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Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
Mr Alan James Highcock is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in Hip and Knee Surgery. His clinical interests are focused around arthritis of the hip and knee, and sports injuries, offering surgical options from joint preservation in early arthritis, through to hip and knee replacement and revision (re-do) of previous replacements.
Mr Highcock was born and lives on the Wirral, he undertook his medical and Orthopaedic training in Liverpool. Subsequently he was awarded the First Biennial International Allan Gross Fellowship Award in 2014 and completed his Fellowship training at the world renowned Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada under the tutorship of Dr Allan Gross and Dr David Backstein. There he developed his interest in joint preservation surgery for early osteoarthritis, partial and total knee replacement (including the medial pivot philosophy), hip replacement and revision surgery for re-do hip and knee replacements.
In addition to this international renowned fellowship, he trained at the nationally recognised Wrightington Centre for Hip Surgery and as the Cavendish Hip Fellow in Sheffield.
Mr Highcock was appointed as an Orthopaedic Consultant at Wirral University Teaching Hospital in 2016, with specific interest in lower limb trauma and Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgery. His clinical practice encompasses all aspects of hip and knee surgery, including medial pivot total knee replacement and joint preservation surgery for early arthritis of the knee.
Mr Highcock performs partial and total knee replacements, and total hip replacement for arthritis. He is the only surgeon in the Northwest of England to offer a Medial Pivot Knee Replacement, a modern technique he learned in Toronto.
Mr Highcock has an interest in research and improving survivorship in Hip and Knee replacement surgery. He has published multiple scientific papers in journals, authored book chapters and been an invited lecturer throughout Europe and North America.
Outside of work Mr Highcock is kept busy by his young family and his passion for motorsport, exercise and sports. He has a particular affinity for baseball after working alongside Dr Allan Gross, team physician, for the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball (MLB) team whilst in Canada.
Areas of interest
Knee arthritis; Hip arthritis; Knee pain; Hip pain; Sports; Knee replacement; Hip replacement; Knee revision; Hip revision; Distal Varus Femoral Osteotomy; Knee arthroscopy
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