Mr. Viju K PeterLiverpool Hip & Knee Clinic
I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust specialising in treating patients with hip and knee problems. My particular area of focus is in Hip and Knee replacement surgery, hip problems in the young adult and joint preserving procedures.
After completing my Higher Surgical training in the Mersey rotation and my fellowship training at Wrightington Hospital and The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital [Birmingham], I was appointed as consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals in 2008.
I especially enjoy helping young patients manage their arthritis, improving outcomes after revision surgery for failed joint replacements and investigating high performance bearing surfaces for joint replacements. Over the years I have gained extensive experience in complex primary hip replacements, joint replacements in young patients and revising failed hip replacements.
More recently, I set up an Arthroplasty Service at Alderhey Children’s Hospital with transitional clinics between Alderhey and Broadgreen, which enabled us to provide seamless patient care for children and young adults. A joint replacement service has been established and I performed the first hip replacement in the hospital’s history at Alderhey in September 2019.
It is important to preserve the native joint whenever possible. Hip arthroscopy and joint preservation techniques are procedures I am skilled in. I have been performing hip arthroscopy for many years and am the only surgeon in Liverpool who is experienced in doing this procedure.
In addition to my clinical practice, I have a genuine interest in research. This has led to publications in many reputed journals. This has also resulted in opportunities to present, and invitations to lecture, at national and international meetings and conferences.
I am the Infection Control lead and the NJR lead for the Orthopaedic Department and a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, British Hip Society, British Association for Surgery of the Knee and the British Medical Association
In my free time I enjoy travelling and playing cricket and badminton.
My philosophy in life is “whatever you do, do it the best you can.”