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Having completed my training, I was appointed to Warrington NHS Hospital (now Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust) in July 1995. On 1st April 2019 I retired from full time NHS practice having spent over 35 years in the NHS. I continue to work at the Spire Cheshire Hospital based at Stretton, Warrington treating both private and NHS patients.
My training included a 1 year fellowship in Trauma and Lower Limb Arthroplasty at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, Canada before I returned to the UK to take up my current post.
I have chosen to specialise in Lower Limb problems - mainly in adults though I also see some younger patients with problems in these areas.
I have a particular interest in problems of the hip, knee, foot and ankle.
For the hip, my main focus is on hip arthroplasty - both primary and revision. My National Joint Registry data confirms that I have performed over 2000 hip replacements.
In the knee, I offer arthroscopic procedures (meniscectomy, micro fracture for early OA) as well as some of the more major procedures around the knee including joint preservation procedures such as proximal tibial and distal femoral osteotomy. Knee joint arthroplasty is a substantial part of my work including both primary knee replacement and revision surgery. I perform both total and partial knee replacement including (where appropriate) surgery to the patella-femoral joint. I have extensive experience of computer guided surgery for primary knee replacement.
For the foot and ankle I have experience of both hind foot and forefoot procedures and am a member of the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. In the hindfoot I have experience of both ankle arthroscopy and other corrective surgery. In the forefoot I have expensive experience of the commoner surgical procedures such as for bunions/hallux vales, osteoarthritis of the big toe joint and other smaller toe surgery.
In March of 2019 I retired from full time NHS practice at Warrington Hospital which has given me more time to concentrate on patient care at Spire Cheshire
Areas of interest
Hip Replacement;Hip Replacement Revision;Hip Arthritis in the Younger Patient;Hip Resurfacing (Birmingham Hip);Hip Pain;Total Knee Replacement;Partial Knee Replacement;Patella-Femoral Joint Replacement; Knee Replacement - Revision;Knee Osteotomy - Tibial & Femoral; Knee Arthroscopy;Knee Injury;Ankle Surgery;Ankle Arthroscopy and Related Procedures;Ankle Ligament Injuries and Reconstruction;Hindfoot Surgery including Osteotomy and Reconstruction for Flat Foot;Foot Surgery;Bunion Surgery;Toe Surgery;Foot Problems;Foot and Ankle Trauma
- Caroline Hewitt
- Spire Cheshire Hospital Fir Tree Close WARRINGTON WA4 4LU
- 01925 215041
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Sumit Mitra Fee Assured
- Dr Kamran Abbas Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
As of 1st April 2019 I retired from full time NHS practice having spent more than 35 years in the NHS. I continue to treat both private and NHS patients at the Spire Cheshire Hospital
Hip and knee arthroplasty, Human Factors in the delivery of medical care
I am married (to Anna) with two children.
Apart from my clinical and managerial medical responsibilities (which easily takes over your life), I am a qualified commercial pilot and share a small aircraft based at Hawarden with like minded colleagues. I have now completed my instructors rating and am a qualified Class rating Instructor on Single and Multi-engine piston aircraft as well as an Instrument Rating Instructor
Courses offered to GPs
I am more than happy to talk to GP's on subjects related to disorders of the hip, knee, foot and ankle
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.njrcentre.org.uk/njrcentre/Patients/NJRPatientNetwork/tabid/339/Default.aspx
As part of regular appraisal, all outcomes of my joint arthroplasties are submitted to the National Joint Registry. This data is regularly reviewed on a yearly basis as part of my regular annual appraisal.
My personal NJR data confirms low rates of re-operation for joint arthroplasty surgery
- FRCS (Orth) Intercollegiate Surgical Board, United Kingdom and Ireland 1994
- BSc - Physics as Applied to Medicine Guys Hospital, University of London 1980
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1988
- MB BS St. Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London 1983
- Fellowship in Trauma and Joint Replacement Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, Canada 1995
Reference number 2823182
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedics, 1995
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
- Spire Cheshire Hospital, WA4 4LU
- 18:30 - 20:30
- 0845 602 2500
- Spire Cheshire Hospital, WA4 4LU
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 0845 602 2500
Post treatment communication
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Main Ward at Spire Cheshire Hospital