Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Jayne Norton, NHS Secretary


Phone number: 020 3947 0541

Limb reconstruction

Limb reconstruction

Bone and joint infection (including osteomyelitis and fracture related infection)

Fracture non-union and malunion

Miss Elizabeth Tissingh is an orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist interest bone and joint infection. She is part of the Limb Reconstruction Unit at Stanmore.

She qualified as a doctor in 2008 from King’s College Hospital with distinction and is an Associate of King’s College. She has an MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She completed her specialist orthopaedic training in the East of England rotation, winning trainee of the year in 2017. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She has completed sub-specialist fellowships in major trauma and orthoplastics (King’s College Hospital), bone infection (Oxford Bone Infection Unit and Sinai Hospital Baltimore), acute adult limb reconstruction (Royal London Hospital) and paediatric and elective adult limb reconstruction (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital).

Alongside her clinic work, she leads the work of King’s Global Health Partnerships in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This long-term partnership works with the ministry of health in health systems strengthening to improve the quality of care in the Kongo Central province. This work has been recognised with a King’s Alumnus of the Year award in 2018.

Her research interests include: bone and joint infection and particularly their management in low resource settings, global surgery, health systems strengthening and health economics.

She is committed to the delivery of excellent surgical care in the NHS and to improving access to safe, timely and affordable surgery in areas of the world where it is most needed.

Winstanley RJH, Hadfield JN, Walker R, et al. The Open-Fracture Patient Evaluation Nationwide (OPEN) study. Bone Joint J. 2022;104-B(9):1073-1080.

Bethel J, Tissingh EK, Vasireddy A, Maxwell-Scott H 22-09-2022
Mycoplasma hominis: postoperative pelvic fracture-related infection in a trauma patient British Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Tissingh EK, Marais L, Loro A, Bose D, Paner NT, Ferguson J, Morgensten M, McNally
Management of fracture-related infection in low resource settings: how applicable are the current consensus guidelines? EFFORT Open Review 2022 May 31;7(6):422- 432.

C Hutchins, L Sayavedra, M Diaz, P Gupta, E Tissingh, C Elumogo, J Nolan, I Charles, N Elumogo & A Narbad Genomic analysis of a rare recurrent Listeria monocytogenes prosthetic joint infection indicates a protected niche within biofilm on prosthetic materials Nature Scientific Reports October 2021.

J Williams, AM Vangu, HB Mabiala, HB Mangungulu, EK Tissingh
Toxicity in the supply chain: cobalt, orthopaedics, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Lancet Planetary Health June 2021.

Tolppa, AM Vangu HC Balu, P Matondo, E Tissingh
Impact of the primary trauma care course in the Kongo Central province of the Democratic Republic of Congo over two years Injury 2020 Feb;51(2):235-242

P D Mitchell, R Brown, T Wang, R D Shah, R J Samworth, S Deakin, P Edge, I Hudson, R Hutchinson, K Stohr, M Latimer, R Natarajan, S Qasim, A Rehm, A Sanghrajka, E Tissingh, G
M Wright Multicentre study of physical abuse and limb fractures in young children in the East Anglia Region, UK Archives of Disease in Childhood 2019; 104:956-961.

Tissingh E, Johnson A, Queally J, Carrothers A Fix and replace:
An emerging paradigm for treating acetabular fractures in older patients World Journal of Orthopaedics 18th March 2017

Memarzadeh A, Tissingh E, Taki H, Hull P The decline of elective operating in MajorTrauma Centres Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England February 2017

Tissingh E, Sudlow A, Jones A, Nolan J
Orthopaedic surgical site infection surveillance in NHS England: National audit of current practice Bone Joint J 2017

Tissingh E, Taki H, Hull P
Pelvic and acetabular trauma Journal of Trauma and orthopaedics November 2016

Memarzadeh A, Tissingh E, Hull P, Trompeter
A Intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fractures in adults Journal of Trauma and orthopaedics November 2016.


Tissingh E, Memarzadeh, Queally J, Hull P
Open lower limb fractures in Major Trauma Centres- a loss leader? Injury 2017 Feb;48(2):353-356