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Mr Nick Kenny

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon


Practices at: The Alexandra Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Kenny is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon with over 26 years of consultant practice. He studied at the Medical School at Manchester University. He was appointed Honorary Clinical Lecturer to the University when he commenced his consultant post at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1995. He has also trained overseas in a couple of major trauma centres in Germany and in Canada. He was closely involved in the care of the Manchester bombing victims in 2017.

He specialises in arthroscopic surgery to the knee, total knee replacement, total hip replacement, soft tissue injuries and trauma. He performs over 100 joint replacements per annum. He has a particular interest, and gains a great degree of satisfaction, in looking after recreational athletes and returning them to full function after injury and in returning an individual with disabling osteoarthritis to normal function.

Mr Kenny has been Consulting at The Alexandra Hospital for 26 years and was Chairman of The Alexandra Hospital Medical Advisory Committee (until Dec 2019). This role allowed him, in conjunction with other clinicians and the hospital management, to maintain and improve excellent clinical standards within the hospital. He has worked as Clinical Director of The Directorate of Orthopaedics at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

He holds three private clinics per week at the The Alexandra Hospital. Patients can usually be seen within 48 hours. He can see patients on the same day by special arrangement.

Mr Kenny holds a weekly operating list at the The Alexandra Hospital. He only works with a small number of personally chosen, and very experienced anaesthetists that he has known for a long time. They have expertise in providing regional anaesthetic techniques and place a high degree of priority on post-operative pain control. They are also very experienced cardiac anaesthetists, and as such are confident in looking after patients with heart disease and other cardiac issues. Post-operatively, patients are guaranteed daily visits in hospital whilst an in-patient.

He receives instructions from international legal firms to help defend clinical negligence claims within the NHS. His involvement helps him understand how clinical errors are made, and to ensure that his own clinical practice adapts to continually improve patient safety.

On a professional level, Mr Kenny continually updates and expands his clinical knowledge by attending relevant courses and by participating in regular audits. His outcome data for joint replacement surgery is gathered by the National Joint Registry.

Over many years Nick attended trauma courses in Davos, Switzerland to learn the most up-to-date techniques in trauma care. He regularly attends national and international courses to continue his professional development.

On a personal note, he is an elite athlete who competes in, long distance high altitude ultra-marathons. These notably include, the Mont Blanc 90km with 6,220 metres vertical ascent and descent; the CCC 101km with 6,100 metres vertical ascent and descent; the Swiss alpine 79km ultramarathon with 3,900 metres vertical ascent and descent and the Swiss Irontrail 127km with 6,546 / 6,731 metres vertical ascent / descent. All races are time trialled with strict cut off times. He often competes in the Brecon Beacons Fan Dance race series, organised by UK ex-special forces personnel. He regularly finishes in the top 30% of participants in the Fan Dance races. Mr Kenny recognises that a healthy, active lifestyle is integral to mental performance.

Clinical Interests

  • Hip replacements.
  • Knee Replacements. 
  • Arthroscopy surgery to the knee. 
  • Soft tissue injuries. 
  • Sporting injuries to the lower limb.

Professional Memberships

  • Medical Defence Union.
  • British Orthopaedic Association. 
  • British Medical Association.