Mr James Hutchinson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MA(Oxon), MBBChir, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(T&O)


Specialises in

  • Hip replacement
  • Complex hip replacement
  • Revision hip replacement
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic hip injections

I have been a consultant for 20 years and my NHS practice is based at the Royal Derby Hospital. I focus on hip and knee replacement and perform over 300 hip and knee replacements per year, a significant proportion of these being young patients, complex joint revision procedures or tertiary referrals. I am a sought after second opinion for complex hip cases.

I perform a large number of hip and knee replacements and submit data on every case to the National Joint Registry. My independently reviewed results are excellent with a very low revision rate (in the top 5% of both hip and knee surgeons for revision).

Along with two anaesthetic colleagues I developed the enhanced recovery program in Derby - this focuses on the whole patient journey from diagnosis to full recovery. This involved improvements in patient education, pain relief and a muscle sparing approach to the hip. Patient feedback is excellent.

I attended The Queens College, University of Oxford for preclinical medical student training followed by the University of Cambridge for clinical training. I decided very early on to pursue a career in orthopaedics and my general orthopaedic training followed at Nottingham and Derby Hospitals. I then attained a 12 month hip and knee fellowship in Perth, Western Australia.

Hip and knee replacement is a real passion of mine - you only live once and I firmly believe a timely, well planned and performed joint replacement prolongs good function and improves quality of life.

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General Medical Council Number: C3336803

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Hutchinson at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hip and knee

Other treatments

  • Complex hip replacement
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic hip injections
  • Revision hip replacement

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Additional information

Hip surgery
Orthopaedic surgery

BA(Oxon) / University of Oxford / 1987
Physiological Sciences

MBBChair / University of Cambridge / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine

FRCS / UK / 1994
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / UK / 1999
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Tr & Orth)


Professional memberships

Member of British Hip Society (BHS)

British Orthopaedic Association

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Royal Derby Hospital

Private secretary Abigail Lawton
Private secretary email abigail.lawton@spirehealthcare.com