Orthopaedic surgeon

Orthopaedics is a very popular surgical speciality. It is the study of diseases of the bones and muscles, for example arthritis, and as a result of this growing interest, is divided into smaller sub-specialities. These range from microvascular procedures through to joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery, e.g. hip, is one of the most common procedures they perform.

An orthopaedic surgeon is a highly trained professional who operates on patients with a range of muscle and bone disorders.

Examples of orthopaedic surgery include:

  • Knee replacement
  • Bunion surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair (shoulder)
  • Spinal fusion
  • Rheumatoid arthritis surgery
  • Ligament tightening (ankle)

Orthopaedics is a broad subject and as a result of this, many orthopaedic surgeons specialise in a particular area, e.g. sports injuries or shoulder surgery.

Role of an orthopaedic surgeon at Harley Street

These are renowned, highly qualified professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in their chosen field. Our orthopaedic surgeons have acquired experience from time spent in the NHS – holding a consultant post – before making the move into private practice.

They are skilled practitioners who use the latest technologies and techniques for the benefit of their patients. This includes minimally invasive surgery and robot assisted surgery.

Several of our surgeons specialise in sports injuries and are also keen sportspeople themselves so are well placed to advise about these types of injuries.

Your orthopaedic surgeon will devise a treatment plan from the initial diagnosis through to treatment and rehabilitation.