Dr Russell Young

Dr Russell Young

MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCP FRCR

Specialisation: musculoskeletal radiologist, and sports injuries.

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     Specialises in

    • General ultrasound
    • Interventional radiology
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Musculoskeletal ultrasound

    Areas of interest

    Orthopaedic, Spinal, Sports & Rheumatological Imaging;

    Musculoskeletal diagnostic & interventional ultrasound;

    Musculoskeletal MRI & CT;

    Musculoskeletal fluoroscopic guided injections;

    Head and Neck Ultrasound +/- FNA;

    Ultrasound-guided foreign body removal;

    General abdominal ultrasound;

    DVT Doppler ultrasound

    Personal Profile

    Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist – MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, FRCR

    Specialist in Sports, Orthopaedic, Rheumatological & Interventional Radiology

    Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist with a special interest in sports imaging. Specialist in diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic, spinal, sports and rheumatological conditions. He performs MRI screening in chronic traumatic brain injury in contact sports and also performs general and head and neck ultrasound.

    11 years of experience working with Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Physicians, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors & Podiatrists, including working with professional athletes and Swindon Town Football Club players.

    Background

    Dr Russell Young first became interested in Radiology whilst observing CT scanning on a surgical elective in Canada.  He worked as a clinician in Scotland and Australia, returning to the UK to start training in Radiology.  He developed an interest in musculoskeletal radiology early on, which complemented his sporting interests.  After completing a specialist musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford he worked as a consultant radiologist at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, which has excellent orthopaedic and radiology departments.

    More recently he has been working in Cirencester and for GP Care throughout Gloucestershire.  Whilst working for GP Care, many patients commented that they liked having ultrasound scans more locally.  This gave him the idea of trying to provide a more local and personal ultrasound scan service.  He also reports MRI and CT scans, which can be arranged via Cobalt Health in Cheltenham on request from your health professional.

    Latest Updates

    Cotswold Diagnostic Clinic – MRI Reporting service still available, but scans are performed at Cobalt Health in Cheltenham (please mark referral FAO: Dr R Young)

    Cotswold Diagnostic Clinic – mobile musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound & injections based in Cirencester

    Current Positions

    Great Western Hospital Swindon NHS Clinic – MSK ultrasound & guided injections
    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Oxford – MSK ultrasound & guided injections and MRI reporting

    GP Care – MSK and general ultrasound at GP surgeries at the Hadwen Medical Practice and at Stroud General Hospital

    St Luke’s Radiology Oxford Ltd – MSK ultrasound and injections with teaching on ultrasound courses and some auditing for Global Diagnostics UK

    Fusion Radiology and SG Radiology – Teleradiology – MSK MRI and CT with auditing.  Screening MRI and MRA Brain scans for MMA fighters (with safe MMA).

    Sub-specialist Training

    Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

    Specialist Training

    Severn Deanery Radiology Training Rotation, Bristol
    Including Final Year Specialist Musculoskeletal Radiology Training Attachment, based at Southmead Hospital in Bristol

    Professional Memberships

    General Medical Council

    Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists

    British Society of Skeletal Radiology

    Specialist in Orthopaedic & Sports Radiology

    Dr Russell Young is on a surgical elective in Canada.  He worked as a clinician in the UK and Australia, before returning to the UK to start training in Radiology.  He developed an interest in musculoskeletal radiology early on, which complemented his sporting interests.  After completing a specialist musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford he worked as a consultant radiologist at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, which has excellent orthopaedic and radiology departments.

    More recently Dr Russell Young has also been working in Cirencester and Oxford and for GP Care throughout Gloucestershire.  Whilst working for GP Care, many patients commented that they liked having ultrasound scans more locally.  This gave Dr Russell Young the idea of trying to provide a more local and personal ultrasound scan service. Dr Russell Young also reports MRI and CT scans, which can be arranged via Cobalt Health in Cheltenham, on request from your local health professional.

    Skills

    • MRI scan reporting – a specialist in orthopaedic, sports, spinal & rheumatological conditions and traumatic brain injury in contact sports.
    • Diagnostic ultrasound of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves and soft tissues, including hernias and lumps and bumps.
    • Other ultrasound types – abdominal, neck/thyroid, deep veins & testes.
    • Ultrasound-guided diagnostic and therapeutic injections of tendon sheaths, bursae, joints, nerves, trigger points and soft tissues.
    • Ultrasound-guided high volume injections for frozen shoulder and tendinopathy.
    • Fluoroscopic guided spinal nerve root blocks, facet joint injections, and rhizolysis.
    • Radiology and referral advice for all health care professionals.

    A medicolegal musculoskeletal MRI reporting service is also available.  Dr Young can provide expert witness reports for all types of musculoskeletal injuries and negligence, including spinal conditions and is on the medical advisory board for safe MMA.

    Specialist Training

    Severn Deanery Radiology Training Rotation

    Sub-specialist Training

    Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship
    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford Professional Memberships

    General Medical Council

    Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists

    British Society of Skeletal Radiology

    British Patellofemoral Society

    Sporting Interests

    Experienced runner for over 25 years (up to marathon distance)

    Triathlon, experienced off-piste skier, hockey, rugby, squash.

    Advanced practitioner and consultant practitioner radiographers increase responsibility in their job roles, respectively, to a point where the four core domains of consultant work are pivotal to their roles: 1) expert clinical practice; 2) professional leadership and consultancy; 3) education, training & development, practice & service development; 4) research & evaluation. It is the aspiration of The Society and College of Radiographers that radiographers undertaking advanced practice are educated to full Masters level and consultant practitioners to Professional Doctorate / PhD level.