Professor Alister Hart

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


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Last updated: 11 Jun 2020

Specialises in

  • Hip
  • Knee

About me

Professor Alister Hart is an orthopaedic hip surgeon. He was appointed in 2012 to the Action Medical Research Chair of Orthopaedics at University College London and honorary consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) NHS Trust. He is the RNOH director of implant science and the NIHR BRC collaboration with UCLH. The BBC nicknamed him the “Hospital Hip Detective” (

He has pioneered the use of 3D printing for precision hip surgery (, robotic surgery and the analysis of removed implants ( His research has led to changes to international health policy ; development of clinical guidance in the UK and abroad; changes to clinical practice and subsequent cost savings. He has published this work in >180 papers (first or last author on >100) with 200 co-authors, including in the journal Nature. These papers have had >4000 citations and an h index of 36 ( ;

He has been Principal Investigator on 26 grant awards since 2006 with total funding of over £7 million from research councils (EPSRC and MRC), Innovate UK, Technology Strategy Board, NIHR, charities and industry.

Areas of interest

Hip disorders and hip replacement surgery; Hip sports injuries; 3D printing; 3D printed custom made hip implants; Complex hip problems; revision hip replacement

Medical secretaries

  • Highgate Private Hospital
  • 17-19 View Road LONDON N6 4DJ
  • 020 8341 4182

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Procedures completed

  • W9030

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

    London Clinic (5-50)

  • W3713

    Complex primary total hip replacement (including bone grafting or femoral osteotomy) - (5-50)

    London Clinic (5-50)

  • W3740

    Second, third or further revision total hip replacement (excluding acetabular liner and head changes) - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • W4200

    Complex primary total knee replacement (i.e. including bone graft, augmentation or osteotomy) - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • W4230

    Revision of total replacement of knee joint - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

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