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Mr Wai Yoon

BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Introduction

‘Compassionate care lies at the heart of everything we do’

Meet Mr Yoon, one of the UK’s leading spinal surgeons. His journey started with graduating from University College London & The Middlesex Hospital in 2000 before completing his specialist training on the prestigious Barts & The Royal London Rotation. In 2012, Mr Yoon awarded the FRCS (Tr&Orth) and specialist registration CCT.

He undertook dual complex Spine fellowship training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London and The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia working with the top Australian spinal surgeons. He was conferred the Charles Manning award for his work on early onset scoliosis in 2013. He is internationally recognised and was appointed as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon based at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust since 2015.

His practice covers all spinal problems from the neck and back to the coccyx. Mr Yoon has a special interest in paediatric and adult deformity and is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons, British Scoliosis Society and holds committee positions in the Scoliosis Research Society as well as the European Spinal Society.

Recently, he was featured on BBC Television Hospital Series 3 during ‘winter pressures’ performing scoliosis surgery in children using an enhanced recovery pathway and a surgery on severely deformed spine in a boy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43490535

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p062d2vb

Specialist interests

All degenerative spinal conditions
Minimal invasive techniques
Paediatric and adult scoliosis

About Mr Yoon

Mr Yoon Graduated from University College London & The Middlesex Hospital in 2000 before completing his specialist training on the prestigious Barts & The Royal London Rotation. He was awarded the FRCS (Tr&Orth) and specialist registration CCT in 2012.

He undertook dual complex Spine fellowship training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London and The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia working with the top Australian spinal surgeons. He was conferred the Charles Manning award for his work on early onset scoliosis in 2013. He is internationally recognised and was appointed as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon based at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust since 2015.

His practice covers all spinal problems from the neck and back to the coccyx. Mr Yoon has a special interest in paediatric and adult deformity and is member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons, British Scoliosis Society and holds committee positions in the Scoliosis Research Society as well as the European Spinal Society.

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Professional background

Mr Wai Weng Yoon

BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

  • GMC Number 4739579 / full registration
  • Premium Medical Protection 2428789
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • British Scoliosis Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine
  • Eurospine Member

PUBLICATIONS 

Herniated Discs: When is Surgery Necessary?
Yoon W W, Koch J
EFORT Open Rev
2021 Jun 28;6(6):526-530.
doi: 10.1302/2058-5241.6.210020

Possible Correlation Between Kyphosis of Lumbar Osteoporosis Fractures and the Spinal Signal Intensity Ratio (SSIR)
Omar Pacha T, Ghasemi A, Omar M, Graulich T, Krettek C, Yoon W W, Stubig T
May 2021 International Journal of Spine Surgery 15(3):8069 DOI:10.14444/8069

Vertebroplasty for vertebral fragility fractures in the ‘very elderly’: experience from a regional UK spine unit
A Sahota, T Ong, A Kumar, L Simmonds, W W Yoon, K Salem, O Sahota
Osteoporosis Int
2021 Feb;32(2):395-396

doi: 10.1007/s00198-020-05770-w. Epub 2021 Jan 4

Essential lordosis revisited. 
Hershkovich O, D’Souza A, Rushton PRP, Onosi IS, Yoon WW, Grevitt MP. Bone Joint J. 2020 Apr;102-B(4):513-518. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.102B4.BJJ-2019-1069.R1. PMID: 32228067

Does pre-operative magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar multifidus muscle predict clinical outcomes following lumbar spinal decompression for symptomatic spinal stenosis? 
M Zotti, F Vilas-Boas, T Clifton, M Piche, WW Yoon, B J C Freeman
Eur Spine J. 2017 Oct;26(10):2589-2597. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-4986-x. Epub 2017 Feb 8. PMID: 28180981

Metal concentrations in the blood and tissues after implantation of titanium growth guidance sliding instrumentation. 
E Lukina, A Laka, M Kollerov, M Sampiev, P Mason, P Wagstaff, H Noordeen, WW Yoon, G Blunn
Spine J. 2016 Mar;16(3):380-8. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.11.040. Epub 2015 Dec 2. PMID: 26656164

The outcome of pedicle screw instrumentation removal for ongoing low back pain following posterolateral lumbar fusion
M G Zotti, O P Brumby-Rendell, B McDonald, T Fisher, C Tsimiklis, WW Yoon, O Osti
Journal of Spine Surgery  September 2015

The role of nanotopography in the development of tissue engineered 3D organs and tissues using mesenchymal stem cells
S Salmasi, D M Kalaskar, WW Yoon, G Blunn, A M Seifalian
World journal of stem cells March 2015

In-vivo analysis of retrieved growth guidance sliding LSZ-4D devices for early-onset scoliosis treatment and in-vitro investigation of nitinol wear resistance
E Lukina, WW Yoon, M Kollerov, J Meshwania, D Wertheim, P Mason, P Wagstaff, A Laka, H Noordeen, G Blunn
Spine Jan 2015

The use of ultrasound in comparison to radiography in magnetically controlled growth rod lengthening measurement: A prospective study
WW Yoon, A C Chang, P Tyler, S Raniga, S Butt, H Noordeen
European Spine Journal Sept 2014 

Improvement of pulmonary function in children with eraly onset scoliosis using magnetic growth rodsWW Yoon, F Sedra, Shah, Suken, F Muntoni, C Wallis, H NoordeenSpine July 2014

Medial Patello-femoral reconstruction for the treatment of chronic patellofemoral instability: A Systematic Review of Evidence
A Patel, A Anand, A Rashid, WW Yoon
Journal of Orthopaedics 2011;8(4)e5 

Septic arthritis in end-stage renal disease patients
P Jaiswal, J Wong, WW Yoon, J Reidy
EBJIS Vol 25, p 60 (2006)

Design and Application of Combined Hip-Knee Intramedullary Joint Replacements
PS Walker, WW Yoon, G Bentley, S Cannon, S Muirhead-Alwood.
Journal of Arthroplasty Vol. 14 No. 8 1999

Published Abstracts

Medium-term magnetic resonance imaging follow-up shows no significant caudal disc degeneration in both posterior and anterior spinal fusions for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
WW Yoon, A Awais, N Williams, M Selby
The Spine Journal Vol 16, 4S April 2016

Cervical spinal cord injury assessment based on the Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Finite Element Analysis
M Czyż, P Szewczyk, WW Yoon, W Jarmundowicz, B M Boszczyk
The Spine Journal Vol 16, 4S April 2016

Improvement in pulmonary function tests following insertion of magnetic growth rods in early onset scoliosis (18 month FU)WW Yoon, F Shabani, A Zaveri, H NoordeenBritish Association of Spinal Surgeons (Norwich 2013)Eur Spine J Vol. 22, Supplement 1, pp 54-78 2013

Thoracic pedicle screw insertion – Caderveric and CT studyWW Yoon, A Zaveri, F Shabani, H NoordeenBritish Association of Spinal Surgeons (Norwich 2013)Eur Spine J Vol. 22, Supplement 1, pp 54-78 2013

Management of Calcaneal Fractures – Conservative vs Operative – Is it a load of old Bohler’s?
WW Yoon, A Das, S Gadikoppula, S Ilyas, S Raza
Presentation May 2008
Vol 91-B, Issue Supp_II  80-80 JBJS  Br 2009 

Epidural Anaesthesia in Spinal Surgery: Post-operative bladder distention – A silent complication.
WW Yoon, C Natali
Society for Back Pain Research, Warwickshire, November 2005.
Vol 90-B, Issue SUPP II, 224 JBJS (Br) 2008

Iatrogenic Scoliosis and the transverse process
WW Yoon, C Natali
Society for back pain research, Warwickshire, November 2005.
Vol 90-B, Issue SUPP_II, 224 JBJS Br 2008

BOOKS

Integrating Cardiology for Nuclear Medicine Physicians (Eds.) A Movahed, G Gnanasegaran, J Buscombe, M Hall. Chapter – Trans-myocardial re-vascularisation.

J Jayakumar, WW Yoon, PLC Smith (Springer 2009)

Chapter: Tibial Fractures and Spinal Fractures (WW Yoon, N Heidari)

Paediatric Fractures and dislocations

A M Weinberg, A Hasler, L. R Von Laer (Thieme 2013)

BOOKS

Integrating Cardiology for Nuclear Medicine Physicians (Eds.) A Movahed, G Gnanasegaran, J Buscombe, M Hall. Chapter – Trans-myocardial re-vascularisation.
J Jayakumar, WW Yoon, PLC Smith (Springer 2009)

Medical Textiles

Morris H, Murray R
Chapter on Non implantable medical textiles (braces scoliosis)
Yoon W W

Routledge 2022

AWARDS
1996 – Distinction in Clinical Biochemistry
1997 – Distinction for BSc Research Project
FEA of intramedullary hip knee joint prostheses
1998 – Design Prize in Orthopaedics (RNOH)
2010 – Mike Freeman Prize (Royal London Hospital)
Orthopaedic and Trauma Society)
2013 – Charles Manning Award (Scoliosis Research)
2013 – Spinal Research Stanmore (SRSt) Award
2015 – Adelaide University Teaching Award

Mr Yoon

Fretting Corrosion behavior of Nitinol Spinal Rods in Conjuction with Titanium Pedicle Screws
E Lukina, Jay Meswania, M Kollerov, WW Yoon, G Blunn
American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), March 1st-8th 2016 Florida.

Evaluation of Nitinol Rod Corrosion Performance in Spinal Constructs with Titanium Pedicle Screws
E Lukina, S Kolesov, A Kazmin, N Morozova, H Noordeen, WW Yoon, G Blunn, M Kollerov
Podium Presentation IMAST 2015

Metallosis is a Complication of Titanium Growth Guidance Sliding Device for Early Onset Scoliosis
E Lukina, WW Yoon,  A Laka, M Kollerov, M Sampiev, P Mason, P Wagstaff, H Noordeen, G Blunn
International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS) Warsaw, Poland, 20-21st November 2014

The use of ultrasound in comparison to radiography in magnetically controlled growth rod lengthening measurement: A prospective study
WW Yoon, A C Chang, P Tyler, S Raniga, S Butt, H Noordeen
IMAST 16-19th July 2014

Improvement of pulmonary function in children with eraly onset scoliosis using magnetic growth rodsWW Yoon, F Sedra, N S Harshavardhana, Shah, Suken, F Muntoni, C Wallis, H Noordeen
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Lyon Sept 2013

Treatment of early onset scoliosis with magnetically driven Growth rods preliminary results with 1 year follow-up
F Sedra, WW Yoon, M Shaw, H Noordeen
Phillip Zorab 50th meeting (British Scoliosis Research Foundation)
(London June 2013)

Medial Patello-femoral reconstruction for the treatment of chronic patellofemoral instability: A Systematic Review of Evidence
A Patel, A Anand, A Rashid, WW Yoon
EFORT  2011

Pedicle subtraction osteotomy: the clinical and radiological outcomes for the correction of kyphosis in ankylosing spondylitis
B Dala-Ali, WW Yoon, A Iliadis, J Lehovsky [London]
Podium Presentation BOA September 2011

Impaction Femoral allografting at revision hip arthroplasty using a proximally coated hydroxyapatite stem without cement
S Masterson, S Lidder, WW Yoon
Freeman Prize Winner 2010 (RLHOTS)

Case Series of the use of BMP-2 in high-risk non-union cases in lumbar spine fusion
WW Yoon M Blackman
Royal London Trauma and Orthopaedic Society (RLHOTS)
July 2009

A low morbidity approach to the distal radius
N Heidari, N Riley, WW Yoon, Packer, G
Poster Presentation
EFORT May 2008

Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty: Indications, Contraindictions, Radiological assessment and techniques.
WW Yoon, J Jayakumar, C Natali
106th Annual American Roentgen Ray Society. Vancouver, British Columbia. April 30-May 5, 2006

Use of Versajet as a debridement tool [Video Presentation]
WW Yoon, S Mashhadi, M Shibu
European Societies of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 
101 Congress, Vienna September 2005

Osteosarcoma with pulmonary metastasis Long-term survival study following surgery.
WW Yoon, J Jayakumar, RK Walesby
The Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Great Britain and Ireland Nov 2003

Intramedullary joint replacements in failure of long stemmed Hip and Knee replacements.
WW Yoon, PS Walker
Presented at the Symposium of Limb Salvage in 1997 by Prof P S Walker 

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