Mr Dafydd ‘Taff’ Edwards

BSc, MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Upper Limb (Hand, Wrist and Elbow)

Special Interests:
  • Trauma and upper limb surgery
  • Complex elbow conditions
  • Trauma and peripheral nerve injury

Synopsis

Mr Taff Edwards is a fellowship trained

Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with

an interest in trauma and upper limb surgery.

Mr Taff Edwards is a fellowship trained Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in trauma and upper limb surgery.

He is also a proud member of the British Army and has served abroad on many occasions as a proactive team member and leader contributing to the surgical management and reconstruction of the critically injured.

Mr Edwards is currently a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, a Major Trauma Centre where he offers outstanding care to severely injured patients as well as an elective service in Hand and Wrist surgery. His background extends from experience and training at the DGH and Trauma Centre Level,

and British Society of Surgery – Hand Advanced Training Fellows based at Wrightington hospital where he specialized in wrist/hand surgery, complex elbow reconstruction and peripheral nerve injury.

Mr Edwards enjoys involvement in pragmatic evidence-based clinically driven research and has engaged in clinical research whilst on Fellowship in collaboration with a team of specialists expertized in their field.

History

Mr Edwards has an extensive background in numerous local and international hospitals where he practised in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Vascular Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Special Military Forces Resuscitation and complex injuries. Furthermore, he has deployed 4 times on operational duties to Iraq and Afghanistan working on the front line as a medic and within the Field Hospital.

Mr Edwards also has been involved in teaching and research in many fields and universities including Imperial college from 2014 to 2016 where he taught Master of Public Health (Global Health) modules. His professional knowledge and skills are constantly kept up to date and reflect the latest developments.

Publications

Importance of Consistent Datasets in Musculoskeletal Modelling: A Study of the Hand and Wrist
Annals of Biomedical Engineering.:1-5
De Monsabert BG, Edwards D, Shah D, Kedgley A.
Surgical Management of Musculoskeletal Trauma
Surgical Clinics of North America. 2017 Oct 31;97(5):1119-31.
Stinner DJ, Edwards D
Blast Injury Mechanisms.
Explosives Engineering, Journal of the Institute of Explosives Engineers. 2017 March pp 18-21.
Clasper JC, Edwards DS
Risk stratification for the recurrence of trigger thumb after surgical release in the paediatric patient.
European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology 26.6 (2016): 587-590
Edwards, D. S, and R. H. Richards
Trauma-related amputations in war and at a civilian major trauma centre-comparison of care, outcome and the challenges ahead
Injury (2016)
Edwards, D. S., Guthrie, H. C., Yousaf, S., Cranley, M., Rogers, B. A., & Clasper, J. C
Prophylaxis for blood-borne diseases during the London 7/7 mass casualty terrorist bombing: a review and the role of bioethics
J R Army Med Corps (2016). doi:10.1136/jramc-2015-000546
Edwards DS, Barnett-Vanes A, Narayan N, Patel HD
Neurophyseal Function Following Cardiothoracic Surgery In Man
Journal of Physiology; 1998, 507(P), p58
K Harrison, D Edwards, R Leach, M L Forsling.
An Investigation Into Risk Stratification For Peri-Prosthetic Fractures Of Primary Hip Arthoplasty.
JBJS(Br) r 2012 94-B: 11-11
D S Edwards, J Millington, D Dunlop, D Higgs, J M Latham.
Posterior mini-incision total hip arthroplasty controls the extent of post-operative formation of heterotopic ossification
Eur J Ortho. May 2015, PMID: 25953634
Edwards DS, Barbur SA, Bull AM, Stranks GJ
Skill Set And Competencies For The Modern Military Surgeon: Lessons From The UK Military Operations.
Injury. 2010 May;41(5):453-9
Ramasamy A, Hinsley DE, Edwards DS Stewart MP, Midwinter M, Parker PJ
Sternal Fracture As A Complication Of Normal Vaginal Delivery Labour
Injury Extra. Volume 38, Issue 7, July 2007, Pages 239-240
Edwards DS, Ward N.

International Presentations

The Biomechanics of Blast Related Amputee Heterotopic Ossification: computational modelling and physical experiments.
Combined Service Orthopaedic Society Conference, May 2016
D. S. Edwards, N. Rosenberg, A. Karunaratne, J. C. Clasper, A. M. J. Bull.
A Study to Assess the Contribution of the Postero-lateral Capsule in Elbow Stability
Wrightington Gold Medal Research Day, May 2017
D. S. Edwards
Motorcycle Accidents: Patterns of Upper Limb Injury and Outcome in A Semi-Rural District General Hospital
Joint American and British Society for Surgery to the Hand Conference; May 2009
D. S Edwards, S. Muthian, S. Wimsey, W. Samuel
Mini-Posterior Approach Hip Arthroplasty Reduces Blood Loss and Intra Operative Variables Improve with Experience
British Hip Society, January 2015
S. A. R. Barbur, D. S. Edwards, G. J. Stranks
Subclinical Haematinic Deficiency Is Common in Orthopaedic Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Replacement
British Society of Haematology, 54th Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2014
J .Silvermann, D. S. Edwards, N. Sargant
Modified Joystick Technique for Scapholunate Reduction
Joint American and British Society for Surgery to the Hand Conference; May 2009
S. Muthian, D.S. Edwards, W. Samuel
Spontaneous Dislocation of The Trapeziometacarpal Joint: A Case Report.
Joint American and British Society for Surgery to the Hand Conference; May 2009
S. Muthian, D.S Edwards, W. Samuel
Tacosil Use on Operational Deployments.
Military Surgical Conference, April 2009
A. Stannard, D.S Edwards, A. Ramasamy, D. Hinsley, A Brooks.

Prizes

The Alexander Medal presented by Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester. The Premier Award of the British Army medical services for professional work of outstanding merit.
Combined Services Orthopaedic Society Research Prize
May, 2017
Philip Fulford Prize. Best Research Paper, Combined Services Orthopaedic Society
May, 2016
Imperial College London Presidents Award for “Outstanding Research Team” Centre for Blast Injury Studies
2015
Montefiore Memorial Medal
2014
Honorary Research Fellow Royal College of Surgeon (England)
May, 2014