Joint Replacement

Everybody knows someone who has been halted in their tracks by pain in their bones, muscles or joints. These musculoskeletal conditions can affect people without any warning, regardless of their age, preventing them from working or participating in sports or, at times, negatively affecting their quality of life.

The orthopaedic team at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic treats people of all ages, helping them overcome musculoskeletal conditions whether they are professional athletes or have age-related arthritic joint pain. This is done using state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and by engaging in both surgical and non-surgical (conservative treatment) methods of rehabilitation.

With over a decade of experience in orthopaedic surgery and research, UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic is now firmly established as the country’s busiest orthopaedic hospital, carrying out more hip and knee surgeries than anywhere else and boasts a highly trained team of orthopaedic specialists, which include:

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Consultant Neurosurgeons
  • Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologists
  • Consultant Pain Management Physicians
  • Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Consultant Sports & Exercise Medicine Physicians
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists
  • Specialised Strength & Conditioning Coaches

UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic strives to change a commonly held perception that joint replacement surgery is limited to the elderly, and it encourages people to find the correct balance between ‘quality of life’ and how much pain and functional loss they can endure.

Rehabilitation following Orthopaedic Surgery

Our Sports & Exercise Medicine Department is fully committed to your rehabilitation following your orthopaedic surgery. Our highly trained musculoskeletal team will guide you through your recovery process and assist with any questions and challenges you might face during rehabilitation.

How to make an appointment for an Orthopaedic Consultation

To make an appointment with a UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, you may require a letter of referral from your GP or Physiotherapist.

If you do not have a referral, please contact the secretary of your preferred consultant for guidance. Click here for details.

If you do not have a preferred consultant and are looking for advice on what to do next, please email