Mr Dave Ferguson is a full time clinician with subspecialty interests in paediatric orthopaedics, major trauma, limb reconstruction (circular frames) and fracture non-union treatment. He has undergone training and hospital based observerships in:
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom
- Cape Town South Africa
- Verona, Italy
- Toulouse, France
His academic interests include both adult and paediatric orthopaedics.
He also has an innovation portfolio that has won several grants that help to fund a digital skills lab which aims to improve patient care and outcomes through the use of emerging digital technologies.
These include manufacturing 3D bone models and using research methodology to provide quality assurance and evaluation of measurable outcomes.
Mr Ferguson is a co-applicant on the SCIENCE Trial (medial epicondyle elbow fractures in children) which received a £1.2 million grant from the NIHR in 2018.
He is also a principal investigator on the ACTIVE Trial at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust investigating treatments for pilon ankle fractures, and part of the PROLLIT study team looking at outcomes following lower limb reconstruction.
- Paediatric orthopaedics (hip dysplasia, perthes disease, slipped upper femoral epiphysis)
- Adult and children limb reconstruction
- Major trauma
- Deformity correction using circular frames (adult and children)
- Limb lengthening nails
- MB ChB (Leeds) 2005
- BSc (Hons) Leeds 2004
- FRCS (Tr & Orth) 2014
- ATLS instructor since 2013
- Completed a fellowship year of specialist paediatric orthopaedic and limb reconstruction training in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
- Honorary Associate of Teesside University
- 3D printing in healthcare
- Digital innovation
- Bone healing
- Pinsite care in circular frames
- Bone infection
- Paediatric trauma
- Reconstruction of pilon fractures
The PINS Trial: a prospective randomized clinical trial comparing a traditional versus an emollient skincare regimen for the care of pin-sites in patients with circular frames
Ferguson, Harwood, Allgar, Roy, Foster, Taylor, Moulder and Sharma (2021)
The Bone and Joint Journal
Limb reconstruction in a resource-limited environment
Ferrerira, Sabharwal, Hosny, Sharma, Johari, Nandalan, Vivas, Parihar, Nayagam, Ferguson and Rolfing (2021)
Intramedullary Canal-creation Technique for Patients with Osteopetrosis
Kent and Ferguson (2019)
Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Scaphoid fracture non-union: a systematic review of surgical treatment using bone graft
Ferguson, Shanbhag, Hedley, Reichert, Lipscombe and Davis (2016)
Journal of Hand Surgery
PROLLIT study collaborators. Exploring what is important to patients with regards to quality of life after experiencing a lower limb reconstructive procedure: a qualitative evidence synthesis
Leggett, Scantlebury, Byrne, Harden, Hewitt, O’Carroll, Sharma, McDaid and the PROLLIT study collaborators (2021)
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes