1. Hip resurfacing
2. Complex and revision hip surgery
3. Minimally invasive hip arthroplasty
4. Total knee replacement surgery
5. Foot and ankle surgery
Mr Skyrme has a longstanding interest in hip surgery. He is actively involved in the Assisted Discharge Scheme at Eastbourne DGH, which aims to expedite patient’s recovery and return them home within three days of hip surgery. He has also recently completed the first 24 hour hip replacement to be carried out at Eastbourne DGH.
Primary hip replacement surgery
Mr Skyrme tends to use uncemented cups and cemented stems or uncemented Omnifit stems. All have proven a long term track record.
Complex and revision hip surgery
Mr Skyrme tends to carry out the majority of the revision hip surgery at Eastbourne DGH. Employing multiple techniques to aid patient recovery and return to activity as soon as possible.
Minimally invasive hip surgery
Mr Skyrme does carry out minimally invasive total hip surgery. He feels this is appropriate for a very selective group of patients depending on various factors.
Mr Skyrme has taken undertaken a significant amount of research into hip arthroplasty including looking at the wear rates of hip replacements and how quickly they wear out.
Total knee replacement surgery
Performs total knee replacements on a routine basis using cemented or uncemented prosthesis.
Foot and ankle surgery
Mr Skyrme carries out the majority of foot and ankle surgery at Eastbourne DGH. In the hind foot this includes ankle surgery, subtalar surgery, ankle ligament reconstruction and ankle arthroscopy. In the forefoot this involves correction of the majority of deformities and some hereditary deformities including techniques such as the SCARF osteotomy.
Mr Skyrme has undertaken research in the foot and ankle and is presently writing up two papers for publication.
He has vast experience with orthopaedic trauma in both the upper and lower limb. In conjunction with his colleagues he provides a hip fracture service to suit the local elderly population.