Mr Antony Greer

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCSEd, FRCS (tr&orth)

Specialises in

  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Joint pain treatment

I have been a Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon for 11 years now and spend most of my operating and clinic time treating injuries and arthritis. Whilst operating, the most common procedures I carry out are hip and knee replacements (or re-doing them if they wear out) or performing keyhole type operations on hips or knees to repair cartilage or reconstruct ligaments such as the cruciate in the knee. On average I carry out around 100 hip and knee replacements per year.

My specialties are hip replacement, revision hip replacement, knee replacement, revision knee replacement, hip arthroscopy/keyhole surgery (treatment of cartilage problems, labral tears, impingement) knee arthroscopy/keyhole surgery (treatment of cartilage and meniscal problems, cruciate ligament reconstruction, patellar stabilisation), soft tissue injuries and fractures.

My career in medicine began when I qualified in Medicine from Glasgow University in 1994 when I worked in teaching hospitals in Glasgow while preparing for my first postgraduate surgical exams. Once complete I moved to London and successfully gained a place on the highly competitive surgical training rotation at University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. During this time I passed the second postgraduate surgical exams and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

I decided on a career in trauma and orthopaedic surgery and moved to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore for my final junior doctor job. Subsequently I won a place on the North Thames Higher Surgical Training Rotation to subspecialise in Trauma and Orthopaedics. This is a six year programme culminating in qualification as a fully trained Consultant Surgeon. During this time I returned to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore as a Registrar, The Royal London Hospital and several district hospitals in the East of England including Southend Hospital. As part of this Higher Surgical Training we have an opportunity to travel to other hospitals worldwide to gain as broad a range of experience as possible, exchange ideas and bring new techniques back to the UK.

Having enjoyed my time at the Royal London Hospital I won a fellowship sponsored by the Australian Orthopaedic Association at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia where I worked in the State Regional Trauma Centre, furthering my experience in trauma, hip and knee surgery. During my final placement at the Royal London Hospital a Consultant job became available at Southend Hospital where I had enjoyed a rewarding year as a registrar.

I keep up with modern techniques whilst not jumping on any bandwagons unless they have proved themselves first, in order to do the very best for my patients and above all avoid exposing them to harm. In recent years I have trained and become experienced in hip arthroscopy which is a developing and technically challenging way to treat some hip problems by a keyhole method. I have trained in modern cartilage regeneration and ligament reconstruction techniques.

I was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in Southend in 2005 with a special interest in sports injuries, hip and knee problems, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and hip and knee replacement. I have been instrumental in developing services at Southend and introducing new techniques such as minimally invasive ligament repairs and reconstruction, joint replacements in younger patients, customised knee replacements and hip arthroscopy. In recent years I have become Clinical Lead which is a role where I hope to act as a voice for my patients and colleagues to continue to meet the ongoing challenges of the NHS while keeping our patients as the first priority.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP letter of referral.

Below is feedback from some of my patients at Spire Wellesley Hospital:

November 2021: 'I couldn't fault the advice I received, it was first class.'

November 2021: 'I was very impressed with my consultant he explained everything fully to me and was very thorough with my operation. I felt confident in his hands.'

November 2021: 'My consultant was clear from the beginning about the choices I had going forward and my treatment was very good.'

December 2021: 'Mr Greer was, as usual, extremely professional in all aspects of my treatment. He is very patient with my questions and queries, explaining the treatment and procedure carefully and in detail. I have complete confidence in him to deal effectively with my procedure'.

December 2021: 'Mr Greer operated on my right hip in 2015 which was why I chose him again. He is very gentle and always has enough time to discuss anything with me and shows interest in my comments. I would recommend him to anyone'.


General Medical Council Number: C4099257

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Antony Greer at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Amputations
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Autologous chondrocyte implantation
  • Bicompartmental (total) knee replacement
  • Bilateral hip replacement
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Chondroplasty
  • Complex hip and knee surgery
  • Hamstring repair
  • Hip revision
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Knee replacement (partial and revision)
  • Knee surgery (ACL repair)
  • Matrix-induced chondrocyte implantation (MACI)
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • Patella stabilisation
  • Tendon problems
  • Tibiofemoral and unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR)
  • Referral for physiotherapy, joint manipulation treatment
  • Referral for CT scan, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan, ultrasound and X-ray

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Additional information

Hip revision surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Sports medicine

Special clinical interests: Osteoarthritis.

FRCS Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons / Royal Collage of Surgeons / 1998
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

MBChB / University of Glasgow / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (Tr&Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons / 2003
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons(Tr&Orth)

Professional memberships

General Medical Council

British Orthopaedic Association

British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Clinical Governance Lead, Spire Wellesley Hospital
Clinical Lead, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic, Southend Hospital University NHS Trust

My research interests are hip and knee replacement, sports injuries, arthroscopic surgery and trauma.

Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

When not working I'm kept pretty busy with my family as I have three young children, trying my best to support my wife. My personal interests are trying to keep fit one way or the other, sailing and windsurfing although I don't have much time these days to pursue them.