Mr Hopper delivers a personalised approach to care, integrating shared decision making with patients by keeping up to date with modern treatments and providing an evidence-based approach.
Mr Hopper specialises in keyhole surgery of the knee (arthroscopy) including ligament reconstruction/repair, meniscus/cartilage repair and kneecap (patella) stabilisation surgery. Additionally, he treats patients with early and late arthritis with treatment ranging from non-operative measures such as physiotherapy or injection therapy (steroid/hyaluronic acid/platelet-rich-plasma (PRP)), to knee realignment surgery (osteotomy) and knee replacement surgery (partial and total).
Mr Hopper graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2009 and underwent his orthopaedic specialist training in the West of Scotland. During his training he completed his thesis on ligament repair around the knee using the Internal Brace for which he was awarded an MD in sports medicine.
He underwent his fellowship training with Dr Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet at the Centre Orthopedique Santy, FIFA Centre of Excellence in Lyon, France. Dr Sonnery-Cottet is a world-renowned sports knee surgeon, specialising in the management of knee ligament injuries and sports trauma.
Mr Hopper was awarded the prestigious European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) - Chelsea FC Sports Trauma Fellowship which allowed him to work within the medical department at Chelsea Football Club and with Mr Andy Williams at the Fortius Clinic in London. Mr Williams is a specialist in ligament reconstruction and sports injuries of the knee and treats the majority of the English Premiership football and rugby teams.
He was also awarded the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) and West of Scotland Orthopaedic Research travelling fellowship awards. This enabled him to spend time at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago and the Hamburg University Hospital in Germany to further his skills in multi-ligament knee injuries, cartilage restoration and orthobiologic injection therapy.
Mr Hopper has a keen interest in clinical research, in particular sports injuries and joint preservation with numerous publications in this area. He is a member of the SANTI (Scientific ACL Network International) Study Group which brings together knee surgeons from 4 continents to participate in research to advance the treatment of knee injuries. He regularly presents at both national and international orthopaedic meetings.
In his spare time, Mr Hopper enjoys spending time with his young family as well as watching and playing golf. He has also been a team doctor for the Scottish Football Association since 2014.
Mr Hopper has consultant recognition from all major insurance companies including Bupa, AXA, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, Simply Health and WPA.
You can find out more about Mr Hopper by visiting his website here.