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Mr Phil Kerr MBchB, FRCS

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon 
Specialist in Hip & Knee Surgery

I went to school in Hertfordshire but carried out my medical training in the South West of England. I graduated from the University of Bristol in 1985, continuing as a junior doctor in Bristol, including a year teaching anatomy at the University. I carried out my specialist training on the South West Orthopaedic training scheme with clinical posts rotating through all the Bristol hospitals, as well as spells at Cheltenham and Plymouth. I also conducted a period of full time research in the Bristol University department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

I joined the East & North Hertfordshire Trust as a Consultant in 1996. My specialist interests include total hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries. In recent years hip and knee replacement have formed the dominant part of my practice and I have particular experience in hip replacement for younger adults including CT based 3D planning and custom made implants. I also have extensive experience in revision hip replacement.

After 20 years as an NHS Consultant, I now practice solely through the Hertfordshire Orthopaedic Centre but continue to treat both NHS and private patients.

Outside medicine I am a sports and fitness enthusiast, playing regular tennis and squash. I also enjoy skiing, golf, cycling and mountain climbing on a rather more intermittent basis.


Specific Interests

Partial and total knee replacement

Arthroscopic 'keyhole' knee surgery

Sports injuries

CT planned hip replacement

Complex hip reconstruction

Revision hip surgery


Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 


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