Consultant Profile

Mr Nigel Kiely

Mr Nigel Kiely B.MedSci, BM, BS, MSC, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Yale Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Paediatric orthopaedics
Special clinical interests:

Children’s orthopaedic surgery

Joint preservation for young adult hip disorders

Hip arthroscopy

Pelvic osteotomy

Limb deformity correction

Research interests:
Medial approach for DDH
Ponseti technique for clubfoot
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Adult & Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen.
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeons

British Limb Reconstruction Society

British Orthopaedic Association

British Medical Association
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01978 268 050
Private secretary:
Anna  Gizzi
Private secretary telephone number:
01978 268 050
Private secretary email address:
Friday pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Kiely graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 1991. After house jobs in Nottingham, he worked in Leeds then Manchester. He undertook Orthopaedic training in Manchester and the North West, finishing with a fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry. During this time, he gained a Higher Degree in Orthopaedic Engineering from the University of Cardiff. Mr Kiely has an Adult and Children’s Orthopaedic practice.

His adult practice includes joint preserving surgery for hip deformity and hip dysplasia. This involves hip arthroscopy, triple pelvic osteotomy  and Ganz surgical dislocation of the hip. His Paediatric practice includes Developmental Dysplasia of the hip, the Ponseti technique for clubfoot, and Limb deformity correction using the Ilizarov and Taylor spatial frame.

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Mr Nigel Kiely

Mr Nigel Kiely Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Wrexham, private hospital specialist.

Hip pain in younger adults

Most of us are aware that hip pain in later life can be due to arthritis or “wear and tear”. However, the hip joint can be a source of pain for children, adolescents and younger adults without arthritis. This is an area of medical science which has seen some significant changes recently, both in diagnosis and treatment.

The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint, and it is found below the muscles in the groin area, rather than the “hip bone” that you can feel which is part of the pelvis. There are lots of different conditions that can affect the hip joint apart from arthritis. Below are some of the common symptoms that patients present with who have hip problems:

Pain in the groin, thigh, buttock or outer-side of the hip
Pain that only comes on with particular activities and positions e.g. squatting, bending, twisting
Pain that only occurs the day after activity “ payback pain”
Clicking or snapping of the hip joint
Catching, locking, giving way
Persistent “groin strains”
The hip feels “tired” after prolonged activity

Some of these symptoms can be caused by abnormalities in the shape of the hip joint that can lead onto early wear and tear changes. For example, some people have “shallow hips” (hip dysplasia) that results from failure of the hip socket to deepen during growth. Others have bumps of bone around the hip that cause impingement (Femoracetabular impingement or FAI).

To make a diagnosis of these conditions requires an assessment and examination with a specialist, often followed by scan and X rays. Surgical treatment can be required. New developments in this area include keyhole surgery of the hip (hip arthroscopy) and procedures to change the shape of the hip joint (Osteotomies). The aim of such procedures is to improve pain and function without replacing the patient’s own hip joint.
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