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Mr Francis Brooks

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon MBChB, MSc, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth)
Claimants and DefendantsHome AppointmentsRemote AppointmentsFace to Face Appointments4+ Patients

Medico-Legal Experience

Mr Brooks is an established Expert Witness, and has been providing medico legal assessments since 2017.

He has undertaken specialist training with Bond Solon; he has completed the Excellence in Report Writing and holds the Cardiff University Bond Solon Certificate.

He is instructed by both Claimants and Defendants on personal injury and clinical negligence cases relating to:

  • Adult degenerative disorders
  • All adult spinal conditions including:
    • Trauma / tumour / infection / deformity
  • Traumatic paediatric spinal injuries
  • Occupational injuries:
    • Back pain
    • Repetitive strain injury

Mr Brooks’ availability is around 4 weeks and he has a report turnaround time of 2-4 weeks.

Cardiff University Bond Solon Civil Expert Certificate

Clinical Experience

Mr Brooks is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon with two international respected fellowships. He is experienced in the treatment of all degenerative adult spinal conditions as well as trauma, tumour and infection.

He provides on-call cover for traumatic paediatric spinal injuries and is one of a few surgeons in the UK who is trained in Endoscopic spinal surgery.

Mr Brooks has presented research at numerous international meetings and has been awarded the prestigious Rob Johnston Award for his research.

Mr Brooks has a broad range of experience as well as an interest in clinical leadership and quality improvement.


  • Brooks F, Lau S, Baddour E, Rao P, Bhagat S, et al. A thromboprophylaxis in spinal surgery – Current UK Practice. J Spine 2012. 1:121.doi:10.4172/2165-7939.1000121.
  • Fawi H, Brooks F, Thomas A, Ahuja S. Unusual presentation of a Lumbar facet joint septic arthritis mimicking a sports injury. A Case report . Internet Journal of Spine Surgery. 8(1).
  • Brooks F, Lawrence H, Jones A, McCarthy M. YouTube as a source of patient information for lumbar discectomy. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2014 Mar; 96(2):144-6
  • Brooks F, A Clark, R O’Neil, C James, C Power, M Gillett, S Tindall, G Abdulrahman, C Murray, S Ahuja.  A Multi-Centre Audit of secondary assessment of Polytrauma patients suspected of Spinal Injury. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. Jul 2014: 24(1): 215-219
  • F Brooks, A Ghatahora , MC Brooks, H Warren , L Price, P Brahmabhatt P, De Vauvert S, John C, Farnworth E, Sulaiman E, Ahuja S. Management of Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression:  Awareness of NICE guidance. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol .2014;24(1):255-259
  • F Brooks, V Shanbhag, A Ghandour, J Howes, P Davies, K Lyons, S Ahuja. Should a lumbar MRI for back pain routinely include the sacro-iliac joint? Acta Orthop Belg 2014; 80(4):464-467
  • Lee YC, Brooks F, Sandler S, Yau YH, Selby M, Freeman B. Most Cited papers in Cervical Spine Surgery. Int Spine Journal. 2017 Jun 28;11:19.
  • RD Fraser, F Brooks. Degenerative spondylolisthesis: a prospective cross-sectional cohort study on the role of weakened anterior abdominal musculature on causation. European Spine Journal 28:1406-1412
  • Brooks FM, Carpenter EC, Williams P.  Surfers Ankle: A bony spur on the talar neck. BMJ Case Rep 2009.
  • Brooks F, Akram T, Roy S, Pemberton D and Chandatreya A.  Early results with a patient specific Interpositional Knee Device. Acta Orthop Belg 2012; 78(4):500-5.
  • Brooks F, Paringe V, Tonge A, Lewis J and Mohanty K. Patient estimates of health care cost in trauma and Orthopaedics. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2013; 23(6):639-42.
  • Brooks F, Hariharan K. The Rheumatoid Forefoot. Curr Rev Musculoskeletal Med 2013; 6(4):320-7
  • Brooks FM, Carpenter C,  Gajraj M, O’Doherty D, Thomas P, Boyce D. Necrotising fasciitis in neo-nates and infants. Welsh Paediatric journal  September 2012
  • Bayley M, Brooks F, Tong A, Hariharan K. The 100 most cited papers in foot and ankle surgery. Foot 2014; 24(1):11-16

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