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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
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
Carrothers Orthopaedics carried out my first total hip replacement 25 weeks ago and my second, 8 weeks ago. The quality of my life has improved immeasurably as a result of these 2 operations and I feel fortunate to have been referred to Carrothers Orthopaedics who, together with his anaesthetist Dr Mahroof, have provided me with an exceptional level of care and service. The pain and mobility issues that I have suffered from for over 10 years have all but disappeared – I feel transformed! I believe that my health has been in the best possible hands throughout the entire process from referral through to ongoing review. I would not hesitate to recommend Carrothers Orthopaedics and his team to anyone considering orthopaedic surgery.
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.
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…”
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.