Dr Dimitrios Giotikas

Dimitrios Giotikas

MD, PhD

Dr Dimitrios Giotikas MD, PhD

Dr Dimitrios Giotikas is the founder and director of Athens BJR. His clinical interest is centered to knee surgery, complex trauma and limb reconstruction (including limb lengthening, the management of bone infections and of limb deformities).

He is fully registered, revalidated and licensed to practice Orthopaedics in the United Kingdom and in Greece.​

He splits his professional time between Athens (Greece) and the United Kingdom where he works as Consultant surgeon in Trauma & Orthopaedics at his private practice in London and at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Training and Qualifications

Dr ​Dimitrios Giotikas graduated with praise from the Military Medical Academy of Hellenic Army and from the medical School of Aristotelian University of Greece and started his career as a medical officer of Hellenic Army.

In 2008, he acquired the qualification of the specialist Surgeon in Trauma & Orthopaedics.

In 2012, Dimitrios Giotikas sub-specialized in complex trauma and limb reconstruction (lengthening, correction of deformities, bone defects).

In 2013, he obtained the prestigious title of member of the Hellenic College of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeons.

In 2016, Dimitrios Giotikas completed his PhD Thesis on the subject of Minimally invasive techniques on Total knee Replacement. The related publication received 82 citations.

Published Writing

Book chapter: “Long Term Results of Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Effect of Surgical Technique” D.Giotikas, T.Karachalios in the book “ Total Knee Arthroplasty-Long term Outcomes” published by Springer-Verlag publications Co, London, 1st Ed, 2015.

Work experience

Upon completion of the specialty training in 2008, Dr D.Giotikas was appointed as Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics at the  Military Hospital of Larissa,Greece.

In 2009, he was deployed with Hellenic Army and NATO in Northern Afghanistan, where he worked for four months as a consultant at a NATO Combat Support hospital. When he returned, he was appointed back at the Military Hospital of Larissa as a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics.

In 2012, Dr Dimitrios Giotikas moved to UK to work at the Orthopaedic Trauma Unit of the Cambridge University Hospital NHS foundation Trust,  where he further sub-specialized in complex trauma,  lower limb reconstruction and management of chronic bone infections and deformities.

In 2015, he resigned from Hellenic army in order to start Athens BJR and to continue his career within the UK NHS.   In 2015 his professional performance was successfully revalidated according to UK laws and regulations.

​In March 2017,  Dr Dimitrios Giotikas was offered the appointment of  Honorary  Senior Clinical Lecturer of the faculty of Medical Science at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

​In January 2018, Dr Giotikas was appointed as a consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.​

In March 2019, he was appointed as  a consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Publications in peer reviewed journals

1. Surgical management of complex intra-articular distal femoral and bicondylar Hoffa fracture.
Giotikas D, Nabergoj M, Krkovic M. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2016 Aug 4:e1-e3. [Epub ahead of print]

2. Massive Blood Loss during Graft Harvesting with the Reamer Irrigator-Aspirator.
Nabergoj M, Giotikas D, Krkovic M. MOJ Orthop Rheumatol 5(1): 00166. DOI:10.15406/mojor.2016.05.00166

3. A mid-term clinical outcome study of the Advance Medial Pivot knee arthroplasty.
Karachalios T, Roidis N, Giotikas D, Bargiotas K, Varitimidis S, Malizos KN. Knee. 2009 Dec;16(6):484-8.

4. Total knee replacement performed with either a mini-midvastus or a standard approach:   A prospective randomized clinical and radiological trial.  Karachalios T, Giotikas D, Roidis N, Poultsides L, Bargiotas K, Malizos KN. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 May;90(5):584-91

5. Autograft contamination during preparation for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Hantes ME, Basdekis GK, Varitimidis SE, Giotikas D, Petinaki E, Malizos KN. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Apr;90(4):760-4.

6. Fractures of metacarpals: Evaluation of results after treatment with ORIF or a mini external fixator.  Varitimidis S, Ntailiana Z, Agorastakis D,  Hantes M, Giotikas D, Malizos K.  The Journal of Hand Surgery: British & European Vol.  2006 Jun; 31(Sup1):38

7. Management of  Recalcitrant Osteomyelitis of the  Native Hip and Pelvis With a Two-stage Debridement and a Rectus Femoris Pedicled Interposition  Graft: A Case Report of Four Operations.
D Giotikas, S Daivajna, M Kaminaris, A Norrish. Bone & Joint Journal Orthopaedic Proceedings Supplement 95 (SUPP 23), 15-15

8. The Emerging Role Of RIA For The Treatment Of Chronic Osteomyelitis: A Useful Adjunct To Treatment.
M Kaminaris, S Daivajna, D Giotikas, A Norrish. Bone & Joint Journal Orthopaedic Proceedings Supplement 95 (SUPP 23), 10-10

9. Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (Lipus)–An Alternative Treatment For Non-Union Of Long Bone Fractures?
S Daivajna, M Kaminaris, D Giotikas, A Norrish. Bone & Joint Journal Orthopaedic Proceedings Supplement 95 (SUPP 23), 28-28

10. Arthroscopic Reconstruction Of Anterior Shoulder Instability. Technique- Mid Term Results.
K Karliaftis, C Karabalis, CK Yiannakopoulos, I Hiotis, E Antonogiannakis, D.Giotikas, I.Galanopoulos
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, British Volume 86 (SUPP II), 190-190

11. Arthroscopic Reconstruction Of Rotator Cuff Tears. Technique-Early Results.
E Antonogiannakis, C Karabalis, I Hiotis, D Giotikas…Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, British Volume 86 (SUPP II), 189-189

12. MRI Arthrography In Recurrent Shoulder Instability.
G Babalis, CH Karambalis, E Galanopoulos, D Giotikas, CK Karliaftis, …Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, British Volume 86 (SUPP II), 189-190

13. Traumatic Shoulder Dislocations In Patients Older Than 50 Years.
E Antonogiannakis, K Karliaftis, E Galanopoulos, I Hiotis, J Zagas, D Giotikas, C Karambalis.
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, British Volume 86 (SUPP II), 190-190

International Presentations

1. Improved Infection Rates with Staged Management of Severe Open Tibial Fractures with Bone Transport with Circular Frame. Our Early Experience. 7th Oxford Bone Infection Annual Conference (2018, Oxford, UK)

2. The Human Body Proportions in the Preoperative planning of Cosmetic Limb Lengthening. British Limb Reconstruction Society Annual Meeting( 2018, Southampton, UK)

3. Efficiency and Compliance with Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) in the Management of Non-Unions.
​18th EFORT Annual Congress (2017, Vienna)

4. Total Knee Replacement With The Use Of Megaprosthesis In Complex Fractures And Nonunions Of Distal Femur In The Elderly. Our Early Experience.
16th EFORT Congress (2015, Prague)

5.  Surgical Site Infection Rates After Conversion Of Temporary External Fixation To Definitive Internal Fixation In Complex Fractures Of The Lower Limb And Pelvis
16th EFORT Congress (2015, Prague)

6. The Impact Of Leg Fasciotomies For Acute Compartment Syndrome Management On The Short Term Functional Outcome
16th EFORT Congress (2015, Prague)

7. The use of the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator and antibiotic loaded absorbable pellets with the Masquelet technique for the management of bone loss in complex open lower limb fractures. Our early experience.
5th Annual Bone Infection Conference (2015 ,Oxford, UK)

8. Two Stage Knee Fusion and Preservation of Limb Length with osteobridge Nail for the Management of Persistent Periproshtetic Infection. A case Report.
5th Annual Bone Infection Conference (2015 ,Oxford, UK)

9. Good Outcome on a Host-B type patient with Infected Tibial Nonunion, MSSA Bacteraemia and disseminated musculoskeletal infections
5th Annual Bone Infection Conference (2015 ,Oxford, UK)

10. Epidemiological Changes Of Trauma Related Admissions To A Major Trauma Centre Over A Ten Year Period.
15th EFORT Congress. (2014, London, UK)

11. Total Knee Replacement With The Use Of Megaprosthesis As A Treatment Of Geriatric  Fractures and Nonunion around The Knee Joint. Our Early Experience
BASK(British Association for Surgery of Knee) annual Meeting. (2014, Norwich, UK)

12. A “Graceful” Solution for Symphysis Pubis chronic septic Arthritis
3rd Annual Oxford Bone Infection Conference. (2013, Oxford, UK)

13. Management of Recalcitrant Osteomyelitis of the Native Hip and Pelvis with a Two-Stage Debridement and a Rectus Femoris Pedicled Interposition Graft.
British Limb Reconstruction Society Annual Meeting. (2013, Leicester, UK)

14. Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) – An Alternative Treatment for Non-Union of Long Bone Fractures?
British Limb Reconstruction Society Annual Meeting. (2013, Leicester, UK)

15. The Emerging role of RIA for the Treatment of Chronic Osteomyelitis; A Useful Adjunct to Treatment.
BOA (British Orthopaedic Association) Annual Congress. (2013, Birmingham, UK)

16. In vivo wear measurement of new bearing surfaces of ceramic on ceramic and ceramic on polyethylene by the use of PolyWare® computerized system. A prospective radiological study with 3-6 years follow-up.
11th EFFORT Congress. (2010, Madrid, Spain)

17. MIS total knee arthroplasty. Early results of a prospective randomized study
8th EFFORT Congress. (2007, Florence, Italy)

18. Is there a potential for graft contamination during preparation for ACL Reconstruction?
European Bone and Joint Infection Society 24th Annual Meeting. (2005, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

19. An extra-synovial “foreign body reaction” to polyester material after autologous hamstrings reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament. A case report.
8th Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee. (2003, Napoca, Romania)

20. Arthroscopic findings in chronic anterior instability of shoulder in males 18-30 y.o.  8th Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee. (2003, Napoca, Romania)

21. Evaluation of anterior knee laxity using the rolimeter knee tester. A comparison study with manual and KT-1000 arthrometer measurement
8th Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee. (2003, Napoca, Romania)

22. Arthroscopic Bankart repair using suture anchors. Factors related to recurrence of instability
8th Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee. (2003, Napoca, Romania)

23. Arthroscopic reconstruction of anterior shoulder instability – Technique and results after 3 years follow-up
8th Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee. (2003, Napoca, Romania)

Professional bodies memberships

  • Registered with the British General Medical Council (Full registration with Licence to Practice and on the Specialist register).
  • Member of the Hellenic College of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Member of Hellenic association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • Member of AOTrauma International