Orthopaedic surgery

At Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital we work with the majority of the region’s consultants, including a renowned group of Cambridge University Hospital orthopaedic surgeons known as the Cambridge Orthopaedic Group (COG). In partnership with the hospital COG provide a first class surgical service in all areas of orthopaedics.

We work with the majority of the region’s consultants, including a renowned group from Cambridge University Hospital

orthopaedic surgery - back, spine, hip, knee


Orthopaedic surgeons at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital perform in excess of 1,500 orthopaedic procedures a year, including:

Hip surgery
Hip replacement
Hip arthroscopy
Hip resurfacing

Knee surgery
Knee replacement
Knee arthroscopy
Knee ligament surgery

Shoulder and elbow surgery
Shoulder arthroscopy
Shoulder replacement surgery
PRP treatment for Tennis or Golfer’s elbow

Foot surgery
Foot and bunions removal treatment
Ingrown toenail surgery

Hand and Wrist surgery
Treatment for Carpal tunnel syndrome
Dupuytren's contracture (palmar fasciectomy)
Ganglion removal


Our surgeons also treatments for disorders of the back and spine. 

Pre-operative assessment

Patients are assessed before orthopaedic surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital. Up to an hour is spent with our pre-operative assessment nurse to assess fitness for the operation and to help the patient understand the surgical procedure, the hospital and any other details and information. Pre-operative assessment helps ensure that patients are fully prepared for their surgery.

Imaging and diagnostics

Specialists at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital utilise x-ray and imaging when required including ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). Where sports injuries have occurred specialists analyse the cause of the injury (for example sporting technique, basic fitness, gait and equipment)

After surgery

Following surgery, our highly skilled team of physiotherapists support the work of the orthopaedic surgeon to aid a fast and effective recovery.

About Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

The 68 bed Spire Cambridge Lea hospital has been open for over 21 years in the village of Impington, to the north of Cambridge. The hospital has five operating theatres, three with laminar flow (an air system which helps reduce the risk of infection), a dedicated endoscopy suite, two treatment rooms and 18 consulting rooms. The hospital provides a comfortable environment including patient gardens and ample free car parking. Cambridge Lea Hospital is a premium private facility, dedicated to the highest standards of cleanliness and clinical care and excellent levels of overall patient satisfaction.

Our services are available to everyone whether they have private medical insurance or not. If you are paying for your treatment we can often offer fixed price all inclusive packages so that there are no surprises.

Minimally invasive foot surgery

A new method of treatment for athritis of the big toe and bunions is available at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital. Read about new minimally invasive foot surgery

Personalised Knee Replacement 

Signature™ Knee is now available at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital. Read more about the Signature™ Knee at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

Scans and investigations

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital offers a broad range of tests, scans and investigations to help your GP or consultant make as accurate a diagnosis as possible. Our investigations include MRI, DEXA, CT, X-Ray, Mammogram and many more. 
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Physiotherapy at Progress

The physiotherapy team at Progress provide specialist, personal, professional and highly skilled private treatment. Our staff undertake regular continuing professional development, helping to ensure that our treatments are up to date with all the latest developments in physiotherapy practice. www.progresshealth.co.uk

Cambridge Fracture Clinic

The Cambridge Fracture Clinic at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital offers a premium private orthopaedic follow up service for patients that have been seen in an emergency department and need anything from 'Fracture Clinic' follow-up to fracture fixation surgery to rehabilitation. Click here to read more


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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is now offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment for patients suffering with Tennis or Golfer’s elbow. Click here to read more

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