Joint reconstruction: Hip

RNOH are leaders in the treatment and research of all problems associated with the hip in adults. This service includes the diagnosis and treatment of problems arising from hip disorders that started in childhood and the full range of surgery for arthritis.

The unit performs a large number of revision hip replacements each year for patients from across the UK and is recognised for its specialist expertise in this area. A wide range of techniques is used including cemented and uncemented fixation as well as extensive experience in custom-made prostheses using CAD CAM technology. 


  • Primary replacement
  • Revision surgery
  • Hip reconstruction
  • Joint revision
  • Osteotomy

Metal-On-Metal Referrals

The RNOH multi-disciplinary team (MDT) for patients with painful metal-on-metal bearings in hip replacements can be found via this link: Painful Metal on Metal Hip Replacement

GP Referrals

We accept referrals from GPs via the NHS e-referral system.

Urgent Inpatient Referrals

Any urgent inpatient referral must be made via

We can only accept a referral if the following documents are submitted to us, with any supplementary paperwork. We can no longer accept telephone referrals or those based solely on a clinic referral letter for urgent inpatient referrals. You can use this form to refer patients whose care you want us to take over, or for an urgent opinion in our MDT and/or radiology review meetings.

JRU Urgent Inpatient Referral form

JRU Urgent Inpatient Referral Checklist

The JRU MDT meet every Thursday morning, therefore we request that your referral be submitted to us no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday, with all the relevant paperwork completed.

All other referrals/queries please send to

Please call the unit on 020 3947 0041

Clinical Nurse Specialists: Telephone 020 8909 5279

There are two fellowship positions for post CCT surgeons, with FRCS (Tr&Orth) or equivalent, wishing to undertake further training in complex hip and knee surgery.

The fellow will spend one year at the RNOH rotating between the consultants.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact

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Hip and knee replacement, rehabilitation and cartilage transplantation

Mr Will Aston - Surgical treatment of arthritis, including cartilage transplantation, arthroscopic knee surgery, knee and hip replacement surgery, complex hip and...

Professor Tim W R Briggs - Bone and soft tissue sarcomas. Complex hip and knee surgery. Complex revision hip and knee surgery. Cartilage transplantation.

Mr Richard Carrington - Primary and revision hip and knee replacement. minimally invasive primary hip and knee replacement, cartilage transplantation and knee surgery.

Mr James Donaldson - Primary, complex primary and revision hip replacements. Partial and total knee replacements, complex primary and revision knee replacements....

Mr Panagiotis Gikas - Primary hip and knee joint replacements including anterior approach hip replacement. Revision hip and knee Joint replacements Complex hip and...

Professor Alister Hart - Revision hip surgery. Optimising function and survival of hip and knee replacements for patients with arthritis.

Mr Chethan Jayadev - Primary, complex primary and revision hip and knee replacements. Partial knee replacement. Infected hip and knee replacements. Knee preservation...

Mr Jonathan Miles - Revision hip and knee replacement. Sports injuries to the knee. Complex hip and knee replacement. Customised implants. Cartilage injuries. Infected...

Mr Rob Pollock - Bone tumours, soft tissue sarcoma, primary and revision hip and knee and cartilage transplantation.

Professor John Skinner - Hip replacement and revision surgery. Knee replacement and revision surgery. Bone and soft tissue sarcoma surgery; resection and reconstruction.

A Patient's Guide to Gluteal Tendinopathy 

A Patient's Guide to Revision Hip Replacement Surgery

A Patient's Guide To Total Hip Replacement 

A Patient’s Guide to Hip Precautions Following Primary or Revision Total Hip Replacement

Improving your experience of joint replacement (National Joint Registry) 


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