Mr David Bryson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr David Bryson

Mr David J Bryson is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in paediatric orthopaedics and general adult trauma. His specialist areas include paediatric neuromuscular pathology and paediatric trauma.

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Mr David J Bryson is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in paediatric orthopaedics and general adult trauma. His specialist areas include paediatric neuromuscular pathology and paediatric trauma. Read our interview with him here.

Mr Bryson was born in the UK but grew up in the United States and completed his undergraduate training in Sports Medicine at Denison University in Ohio. He returned to the UK to undertake his medical training in Leicester and then completed higher specialist training on the prestigious East Midlands North training programme in Nottingham. During this time Mr Bryson published over 20 papers in peer-review journals and was the recipient of numerous awards including the 2018 Trainee of the Year.

Mr Bryson completed his fellowship training at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and supplemented this with visiting fellowships to the Ponseti Institute at The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and Gillette Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was appointed Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic and Adult Trauma Surgeon at The Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham in September 2019. His workload includes a regular mix of paediatric orthopaedics and adult trauma. He is a member of the East Midlands North Surgical Training Committee and is the educational lead for East Midlands North training programme. He was the 2020 East Midlands North Trainer of the Year.

Experience of giving evidence

Mr Bryson has been praised for the quality and thoroughness of his medical reports. He regularly consults with patients around the East Midlands.

Cases undertaken

Mr Bryson is most commonly instructed in the following types of cases:

  • Personal Injury
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Paediatric Trauma
  • Workplace Injury


Mr Bryson has published over 20 papers in high-quality peer reviewed journals.  He has presented at national and international conferences and regularly engages in clinical audit and research.

Kingella kingae septic arthritis: maintaining a high level of suspicion in children with atypical presentation.
M Khattak, SV Chakkalakumbil, RA Stevenson, DJ Bryson et a.
Bone and Joint Journal 2020; 103-B, No.3

Paediatric anterior cruciate ligament injuries: a review of controversies and treatments
FS Shivji, DJ Bryson, N Nicolaou, F Ali
Bone and Joint 360, April 2019

Arthroscopic shoulder posterior stabilisation — How I do it
DLJ Morris, DJ Bryson, MA Scott, J French, JM Geoghegan
JAJS May-Aug 2018, pp 114 – 118

Upper limb fractures in children
DJ Bryson, KR Price
Surgery (Oxford) 2017;35(1)

A cross-sectional study of the impact of physiotherapy and self-directed exercise on the functional outcome of internally fixed isolated unimalleolar Weber B ankle fractures
Karam E, Shivji, Bhattacharya A, Bryson DJ, Forward DP, Scammell BE, Ollivere BJ
Injury 2017; 48(2):531-535
PMID 27889019

Antibiotic prophylaxis.  Difficult decisions in an era of evolving resistance
DJ Bryson, DL Morris, FS Shivji, K Rollins, S Snape, BJ Ollivere
Bone Joint J. 2016 Aug;98-B(8):1014-9
PMID 27482011

Improving core surgical training in a major trauma centre
DL Morris, DJ Bryson, BJ Ollivere, DP Forward
Injury March 2016
PMID 27037027

The lost art of conservative management of paediatric fractures
Bryson DJ, FS Shivji, KR Price, D Lawniczak, D Chell, JB Hunter
Bone and Joint 360, February 2016

The management of pathological long bone fractures: a review for general orthopaedic surgeons
Bryson DJ, Wicks L, Ashford RU
Injury October 2015
PMID 26254572

The hip fracture best practice tariff: early surgery and the implications for MRSA screening antibiotic prophylaxis
Bryson DJ, Gulihar A, Aujla RS, Taylor GJ
Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2014 Apr 12.
PMID: 24728781

Orthopaedic Oncology: Primary Bone Tumours
JM Duncan, DLJ Morris, DJ Bryson, JH Visser, RU Ashford
Core Surgery Journal, April 2014

Communication after cancellations in orthopaedics: The patient perspective
SS Mehta, DJ Bryson, J Mangwani, L Cutler
World Journal of Orthopaedics 2014 January 18; 5(1): 45-50
PMID: 24649413

Trends in orthopaedic antimicrobial prophylaxis in the UK between 2005 and 2011
RS Aujla, DJ Bryson, A Gulihar, GJ Taylor
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2013; 95:495-502
PMID: 24112496

The Incidence of Vitamin D deficiency amongst patients with a fractured neck of femur: are current bone protection guidelines sufficient?
Bryson DJ, Nichols JS, Ford AJ, Williams SC
Acta Orthop Belg. 2013 Aug;79(4):470-3
PMID: 24205780

Effect of different irrigation fluids on human articular cartilage: an in vitro study
Gulihar A, Bryson DJ, GJS Taylor
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery 2013;29:251-6
PMID: 23265689

Specialist Orthopaedic Nurses: frontline for fracture clinic referrals
Bryson DJ, Aujla RS, Mahadevan D, Williams SC
Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons 2013;95

High resolution ultrasonography in the assessment of nail related disorders
Singh R, Bryson D, Singh H, Jeyapalan K, Dias JJ
Skeletal Radiology 2012;4:1251-1261
PMID: 22609988

Pelvic circumferential compression devices (PCCDs): a best evidence equipment review
Bryson DJ, Davidson R, Mackenzie R
Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2012;38(4):439-442
PMID: 26816125

Current Training Issues: ISCP
Nichols JS, Ferran NA, Bryson DJ, Ashford RU
Core Surgical Journal 2012;2:70-74.

Current Training Issues: A Guide To Simulation For The Orthopaedic Surgeon
Nichols Js, Ferran NA, Bryson DJ, Ashford RU, Bhowal B, Dias JJ
Core Surgical Journal  2012;3:62-68

Care homes shouldnt profit from delays in assessing their residents for discharge from hospital
Bryson D
BMJ 2011;343:d6570
PMID: 21994319

Thromboprophylaxis in spinal surgery: a survey
Bryson DJ, Uzoigwe CE, Braybrooke J
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012  Mar 29; 7(1):14
PMID: 22458927

The grass isnt always greener
Bryson D
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2012:105(2);88-89
PMID: 22357984


Mr Bryson uses consultation rooms at The Nottingham Treatment Centre on the campus of Queens Medical Centre and in Oakham, Rutland.

Qualifications and memberships

  • FRCS (Tr & Orth)
  • MRCS
  • BA (Sports Medicine)

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