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Mr Anthony McWilliams

Mr Anthony McWilliams

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon
BSc MBBS FRCS MD

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

Spire Methley Park Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Anthony McWilliams at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hip and knee

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Professional profile

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery. My practice includes routine and complex joint replacements as well redo surgery (or revision) of hip and knee replacements, keyhole surgery to the knee and injections of both joints.

I have recently completed a visit to the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, where I learned about the muscle preserving SPAIRE approach which I have brought to my practice.

Following my undergraduate training at the Royal Free Hospital, London, I returned to my native Yorkshire for basic and higher surgical training. I undertook sub-specialist fellowship training as the John Charnley Fellow, training under Professor Peter Kay and Professor Martyn Porter, at, Wrightington Hospital, and subsequently as a British Orthopaedic Association Transitional Fellow at Airedale Hospital. After my fellowship training I was appointed as a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in Barnsley Hospital where I am now clinical lead.

I have recently completed a research based doctorate where I studied leg length inequality following hip replacements and am a visiting senior research fellow to the University of Leeds and NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre with numerous publications and presentations. Through my research I have developed a device to improve the accuracy of X-rays taken prior to hip replacement.

I also have an interest in sports medicine. I am a medical officer to Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union and Leeds Rhino Rugby League where I am a pitch-side doctor. I have recently been appointed to the medical faculty of the Rugby Football League.

To ensure that I maintain the highest standards, all my joint replacement operations are submitted to the National Joint Registry and my surgeon specific data is available to view on line.


Clinical Interests

Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery


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Media Coverage

Leeds surgeon combines both his passion for medicine with his love of rugby as pitchside doctor

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / University of London / 2000
Bachelor of Science

MBBS / University of London / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2012
Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons

MD / University of Leeds / 2017
Doctor of Medicine


Professional memberships

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


Professional leadership

Clinical Lead, Dept of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Barnsley Hospital

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Current NHS posts

Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, with sub-specialist interest in primary, complex and revision hip and knee replacement, Barnsley Hospital

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Personal Profile

I am a proud father of my three children and husband to my wife, a local GP. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, I continue to be a pitch-side doctor and alongside my two older children I practice free style martial arts.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0113 218 5967