Mr Richard Parkinson

Mr Richard Parkinson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Orth)

I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Wirral NHS Trust in 1994 and I continue in active clinical practice. I did overseas fellowships in Melbourne, Australia and Seattle, USA. My main specialist interest is in surgery of the knee. I am one of the highest volume knee replacement surgeons in the UK, both primary and revision. In 2010 I was voted by my peers as one of the top 10 UK knee arthroplasty surgeons in a Daily Mail poll.

I have a specialist interest in revision knee replacement including the treatment of infection. Over the last 10 years I have pioneered a single stage revision technique for the infected knee replacement called a "2 in 1". I also perform large numbers of knee arthroscopies and ligament reconstructions. I perform over 100 primary hip replacements per annum.

I have served on the executive of BASK (British Association for Surgery of the Knee) since 2006. I review papers for the BJJ and have served on the Professional Practice Committee of the British Orthopaedic Association. I undertake medico-legal work, both personal injury and medical negligence.

I was the clinical director of the Orthopaedic Directorate of Wirral NHS Trust between 2004 and 2009.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Parkinson at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Patella stabilisation
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

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Additional information

Hip revision surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery

MB, ChB / University of Manchester / 1981
University Degree in Medicine

FRCS (Ed) / Edinburgh / 1985
Fellowship in Surgery in general awarded by the Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons

FRCS (Glasg) / Glasgow / 1985
Fellowship in Surgery in general awarded by the Glasgow Royal College of Surgeons

FRCS (Orth) / Intercollegiate RCS / 1992
Specialist Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association, (BOA)

British Association for Surgery of the Knee, (BASK)

British Medical Association

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Professional leadership

President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) (2014 - 2016)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust.

Telephone 0151 929 5408
Private secretary Gillian Bainbridge
Private secretary telephone 0151 651 0054
Private secretary email