Professor Max Fehily

Professor Max Fehily

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BA, MB, BAO, FRCSI, MSc Orth Eng, FRS (Tr&Orth)

Specialises in

  • Mako robot-assisted procedure
  • Hip surgery and hip arthroscopy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoarthritis

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I am the Clinical Director and Lead Surgeon at The Manchester Hip Clinic and practice at Spire Manchester Hospital. I specialise in surgery of the hip and have a particular interest in hip preserving or keyhole surgery and innovative hip replacements.

I’m one of the leading hip arthroscopy surgeons in the UK and perform over 160 of these procedures a year, making The Manchester Hip Clinic one of the highest volume centres in the country. I have pioneered the use of stem cells in hip surgery to regenerate cartilage damage.

I have also pioneered the use of robotics in hip replacements and was the first person to carry out a Mako robotic hip replacement in the North West of England and have the largest series to date. I perform the full range of hip replacement surgery from young patients with childhood disease to older patients who wish to maintain an active lifestyle.

I treat patients from all over the UK and internationally. I’m the lead hip surgeon for the Hip and Groin Clinic, for the English Institute of Sport (Manchester), for the Armed Forces (Northern) and a registered Consultant in the United Arab Emirates, having practiced in Dubai. I’m the lead on many surgeon education courses, training other consultants from all over the UK and Europe in both keyhole and hip replacement techniques. I regularly treat high-level athletes, ranging from dedicated amateurs to Commonwealth, World Championship, Olympic and Premier League competitors. I regularly treat professional athletes from sports including football, rugby, taekwondo, squash and athletics amongst many others.

I’m a keen educator and lead (lower limb) a Masters program at Salford University and have published many papers in peer reviewed journals. In 2017, The Manchester Hip Clinic (and Spire Manchester Hospital) was the only private hospital involved in a large multi-centre NHS trial into the effectiveness of hip arthroscopic surgery. I work closely with the industry to develop new education programmes, techniques and surgical devices to improve patient care.


General Medical Council Number: C4397498

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Max Fehily at Spire include:


Q & A

Hip arthroscopy: treatment, recovery and benefits

Professor Max Fehily, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, says hip arthroscopy is keyhole hip surgery carried to repair the hip joint to enable patients to be able to carry out their normal activities. Recovery includes one to two days stay in hospital and patients can expect to be on crutches for around one to four weeks, depending on the severity of the surgery. Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy is vital during the recovery the phase.

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Additional information

Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Sports injury

I am a keen sportsman with a particular interest in rugby, cycling, tennis and skiing.

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc. Indirectly holds a 1.09% share in Didsbury MSK Limited, which owns the OrthTeam Centre.
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