Mr Otto von Arx - MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth RCSE) Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
Mr Otto von Arx is a specialist in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery and experienced in most sub-specialities with orthopaedic surgery, primarily spinal surgery.
He has undertaken research and audit projects during his career, which has culminated in local & international podium presentations and publications in peer reviewed journals.
Mr. Otto von Arx has over 10 years of experience as an instructed medico-legal expert.
Mr Otto von Arx
MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth RCSE)
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
My principle interest is spinal surgery. Two six month spinal surgery placements afforded exposure to the full gamut of spinal practice. As a result, I have developed a sound underpinning of spinal surgical practice, including pre-operative, perioperative and post-operative care of spinal trauma and elective surgical patients.
My AO Spinal fellowship has delivered a comprehensive supervised and unsupervised pre-, peri- and post-operative management programme of spinal patients. The programme has provided extensive practical management of adult spinal trauma, adult degenerative pathology and paediatric deformity.
I have attained experience in:
• anterior cervical decompression and fusion
• posterior cervical instrumentation
• posterior thoracic instrumentation
• anterior thoracic reconstruction for trauma and tumour
• lumbar decompression
• lumbar discectomy
• postero-lateral lumbar instrumentation and fusion
• transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
• anterior lumbar interbody fusion .
• paediatric deformity surgery
• Including the use of growing rods
• Video assisted endoscopic anterior deformity surgery
My current area of interest is in the effective utilisation of a multi-disciplinary team approach, particularly physiotherapy practitioners, for managing spinal surgery referrals and outpatient waiting lists and developing Spinal Surgical training and teaching.
I am a Severn Spinal Network Board Member and Severn Spinal Network Regional Governance Board member.
Circle Bath Hospital Ltd,
Bath Business Park,
Peasedown St. John,