Mr Will Eardley
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- 01642 850850 - ext 54302
- July 2014
- Special interests
- Mr Eardley is an academic orthopaedic surgeon. He has a specialist interest in trauma surgery and the management of post-traumatic complications including fracture fixation failure, nonunion and osteomyelitis.
- MBChB MSc PgCertMedEd DipSEM(UK&I) MD MFST(RCSEd) FRCSEd(Tr&Orth)
- Additional information
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.