Consultant Profile

Mr Richard Baker

Mr Richard Baker MB.ChB, FRCS(Tr&Orth), MSc, MD
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Complex Hip and Knee replacement
Revision Hip and Knee replacement
Treatment of joint infections

Research interests:

Failure of hip resurfacing
Hip and knee replacement

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Avon Orthopaedic Centre
Southmead Hospital

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Oncology Society

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc. 

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 980 4070
Private secretary:
Karen Yates
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 980 4090
Private secretary fax:
0117 9804055
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Thursday 8am to 12pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Baker is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee.  He is based at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre and has a specialist interest in revision surgery for failed hip and knee replacements.  This includes failure from infection, fracture, loosening, pain and reaction to metal debris.

He went to medical school in Manchester and graduated in 1999.  He is on the GMC specialist register as an Orthopaedic Consultant who specialises in both elective and trauma surgery, after completing his training in Bristol.

He is fellowship trained having spent one year in the prestigious Vancouver adult lower limb joint reconstruction unit.  Subsequently he has visted Munster (Germany) as an AO fellow in trauma.  His research interests include hip and knee replacement, hip resurfacing and hip fracture treatment.

He is the associate editor of hip international, the only journal dedicated to hip disease and is actively involved in teaching junior doctors and medical students.

Personal profile:

Richard enjoys spending time with his young family and his hobbies include mountaineering and long distance swimming, although both have been curtailed due to the arrival of his son Henry - who he is now trying to teach to swim.

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Mr Richard Baker

Mr Richard Baker Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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