Robert Crawford


Robert Crawford is a consultant spine surgeon practicing in Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals. He has been involved in the development of the British Spine Registry and continues to promote its use. Robert is a past president of the British Scoliosis Society and is an examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.  Robert continues to research and is currently working on projects that include; the outcome of surgery for degenerative spinal deformity in the elderly; methods of spinal fusion involving the use of spine synthetic devices versus patient’s own bone.

Having trained and previously practised in general orthopaedic and trauma surgery, he now specialises solely in spinal surgery. This includes surgery for nerve root and spinal cord compression, age-related degenerative spinal conditions, the surgical management of spinal deformity, spinal trauma, tumours, and infection.  He has published in the areas of spine deformity in children with neurological disorders and in adults, in spinal cord decompression and on spine fusion surgery.

Robert regularly presents local audit figures for spinal deformity surgery at the annual meeting of the British Scoliosis Society. He is involved in spine surgery education locally and nationally and has been a reviewer and guest editor for the European Spine Journal.

Robert, is a member of the British Association of Spine Surgeons, The British Orthopaedic Association and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, London