Mr Stephen Tai BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCS (Tr & Ortho)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist in Hip and Knee surgery and Traumatic Injuries
I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises treating hip and knee problems. I also have an interest in managing traumatic injuries, such as fractures. My operative expertise includes adult hip replacement and revision hip replacement, knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, and fixation of fractures. I consult privately at Pinehill Hospital in Hitchin and One Hatfield Hospital. My NHS practice is based at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Having studied medicine at St Mary's Hospital medical school, I underwent specialist training on the highly regarded Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Specialist Registrar rotation. I then continued my 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, I was trained in the latest arthroplasty techniques, including the direct anterior approach to the hip, computer navigated hip replacements and patient specific implants.
I have completed a second fellowship in complex trauma at University Hospital, Walsgrave - one of the busiest major trauma centres in the United Kingdom. Traumatic injuries remain a specialist interest of mine, and I am the trauma lead in my NHS hospital.
I have published a number of articles related to my areas of sub-specialty interest and I have written book chapters on traumatic injuries.
Outside of medicine, my hobbies include golf, skiing, SCUBA diving, music and cooking.