Metastatic Bone Disease
As part of his fellowship in Oxford, Mr McKenna worked in bone tumour surgery. He gained extensive experience in the use of endoprosthetics (or megaprostheses) – basically large implants that replace massive bone loss in the femur. This experience fed nicely into a complex revision practice but also enabled Mr McKenna to set up the Metastatic Bone Service at Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. For local patients this means that their care does not need to be sent out to a regional bone cancer centre – meaning shorter waits for surgery. Primary bone cancers however are all managed at a regional Sarcoma Centre (locally this is The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital - Birmingham).