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Professor of Orthopaedic and Tropical Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon Chris Lavy has been awarded a prestigious honorary fellowship by the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA).

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An Honorary Fellowship is the highest honour that the BOA offer, and is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to trauma and orthopaedics.

Professor Lavy's clinical interests include surgery of the spine, hip and knee, and his research interests focus on surgery in Africa and the Tropics. He leads the NDORMS Lavy Global Surgery group which is deeply involved in research, teaching and training to strengthen surgical care and training capacity in Africa. This includes SURG-AFRICA, which is focused on scaling up safe surgery in district hospitals to make it accessible to otherwise neglected rural populations, and clubfoot training and research to help to improve treatment for children born with clubfoot in Africa.

One of his newest emerging areas of research is into treatments that could improve the recovery rate from spinal cord injuries.

Candidates for Honorary Fellowships are considered annually by a Board comprising the last five BOA Presidents and usually presented to recipients by the President at the annual BOA Congress.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Prof Lavy was presented with the award virtually at this year's BOA conference, and will receive the award in person at the BOA Congress in Aberdeen next September.

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