Professor Oliver James Nicholas Pearce

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS (England), FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics), Visiting Professor University of Bedford (ISPAR)

Personal profile

Professor Oliver Pearce qualified from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London in 1996. His training has been in London and then in Oxford as a specialist trainee.

In 2008 he spent a year in Marseille, France, sub-specialising in hip and knee replacement. Prof. Pearce has published a textbook of surgery (Pearce’s Surgical Companion) in 2009, and has widely published research articles on hip and knee topics in international journals.

Prof. Pearce is Director of Trauma Surgery for Milton Keynes General Hospital. He chairs the Enhanced Recovery Programme for patients undergoing total hip and knee replacements. This is a system from pre-surgery to discharge from hospital that focuses on pain relief, comfort and quality of rehabilitation for all joint replacement patients. He is the clinical lead for orthopaedic research at Milton Keynes General Hospital and is an expert reviewer for the hip surgery section of the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

In November 2012. Prof. Pearce was appointed as Visiting Professor with the Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR) at the University of Bedfordshire to recognise the research that he has and continues to contribute to. More recently in May 2017 he was appointed as Visiting Professor at the Open University in the Department of Computer Science, in recognition of the ongoing collaboration he has in technology in healthcare projects.

Outside of his NHS and teaching responsibilities Mr Pearce also sits on the on the European Advisory Board acting as UK Lead for the Rapid recovery Programme. This board, consisting of a select group of nationally and internationally reputed surgeons, sits at the cutting edge of research into and implementation of the latest evidence to promote the best possible outcomes after hip and knee replacement.

His research mainly focuses on methods to lower patient pain and to aid quicker recovery, implant materials technology in hip and knee replacement, mobility levels after leaving hospital for hip and knee replacement, soft-cartilage conditions of the knee and their response to chondroplasty treatment.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England (Fellow)
  • The British Orthopaedic Association (Fellow)
  • The British Hip Society (BHS)
  • British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • Medical Protection Society (MPS)
  • UK lead for Raid Recovery Programmes on the European Advisory Board

Clinical Interests


  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hip and knee replacement, revision replacement
    • Knee arthroscopy
  • Trauma surgery

Research interests:

  • Technology in healthcare as it relates to hip and knee replacement
  • Imaging and lens technology in endoscopy and medical investigations
  • Wearable tech in monitoring patient’s recovery post hip and knee replacement in hospital and in the community
  • All aspects of recovery (medical and surgical) after hip and knee replacement.


Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Vice Chair of research at Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Senior Lecturer and lead for musculoskeletal sciences at the University of Buckinghamshire Medical School 
  • Senior Lecturer NCESM Loughborough 
  • Clinical and Educational supervisor at Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Lead of Rapid Recovery Programme for hip and knee replacement for Milton Keynes University Hospital

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