Consultant Profile

Mr Robert Richards

Mr Robert Richards MA (Cantab), BM, BCh, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Medico-legal
    • Paediatric orthopaedics
Special clinical interests:

Hip replacement surgery
Knee replacement surgery
Knee arthroscopy
Paediatric orthopaedics including congenital dislocation of the hip, Perthes disease and trauma
Adult trauma

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals Trust

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

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow British Orthopaedic Association
Member British Society Childrens Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Denise Robinson
Private secretary telephone number:
02392 456146
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Richards clinical practice at Spire Portsmouth Hospital includes outpatient consultations for children's orthopaedics and some trauma cases. He also performs hip and knee joint replacements for degenerative arthritis, as well as knee arthroscopy for problems such as meniscal tears from sports injuries.

Mr Richards also has an interest in the management of lower back pain in conjunction with colleagues in pain management.

His sub-specialist interest is children's orthopaedics; in his NHS practice training, he was a fellow at the Children's Hospital in Sheffield. Most paediatric practice is outpatient based and covers hip, knee and foot problems, gait abnormalities and variants of normal development.

Mr Richards also has a medico-legal practice, which is mainly based on the assessment and production of reports for a range of musculo-skeletal problems and disorders following personal injury.

Personal profile:

Mr Richards paediatric orthopaedic practice is complemented by the presence of five youngsters at home. When time allows, he likes to play golf, for a little peace, although he says he has a frustratingly high handicap.

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Mr Robert Richards

Mr Robert Richards Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

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