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Professor Angus Wallace  

In 2010 Professor Angus Wallace nominated ClaviBrace® for a Da Vinci award which it won for Medical Breakthrough in the treatment of collarbone fractures. He had hit the headlines previously for treating a woman on a flight with a coat hanger, and became known as 'Coat hanger Wallace'. He operated on Wayne  Rooney in 2006. He went on to developed the brace position after researching injuries in 1989's Kegworth air crash.

Professor Wallace was awarded his Honorary Fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians in London on 28 September 2017 in recognition of his 30 years contribution to the Specialty of Sport & Exercise Medicine.   

Professor Wallace and Professor Moran were invited by the England FA to provide an expert medical opinion on the fitness of Wayne Rooney to play in the World Cup. 
Both consultants work at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre Campus (QMC), and both are professors appointed by the University of Nottingham. 

QMC is the biggest trauma centre in England and treats over 16,000 fractures per year. 

      Professor Wallace was invited because of his extensive knowledge of both orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine - he has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon for 22 years working as a consultant trauma surgeon from 1984 to 1996. 

      In addition he has been actively involved in sports medicine for over 16 years and has an in-depth understanding of rehabilitation and fitness loss in relation to sportsmen. 

  • Honorary Fellowship

    Sep 2017 - British Orthopaedic Association

    Journal of Trauma & Orthopaedics (The Journal of the British Orthopaedic Association) September 2017 Vol 5; Issue 3: p5 "The BOA Honours Outstanding Members" - excerpt from this article: -

    Professor Wallace, currently Regional Director for the East Midlands, has had a long and prestigious orthopaedics career in Scotland and England. He is well-known for his long tenure as Professor of Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery in Nottingham. Professor Wallace was instrumental in developing a number of innovative medical devices, including the LockDown and Infinity-Lock. Heavily involved with air, rail, and road accident investigation, he has contributed research, leadership, and expert advice to numerous high-profile investigations. He has held a number of prestigious positions in the profession and been asked to deliver presentations around the world.

  • Honorary Member British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS)Jun 2016 – Present Employment Duration 1yr 11m

    The British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) has over 700 members.
    Professor Wallace was honoured by being awarded Honorary Membership of BESS on 23rd June 2016.


    • (IBSES) and the 13th |ICSES Organising Committee in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

      Only 13 Codman Lecturers have been appointed since 1980 (it is a triennial lecture) and this was the first time it has been awarded to a British Speaker.The title of my Codman Lecture was:- “Our Legacy to Future Patients - To provide the Best Training for the next generation of Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons”

    • Sept 2015 - Nottingham Post

      Angus Wallace - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Queens Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital has been named as one of the 43 most Influential People in Nottinghamshire for Politics and the Public Sector.

    • Sep 2015 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

      Professor Wallace was invited to present his experience in designing and developing an artificial device to aid the repair of human ligaments.
      His lecture on "Using Synthetic Scaffolds to Obtain Biological Healing of Tendons and Ligaments at the Shoulder, Elbow & Foot- To boldly go where no man has gone before”, was delivered at the British Orthopaedic Association 2015 Congress in Liverpool on 17th September 2015.

    • Patents

      United States 5,080,675
      A tibial component for a replacement knee prosthesis comprising a tibial tray for connection to a suitably prepared tibia, said tray carrying fixed lateral and medial condylar bearing components, only said medial component having a shock absorber located beneath it.

      Mr Ian Bayley


      Mr Ian Bayley is a senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon with BMI Hospitals and a busy practice at 6 Harley Street, London. 

      Mr Bayley was appointed to develop the Spinal Injuries Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore in 1980 and to direct and develop the Complex Shoulder Surgery Unit.

      He also took on the role of National Clinical Chair of the NHS Orthopaedic Services collaborative and various subsequent service redevelopment roles on the national stage. 

      His experience is therefore based firmly at “the coal face” of clinical practice and spans the whole medical spectrum from acute care through rehabilitation to community reintegration, combined with service redesign and delivery.

      He is a member of the British Elbow & Shoulder Surgeons, British Orthopaedic Association and the European Shoulder & Elbow Society.

      His clinical interest is in complex pain states, shoulder instability, rotator cuff pathology, primary and revision shoulder replacement.