Mr Paul B Carter

Consultant Orthopaedic Hip And Knee Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS(Eng), PgDip Biomech, FRCS(Tr&Orth)


Specialises in

  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Knee arthroscopy (keyhole) surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Hip revision
  • Joint pain treatment

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee replacements and knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery). My NHS practice consists of hip and knee surgery, including revision and complex hip replacements. I practice orthopaedic trauma surgery at a Major Trauma Centre.

I graduated with distinction from Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School in 1994. I remained in Newcastle for my basic surgical training. I moved to the Mersey region in 2000 to complete my specialist training in orthopaedic surgery. I am fellowship trained in hip and knee surgery, and trauma surgery. I completed Fellowships both in the UK and USA.

I was appointed as a Consultant at Aintree University Hospitals in 2006. I am now employed at Liverpool University Hospitals after the Liverpool Hospitals Merger in November 2019. I contribute to the Orthopaedic Trauma System at Aintree Hospital (Major Trauma Centre site). I undertake regular trauma clinics and trauma operating.

I attend and contribute to the weekly ‘Complex Arthroplasty Meeting’ at Broadgreen Hospital where the region’s most challenging Hip and Knee conditions are discussed and treatment plans made. My NHS planned treatment practice is at Broadgreen Hospital.

I teach all grades of junior doctors regularly and am a clinical supervisor / assessor. I interview for Liverpool Medical Schools and the National Orthopaedic Registrar appointments (where surgeons are selected for specialist orthopaedic training). I am an examiner for the FRCS(Tr&Orth) exams - the final specialist exam before consultant appointment.

I was Clinical Director for Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery at Aintree Hospital for five years. This time saw the introduction of the Major Trauma Centre and a large expansion of our department. For three years I was Orthopaedic lead at Aintree planning and overseeing the merger of the Orthopaedic departments across Liverpool. A successful Merger was completed in November 2019.

I have sat on several National Committees concerning improvements in Trauma and Orthopaedic care in the UK. I was on the British Orthopaedic Clinical Directors Committee for five years. I was the North West Representative for the national specialised orthopaedic services reconfiguration between 2013 - 17. I lead research and audit projects. I have published several papers in peer reviewed journals and presented at national and international orthopaedic meetings.

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General Medical Council Number: C4117276

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Paul B Carter at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

  • Arthroplasty
  • Bilateral hip replacement
  • Complex hip and knee surgery
  • Hip revision
  • Knee replacement surgery

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Additional information

Arthroscopy
Hip revision surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Medico-legal

MBBS (Distinction) / Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS(Eng) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1998
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

PgDip / University of Strathclyde / 2000
Biomechanics

FRCS (Tr&Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2004
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons


Professional memberships

British Medical Association (BMA)

British Orthopaedic Directors Society

British Orthopaedic Society


Professional leadership

Integrated Transition Programme Lead, Aintree Hospitals (Strategic Development)
Clinical Director, Aintree University Hospitals Orthopaedic Department (2011- 2016)
National Committee Member, British Orthopaedic Directors Society

I am married with three children with whom I spend most of my time when not at work. The main family interest is in music and performance - to which I am exposed on a regular basis. After leaving the Wirral at age 16 I returned to undertake my specialist orthopaedic training in the Mersey region and have lived there since. I was a keen rugby player in the past, captaining school, regional and university teams and playing at county level. I now keep fit running. I run a half marathon distance each week, with the occasional marathon thrown in.