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Professor Peter Kay

Professor Peter Kay FRCS
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
National Clinical Director for MSK and Professor at Manchester University 



Qualifications: MB ChB. BA. FRCS (England), FRCS (Glasgow)

 Choose and Book Codes:
- Specialist Hip and Knee
 ORGOR - General Ortho Lower Limb  
Speciality Areas:

Arthritis of the Hip and Knee:

  • Primary hip and knee replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Osteotomy for deformity and arthritis
  • Joint Injections

Assessment and treatment of young adult and elderly hip and knee problems:

  • Congenital and developmental problems of hip and knee
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Problems following fractures and infection

Revision surgery for previous failed joint replacement:

  • Assessment and investigation of pain following joint replacement
  • Revision hip replacement for wear, loosening, dislocation and infection
  • Revision hip replacement following painful / failed metal on metal replacement
  • Revision knee replacement for wear, loosening, stiffness and infection
  • Management of failed fracture treatment
  • Treatment of Infection following previous surgery
  • Bone grafting techniques for complex reconstruction of hip and knee
  • Femoral, tibial and acetabular reconstruction with mega prosthesis
Contact Details:

Secretary: 01257 256457  
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Clinic Access Times:

Wednesdays  1330 - 1700 (new and follow up patients) Wrightington
Wednesday (alternate weeks )  0830 - 1230 Wrightington (new patients)
Fridays (alternate weeks)  0830 - 1630 Wrightington (Private patients)


Peter Kay is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Wrightington Hospital and Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Manchester University. He has been President of the British Orthopaedic Association (2011), British Hip Society (2008) and British Orthopaedics Trainees Association (1992).  He currently serves on the Council of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Council of the Medical Defence Union and has recently been appointed as the National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal services for NHS England (“MSK Tsar”).

Clinically he specialises specifically in hip and knee replacement surgery, revision joint replacement surgery for loosening and infection and knee arthroscopy. Managerially he has been Director of Research, Clinical Director, Divisional Chairman for MSK and Associate Medical Director at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT. He has 3 years experience as a full Trust Board Member up to a successful Foundation Trust application. He is the clinical lead for the Specialist Orthopaedic Hospital Alliance in the UK.

He has produced over 900 research publications and presentations (scientific and popular) on orthopaedics and trauma and has presented on topics such as health service management, modernisation and medico-legal aspects of orthopaedics and trauma.

He has served on a number of Department of Health Committees nationally including Patient Reported Outcome Measures Steering Group (PROMS), Enhanced Recovery Steering Group (ERP), Fragility Fracture Board, and significantly was the National Clinical Chair of the 18 Week Steering Group for Orthopaedics and MSK for 4 years (2008-2011). He was co-author of the first Musculoskeletal Framework Document from the DH (2008). He currently sits on the NICE Guideline Development Group for Osteoarthritis, and chairs the “Beyond Compliance” Steering Committee working to protect patients whilst supporting responsible innovation in orthopaedic implants. He has worked locally, nationally and internationally for safe, effective and equitable musculoskeletal services that are patient centred.