Mr Anthony McWilliams

Mr Anthony McWilliams

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Revision hip and knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Painful hips and knees

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

I 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 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 online.


General Medical Council Number: 6028149

Treatment information

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

Orthopaedics - hip and knee

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Additional information

Hip revision surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery

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

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

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 freestyle martial arts.