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Mr Richard Parkinson

Mr Richard Parkinson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MB ChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Orth)

Practising at

Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Parkinson at Spire include:

Orthopaedics at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

Other treatments

Revision knee replacement, patella stabilisation.

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Professional profile

I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Wirral NHS Trust in 1994 and I continue in active clinical practice. I did overseas fellowships in Melbourne, Australia and Seattle, USA. My main specialist interest is in surgery of the knee. I am one of the highest volume knee replacement surgeons in the UK, both primary and revision. In 2010 I was voted by my peers as one of the top ten UK knee arthroplasty surgeons in a Daily Mail poll. I have a super specialist interest in revision knee replacement including the treatment of infection. Over the last 10 years I have pioneered a single stage revision technique for the infected knee replacement called a "2 in 1". I also perform large numbers of knee arthroscopies and ligament reconstructions. I perform over one hundred primary hip replacements per annum. I have served on the executive of BASK (British Association for Surgery of the Knee) since 2006 and am the current president. I review papers for the BJJ and have served on the Professional Practice Committee of the British Orthopaedic Association. I undertake medico-legal work, both personal injury and medical negligence.

All forms of knee surgery including knee arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction and primary and revision knee replacement. Also primary hip replacement.

My numbers of hip and knee replacement can be reviewed at http://www.nhs.uk/.

Current president of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee, (BASK).

I was clinical director of the Orthopaedic Directorate of Wirral NHS Trust between 2004-2009.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB, ChB / University of Manchester / 1981
University Degree in Medicine

FRCS (Ed) / Edinburgh / 1985
Fellowship in Surgery in general awarded by the Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons

FRCS (Glasg) / Glasgow / 1985
Fellowship in Surgery in general awarded by the Glasgow Royal College of Surgeons

FRCS (Orth) / Intercollegiate RCS / 1992
Specialist Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons


Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association, (BOA)
British Association for Surgery of the Knee, (BASK)
British Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)


Professional leadership

Current President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee, (BASK) 2014-2016

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust

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Private contact details

Telephone 0151 929 5181
Website http://www.orthodoc.aaos.org/rwpknee
Private secretary Gillian Bainbridge
Private secretary email kneeandhip@mrrwparkinson.co.uk

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