Shawn Tavares

Mr Tavares is a highly experienced Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hips and knees since 2000 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. His expertise includes over 1400 Hip replacements, Birmingham Hip re-surfacing, knee surgeries, and sports injuries.


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  • Knee

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  • Reading

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Mr Shawn Tavares is an experienced Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hips and knees, with over 20 years of expertise. He has performed over 1400 Hip replacements and has extensive experience in Birmingham Hip resurfacing, Total knee replacements, and various knee surgeries like Cruciate ligament and meniscal repair. Mr Tavares completed his post-graduate training at prestigious hospitals in the UK, including a fellowship in knee surgery at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Imperial College London. He has held significant positions at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, such as Clinical Director and Clinical Governance lead. Mr Tavares's special interests lie in ACL reconstruction surgery, Hip and Knee replacements, and arthroscopic knee surgery. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Association for Knee Surgery, showcasing his commitment to professional development. With a focus on enhancing recovery from hip and knee replacement surgeries, Mr Tavares regularly imparts knowledge through talks and seminars at medical institutions and GP practices. Furthermore, his research interests include customised computer-designed positioning implants for knee replacements, demonstrating a dedication to advancing orthopaedic techniques. Beyond his medical career, Mr Tavares is a passionate sports enthusiast with a remarkable chess background. He is a former National Junior and Senior chess champion of Trinidad and Tobago, having notably represented the country at world junior chess championships and a chess Olympiad. This diversity in interests highlights his versatile personality, combining a love for sports with excellence in orthopaedic surgery and research.

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