Andreas Roposch, MD, MSc, FRCS

Contact Information

  • Name: Andreas Roposch
  • Degree: MD, MSc, FRCS
  • Title / Position: Attending Physician Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Place of Employment / Office Name: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
  • Street Address: Great Ormond Street
  • City: London
  • Zip/Postal code: WC1N 3JH
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Office phone number: 44 207 813 8451
  • Medical or Surgical Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics

Professional Education and Memberships

  • Medical School: Vienna, Austria
  • Residency: Vienna, Austria
  • Fellowship training:

    Sickkids Toronto with Drs. Wedge and Cole. Visiting fellowships with Dr. Ganz in Bern, Dr. Wenger in San Diego, and Dr. Millis in Boston

  • Society Memberships (list up to four only):
    • European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society
    • British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specific training in hip dysplasia:

    I completed a two-year fellowship with Dr. Wedge, Toronto, in paediatric and adolescent hip surgery; and I had the opportunity to work with all staff of Sickkids under Dr. Bill Cole for another year. I completed a research fellowship under Dr. Wright with a focus on DDH; I ran the DDH screening program for several years at the University of Vienna having received training in hip ultrasound under Prof. Graf; as an instructor of the Graf method of infant hip ultrasound, I am leading a course in infant hip ultrasound for health professionals. I had opportunities to learn certain aspects of DDH treatment during visiting fellowships with Dr. Ganz in Bern, Dr. Wenger in San Diego, and Dr. Millis in Boston.

  • Academic contributions for DDH research or education including publications:
    • Roposch A, Liu LQ, Protopapa E: Variations in the use of diagnostic criteria for developmental dysplasia of the hip. Clin Orthop Rel Res 2013;471:1946-54. 
    • Roposch A, Ridout D, Protopapa E, Nicolaou N, Gelfer Y. Osteonecrosis Complicating Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Compromises Subsequent Acetabular Remodelling. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2013:471:2318-26.
    • Roposch A, Wedge JH, Riedl G: Reliability of Bucholz and Ogden Classification for Osteonecrosis Secondary to Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. Clin Orthop Rel Res 2012;470:3499-505.
    • Roposch A, Liu LQ, Offiah A, Wedge JH: Functional Outcomes in Patients with Osteonecrosis secondary to Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2011;93(24):e1451-11.
    • Roposch A, Liu LQ, Hefti F, Clarke NMP, Wedge JH: Standardized Diagnostic Criteria for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip In Early Infancy. Clin Orthop Rel Res 2011;469(12):3451-61. 
    • Roposch A, Odeh O, Doria A, Wedge JH: The Presence of an Ossific Nucleus Does Not Protect Against Osteonecrosis After Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2011;469(10):2838-2845
    • Spence G, Hocking R, Wedge JH, Roposch A: The effect of innominate and varus-derotation osteotomy on acetabular development in developmental dysplasia of the hip. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am 2009;91:2622-2636.
    • Ortiz-Neira CL, Laffan E, Daneman A, Fong K, Roposch A, Ohlsson A, Jarrin J, Wang C, Wedge JH, Doria AS. Colour Doppler ultrasound assessment of the normal neonatal hip. Can Assoc Radiol J 2009; 60(2):79-87. 
    • Roposch A, K. Stohr, M. Dobson: The effect of femoral head ossific nucleus on the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip: a meta-analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009;91:911-918. 
    • Roposch A, J.G. Wright: Increasing diagnostic information and understanding disease: Uncertainty in the diagnosis of developmental hip dysplasia. Radiology 2007;242:355-359.
  • Optional Personal Statement: My first and primary focus is the diagnosis of DDH. My secondary focus is osteonecrosis of the hip secondary to DDH. I am leading a national study on the genetics of DDH in the UK with 20 participating centres. I have recently led a large multinational consensus on the diagnosis of DDH including surgeons from over 30 countries. I am leading a research team in DDH located in the UCL Institute of Child Health, which, together with its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, forms the largest concentration of children’s health research in Europe.

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  • Age groups you are accepting new hip dysplasia patients: Infants and children, Adolescents
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