Professor Richard Field

Professor Richard Field

PhD, FRCS, FRCS(Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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40 years of experience
25 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

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4.96

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“A wonderful surgeon who put my mind at ease and gave me confidence in his ability to deliver a great result. Thank you.“
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Subspecialties

  • Hip Surgery
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2659839
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    916 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    233 reviews

    About

    Richard Field is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in the management of hip related problems. He is the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, St George's University of London. His NHS clinical practice is undertaken at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC) where he has been the Director of Research since 2004. His Private Practice is undertaken at The Lister Hospital in Chelsea and occasionally at SWLEOC.

    Prof Field is the UK's most experienced surgeon in Direct Anterior (minimally invasive, muscle sparing) Hip Replacement and has been using this approach since 2008. He uses the standard longitudinal and the less visible, bikini incisions, as appropriate. He lectures internationally and has operated with surgeons in more than ten countries. He is a pioneer of Arthroscopic Hip surgery and was the President of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA - www.ISHA.net) in 2017. He was the first surgeon in the London area to adopt hip resurfacing and continues to use the Birmingham Resurfacing Hip (BHR) in selected patients. Prof Field has been actively involved in the design and evaluation of new implant designs since 1983. He is currently undertaking clinical studies on short femoral stem implants as well as some of the new generation of hip resurfacing designs. He is comfortable using robotic assisted surgery and patient specific custom cutting blocks to achieve optimal component alignment, where appropriate. Patients wishing to be considered for inclusion in studies on new implants may need to be treated at SWLEOC.

    Prof Field completed his medical training at the Westminster Hospital in 1980 and went on to hold positions at a number of hospitals across London, including St Stephen's Hospital, University College Hospital, and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. After being awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1988, he continued to his specialist training in Orthopaedics in London, Cambridge and Melbourne. He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Helier Hospital, Surrey in 1994. Over the past 25 years, he has gained enormous experience in complex sports and developmental related hip problems and is a world leader in hip preservation and rapid recovery hip replacement surgery.  He continues to undertake over 200 hip operations per year. He has previously been an adviser to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

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    Procedures

    • Hip Replacement
    • Anterior Hip Replacement
    • Arthroscopy
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Chondral Grafting
    • Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Hip Replacement
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Hip Preservation Surgery
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Injection
    • Revision Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
    • Femoroacetabular Impingement
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Impingement
    • Labral Tear
    • Sports Injuries
    • The Young Hip
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    Education

    • PhD University of Cambridge 1988
    • FRCS
    • FRCS(Orth)
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