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Mr Kerry Acton

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Trauma & Orth)

Practices at: BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

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Mr Kerry Acton is a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery, with a particular interest in hip surgery in the young.

Kerry performs hip arthroscopy, and can offer impingement surgery as well as labral resection and has an interest is osteochondroplasty (bone and cartilage disease).

Having studied the long-term durability of implants, Mr Acton is a proponent of uncemented hip replacements and hard-bearing (metal-on-metal or ceramic-on-ceramic) hips. He carries out revision hip surgery for failed hip replacements, including hip resurfacing.

For the knee Kerry performs arthroscopy, meniscal resection and repair, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, unicompartment knee replacements and total knee replacements (TKR), and osteotomy.

Mr Acton also treats fractures of both the upper and lower limbs using surgical and less invasive methods. He is a great proponent of Furlong Evolution® implants, which have a special ceramic coating – a synthetic version of a natural mineral present in bones, which helps them to bond better biologically with the patient’s own bone and gives them a greater chance of longevity, particularly for those who wish to remain very active.

Training and Appointment

Mr Acton attended St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, and undertook orthopaedic training in London and the south east of England. He then went on to sub-specialty training in cementless and revision hip surgery during a one-year Furlong Fellowship on the south coast, completing specialist training in revision hip and knee surgery. In 2007 he was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Mr Acton has delivered prize-winning presentations at academic meetings and published research in peer-reviewed journals. During his training he sat on the Royal College of Surgeons Specialist Advisory Committee for Orthopaedics, as well as the Intercollegiate Board, overseeing the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons exam.

Not extensively published, Mr Acton prefers to concentrate on the practical side of orthopaedic surgery, and training the next generation of surgeons. He continues to innovate to improve orthopaedic outcomes and is actively involved in research. He is invited regularly to teach, lecture and demonstrate his surgical techniques in the UK and abroad, and has links with the University of Surrey Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences and is an MSc and PhD supervisor.

Clinical Interests

  • Hip and knee surgery, particularly painful hips and arthritis
  • Less invasive hip surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Uncemented, ceramic bearing total hip replacement (THR)
  • Revision hip surgery
  • Total knee replacement (TKR) 
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • ACL reconstruction and femoro-acetabular impingement surgery
  • Fracture care and trauma surgery.

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