Consultant Profile

Prof Richard Field

Prof Richard Field 
Practicing at:
Spire St Anthony's Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hip Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Hip Replacement - Hip Resurfacing, Bone Conserving Mini-Hip, Primary and Revision Hip Replacement
Hip Arthroscopy
Joint Preserving Early Intervention Hip Surgery
Knee Replacement - Primary and Revision Knee Replacement
Knee Arthroscopy 
Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction 

Research interests:

Prof Field has established a research department and outcome programme.  Since 2004, this research team has worked at both St Helier and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (the EOC) to develop a world renowned research programme with many national and international collaborations.  In 2013 he was awarded a personal Chair at St George’s, University of London in recognition of his work at St Helier and the EOC. 

Prof Field lectures widely and is a regular invited faculty member at many national and international Orthopaedic meetings and continues to supervise MD(Res) and PhD students and has regular UK and overseas visiting Fellows in his team.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

St Helier Hospital & Epsom Hospitals

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

Member of the British Medical Association
Member of the British Hip Society 
Member of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
Trustee of SWLEOC Orthopaedic Research Foundation
Member of the Sutton and District Medical Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
Insured: 020 8335 4678/9 or Self-Pay: 020 8335 4646
Alternate Monday evenings, Wednesday mornings and alternate Saturday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Richard Field qualified from the Westminster Hospital, London in 1980. After house jobs at St Stephen's Hospital in Chelsea, Senior House Officer posts at University College Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, he completed a PhD thesis at Cambridge University. His Specialist Orthopaedic training was undertaken at the Whittington and Westminster Hospitals in London, Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, Colchester and Black Notley Hospitals in Essex and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

In 1994, Richard Field was appointed to St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, with a special interest in hip surgery. Since 2004, his NHS practice has been based at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre where he is the Director of Research. He is one of the UK's most experienced practitioners in arthroscopic hip surgery, muscle sparing hip replacement, hip resurfacing and complex hip replacement. He undertakes between approximately 500 hip operations per year.

Personal profile:

Besides being a pioneer of hip arthroscopy in the UK, Prof Field is one of the UK’s most experienced hip resurfacing surgeons and continues to undertake this procedure on active young men.  Since 2008, Prof Field has regularly used the muscle sparing, direct anterior approach for his routine hip replacement surgery and is a regular faculty member on national and international training courses for surgeons learning this technique.  In 2011, Prof Field undertook the world’s first GMK Sphere knee replacement and has been one of the key surgeons in the development of this new generation of knee replacement.  Prof Field remains keen to involve as many of his patients, as possible, in long term outcome studies to properly monitor their progress and better understand the results of our surgery.

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Prof Richard Field

Prof Richard Field Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Sutton, private hospital specialist.

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