Andreas Roposch

Mr Andreas Roposch has been a Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since 2005. 

He has a particular interest in the treatment of complex hip problems in children and young people including all aspects of disease.


Reliability of Bucholz and Ogden classification for osteonecrosis secondary to developmental dysplasia of the hip
Roposch A, Wedge JH, Riedl G. 2012 Dec 470(12):3499-505

Functional outcomes in children with osteonecrosis secondary to treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip
Roposch A, Liu LQ, Offiah AC, Wedge JH. 2011 Dec 21;93(24):e145

Management of slipped capital femoral epiphysis: results of a survey of the members of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society
Sonnega RJ, van der Sluijs JA, Wainwright AM, Roposch A, Hefti F. 2011 Dec 5(6):433-8.

Standardized diagnostic criteria for developmental dysplasia of the hip in early infancy
Roposch A, Liu LQ, Hefti F, Clarke NM, Wedge JH. 2011 Dec 469(12):3451-61

More publications from Andreas Roposch.


  • hip disorders in children and young people

  • benign bone tumours

  • osteogenesis imperfecta and childhood osteoporosis

  • skeletal dysplasias


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • MSc in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (2005)
  • Medical Doctorate (1995)
Mr Roposch trained in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Vienna, as well as at Children's Hospital San Diego, USA. He qualified as an orthopaedic surgeon in 2000 and completed fellowship training in paediatric orthopaedics and trauma from 2002-3003, followed by a fellowship in paediatric and adolescent hip surgery (2003-2005) – both at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Before joining Great Ormond Street Hospital, Mr Roposch was a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Deputy Clinical Lead of Paediatric Orthopaedics at the University of Vienna.

Mr Roposch is a member of the following professional bodies and societies:

  • Board Member, European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

  • Chair, Scientific Committee, European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

  • Member, British Society for Children's Orthopaedics

  • Member, Salter Society

  • Member, German-Speaking Society of Paediatric Orthopaedics

Research Interests

  • development of diagnostic and disease severity indices
  • understanding disease progression and prognosis

  • patient-specific outcome measures

  • variations in care and clinical decision making

Ongoing research activities

Mr Roposch is leading a UK-wide study on the genetics of childhood hip dysplasia with over 15 participating centres. His group is also studying modulating factors and prognosis in neonatal hip dysplasias in a population based cohort study, and how parents make difficult decisions about operative treatment on behalf of their children.