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, Barts Health NHS Trust. 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 busy clinical commitments, Mr Hanna is appointed as an honorary senior lecturer at Barts and The London School for Medicine and Dentistry, 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 using the following link:
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.
FACS: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons 2018
MFST (Ed): Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers 2018
Diploma in Football Medicine: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 2017
MD (Res): Research Doctorate, University College London (UCL) 2016
FRCS (Tr&Orth): Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014
Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Trauma Advanced Fellowship: Barts Health NHS Trust, London 2015/2016
Adult Reconstruction (Hip and Knee) Advanced Fellowship: University of Western Ontario, Canada 2014/2015
Mr Hanna is a great colleague to work with. His knowledge of orthopaedic surgery is exceptional and his skill as a surgeon is exemplary.
Mr Hanna is a colleague I have known for a very long time. I have rarely met someone who combines such high amounts of surgical skill, bedside manner and integrity. No hesitation in recommending him.
I have known Sammy Hanna for many years and I have the luxury of working with him on a daily basis. He is an extremely kind and compassionate professional and colleague, providing an outstanding level of care for his patients. This shows in the number of expressions of gratitude and positive feedback that he receives regularly. He is exceptionally skilled and experienced in his surgeries and decision-making. I thoroughly recommend him for a reliable opinion and successful surgery, trusting him with my friends and family.