Professor Nicholas Clarke

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Southampton Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Nicholas Clarke at Spire include:

Paediatrics at Spire Southampton Hospital

Other treatments

Professor Clarke treats all aspects of Paediatric Orthopaedic surgery. 

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Professional profile

Having been an orthopaedic consultant for over 20 years and specializing in paediatric orthopaedics, this has become my primary clinical and research focus. I am a co-founder of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, a former member of the council of the British Orthopaedic Association, member of several influential working groups, and widely published in leading peer-reviewed international journals. Giving lectures to an international audience by invitation including keynote lectures at major conferences worldwide. Involved with research and development within the University and the Trust.

Current research interests include Vitamin D deficiency in children; developmental hip dysplasia being conducted via the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (, being one of the founder members.

A board member of the recently formed International Perthes’ Study Group, based in Texas, and currently involved in multiple research projects relating to Legg Calvé Perthes’ disease (LCPD).

Over 100 papers published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals on all aspects of paediatric orthopaedics.

Clinical Interests

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Bristol / 1975
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / England / 1979
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

FRCS / Edinburgh / 1979
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

ChM / University of Bristol / 1987
“Joint stress and blood supply in the pathogenesis of femoral capital epiphyseal dysplasia in congenital dislocation of the hip”.,

DM / University of Southampton / 2012

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Current NHS posts

Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Southampton

Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Financial Interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group Plc

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Private contact details

Telephone Self-pay 0238 008 3711
Private secretary Marlene Benham
Private secretary telephone 0238 076 4971
Private secretary fax 0238 076 4358
Private secretary email

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