Mr Andrew D Carrothers: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Andrew D Carrothers

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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Specialises in

  • Ankle
  • Hip
  • Knee

About me

Andrew is a specialist hip, knee and ankle surgeon with interests in pelvic & acetabular surgery and lower limb trauma reconstructive surgery.

He is currently a full time Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at Addenbrookes, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He also consults and operates at the Spire Cambridge Lea and Cambridge Nuffield Hospitals. In addition he is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Royal Army Medical Corps (V), having served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

He was trained in the Oswestry Orthopaedic Programme during which time he was awarded the FRCS (Orth) and subsequent CCT in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. His clinical and research interests centre on hip and knee arthroplasty, pelvic and acetabular surgery, lower limb trauma reconstructive surgery, outcome measures following joint replacement and orthopaedic training and education.

Andrew has undertaken a one-year SAC approved AO Fellowship in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Toronto, a world-renowned academic institution, working with many eminent surgeons including Professor Marvin Tile, Dr Joseph Schatzker, Professor Hans Kreder and Professor Alan Gross. During his time there he was awarded a Fellowship Diploma from the University of Toronto. Throughout his orthopaedic training, Andrew has had extensive exposure to complex primary and revision hip/knee arthroplasty as well as high energy polytrauma, in both the civilian and military setting. In particular, he has extensive fellowship-level experience in the management of pelvic and acetabular fractures, periprosthetic fractures and lower limb arthroplasty. Andrew has attended international training courses and specialist meetings in Canada, USA and throughout Europe.

Andrew has been involved in educational instruction throughout his professional career, from medical student teaching to lecturing at international meetings. In addition to being an OSCE examiner for the University of Toronto during his fellowship year, he currently teaches orthopaedic registrars and other junior doctors as well as undergraduate medial students at Cambridge University. He is an ALS and Battlefield ATLS instructor, having taught these courses since 2003.

With an ongoing research portfolio covering basic science and clinical practice, Andrew has collaborated in studies with university departments and orthopaedic companies. Andrew currently has over 80 peer reviewed publications and presentations, both at international and national conferences, on a wide range of arthroplasty and trauma reconstructive topics. He is a reviewer for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and wishes to continue his interest in academic orthopaedics in the future.

Specialist Interests:
Hip and Knee arthroplasty – Primary and Revision/Complex
Pelvic and Acetabular Surgery
Lower Limb Trauma Reconstructive Surgery
Arthroscopic Knee & Ankle Surgery
Sports Injuries

Current NHS/University post:
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Addenbrookes Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Associate Lecturer University of Cambridge

Membership with Professional Bodies:
General Medical Council – Specialist Register 6028553
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Orthopaedic Association
Canadian Orthopaedic Association
AO Trauma Fellow
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Royal Army Medical Corps (V)
Cambridge Orthopaedic Consultants

Areas of interest

Knee replacement surgery; Hip replacement surgery; Trauma; Knee arthroscopy; Ankle arthroscopy; Pelvic and Acetabular surgery; Lower limb disorders and reconstruction; Foot Problems; Sports injuries; Medico-Legal

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Procedures completed

  • W8500

    Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - (5-50)


  • T7481

    Autologous blood injection for tendinopathy with/without dry needling and ultrasound guidance - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • W3712

    Primary total hip replacement +/- cement - (5-50)


  • X4810

    Change of cast without general anaesthetic - (5-50)


  • W9240

    Examination/ manipulation of joint under general anaesthetic +/- injection +/- arthrogram (as sole procedure) - (1-5)


  • W8630

    Therapeutic arthroscopy of ankle with either soft tissue procedure or bony +/or joint surface procedure (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • W5200

    Unicompartmental knee replacement - (1-5)

  • XR170

    Fluoroscopically guided drainage of fluid collection - (1-5)


  • T6822

    Delayed or secondary repair of Achilles tendon with tendon or fascial graft - (1-5)


  • W0860

    Metatarso-phalangeal cheilectomy - unilateral, as sole procedure - (1-5)

  • W2100

    Primary open reduction of intra-articular fracture of long bone with internal fixation, e.g. proximal humerus or proximal tibia (+/- arthroscopic assistance) - (1-5)


  • X2280

    Manipulation of hip and casting (as sole procedure) - (1-5)


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