Mr Brett Rocos

Honorary Senior Lecturer at Bone and Joint Health

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Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

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BSc (Hons), MB ChB, MRCS, FRGS, MD, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Brett joins Barts Health NHS Trust having spent two years in Canada as an orthopaedic and spine surgeon, managing adults and children with a range of complex spinal problems. Training initially in the South West of the UK, Brett has an MD from the University of Bristol and has completed additional training in major trauma surgery, research and healthcare management.

Brett is driven to support patients at every stage of their care, from clinic assessment, through surgery to discharge. Making sure that every person, adult, child, family or friend understands what’s wrong, what can be done and what the recovery will be is very important to him.

Brett is Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, researching effective new treatments for spinal disorders and bringing them to patients. Focusing on spinal deformity, Brett has led investigations in the UK, Canada and USA and sits on the Global AO Knowledge Forum for Deformity. He has lectured in North America and Europe about the treatment of spine disorders for the Scoliosis Research Society, Global Spine Congress, AO Spine and Eurospine, and continues to produce research that improves the care for spine patients wherever they live. Brett reviews for several orthopaedic journals and is Deputy Editor of the Bone and Joint 360, a leading publication with a global readership.

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Cervical Spine Pedicle Screw Accuracy in Open Fluoroscopic, Navigated and Template Guided Systems – A Systematic Review.

Mahmoud A, Shanmuganathan K, Rocos B, Sedra F, Montgomery A, Aftab S.

Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods Graduation: Deformity Control with High Complication Rate.

Lebel DE, Rocos B, Helenius I, Sigal A, Struder D, Yazici M, Bekmez S, Hasler CC, Pesenti S, Jouve JL, Ovadia D.

Implant Related Complications Using Uniaxial Implants in Pediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery.

Machida M, Rocos B, Lebel DE, Nallet J, Zeller R.

Fusing to the pelvis in the correction of scoliosis associated with Rett syndrome. Cureus.

Rocos B, Zeller R.


A Prospective randomized control pilot study to compare the role of injection Cerebrolysin in operated cases of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy.

Sharma A, Marathe N, Aggarwal R, Singh V, Shakya A, Kamble P, Jaiswal A, Mangale N, Rocos B.

The use of halo gravity traction in severe, stiff scoliosis.

Rocos B, Reda L, Lebel D.E, Dodds M.K., Zeller R.

Controversies in Cervical Spine Trauma: The Role of Timing of Surgical Decompression and the Use of Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate in Spinal Cord Injury. A Narrative and Updated Systematic Review. Accepted to Indian Spine Journal, June 2021.

Hejrati N, Rocos B, Fehlings MG

What is the optimal surgical method for achieving correction and avoiding neurological complications in paediatric high-grade spondylolisthesis?

Rocos B, Strantzas S, Zeller R, Lewis SJ, Tan T, Lebel DE.

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