Dorset Orthopaedic ambassador wins award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony
After an incredible year of progress and on-track success, Dorset Orthopaedic ambassador Billy Monger was presented with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony in Birmingham on Sunday 16th December.
On stage with him at the Genting Arena, was Dorset Orthopaedic’s clinical services director — and one of Billy’s treating prosthetists — Matt Hughes, who was among a group of people credited with helping Billy get back to racing and to winning trophies in the BRDC Formula 3 Championship.
Billy has been a patient at Dorset Orthopaedic for around one year, after the horror crash at Donington Park resulted in him losing both of his legs, one above knee and one below.
As well as his everyday prosthetics, Dorset Orthopaedic also made him a bespoke prosthetic socket on his below knee side with which he can apply the brake on his Carlin racing car. The prosthetic absorbs braking forces, reducing pressure and potential pain on Billy’s residual limb.
Matt said: “It was a huge thrill and a great honour to be able to join Billy on stage as received his award from Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton.
“We’re delighted to have helped him on his journey so far with his bespoke driving prosthesis, and look forward to working together more in future.”
Established in 1989, Dorset Orthopaedic is an independent provider of prosthetic, orthotic, silicone and rehabilitation services.