Mr Alan Highcock

Mr Alan Highcock

Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon

MBChB (Hons), MRCSEd, FRCS (Orth)

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I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in Hip and Knee Surgery. My 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.

I was born and bred on the Wirral, I undertook my medical and Orthopaedic training in Liverpool. Subsequently I was awarded the first Biennial International Allan Gross Fellowship Award in 2014 and following that, completed my fellowship training at the world renowned Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada under the tutorship of Dr Alan Gross and Dr David Backstein. There I developed my 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.

I was appointed at Wirral University Teaching Hospital in 2016, with specific interest in lower limb trauma and hip and knee surgery. My 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. I also perform partial and total knee arthroplasties, and total hip replacement for more advanced arthritis.

I have an interest in research and improving survivorship in hip and knee replacement surgery. I have published multiple papers in scientific journals, and presented my work in Europe, North America and the Far East.


General Medical Council Number: 6114998

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alan Highcock at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Knee arthritis joint preservation surgery
  • Distal Varus Femoral Osteotomy
  • High Tibial Osteotomy

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Additional information

Sports medicine
Orthopaedic surgery
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery
Sports injury

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

Professional memberships

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.

Telephone 0151 929 5408
Private secretary Diane Crank
Private secretary telephone 07432097764
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