Mr Richard Nutton

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BS (Hons), MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin)

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My professional practice is concentrated on adult reconstruction surgery in the lower limb and shoulder surgery. My surgical practice in hip and knee arthroplasty covers 130 primary joint replacements a year and approximately 20 revision cases. I have a particular interest in the outcome of knee replacement surgery. This has been the subject of an ongoing research study over the last five years, the primary objective of which is to identify factors which affect the success of knee arthroplasty.

My interest in sport and sports-related injury has been a focus for my work over the last 20 years. My interest is chiefly in developing surgical skills in knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgery and training other surgeons in these techniques. Knee ligament injury has been a major interest too, in particular complex instability of the knee and the challenge of surgical reconstruction and rehabilitation. I have also had a longstanding interest in shoulder disorders and their management using arthroscopic surgery and open surgical repair, which has also involved close partnership with physiotherapists in upper limb rehabilitation.

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Research interests: Outcomes following total knee arthroplasty, Allograft reconstruction of knee ligament injuries.


Treatment information

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


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Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons, England

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)

International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)

British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)

I retired from the NHS in April 2014 and now work full time in private medical practice. I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the University of Edinburgh.

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