Orthopaedic surgery

Treats the musculoskeletal system

Our expert consultants treat injuries and conditions of the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles and nerves.


We offer a range of orthopaedic services, from outpatient assessment to complex surgery. Our world-leading surgeons treat a range of conditions, including sports injuries, joint replacement, spinal surgery, degenerative diseases, acute fractures and congenital disorders.


We have the latest technology to diagnose conditions quickly, treat you effectively and reduce your recovery time. Several of our facilities are renowned for their orthopaedic services. London Bridge Hospital offers treatments for all areas including the hip, knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and upper limb, and spine. The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH), part of The Princess Grace Hospital, brings together exceptional facilities and the latest research.


The Wellington Hospital covers a variety of orthopaedic treaments and has one of the largest rehabilitation units in the country. The Lister Hospital is renowned for offering specialist spinal and trauma surgery to patients requiring immediate care, as well as hip and knee replacements.


Our orthopaedic sub-specialties include back, knee, spine, lower limb, hip, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, and shoulder.

  • Hip replacement surgery

    Need to know

    If you suffer from hip pain that hasn't responded to other types of treatment, such as steroid injections, your consultant may recommend a hip replacement. During this type of surgery, your hip joint is replaced with an artificial one (known as a prosthesis). It may be metal, ceramic or plastic.

  • Knee replacement surgery

    Need to know

    The most common cause of knee joint pain is arthritis, which can be brought on by age (osteoarthritis), inflammatory disease (rheumatoid arthritis) or injury (post-traumatic arthritis). A total or partial knee replacement involves replacing the damaged joint surfaces with an artificial implant.

  • Bunion correction surgery

    Need to know

    A bunion is a deformity of your big toe. If there is too much pressure on the inside of your foot at the base of your big toe, it can be pushed against your other toes. A painful, bony lump then forms on the joint. Bunion correction surgery can remove this bony lump, helping to realign your toes.

  • Spinal disc surgery

    Need to know

    Your spine is made up of a column of bones (vertebrae), separated by spongy discs that act as shock absorbers. These discs can wear out with age or get damaged if you lift heavy things. A slipped disc is a common and painful condition that can be repaired with an endoscopic (keyhole) procedure.

  • Hip resurfacing surgery

    Need to know

    This surgery is more commonly performed on younger patients. It can be an alternative to a total hip replacement if your leg and hip bones are generally good. It's also known as metal-on-metal hip resurfacing, where the surface of the ball and socket joint in the hip are replaced with a metal surface.

  • Anterior cruciate ligament restoration

    Need to know

    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a band of tough connective tissue that stretches diagonally across your knee. It joins the thighbone to the shinbone and supports the knee joint. Reconstruction is often needed following skiing, football and other sporting injuries.

Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

Many of our orthopaedic surgeons are internationally respected in their field and several hold senior posts in some of the UK's top teaching hospitals.

Our facilities

We offer a wide range of orthopaedic procedures, including the latest minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery techniques, at a number of our facilities.

My friends and colleagues are amazed that there’s such a small scar, based on the nature of the injury.

HCA Healthcare UK patient

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