First ever hip replacement at Alder Hey

Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Chris Talbot recently performed the first hip replacement surgery at Alder Hey thanks to our collaboration with the University Hospitals, particularly the skills of Mr Peter, hip surgeon from Broadgreen hospital.

The first patient to be operated on was 16 year old Christopher. Christopher started to feel the effects of Perthes disease (where the blood supply to the hip is disrupted causing bone cells to die) 3 years ago and had just turned 14 years old when diagnosed. 

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  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Bone and Joint Centre - Liverpool Hospital - Spire Healthcare
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • Spire Liverpool Hospital
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons