Mr Hugh Apthorp
SINCE 2018Mr Apthorp has been appointed Head of Department, Hip Surgery at the Schoen Clinic London overseeing our hip team to provide the latest care in treating disorders of the hip joint.Areas of expertiseRapid recovery hip replacementMinimally invasive surgeryComplex and revision hip surgeryYoung adults with hip problemsNHS basePrivate only
SINCE 2004Mr Apthorp pioneered rapid recovery in the UK, setting up the first Rapid Recovery Programme for joint replacements. Department of Health figures have shown that using his Rapid Recovery Programme has allowed patients to enjoy the shortest length of stay for hip replacement in England with extremely low complication rates. Such was the success of Mr Apthorp’s surgery and the Enhanced Recovery Programme that milestones were reached of the UK’s first day case hip replacement and the first patient in the world with bilateral hip replacements to return home the day following surgery.Mr Apthorp received significant funding from the Department of Health to develop similar programmes in other hospitals throughout the UK.
SINCE 1987Mr Apthorp is one of the UK's leading hip surgeons. He gained his orthopaedic training on the Guy’s and St Thomas’ scheme having qualified at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1987. His fellowship was in complex primary and revision hip surgery with Professor David Wood in Perth, Australia. Since then Mr Apthorp has continued to develop his practice specialising in revision hip surgery, minimally invasive hip replacements and young adults with hip problems.