Rick Gardner, MD

Contact Information

  • Name: Rick Grdner
  • Degree: MD
  • Title / Position: Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Place of Employment / Office Name: CURE Ethiopia Children's Hospital
  • City: Addis Ababa
  • Zip/Postal code: 26134
  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Office phone number: 251 111 237767
  • Medical or Surgical Specialty: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Education and Memberships

  • Medical School: St. George's Hospital, University of London
  • Residency: Bristol
  • Fellowship training:

    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

    Beit-CURE Hospital, Malawi

  • Certifications:

    General Medical Council, United Kingdom

    Royal College of Surgeons, United Kingdom

    FMHACA, Ethiopia

  • Specific training in hip dysplasia:

    Fellowship training at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

  • Academic contributions for DDH research or education including publications:

    Long-term outcome following medial open reduction in developmental dysplasia of the hip. Gardner ROE, Bradley C, Sharma OP, Feng L, Howard A, Kelly S, Wedge J. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics- April 2016-

    The Incidence of Avascular Necrosis and Radiographic Outcome Following Medial Open Reduction in DDH: A Systematic Review. Gardner ROE, Bradley C, Narayanan UG, Wedge JH, Kelley S. The Bone and Joint Journal- February 2014

  • Optional Personal Statement: I have been working in Addis Ababa, at CURE Ethiopia Children’s Hospital for the past 6 years. Hip dysplasia is a very common condition in Ethiopia and we treat many children with DDH every month. We are also working with the Ministry of Health and government hospitals to diagnose this condition early, when non-operative management is affective.

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