Mr Ajit Shetty

Mr Ajit Shetty

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS Dip Orth MS (Orth) FRCS (Trauma & Orth) MCh (Orth)

Specialises in

  • Hip and knee replacement surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Joint manipulation treatment
  • Robot-assisted hip replacement surgery

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I am a specialist hip and knee replacement surgeon. In addition to performing routine/standard hip and knee replacement surgeries I also perform surgeries for complex hip and knee conditions such as a poorly developed hip (congenital/dysplastic), hip arthritis as a result of other hip conditions such as perthes disease, avascular necrosis etc.

I perform other complex hip and knee operations which necessitate the use of Patient specific Instrumentation - PSI (equipment specially manufactured for patients with complex deformity) or sometimes custom made implants (hip replacement manufactured for a specific patient).

I am also one of the earliest surgeons to start doing Robotic assisted hip replacements in the north of England.

My specialist training was at the prestigious Joint replacement unit of New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh before taking up my current consultant post which commenced in May 2005.

I have performed 338 hip and knee replacements under his care in the last 12 months (source: My NHS). My outcomes are better than the national average for hip replacements (Standardised revision rate of 0.6) ie, failure is 1/3 less than the national average (Source: National Joint Registry).

I also perform trauma surgery mainly dealing with lower limb trauma and keyhole operations. I am a keen teacher and is on the Panel of Examiners for the FRCS(Trauma & Orth.) Exam which is the exit exam to sign off orthopaedic consultants in the UK.

I keep in touch with recent developments in the field of lower limb joint replacement by attending courses and meetings both national and international and have presented papers at joint replacement meetings. I feature in the Guinness Book of World Records for performing hip revision surgery in a patient aged 102 yrs.


General Medical Council Number: 4354284

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ajit Shetty at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Hip revision operations (surgery to correct faulty/painful hip replacements)
  • Knee revisions (surgery to correct faulty/painful knee replacements)
  • Robotic assisted hip surgery
  • Stem cell treatment for avascular necrosis in the hip (hip bone loosing blood supply)

Robot-assisted surgery for hip replacement

Precision surgery at Spire Methley Park Hospital.

Mako™ robot-assisted hip replacement surgery can offer more accurate placement of implants, quicker recovery times and reduced post-operative pain.

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Knee arthroscopy (Key Hole surgery); Knee replacement; Knee Revisions (Surgery to correct faulty/painful knee replacements); Hip replacement; Hip revision operations (Surgery to correct faulty/painful hip replacements); Robot-assisted hip replacement surgery; BMAC (Bone marrow aspirate concentrate treatment for avascular Necrosis in the hip (Hip bone loosing blood supply).

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust based at Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals