Mr Alan Highcock
Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon
MBChB (Hons), MRCSEd, FRCS (Orth)
I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in Hip and Knee Surgery. My interests are focused around osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, offering surgical options from joint preservation in early arthritis, through to hip and knee replacement and revision (re-do) of previous replacements.
I was born and bred on the Wirral, I undertook my medical and Orthopaedic training in Liverpool. Subsequently I was awarded the first Biennial International Allan Gross Fellowship Award in 2014 and following that, completed my fellowship training at the world renowned Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada under the tutorship of Dr Alan Gross and Dr David Backstein. There I developed my interest in joint preservation surgery for early osteoarthritis, partial and total knee replacement, hip replacement and revision surgery for re-do hip and knee replacements.
I was appointed at Wirral University Teaching Hospital in 2016, with specific interest in lower limb trauma and hip and knee surgery. My clinical practice encompasses all aspects of hip and knee arthritis, including joint preservation surgery for early arthritis of the knee, including High Tibial Osteotomies or Distal Varus Femoral Osteotomies. I also perform partial and total knee arthroplasties, and total hip replacement for more advanced arthritis.
I have an interest in research and improving survivorship in hip and knee replacement surgery. I have published multiple papers in scientific journals, and presented my work in Europe, North America and the Far East.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alan Highcock at Spire include:
MRCSEd, FRCS(Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2008
Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics)
Postgraduate exams for Membership and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Affiliate of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
General Medical Council of Great Britain
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
Outside of work I am kept busy by my young family, and my passion for motorsport, exercise and sports.