Meet the Veterans' Service Doctors

The Veterans' Service is led by Lt Col Carl Meyer, consultant military orthopaedic surgeon, with support from Mr Christos Oikonomou, speciality doctor in veterans arthroplasty.

Lt Col Carl Meyer

Lt Col Meyer has a high volume practice in primary hip and knee arthroplasty.  Also performs revision hip and knee surgery.  Has a particular interest in revision hip surgery for dislocation and revision knee surgery for knee instability.  Also performs complex knee and hip replacement following trauma.  Provides a general trauma service at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital 

Qualified from the University of Birmingham in 1996.  Underwent higher orthopaedic training on the Oswestry rotation.  Appointed as a consultant at Oswestry in 2011.  Is a serving army orthopaedic surgeon with one tour to Iraq and three to Afghanistan. Has travelled extensively and visited centres of excellence in UK and abroad.

Lt Col Carl Meyer developed the Veterans Orthopaedic Service in 2014.  Patients attend the service from across the UK as well as from overseas.  It is the first service of its kind.  The service was initially aimed at Veterans with hip and knee arthritis but has now grown to involve other orthopaedic subspecialties. 

Qualifications: MBChB 2005, Birmingham, FRCS (Tr and Orth), MSc Ortho

Professional Body: General Medical Council (GMC), British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

Appointments: 2011 RJAH and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Speciality: Hip and knee arthroplasty, trauma

Clinical Interests:

  • Primary hip & knee replacement
  • Complex (post trauma) hip and knee replacement
  • Revision hip and knee surgery
  • Dislocation post THR
  • Instability post TKR
  • Knee arthroscopy

 

Mr Christos Oikonomou

Qualified from the University of Turin, Italy in 2002 and completed orthopaedic training in Greece in 2013. Joined the Greek army and served as a Medical Officer with a Greek military support unit in Cyprus. Extensively travelled and visited centres of excellence in UK and abroad.

Mr Oikonomou has helped develop the Veterans Orthopaedic Service.  This is the first service of its type within the UK.

Qualifications: MBBS 2002, Turin, Italy, FRCS(Gr) (Tr and Orth)

Professional Body: General Medical Council (GMC), Medical Council of Larisa, Greece

Appointments: 2018 Veterans Speciality Doctor

Clinical Interests: Hip and knee arthroplasty