Mr Antony Greer

Mr Antony Greer

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
MB ChB, FRCSEd, FRCS (tr&orth)

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Antony Greer at Spire include:


Other treatments

Achilles repair or reconstruction, ACL reconstruction, amputations, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, autologous chondrocyte implantation, bicompartmental (total) knee replacement, bilateral hip replacement, cartilage resurfacing, cartilage reconstruction, chondroplasty, complex hip and knee surgery, hamstring repair, hip revision, image guided joint injections, joint pain treatment (joint injections), joint resurfacing, knee replacement (partial), knee replacement revision, knee surgery (ACL repair), matrix-induced chondrocyte implantation (MACI), meniscectomy for meniscus tear, minimally invasive knee replacement, patella stabilisation, tendon problems, tibiofemoral and unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR). Referral for physiotherapy, joint manipulation treatment. Referral for scans and investigations: CT scan, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan, ultrasound and X-ray

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant hip and knee surgeon for 11 years now and spend most of my operating and clinic time treating injuries and arthritis. Whilst operating the most common procedures I carry out are hip and knee replacements (or re-doing them if they wear out) or performing keyhole type operations on hips or knees to repair cartilage or reconstruct ligaments such as the cruciate in the knee. Its fair to say I have a lot of operating experience and carry out more hip and knee replacements than the average hip or knee surgeon in the UK. As I have become more experienced I have taken on more challenging surgery involving revising worn out hip and knee replacements and again carry out more than average in the UK. I keep up with modern techniques whilst not jumping on any bandwagons unless they have proved themselves first, in order to do the very best for my patients and above all avoid exposing them to harm. In recent years I have trained and become experienced in hip arthroscopy which is a developing and technically challenging way to treat some hip problems by a keyhole method. I have trained in modern cartilage regeneration and ligament reconstruction techniques. My career in medicine began when I qualified in Medicine from Glasgow University in 1994 when I worked in teaching hospitals in Glasgow while preparing for my first postgraduate surgical exams. Once complete I moved to London and successfully gained a place on the highly competitive surgical training rotation at University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. During this time I passed the second postgraduate surgical exams and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

I decided on a career in trauma and orthopaedic surgery and moved to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore for my final junior doctor job. Subsequently I won a place on the North Thames Higher Surgical Training Rotation to subspecialise in Trauma and Orthopaedics. This is a 6 year program culminating in qualification as a fully trained Consultant Surgeon. During this time I was privileged to work in a number of fantastic institutions including a return to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore as a Registrar, The Royal London Hospital and several district hospitals in the East of England including Southend Hospital. As part of this Higher Surgical Training we have an opportunity to travel to other hospitals worldwide to gain as broad a range of experience as possible, exchange ideas and bring new techniques back to the UK. Many orthopaedic developments have originated in the UK so trainee Consultants are welcomed worldwide by the community. Having enjoyed my time at the Royal London Hospital I won a fellowship sponsored by the Australian Orthopaedic Association at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia where I worked in the State Regional Trauma Centre, furthering my experience in trauma, hip and knee surgery. During my final placement at the Royal London Hospital a Consultant job became available at Southend Hospital where I had enjoyed a rewarding year as a registrar (and happened to be where I lived with my now wife who originates from the area). As a water and wind-sport enthusiast it offered a happy combination of professional and personal interests as well as pleasing my wife immensely.

Following a successful interview I was appointed as Consultant Surgeon in Southend in 2005 with a special interest in sports injuries, hip and knee problems, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and hip and knee replacement. I have been instrumental in developing services at Southend and introducing new techniques such as minimally invasive ligament repairs and reconstruction, joint replacements in younger patients, hip resurfacing, customised knee replacements and hip arthroscopy. In recent years I have become Clinical Lead which is a role where I hope to act as a voice for my patients and colleagues to continue to meet the ongoing challenges of the NHS while keeping our patients as the first priority.

My specialities are: Hip replacement, revision hip replacement, hip replacement in younger patients, knee replacement, revision knee replacement, hip arthroscopy/keyhole surgery (treatment of cartilage problems, labral tears, impingement) knee arthroscopy/keyhole surgery (treatment of cartilage and meniscal problems, cruciate ligament reconstruction, patellar stabilisation), soft tissue injuries and fractures,

I am the Clinical Lead for trauma and orthopaedics at Southend Hospital University NHS Trust and Clinical Governance Lead at Spire Wellesley Hospital.

On average I carry out around one hundred hip and knee replacements per year.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP letter of referral.

Clinical Interests

Hip revision surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Sports medicine

Hip resurfacing, Osteoarthritis

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
Private secretary Jenny Davies
Private secretary telephone 07722 612 525
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons / Royal Collage of Surgeons / 1998
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

MBChB / University of Glasgow / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (Tr&Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons / 2003
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons(Tr&Orth)

Professional memberships

General Medical Council
British Orthopaedic Association
British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Clinical Governance Lead, Spire Wellesley Hospital
Clinical Lead, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic, Southend Hospital University NHS Trust

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Current NHS posts

Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Personal Profile

When not working I'm kept pretty busy with my family as I have three young children, trying my best to support my wife. My personal interests are trying to keep fit one way or the other, sailing and windsurfing although I don't have much time these days to pursue them. 

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