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Mr Sammy Hanna

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon & Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

MD (Res), MFSTEd, FACS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Practices at: The London Independent Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Hanna is a fellowship-trained consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist interest in hip and knee disorders. His NHS practice is based at the Royal London Hospital, one of the busiest major trauma centres in Europe, where he treats severely injured patients and those with complex hip and knee problems in a tertiary environment. His clinical interests include primary and complex primary joint replacements for degenerative conditions (arthritis), revision (re-do) joint replacement surgery for failure or infection, arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery for cartilage and ligament sports injuries, and the surgical management of lower limb trauma and fractures.

Mr Hanna's orthopaedic training was on the prestigious Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) training programme during which he had excellent exposure to the full spectrum of hip and knee disorders and their reconstructive treatments including joint preservation techniques, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and joint replacement surgery. Following completion of training, he undertook two advanced sub-speciality fellowships focusing exclusively on hip and knee surgery; the first was for a year at the world-renowned Rorabeck-Bourne Joint Replacement Institute at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and the second was for a year at the Royal London Hospital. He also has fellowship experience from visiting a number of centres of excellence for hip and knee surgery and sports injuries in Europe including CUF Descobertas Hospital (Lisbon, Portugal), Vall d’Hebron Hospital (Barcelona, Spain) and the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute (Bologna, Italy).

In addition to his clinical commitments, Mr Hanna is appointed as an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, where he is actively involved in research, teaching, and training. His research endeavours to date have centred primarily around hip and knee reconstruction. His main interests include the assessment of outcomes following hip and knee surgery, and evaluating the behaviour of different bearing surfaces and materials used in total hip and knee replacements. A full list of his publications can be found here.

Whenever possible, Mr Hanna will pursue non-operative treatments, but will offer surgical options when necessary. He will always aim to accurately diagnose a patient’s problem, inform and educate them of their condition, and finally give them all the information required to make the right choices regarding their treatment. He believes that the best outcomes for patients can only be achieved when decisions are carefully considered and discussed within the framework of a multidisciplinary team. He works closely with fellow orthopaedic surgeons, anaesthetists, radiologists, sports physicians, and physiotherapists to offer each patient a personalised and individual treatment plan.

Clinical Interests

Hip pain; Hip arthritis; Hip replacement; Bespoke and custom hip replacement; Revision (redo) hip replacement; Minimally invasive surgery; Knee pain; Knee arthritis; Knee arthroscopy; Meniscal surgery and repair; Ligament reconstruction; Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; ACL; Cartilage and meniscal surgery; Knee replacement; Unicompartmental (partial) knee Replacement; Revision (redo) knee replacement; Robotic hip and knee replacement, Trauma; Fractures; Sprains; Ligament and Tendon injuries; Sports injuries; Tendonitis; Lower limb sports injuries; Muscle injuries.

Membership Interests

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • General Medical Council