Mr Hugh Apthorp

Mr Hugh Apthorp


Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 2 specialists
34 years of experience
23 years as a specialist

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“Mr Apthorp replaced both my hips at the same time. Great care from him in the hospital. Seven weeks on I am walking well. I’ve had little pain and can walk and stand with ease. I have returned to my Pilates classes. No hesitation in recommending him. “
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  • Hip Surgery
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3359965
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,753 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

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    10:30 - 14:00
    10:00 - 16:00
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    Mr Hugh Apthorp is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon. Within the field Mr Apthorp specialises in Hip Surgery and joint replacement, performing around 600 primary and revision joint replacements each year. His clinical interests lie in rapid recovery hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, complex and revision hip surgery and hip problems in young adults.

    After qualifying from St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, Mr Apthorp commenced Orthopaedic training at St Thomas' Hospital. Following this, he moved to Perth, Australia where he spent a year working with Professor David Wood developing his expertise in complex hip surgery.

    In addition to his practice, Mr Apthorp assists with the training of young surgeons as well as teaching established surgeons new and advanced techniques. He pioneered rapid recovery hip replacement surgery in the UK with his patients enjoying the shortest length of stay for hip replacements in England.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Rapid recovery Hip replacement

    Young Adult Hip Replacement

    • Rapid Recovery Hip Replacement
    • Revision Hip Replacement
    • Young adult Hip Problems 
    • Complex Hip Surgery


    • Hip Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Anterior Hip Replacement
    • Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Hip Replacement
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Resurfacing
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
    • The Young Hip
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    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB BS 1988 University of London

    Specialist Register entry date

    Trauma and orthopaedic surgery From 01 Apr 1999


    Member of the British Orthopaedic Association

    Member of the British Hip Society

    Member of the British Medical Association

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