Mr Alan Highcock
Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon
MBChB (Hons), MRCSEd, FRCS (Orth)
Mr Alan Highcock is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in Hip and Knee Surgery. His interests are focused around osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, offering surgical options from joint preservation in early arthritis, through to hip and knee replacement and revision (re-do) of previous replacements.
Mr Highcock was born and bred on the Wirral, he undertook his medical and Orthopaedic training in Liverpool. Subsequently he was awarded the First Biennial International Allan Gross Fellowship Award in 2014 and following that, completed his Fellowship training at the world renowned Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada under the tutorship of Dr Alan Gross and Dr David Backstein. There he developed his interest in joint preservation surgery for early osteoarthritis, partial and total knee replacement, hip replacement and revision surgery for re-do hip and knee replacements.
Mr Highcock was appointed at Wirral University Teaching Hospital in 2016, with specific interest in lower limb trauma and Hip and Knee Surgery. His clinical practice encompasses all aspects of hip and knee arthritis, including joint preservation surgery for early arthritis of the knee, including High Tibial Osteotomies or Distal Varus Femoral Osteotomies. Mr Highcock also performs partial and total knee arthroplasties, and total hip replacement for more advanced arthritis.
Mr Highcock has an interest in research and improving survivorship in Hip and Knee replacement surgery. He has published multiple papers in scientific journals, and presented his work in Europe, North America and the Far East.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alan Highcock at Spire include:
Knee arthritis joint preservation surgery, Distal Varus Femoral Osteotomy,
High Tibial Osteotomy
Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MRCSEd, FRCS(Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2008
Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics)
Postgraduate exams for Membership and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Affiliate of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
General Medical Council of Great Britain
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Outside of work I am kept busy by my young family, and my passion for motorsport, exercise and sports.