Mr Helmut Zahn

MD; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Helmut Zahn is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in primary and complex hip and knee arthroplasty, revision surgery for failed hip and knee replacement and providing an infected joint replacement service.  Striving to perfect minimally invasive hip and knee replacement combined with a Rapid Recovery Programme (Trust Award 2010).

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Rapid recovery
  • Signature knee replacement
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Hip and knee arthroscopy
  • ACL reconstruction

Year Qualified

1987

NHS Base

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Helmut Zahn

MD; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Professional Profile

Mr Helmut Zahn undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Heidelberg were he obtained a Medical Degree and Doctorate in 1988.  He has lived in England since 1989 where he trained for several years at leading hospitals including King’s College, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and The Royal Brompton Hospital in London.  He completed the FRCS part 1 and 2 in London as well as the Final FRCS Tr and Orth in Glasgow.

 

He was appointed to the East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust in Ashford in 1999, where he specialised in hip and knee surgery. Having actively engaged in ongoing research projects over the years, he has several publications to his name. As a review reader for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and regional representative for the National Joint Registry he is regularly exposed to the latest developments in his field.  He strives to perfect minimally invasive hip and knee replacements combined with a Rapid Recovery Programme (Trust Award 2010).  

 

He is a member of a twelve strong Consultant team at East Kent Hospitals providing the Trauma Service for East Kent (WHH), dealing with all aspects of major and minor orthopaedic lower limb trauma including peri-prosthetic fractures.  He was also the Clinical Specialty Lead of the Orthopaedic Department of the East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust (WHH) from 2010 to 2014. Organisation and Strategic Planning of the Department.

 

He is the Trust Speciality Lead for hip and knee surgery since 2014 and Infection Control Lead for the Orthopaedic Department and co-founder of the bone and joint infection group (BJIG).

 

Mr Zahn also has over 20 years’ experience in medico-legal reporting.

Mr Helmut Zahn

MD; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Reviews

iWantGreatCare

Here at One Ashford Hospital, we are always pleased to hear what our patient’s think of the service they have received.  Below is a snapshot of the some of the excellent feedback we have received for Mr Helmut Zahn.

You can also see further reviews from patients on the independent website I Want Great Care here

Mr Zahn was excellent, care and attention second to none. I felt very confident that I was in good hands.

Mr Zahn was attentive before and after surgery, braving the ice and snow to visit on a Sunday and also prior to being discharged.

I have every confidence in Mr Zahn as he has previously done my hip replacements. He is a truly dedicated specialist. He rang my partner following the operation to reassure her all had gone well.

Mr Zahn is caring, thoughtful, kind and very professional. Total confidence.

 

Mr Helmut Zahn

MD; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Helmut Zahn

MD; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Research & Publications

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Mr Helmut Zahn

MD; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Articles

The Role of Independent Healthcare During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Over the past few months, healthcare in the United Kingdom has been put under enormous pressure by the Coronavirus outbreak. Because of the unknown nature of this new predator, drastic action had to be taken, in order to avoid our healthcare facilities to be overwhelmed by critically ill patients. 

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Mr Helmut Zahn

MD; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 000

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