Mr Paul Banaszkiewicz FRCS (Glas) FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Special interests

  • Primary Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Primary Knee Arthroplasty

Mr Banaszkiewicz was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in October 2004. He has a special interest in surgery of the Hip and Knee, including primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty.

Mr Banaszkiewicz graduated from Medical School at the University of Glasgow in 1990. He joined the Rotational Training Scheme for Senior House Officers in General Surgery Merseyside Regional Health Authority completing 3 years of basic surgical training.

He entered Higher Surgical Training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery on the North East of Scotland rotational training programme (Aberdeen/Inverness).

He completed a fellowship at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Oswestry in Lower limb reconstruction, Hip resurfacing, ACI, Hip arthroscopy and Problem fractures. Along the way he has successfully passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step I, II and III (ECFMG Certified. May 1997)

Involved in teaching, training and research activities

  • Tutor Basic Surgical Skills (BSS)
  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (Orthopaedic and Trauma Section)
  • College Tutor in Orthopaedics at the QE Hospital
  • Involved in organisation of Friday afternoon teaching programme for the department
  • Appraisal process for SHO's, Junior Registrars
  • Educational Supervisor for FP Trainees
  • Course organiser in Orthopaedics QE Hospital for 5th year Medical Students University of Newcastle
  • Examiner RCS England Northern Regional Office MRCS Practice Viva Section
  • Educational Supervisor for the ST1 programme
  • Member of the RITA panel for F1/F2 doctors
  • Co-ordinator Orthopaedic surgical skills workshop QEH
  • Currently studying for the Certificate in clinical Education University of Newcastle Cert Ed

Mr Banaszkiewicz has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and continues to take an active role in research within the department.

Knee and hip research

A 90-Year old Woman Presenting With Hip Pain.
Banaszkiewicz P, Moir S, Johnston P, Ewen S, Maffulli N.
Clin Orthop. 1999 Jan ;( 358): 250-8.

Traumatic bilateral posterior dislocation of the hip - an unusual mechanism resulting from an agricultural accident
Patton MS, Banaskiewicz PA, Finlayson D.
Acta Orthop Belg. 2004 2004, N° 4 (Vol. 70/4): 371-2.

The Denham Prosthesis in Revision Knee Surgery. A 10 year follow-up
Paul Anthony Banaszkiewicz, David Finlayson
Acta Orthop Belg. 2004, N° 6 (Vol. 70/6): 570 -577

Unexpected long femur in adults with acetabular dysplasia
JE. Metcalfe, BanaszkiewiczP, Kapoor B, Richardson J, Jones CW, Kuiper J
Acta Orthop Belg 2005, N° 4 (Vol. 71/4): 424-428

Thomas S Banaszkiewicz P
Knee arthrography for detection of meniscal tears.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008 Jan;16(1):101

The mortality, morbidity and cost benefits of elective total knee arthroplasty in the nonagenarian population.
S.Karuppiah, P.A.Banaszkiewicz, W.M Ledingham
Int Orthop. 2007 Feb 28

The value of magnetic resonance imaging in our current management of ACL and meniscal injuries
Thomas S Pullagura M Robinson E Cohen A Banaszkiewicz P
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007 May; 15(5):533-6.


An 88- year-old woman with tetraparesis after a fall
B Klemenz P.A. Banaszkiewicz F.W.Smith
Postgrad Med J. 1998 Mar; 74(869): 185-6.

Femoral exchange nailing of lower limb fractures: not the end to all problems
P.A. Banaszkiewicz, A. Sabboubeh, I. McLeod, N. Maffulli
Injury 2003 Vol 34 (5) 349-356

Intramedullary nailing of multiple long-bone fractures of the lower extremity at the same surgery: a single-center experience.
Sabboubeh A, Banaszkiewicz PA, McLeod I, Ashcroft GP, Maffulli N.
J Orthop Sci 2003; 8(3): 313-8.

Fractures in children younger than age 1 year: importance of collaboration with child protection services.
Banaszkiewicz PA, Scotland TR, Myerscough EJ.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2002 Nov-Dec; 22(6): 740-4.

Deformed Tibial Nails: A Case Report and Biomechanical analysis
Mohan Pullagura, Paul Banaszkiewicz
J.Orthopaedics 2007;4(2)e4

Technical Tips Use of a bone awl to aid removal of broken interlocking screws
P.A. Banaszkiewicz, Y. Abu-Omar, D.W. Somerville
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2005 Sep; 87(5): 380.

Case reports

The dangers of alternative medicine: An unusual cause of winging of the scapula.
A case report and review of the literature
P.A.Banaszkiewicz, K.Szalai, W.M.Ledingham
SMJ 2006 51(2): 54

Deformed Tibial Nails: A Case Report and Biomechanical analysis
Mohan Pullagura, Paul Banaszkiewicz
J.Orthopaedics 2007;4(2)e4


The role of caudal epidural injections in the management of low back pain
P.A. Banaszkiewicz, D. Kader, D.Wardlaw
Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 2003; 61(3-4): 127-31

Recruitment of Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles using the Gym Ball Exercise
S Radha D F Kader P A Banaszkiewicz M Stocker L Dunbar- Smith FW Smith
Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

General surgery

Lateralization of parathyroid adenomas by intra-operative parathormone estimation.
Taylor J, Fraser W, Banaszkiewicz P, Drury P, Atkins P
J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1996 Jun; 41(3): 174-7.

Extracurricular interests

  • Mr Banaszkiewicz has travelled extensively: Europe, U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Egypt, Turkey, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Liberia and Sera Leone and Japan. Before starting medical school he spent six months working on a kibbutz in Israel and two months working in Greece
  • Skiing, marathon running, squash
  • Gardening