Mr Henry Atkinson

Mr Henry Atkinson

MBCHB, BSC (HONS), MRCS, FRCS ED (T&O)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
2 specialists

21 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
4.99

Top feedback

“I have seen Mr Henry Atkinson for a meniscus tear and had surgery 4 weeks ago. I found him very professional , caring, friendly and truly interested in his patients and in listening and answering all questions promptly and with patience. I had a very smooth and fast recovery, I have minimal, almost invisible scars, had no swelling , no pain post surgery and did not have to take even one paracetamol post surgery. So I am very happy I about the whole process and outcome as I was very scared being a sporty and active person. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.“
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Subspecialties

  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Croatian
  • Serbian
  • Bosnian
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4532129
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £225

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    31 Old Broad Street

    31 Old Broad Street By Tower 42, London, United Kingdom, EC2N 1HT
    21 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    606 reviews

    About

    Mr Henry Atkinson received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1998. He qualified as a Bone and Joint (Trauma and Orthopaedic) Surgeon from 2008. As part of his training he completed renowned fellowships in Adelaide, Australia as well as in Canada and Serbia. His fellowships allowed him to gain extensive expertise in all lower limb surgeries. Mr Atkinson is thus adept and has experience in managing problems of the hip, knee and ankle. He has a particular interest in the management of sporting injuries.

    Mr Atkinson regularly lectures in Belgrade, Serbia and gives advice on the design and implementation of research projects.

    He is currently appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon at North Middlesex University hospital, where he received an NHS Clinical Excellence Award in May 2012.

    Known for the energy and enthusiasm he brings to his practice and patients, he balances work with spending time with his wife and young family in the North London area. 

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    Medical procedures

    • Sports medicine surgery
    • Hip and Knee Joint Replacement and Revision surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Knee Cartilage (Meniscal) surgery
    • Knee ligament reconstruction
    • Foot and Ankle surgery
    • Ankle joint replacement surgery
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    Special interests

    • Sports Injuries
    • Hip, knee and ankle arthrtis 
    • Knee ligament injuries
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    Education

    • MB ChB 1998 University of Edinburgh
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Knee Replacement
    15/85
    Hip Replacement
    12/85
    Knee Pain
    10/85
    Arthritis (Knee)
    6/85
    Knee Surgery
    6/85
    Achilles Tendon Problems
    5/85
    Arthritis (Hip)
    4/85
    Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    4/85
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    4/85
    Hip Surgery
    3/85
    Knee Arthroscopy
    3/85
    Sports Injuries
    3/85
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
    2/85
    Foot Pain
    2/85
    Tendon Repair
    2/85
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    2/85
    Achilles and knee operations
    1/85
    Ankle Fractures
    1/85
    Ankle Sprain
    1/85
    Arthritis (Ankle)
    1/85
    Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    1/85
    Excision of Mortons Neuromas
    1/85
    Knee Ligament Repair
    1/85
    Meniscal Repair
    1/85
    Neuromas
    1/85
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    1/85
    PRP
    1/85
    Patella (kneecap) dislocation
    1/85
    Patella Realignment
    1/85
    Pelvic Fractures
    1/85
    Right knee open patellar tendon reconstruction, patellar stabilisation and internal bracing
    1/85
    Total Knee Replacement
    1/85
    and Triple
    1/85
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain Knee Arthroscopy Sports Injuries
    I have seen Mr Henry Atkinson for a meniscus tear and had surgery 4 weeks ago. I found him very professional , caring, friendly and truly interested in his patients and in listening and answering all questions promptly and with patience. I had a very smooth and fast recovery, I have minimal, almost invisible scars, had no swelling , no pain post surgery and did not have to take even one paracetamol post surgery. So I am very happy I about the whole process and outcome as I was very scared being a sporty and active person. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    what can I say about this man A***, he has completely transformed my life, with a knee replacement for years I have not walked properly now I am showing off to my husband look look at me I can bend my leg, I can actually walk, I cant describe the difference this has made to my life I actually have a life now I am no longer waiting to crunch crack grate when I stand up, I'm no longer waiting for the next bit where I either fall down get stuck or cant move, having this knee replacement has made so much difference its amazing, Thank you so much for improving mine and my family's life. Unless you have been in the situation or felt the pain that goes with it I really don’t think you get to understand how much of a difference this makes, I know you are very understanding but the pain relief here and emptiness of noise and grinding is totally unreal, Thanks again.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain Knee Surgery
    I simply could not be more happier and content with the whole experience from the very first initial consultation right through from the level of care and commitment Henry Atkinson shows his patients. I was diagnosed with synovial chondromatosis and Mr Atkin utilized his skills to surgically remove a vast amount of the synovial tissue which had built up in my right knee. Although this will grow back in time, I cannot trust any other doctor on Earth the way Mr Atkinson handled my case, his impeccable attention to detail and in depth knowledge regarding osteopathic conditions combined with his caring nature should solidify his position at the forefront of private / NHS funded care. Thank you so much Henry for all that you have done for me and every other patient! See you when the chondromatosis grows back!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Arthroscopy
    I was referred to Mr Atkinson following a meniscus tear and a flipped medial meniscus resulting in a locked knee. Within a week of my initial consultation with him, he had arranged MRI's and booked me in for a meniscectomy and meniscus repair the following month. The consultations never felt rushed and were always punctual. After 6 years of suffering with a meniscus tear because of a missed diagnosis by my GP, I feel incredibly lucky to have been referred to Mr Atkinson. He has been very approachable, supportive and caring throughout , explaining the procedure and possible after-effects in great detail. His patient and sympathetic manner made the experience of undergoing surgery as positive as it could possibly be, and he showed an equally high level of care in all follow-up consultations. He was very careful to manage post-operative expectations and I was able to return to normal activities with a few weeks of surgery. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Atkinson.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Orthopaedic Surgery Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    I had my right bunion re-aligned. Everything went according to plan. I hardly any post operative pain. The toe/foot has recovered really well.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have seen Mr Atkinson on two occasions now and would highly recommend him. Initially for Achilles tendon reconstruction surgery and more recently for advice on tendon inflammation (unrelated issues). For both issues Mr Atkinson displayed a high level of patient care. He thoroughly explained issues, procedures and follow up actions to me. My reconstruction procedure in particular was very successful and helped me continue to enjoy a sporty and active lifestyle. Thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Henry is honest, confident, enthusiastic and very personable. He ensured I fully understood the options and the details of the procedure. His prognosis was honest and his perspective was reassuring.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Mr Atkinson has been treating my left knee for the last 9 months. He has provided me with honest advice about my treatment and performed surgery on the knee. He was very approachable and answered all questions with great clarity. Each surgery was explained in a way I could understand easily. All his follow-ups have been positive experiences. If anyone needs a recommendation for orthapaedic treatment or surgery, I will happily recommend Mr Atkinson.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement and Triple
    I found Mr Atkinson to be very sympathetic to my needs, he performed a total knee replacement and at a later date A triple arthrodesis on my foot,both surgeries were extremely satisfactory .and his bedside manor was exemplary I would be very happy to recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Total Knee Replacement
    My 92 year old father has been visiting Mr Atkinson regularly for several years and he has asked me to leave this review on his behalf. He has always found Mr Atkinson to be very helpful, kind, considerate and efficient. He always takes the time to listen to my father and to explain any treatment required. He wouldn't hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend Mr Atkinson to anyone who requires an orthopaedic consultation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    My experience of being treated by Mr Atkinson is a similar story to many of the reviews in this site. He obviously and clearly has the surgical skills to perform surgery but it’s his personality, warmth and communication that stands out even more. All the way through his consultancy, Mr Atkinson was able to make his message clear and settle my anxieties about surgery, along with his willingness to have a nice chat. Having made a successful recovery from my surgery and physio, I am eternally grateful for his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    Dr Atkinson listens very thoroughly and is easy to talk to about the health condition. He shows good understanding of the impact on the patient's daily life. His advise as to treatment options is excellent and perfectly adapted to the situation. My operation by Dr Atkinson was very successful and I made a fast recovery with no complications. He has anticipated and explained all post-surgery details and questions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement Arthritis (Hip)
    I found Henry very easy to talk to and gave me confidence in overcoming my fears and Very reassuring and explained procedures simply and clearly. Thank you for such a good operation
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    Excellent throughout, great communicator.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    Mr Atkinson listened to me and talked me through everything that was going on with my knee he put me at ease with my operation and explained everything I should expect afterwards. I feel so much better in myself since having the knee replacement
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very considerate bedside manner. Clear explanations and takes the time to answer all questions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Mr Atkinson has operated on my knee twice and can honestly say he's one of the best doctors that is providing excellent and safe patient care. Mr Henry Atkinson listened to my concerns and was great pre operatively as he thoroughly explained what would happen prior and during the arthroscopy. His post op care was second to none as regular follow up appointments were made and went out of his way to ensure I was recovering well. This is honestly one of the best doctor/surgeons out there I cannot thank him enough, if you're reading this you are a star Mr Atkinson. Regards, Arun
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Knee) Knee Replacement
    Mr Atkinson is such a kind, thoughtful, considerate person who listens to what you have to say, and he goes through everything with you, he also explains everything so clearly, and answers any questions you may have honestly, and he doesn’t mind you questioning him about your treatment, I had to see quite a few different doctors before I finally got to see Mr Atkinson, and after that I wouldn’t see anyone else, he explains your treatment, the outcome and answers any questions you may have, and he will even address any fears or concerns, Mr Atkinson is a credit and asset to The North Middlesex University Hospital.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Great initial problem analysis, and clear explanation of what choices i had in correcting my problem. Detailed explanation of the procedure/course of action we agreed to take. Good post Op after care and follow up sessions and advice. 100% good experience from start to finish.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    After an unlucky incident at home, i was left with major trauma to my right knee. Mr Atkinson clearly and simply explained the injury and his proposal for repair. On the morning of the surgery, Mr Atkinson again explained the procedure to ensure i understood what was about to happen. I was confident that he knew what he was doing and he made me feel completely reassured, not only of his ability to complete the surgical procedure, but that whilst my recovery had a very high success rate, it was not going to be easy and was not going to quick!! I would highly recommend this Consultant Surgeon
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Suresh Chandrashekar
    Mr Suresh Chandrashekar
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    16-06-2020

    Mr. Atkinson is an experienced and respected colleague. We collaborate and work together at the London Sports Orthopaedic group. He uses Patient reported outcome measures to consistently achieve best results for his patients.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Torn Meniscus (Cartilage), ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Hip, Arthritis (Hip), Osteoarthritis, Arthritis (Knee)
    For procedures: Custom-made Knee Replacement, Knee Replacement, Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, Partial Knee Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Ian McDermott
    Mr Ian McDermott
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    23-06-2020

    Henry is a fantastic orthopaedic consultant with a wide range of expertise in lower limb surgery.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Fracture (broken bone), Femoroacetabular Impingement, Torn Meniscus (Cartilage), ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Hip, Arthritis (Hip), Sports Injuries
    For procedures: Revision Surgery, Multiligament Reconstruction, Meniscal Repair, Custom-made Knee Replacement, Patella Realignment, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Joint Injection, Tendon Repair, Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, Knee Arthroscopy, Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, Partial Knee Replacement, Patellofemoral Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague

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