Mr Angus E Strover FRCS
SUMMARY OF CURRICULUM VITAE
Angus Strover is an internationally known Consultant Knee Surgeon and pioneer of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. He has been a specialist in knee surgery since 1985 and at this stage of his career has retired in 2011 and will concentrate on medico-legal cases where injuries to the knee joint or the lower limb are concerned.
Having qualified with MB ChB in Capetown, South Africa in 1962 Mr Strover completed his internship and surgical training in Rhodesia and worked as a Government Medical Officer in Bulawayo and Salisbury in Accident and Emergency and Gynaecology and Obstetrics in 1963.
In May 1964 he joined the Department of Anatomy, under Professor A.P.D Thompson at the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland as a lecturer in Anatomy.
In September 1965 he was awarded a World Health Organisation grant to work for three months in the Department of Anatomy in Birmingham U.K under Professor Solly Zuckermann.
Following this Dr Strover returned to teach Anatomy and Histology in Rhodesia but left in 1967 to take up a post in General Practice in South Africa.
After three years in General Practice he returned to teaching anatomy as a lecturer in the University of the Witwatersrand under Professors Philip Tobias and Trevor Jones in 1970.
In 1974 Angus went to the UK and took the primary FRCS in London whilst doing locum work in Orthopaedics and Accident and Emergency in Bath and Wessex Hospital.
He took his final FRCS in Edinburgh in 1976 and then completed his training in Johannesburg completing time in General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma.
He passed the ECFMG in 1980 and was offered a job under Professor James Albright in Shreveport in Louisiana but decided not to take it. Angus was listed on the Specialist Register for Orthopaedics and Trauma of the South African Medical and Dental Council in 1982 before moving to the UK.
Mr Strover has been on the UK GMC Register since 1976 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1979. Having moved to the UK, he was appointed as an NHS Consultant to Bromsgrove and Redditch District General Hospital in 1985 where he remained a Consultant until 1988.
In 1988 Mr Strover founded the Droitwich Knee Clinic, a private clinic for treatment of knee disorders with which he remains affiliated. Droitwich Knee Clinic continues to thrive and is now possibly the largest private knee clinic in the UK with a national and international reputation.
Mr Strover founded the London Knee Clinic, London Bridge Hospital which he set up in 2000 as a subsidiary of Droitwich Knee Clinic and which became independent in 2004.
He is also Honorary President of The Knee Foundation, an educational charity which he founded and which runs fellowship training programmes and educational courses. So far the charity has helped teach over 1,600 doctors, physiotherapists and nurses around the World, supported over 50 young doctors to train via its Knee Fellowship programme and promoted many research projects over the last decade. This organisation is recognised by ISAKOS as an arthroscopic teaching centre.
Mr Strover is part author and editor of a seminal book on the subject of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, first published in 1993. He specialises in ligament reconstruction at the knee, meniscal transplantation, cartilage transplantation and knee arthroplasty.
Current and Former Medical Registration
General Medical Council UK No. 2309330
South African Medical & Dental Council
Specialist Register of the South African Medical & Dental Council
Membership of Learned Societies
British Medical Association
South African Medical Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
Honorary Member in the Arthroscopy Association of North America
Member of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee
Member of the International Arthroscopy Association
Member of the British Association of Sport & Medicine (BASM)
Member of the European Society of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
Member of the International PCL Study Group
Past Editor: Isokinetics and Exercise Science
Member of the Board of Certification for British Association of Sports Trainers
Honorary President of the Knee Foundation
Past President of the International Society of Clinical Isokinetics