Consultant Profile

Mr Alasdair Santini

Mr Alasdair Santini MB ChB, FRCS (Glas, Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Liverpool Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Mr Santini specialises in knee replacements, revision knee replacements, partial knee replacements, hip replacements and knee arthroscopy.

Research interests:

He has an on-going research interest, having won many grants to run clinical trials in knee surgery. The results of these have been presented both nationally and internationally. He also lectures both nationally and internationally on knee surgery and has a number of publications in knee surgery.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen
University Hospitals NHS Trust

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Mr Santini trained in Sheffield and Liverpool and was awarded his surgical fellowships from the Royal Colleges in both Glasgow and England (FRCSGlasg & FRCSEng). Subsequently he achieved the specialist fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedics (FRCS Trauma & Orth) and then won a Royal College travelling fellowship to St Louis, USA.

Contact Details 
Private secretary telephone number:
0151 522 1860
Private secretary email address:
Thursday all day and Monday evening
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Alasdair Santini is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at The Royal Liverpool University and Broadgreen Hospitals, where he specialises in lower limbarthroplasty (hip and knee joint replacement), especially primary and revision knee arthroplasty. He lives in Cheshire and is married with two sons.

He was educated at Gillsland Park Preparatory School and The Edinburgh Academy and then at The University of Sheffield where he gained his primary medical qualification. He is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He passed the intercollegiate exam in Orthopaedics and Trauma (FRCS Tr & Orth) in 2002 and gained entry to thespecialist register in orthopaedics in February 2004. His higher training in orthopaedics was on the Liverpool Orthopaedic rotation and involved a year at Wrightington Hospital and a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow sponsored travelling fellowship to visit Dr Leo Whiteside in St Louis, USA.

He is a member of the British Medical Association, British Orthopaedic Association and British Association for Surgery of the Knee. He is also a member of Orthopaedic Infection Control Group for Royal Liverpool University, Broadgreen and Aintree Hospitals. He has been a previous organiser for clinical demonstrations for the visiting Russian Ilizarov professorial team to Liverpool and an examiner for OSCE section of the MCh(Orth) exam at the University of Liverpool.

Mr Santini was instrumental in re-designing the then Core Skills Course in Orthopaedics at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He chairs the organising committee and wrote and edited the accompanying book and DVD. Now under the name Specialist Skills in Orthopaedics, the course is run in five centres across the UK and in 2010 Mr Santini ran the first international course in Dubai.

In 2008, he founded the Grosvenor Orthopaedic Club to promote education and research for hip and knee surgeons in Cheshire and Merseyside. The club meets four times a year and have been joined by a variety of international guest speakers. In addition, he is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, British Association for Surgery of the Knee and Chair of the speciality skills course in Orthopaedics for the Royal College of Surgeons.

Personal profile:

Mr Santini is a keen fencer, having been captain of both school and university teams. He currently keeps fit by running and participated in the Great South Run in 2003. He enjoys scuba diving and has the PADI advanced open water diver qualification. He enjoys hill-climbing especially Munro-Bagging and is a lifetime ticket holder of seats at Murrayfield so he can follow Scotland’s rugby internationals.


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Mr Alasdair Santini

Mr Alasdair Santini Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Liverpool, private hospital specialist.

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