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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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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
I had a total hip replacement in early April and the whole experience was excellent. I do not know how he managed to replace my hip through such a small incision in my flank, but it has healed beautifully. At 6 weeks I am now walking with neither crutches nor sticks. I need only ordinary painkillers, and have been cleared by Mr Carrothers to drive, swim and garden when I am ready to. I cannot adequately describe my transformation but to mis-quote, “Now is the winter of our disability made glorious summer…”
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!
Andrew and his team were fantastic at making sure that at every stage I was fully informed, which has helped to ensure I can recover to a level, as near as possible to, when I was fully fit.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
I had a partial knee replacement under Mr Andrew Carrothers at Nuffield Hospital Cambridge. The operation was Robotic assisted surgery and went very well under the proficient care of such an experienced surgeon. The aftercare at the hospital was excellent. I have been very pleased with the outcome of the operation. The operation has taken longer to recover from than I expected, but I think I should have asked more questions about the recovery aspect beforehand. I have been glad of the follow up appointments with Mr Carrothers
I had a knee arthroscopy 8 weeks ago and my consultant was Andrew Carrothers – I can’t rate him enough he is brilliant and such a nice person. If you have to have this op my advice would be to make your appointment with Mr Carrothers.