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Orthopaedic surgery

Our broad range of orthopaedic surgery options effectively treat conditions and injuries affecting your bones and joints.

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Orthopaedic surgery is a specialised area of medicine that helps treat conditions affecting your bones, joints and their surrounding soft tissue (your muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves). Your bones, joints and their associate structures are known as your musculoskeletal system. Your musculoskeletal system protects your vital organs, supports your bodily functions and allows you to move properly.   

Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders can cause pain, swelling and stiffness. Persistent joint pain can disrupt your sleep, performance at work, family life and relationships, which can in turn affect your overall quality of life.    

If treatment options such as physiotherapy and steroid injections have not helped alleviate your symptoms, you might require surgery.

Our dedicated network Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists across our hospitals to investigate your symptoms, execute your treatment plan and provide consistent support throughout your healthcare journey.

The cost of your orthopaedic surgery differs depending on your individual needs (including aftercare) and the location in which you receive treatment.

Your Consultant will discuss the cost of your surgery in greater detail at your first consultation, after which a quote of your fixed price package will be provided.

We offer several easy payment options that allow you to spread the cost of your payment across a timeframe that suits you. These include:

Flexible payments

Our flexible payments option from Chrysalis Finance means you can pay a series of monthly repayments over a timeframe that works for you.

This means you don't have to worry about paying bills during your treatment journey.

Private medical insurance

If you are using private medical insurance for treatment, you need to speak to your insurance provider about any excess on your claim.

There are several reasons why you might be advised to have orthopaedic surgery. These include:   

This occurs when your cartilage (the tissue on the surface of your joints) breaks down. As a result, the bones in your joint might rub together, causing pain, swelling and stiffness.

Rheumatoid arthritis: This is a form of arthritis caused by your immune system attacking the cells in the lining of your joints. If left untreated, it can cause your joint to lose shape and alignment. It can also result in pain and swelling.

Compressed nerves in your spine (spinal problems): If the nerves in your spine are compressed, you might experience pain in your back or in your leg.

Injuries: An injury can occur following a traumatic accident. A sprain, which happens when one or more of your ligaments have been torn or stretched, is a common sports injury. Other injuries include strains (tears in your muscle tissue) or fractures (broken bones). 

Our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons will work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including Radiologists, Physiotherapists and Anaesthetists to investigate your symptoms and deliver high-quality, consistent care.  

We offer a wide range of orthopaedic procedures to treat musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis or traumatic sports injuries. These include:   

Knee surgery

This will vary depending on your diagnosis, but if you suffer from knee pain due to arthritis, you might be advised to undergo knee joint replacement surgery. We also offer knee arthroscopy surgery. This is often used to diagnose and treat a range of problems in your knee, including a displaced kneecap or a torn ligament.

Hip surgery

Your initial treatment for hip pain might include hip injections to provide pain relief and reduce swelling. But if your symptoms do not improve with injections, hip replacement surgery can be considered.   

Spinal surgery

Spinal surgery can treat pain caused by pressure put on the nerves in your spine. These nerves might be compressed as a result of a slipped disc (when the spongy tissue between your spine's bones press against your surrounding nerves) or lumbar (lower back) spinal stenosis, which happens when the area around your spinal cord narrows, causing your nerves to become compressed. 

Shoulder and elbow surgery

If you are suffering from persistent shoulder pain, a shoulder arthroscopy can investigate the cause of your symptoms. It could also be used to treat conditions such as a frozen shoulder. If you have severe arthritis in your shoulder, your Consultant might advise having shoulder replacement surgery. 

Hand and wrist surgery

If you have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in your fingers, the affected small joints in your fingers can be replaced with an implant or a prosthetic. A finger joint fusion can relieve arthritic pain by removing the damaged ends of your finger joint.   

Foot and ankle surgery

You might be advised to have foot and ankle surgery to treat ankle pain, remove bunions (a bony lump that can form on the outside of your toe) and correct any deformities or problems with your toes.

There are many benefits of having private orthopaedic surgery with us, including:  
  • Fast access to treatment;  
  • Personalised treatment plans tailored to your needs;  
  • Flexible, affordable payment options, and  
  • High-quality care from our experienced Consultants across our hospital’s dedicated Orthopaedic Units. 

To get started, you can book a consultation online with one of our many experienced Consultants. To book your appointment, you can submit an appointment form or call us on +44 1413 005 009.

If you would like to learn more about the procedures that we offer across our hospitals, please visit our treatment page. 

Specialists offering Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Ash Gulati

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

MBBS, MS Orth, DNB Orth, DPhil (Oxford), MBA (Manchester), FRCS (Tr. & Orth.)

The Priory Hospital 1 more The Droitwich Spa Hospital

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Ms Claire Jane Zweifel

Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon


Southend Private Hospital

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Ms Louise McCullough

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB,FRCSEd (Tr & Orth), Dip SEM

Albyn Hospital

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Mr Ronan Treacy

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


The Droitwich Spa Hospital 1 more The Priory Hospital

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Mr Richard Warwick Westerman

Consultant Hip & Knee Surgeon

MB ChB, MSc (Orthopaedic Engineering) FRCS (Tr & Orth)

The Meriden Hospital

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