Mr Stephen Tai

BSc (Hons); MBBS; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Stephen Tai is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Hertfordshire, whose practice is dedicated to dealing with hip and knee replacement surgery, revision hip surgery, arthroscopy surgery of the knee, and traumatic injuries.

 

Clinical Interests

  • Hip and knee pain (including bursitis) 
  • Hip and knee arthritis
  • Hip replacement 
  • Hip replacement in young patients
  • Complex and revision hip replacement 
  • Knee replacement
  • Rapid recovery from joint replacement surgery  
  • Arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery
  • Fractures
  • Cartilage damage
  • Hip and knee injections
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

 

Year Qualified

2001

 

NHS Base

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

 

Mr Stephen Tai

BSc (Hons); MBBS; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

Having studied medicine at St Mary’s Hospital medical school, Mr Tai underwent specialist training on the highly regarded Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Specialist Registrar rotation. He then continued his sub specialty training in adult hip and knee replacement surgery on the prestigious year-long fellowship with the Specialist Orthopaedic Group in Sydney, Australia. During this fellowship he was trained in the latest arthroplasty techniques, including the direct anterior approach to the hip, computer navigated hip replacements and patient specific implants.

 

On returning to the UK, Mr Tai completed a second fellowship dealing exclusively in traumatic injuries (broken bones and soft tissues injuries) at University Hospital, Walsgrave – one of the busiest major trauma centres in the United Kingdom. Traumatic injuries remain a specialist interest, and Mr Tai is the trauma lead at his NHS hospital.

 

Mr Tai was awarded an iWantGreatCare Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year running in 2021. This is an annual award made to clinicians, clinics and surgeries who receive consistently outstanding patient feedback.

 

In the past he has provided on set orthopaedic advice for BBC’s “Holby City” and has even made a (very brief) cameo appearance as an Orthopaedic Surgeon!

 

When not working, Mr Stephen Tai enjoys spending time with my family, skiing, golf, scuba diving, music and cooking.

Mr Stephen Tai

BSc (Hons); MBBS; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

Mr Tai has published a number of articles in highly respected peer-reviewed journals, that specifically relate to his areas of sub-speciality interest. He has also written book chapters on traumatic injuries for “Orthopaedic Trauma: The Stanmore and Royal London Guide”.

 

Research interests include: 

  • Longevity of hip replacements
  • Metal-on-metal hip replacements
  • Ceramic-on-ceramic hip replacements
  • Joint replacement in the bariatric patient
Mr Stephen Tai. Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at One Hatfield Hospital
Hospital Information

Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443 333

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