Mr Nick de Roeck

Mr Nick de Roeck

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS(Tr+Orth), MB ChB

"The facilities and team at Spire Harpenden allow me to offer excellent care for patients with hip and knee problems. My secretary Debbie is fantastic at ensuring a smooth patient pathway and experience."

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nick de Roeck at Spire include:


Other treatments

Sports injury, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2007 and have expertise in adult hip and knee surgery. I undertook my higher specialist training on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Training Program. I undertook a Specialist Fellowship in Hip and Knee Replacement at North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand before taking up my NHS post at the Lister hospital, Stevenage.

I specialise in adult hip and knee problems with specific interest in Sports injuries, Osteoarthritis and Joint Replacement or "Arthroplasty" surgery. My experience in hip replacement surgery means I have the ability to undertake a range of different type of hip replacements and so match the procedure to a patient's individual need. I have particular experience and expertise in revision hip surgery or the treatment of failing or painful hip replacements.

My private practice predominantly involves total hip replacement, total or partial knee replacement, knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. I undertake the same procedures in my NHS practice. This also contains a heavy revision hip workload as I am the only full-time specialist surgeon undertaking these procedures in the NHS trust I work at.

I have previously held the role of Clinical Director at East and North Herts NHS Trust. I am currently the lead clinician for fractured neck of femur (broken hip) care.

Clinical Interests

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

Osteoarthritis; Hip surgery; Primary and revision hip replacement; Hip replacement for younger adults; Sports hip and knee injury; Arthroscopic knee surgery; Knee replacement surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Mrs Debbie Young
Private secretary telephone 07789 714 496
Private secretary fax 01582 714 496
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Manchester / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. This is the title of the basic medical degree awarded on completing undergraduate studies.

FRCS(Eng) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1998
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. This was the diploma awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England on successful completion of the examination testing surgical knowledge in general. On award of this diploma surgeons generally take back the title Mr instead of Dr and are eligible to apply for higher training in a surgical sub-specialty.

FRCS(Tr+Orth) / Intercollegiate Board / 2004
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
This is the diploma awarded on successful completion of the specialist examination in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. It is taken close to completion of higher surgical training and is required before a surgeon can join the Specialist Register and so apply for Consultant posts.

Professional memberships

British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon East and North Herts NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

I have three children and my spare time is spent with my partner maintaining their hectic social and sporting lives!
I have become an enthusiastic road cyclist having hung up my football boots.
I enjoy cinema and music away from the sports field / track.

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