Mr Derek Lang

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChb, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Orth)
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Derek Lang


Medico-Legal experience

Mr Lang has been providing medico-legal advice for a number of years. He has undergone his expert witness training. He is registered with APIL, AvMA, National Crime Agency (NCA) and the UK Register of Expert Witnesses. Mr Lang enjoys a full medico-legal practice representing both Claimant and Defendant law firms in actions relating to personal injury and clinical negligence. Mr Lang holds weekly medico-legal clinics in Manchester, but is happy to travel in order to conduct home and prison visits. He can usually turnaround reports within 6-8 weeks, sooner if required.

Clinical Practice & Experience

Mr Lang has been a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic  Surgeon at the Wythenshawe Hospital, part of the Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, for over 23 years and until recently, was the Clinical Lead for Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition to dealing with elective orthopaedic procedures of the lower limbs – particularly knee procedures – he provides a general on-call emergency service for the Major Trauma Centre in Manchester, which covers a large area of the North West of England. He also works closely with the plastic and reconstructive surgeons at the Wythenshawe Hospital in joint management of serious trauma.

Clinical Interests

Mr Lang has a special interest in musculoskeletal trauma, sporting injuries to the lower limb, arthroscopic surgery of the knee, knee ligament reconstruction, and primary knee and hip replacement. He has an extensive experience of hip surgery for trauma and reconstruction, currently providing senior support for the regional Hip Fracture Unit at the Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.

Summary of Publications

Mr Lang has published widely in peer-reviewed journals on lower limb reconstruction. He is currently researching the correction of long bone deformity and fracture healing assessment using echosonography and callus mapping.

Teaching & Training

Mr Lang is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He is responsible for the training and teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of orthopaedics, trauma and in particular, disorders of the knee. He is also frequently invited to lecture on lower limb reconstruction at both national and international lectures.

Memberships of Professional Bodies & Learned Societies

British Medical Association

British Orthopaedic Association

British Association for Surgery of the Knee

Royal College of Surgeons

Case Manager

Annabel Fletcher

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