surgical options first. When surgery is necessary, he utilizes minimally invasive techniques for procedures such as torn cartilage or ruptured cruciate ligament repair. He also specializes in the treatment of arthritic conditions and offers various joint replacement options, always prioritizing minimally invasive techniques. Mr Sweetnam ensures that patients fully understand their condition and the available treatment options. Rehabilitation plans are tailored to work commitments and provided locally to minimize disruption to the patients' schedules. Mr David Sweetnam has worked at Whittington Hospital in addition to his private practice at Schoen Clinic London. He has extensive training and qualifications, including a Knee Fellowship in Australia and a Diploma in Sports Medicine from RCS Edinburgh. He is a member of several medical societies such as BOA, BASK, and RSM. Mr Sweetnam has also conducted courses for General Practitioners on the treatment of elite athletes and ski injuries. In terms of specializations, Mr Sweetnam focuses on knee surgeries, including partial and total knee replacement, complex revision knee replacement, knee ligament reconstruction, and knee cartilage repair. He is interested in knee pain, swelling, injuries, and conditions such as meniscus tear, ACL injuries, knee arthritis, and patellofemoral syndrome. He is registered as a Specialist Knee Surgeon with the GMC and is actively involved in research on knee cartilage regeneration, ACL injuries, and outcomes of total knee replacement. In his practice, Mr David Sweetnam prioritizes providing comprehensive and personalized care to his patients, with a focus on non-surgical solutions whenever possible. He has a wealth of experience in treating knee conditions and offers minimally invasive techniques to ensure a quick recovery and minimal disruption to patients' daily lives.

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