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Mr Andreas Roposch

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Orthopaedic and spinal surgery

Areas of special interest and special expertise

Areas of Expertise:

• Treatment of hip problems in babies, children and young adults
• Deformities of the legs, in particular in the context of bridle bone disease and other bone disorders
• Common problems in children’s orthopaedics such as toeing, flat feet, knock knees
• Fracture care in children

Areas of Interest:

Hip ultrasound and harness treatment
Hip dysplasia and hip dislocation
Perthes disease
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Impingement of the hip



Professor Roposch trained in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Vienna and at Children’s Hospital, San Diego, USA. He undertook a one-year clinical fellowship in paediatric orthopaedics at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, followed by subspecialist training in paediatric and young adult hip surgery with Professor John Wedge at the same hospital.

Professor Roposch holds a teaching qualification for infant hip ultrasound that is used to diagnose hip dysplasia. He is the Director of the London Hip Ultrasound Course, which is very popular among surgeons, sonographers, radiologists and paediatricians from all over the country.


• Member, British Society for Children's Orthopaedics
• Member, Salter Society
• Member, German-speaking Society of Paediatric Orthopaedics
• Former Board Member, European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society
• Former Chair, Scientific Committee, European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

Research interests

Hip dysplasia exploring diagnosis, treatment, and cause of this condition


Professor Roposch has published widely including articles in Radiology, American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Journal of Roentgenology, and British Journal of Radiology; and numerous other publications including review articles, textbooks and editorials. Some of his more recent publications include:

Ashby, E., Roposch, A., 2015. Diagnostic yield of sonography in infants with suspected hip dysplasia: diagnostic thinking efficiency and therapeutic efficiency. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 204(1) pp. 177-81.

Roposch, A., 2015. CORR Insights ®: What clinimetric evidence exists for using hip-specific patient-reported outcome measures in pediatric hip impingement? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 473(4) pp. 1368-9.

Roposch, A., Protopapa, E., Cortina-Borja, M., 2014. Weighted diagnostic criteria for developmental dysplasia of the hip. J Pediatr 165(6) pp. 1236-1240.

Roposch, A., Liu, L.Q., Protopapa, E., 2013. Variations in the use of diagnostic criteria for developmental dysplasia of the hip. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 471(6) pp. 1946-54.

GOSH IPP Clinic Details

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
International and Private Patients Service
The Harris International Patient Centre
The Octav Botnar Wing
Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 3JH

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7762 6822
Fax: +44 (0)20 7762 6743

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