Professor Richard Field

Professor Richard Field


Orthopaedic Surgery

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41 years of experience
25 years as a specialist

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“Highly professional “
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  • 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: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

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

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

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


    Professor Richard Field is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in hip-related problems. He is the UK's most experienced surgeon in Direct Anterior Hip Replacement (minimally invasive, muscle-sparing), and has used this technique since 2008. He uses both the standard longitudinal and the less visible bikini incisions as needed. Professor Field has extensive experience in complex sports and developmental hip problems, and he is regarded as a world leader in hip preservation and rapid recovery hip replacement surgery. He lectures internationally and performs more than 200 hip operations per year. He has also previously worked as an adviser for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

    Prof Field completed his medical training at Westminster Hospital in 1980 and went on to work at a number of London hospitals, including The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and University College Hospital. He went on to complete a PhD at Cambridge University and undertook specialist orthopaedic training in the UK and Australia. He is the professor of orthopaedic surgery at St George's University of London and is the director of research at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). His private practice is primarily at The Lister Hospital in Chelsea.

    Professor Field is a pioneer of Arthroscopic Hip Surgery and was the first surgeon in the London area to use hip resurfacing. He has previously served as President of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy and has been involved in the design and evaluation of new implant designs since 1983. He is currently conducting clinical research on short femoral stem implants as well as some of the newer hip resurfacing designs. Where appropriate, he uses robotic-assisted surgery and patient-specific custom cutting blocks to achieve optimal component alignment. (Patients who want to be considered for new implant studies may need to be treated at SWLEOC).


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