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Pain, in any form, can range from being a mild annoyance to completely debilitating. In all cases though, to one degree or another, pain will be preventing you from living a full and active life.
Whether you have chronic pain due to an injury, or have developed a condition such as osteoarthritis, there are options available to you to get back to optimum health.
Why settle for anything but the best when it comes to your comfort, wellbeing and ability to do the things in life that you love.
Our specialist consultant orthopaedic surgeons treat a wide range of orthopaedic conditions, including arthritis, trauma, limb deformation and sports injuries.
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Arthritis is a common condition as we age. Find out about non-operative treatment options.
Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
Find out about successful hip replacement procedures.
Seeking to understand your exact needs is at the core of our caring philosophy.
All treatment is based on careful individual assessments, yet supported by extensive involvement in clinical research and practice.
Where possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to speed recovery and reduce discomfort.
After-care is essential and we work with your rehabilitation team to maximise success.
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What people say
Mr Carrothers has put the smile back on my face. I first saw Mr Carrothers in January 2019 after several years of limping and pain. He straight away filled me with confidence, he went through my options with me. I chose to have a Mako Medial Uni knee replacement which is performed with the assistance of a robot. Post op I stopped using my crutches 5 days after the operation I could not believe how fast I improved 4 weeks on and I have returned to work every one can not believe how well I am doing. I would fully recommend robotic surgery. Thank you to Mr Carrothers for giving me my life back.
I am 65 years old and had been suffering from pain and a lack of mobility in my left hip for 2-3 years. Having consulted with my GP, we decided that I had to take it to the next stage and to consult an expert. The initial consultation with Mr Carrothers quickly confirmed that a hip replacement was the only viable option. His straightforward and competent explanation gave me the confidence to go ahead. Having done some prior research and in discussion with Mr Carrothers,
I opted for the Mako robotic arm assisted surgery which aims to be less invasive and to facilitate a quicker recovery. The operation was done on 23 September at the Nuffield Hospital in Cambridge. 4 weeks later, as I am writing this, I have a high degree of mobility, can walk a couple of km unaided and am back driving, much to the relief of my wife!
I have to say that everyone that I came into contact with during this process, admin (Carol), nursing staff, porters, pharmacists and physiotherapists and other clinical staff showed total professionalism and empathy and were always on hand to answer questions and allay fears.
I would highly recommend Mr Carrothers and his team and if there is the option of utilising the Mako system, go for it. It worked for me!
Following my full Mako Assisted total right hip replacement (Exeter Trident) on 21 May 2019 (see my posting on ‘I want great care’ 15 July 2019 patient at Nuffield Hospital Cambridge), I am now doubly indebted to Mr Andrew Carrothers for carrying out exactly the same procedure on my left hip.
Once again his straightforward advice to consider a second operation as soon as medically appropriate in order to prevent gradually worsening symptoms developing into a full painful and debilitating condition has proved wise counselling.
I had the operation on my left hip on 07 October 2019 and following my discharge 3 days later my recovery has followed the same positive progress as previously – transition from frame to crutches after a week, using 1 crutch only for a further 3 weeks then walking without assistance from then on.
To have two such operations within 6 months of each other in my 83rd year and now to be able to walk normally pain free and with everything in alignment is fantastic. A true testament to Mr Carrothers great care, skill as a surgeon and total commitment to ensuring that I had the best possible surgical outcome in order to return to a pain free active life.
Mr. Andrew Carrothers performed my Mako robotic-arm assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty exactly a year ago. I sincerely doubt I would have received more attentive care or a better outcome with any other Orthopaedic surgeon.
On a psychological level I am always aware of….and grateful for….the artificial hip joint. I actually revere it. On a physical level it feels comfortable, strong, and functions extremely well. My tennis playing is better than ever.
Mr. Andrew Carrothers is an exceptional human being in so many ways. I feel fortunate to have been his patient.
Read the preceding patient reviews and it is obvious Mr. Andrew Carrothers is an outstanding surgeon at the pinnacle of his field of expertise. I had my robotic-arm assisted THA surgery in mid November 2018. I imagine most major surgery has it’s trials and tribulations. These aside, the foremost question is…… “How does the artificial hip joint feel and function?” 12 hours post procedure I was upright and bearing weight on the hip….it was quite astonishing how strong and natural the hip and leg felt. 3 months on, the implant is coping extremely well with all the activities I enjoyed before osteoarthritis incapacitated me. Mr Andrew Carrothers is smartly dressed, charming and unpretentious in manner. Very straight forward and easy to converse with. It is apparent he is dedicated to doing the very best he can. A truly special person.
Words somehow seem inadequate to describe the appreciation I feel for the immediate and profound understanding shown by Mr Andrew Carrothers to the debilitating pain in my right hip which had been increasing in intensity during the previous year. Following an examination and a spot check x-ray during my initial consultation Mr Carrothers genuine concern and positive assurance of a return to a pain free active life was such a relief to me and my wife after so many months of doubt and anxiety. His personal care for my ultimate welfare extended to a recommendation, in my case, to have Mako Assisted Surgery which I am totally convinced has contributed to my gradual and steady progress towards a full pain free active life. At the start of my ninth week since surgery my walking and movement is now the joy it used to be as Mr Carrothers surgical skill and personal dedication has freed me from the shackles of pain which plagued my life for so long. I have unreserved admiration for Mr Carrothers, his anaesthetist , wonderful surgical team and the marvellous post op nursing and after care at the Nuffield Cambridge Hospital.
Thank you so much to Andrew Carrothers (orthopaedic surgeon,) for giving me such kind and caring treatment and for listening and finding out what was wrong. All the treatment I have had from all the staff at the Spire has been superb. I’m back on 21st December for more treatment. Keeping fingers tightly crossed!
Mr Carrothers is a brilliant consultant and all round top bloke! He sorted me out with a new left hip in July 2019 and he’s all the things that the other reviews say – kind, empathetic, reassuring and excellent at orthopaedic surgery.
He explained things in a clear, uncomplicated way, answered all my questions and was just lovely and calming in our chat the morning of my operation.
Big up to Carol too! And all the Hip Op Crew who work with him to make wonderful things happen.
Please note, 7 week post-surgery you may experience such side-effects as a ridiculous amount of smiling and all-round joy at not being in pain 🙂 PS – I’d been in chronic pain for over 5 years before I had my surgery and I was 42 years old at the time of my hip replacement. I wish you all the very best in whatever your next steps are to help improve your quality of life. If you do decide to have surgery, Mr Carrothers is the very best!
I can only give mine and my wife’s sincere thanks for his understanding and professional assistance through the stressful times and thank him for his dedication to orthopaedics.
At every step of the long journey, Andrew was there offering advice and continually monitoring my progress. When I had concerns I knew he would be at the end of an email.