Consultant Profile

Mr Christopher Kershaw

Mr Christopher Kershaw MB, ChB, FRCS (ED), FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Foot Surgery
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Paediatric orthopaedics
Special clinical interests:

Adults:  Hip and Knee replacement surgery, hip resurfacing, Soft tissue problems in the hip. Bunion surgery, Arthritis of the great toe, Morton’s neuroma, Flat foot, Ankle arthritis and ligament injuries.

Children: Hip, knee and foot problems. Growth and gait disorders.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Leicester

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

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Foot and Ankle Society
British Orthopaedic Association
British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic surgery

Member, Speciality Advisory Committee, Trauma and Orthopaedics
Examiner, FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics), Intercollegiate Speciality Board


Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Mrs  Amber Webster
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 265 3634
Private secretary fax:
0116 265 3635
Private secretary email address:
Thursday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I completed my medical qualification in Sheffield before training as an orthopaedic surgeon in Oxford and Leicester. I undertook research in Oxford and a fellowship in paediatric orthopaedics at The Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, London.

My main interests are in hip and foot surgery in children and adults, and I also undertake complex pelvic surgery and foot reconstruction across a wide age range. I have a particular interest in young adults with hip arthritis and uncemented hip replacement. I try to help patients make the right decisions on their treatment, by explaining the options available and their outcomes, based on the available evidence  and experience over 18 years as a consultant.

For several years I have had an interest in the training of the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons, becoming Training Programme Director for Orthopaedics in South Trent and then being appointed to the national Speciality Advisory Committee. I am particularly proud to be voted regional orthopaedic trainer of the year in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and a  runner–up for national orthopaedic trainer in 2010.

Personal profile:

I enjoy getting out onto the hills. My wife and I (we climbed Mount Kenya when we first met as medical students) have started to climb all the Wainwright peaks in the Lake District starting with the highest and gradually working down.

 I enjoy classical music and jazz (often listened to while operating), watching rugby and have taken up scuba-diving to prove to myself that I’m not too old to learn. I collect cartoons about surgeons. I provide advice, DIY and finance to three grown-up children.

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Mr Christopher Kershaw

Mr Christopher Kershaw Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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