Will Eardley works as a consultant in complex trauma and limb reconstruction. He has an academic background in both clinical and pre-clinical aspects of trauma surgery and has completed a doctorate on extremity trauma.
He is the chair of the scientific committee of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and he is part of the TARN national committee.
Mr Eardley is the vice chair of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) trauma committee and is the orthopaedic clinical lead for the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD).
He is active within the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of Edinburgh and sits on the 0rthopaedic specialist board.
Mr Eardley has published widely in all aspects of orthopaedic trauma and his main interest is in the care of the older and frail trauma patient.
- Academic orthopaedic surgeon
- Trauma surgery
- Management of post-traumatic complications including fracture fixation failure, nonunion and osteomyelitis
- MBChB MSc PgCertMedEd DipSEM(UK&I) MD MFST(RCSEd) FRCSEd(Tr&Orth)
Mr Eardley trained in surgery throughout Northern England and completed his education with a year’s fellowship experience before being appointed as consultant surgeon to the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2014.
Having left the British Army in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after 19 years of service, Mr Eardley has worked in an operational capacity in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr Eardley has an acknowledged reputation in research, publishing numerous papers, letters and book chapters. He has completed a formal period of study at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, successfully defending his thesis to be awarded Doctor of Medicine from the University of Newcastle.
He is a research associate at the Clinical Trials Unit at the University of York, is chairman of AOUK Research and Professional Education and is Orthopaedic Trauma Society Research chair. He sits on the Trauma Audit Research Network National Committee and the BOA Trauma Committee and is responsible for the coordination of the BOA Standards for Trauma (BOASTS). His research interests are in trauma and infection management as well as nonunion. Injury in the older patient is a particular interest and he has written several landmark papers on this subject.
In his NHS practice, Mr Eardley consults on acute and chronic trauma management, with a range of patients under his care for significant limb injuries. Post traumatic deformity, fixation failure, nonunion and infection account for the bulk of his clinical work. As part of his limb reconstruction work Mr Eardley has considerable ring fixation expertise in addition to utilising all internal fixation trauma implants.
Mr Eardley operates at both The James Cook University Hospital major trauma centre, Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.
Surgical Interventions for treating intracapsular hip fractures in older adults: a network meta-analysis
Lewis, Macey, Stokes, Cook, Eardley and Griffin (2022)
Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews
Surgical Interventions for treating extracapsular hip fractures in older adults: a network meta-analysis
Lewis, Macey, Stokes, Gill, Cook, Eardley, Parker & Griffin (2022)
Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews
Research priorities for the management of complex fractures: a UK priority setting partnership with the James Lind Alliance.
Bretherton, Claireaux, Gower, Martin, Thornhill, Johnson, Silvester, Kearney, Baxter, Dixon, Giblin, Griffin & Eardley (2021)
Evidence-based orthopaedic trauma care in the United Kingdom: Guidelines, registries, carrots and sticks.
Griffiths, Dixon, Egglestone, Edwards, Handley, Trompeter and Eardley (2021)
European Journal Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Smoking and the patient with a complex lower limb injury
Morris, Marlborough, Montgomery, Allison and Eardley (2021)