Mr Phil Hirst has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for 20 years at Manchester Royal Infirmary, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the United Kingdom, and holds an honorary lectureship in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Manchester. He is currently the Clinical Head of the division of surgery at the Infirmary.
Mr Hirst trained in the North West of England and was an international fellow at the Brigham and Women’s hospital and Harvard Medical School in the United States. Mr Hirst's interest in lower limb surgery started as a trainee and he now concentrates on knee and hip surgery. He is interested in teaching and training and has been the BASK knee tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons for the last three years.
Mr Hirst's interests in teaching have led him to be invited to teach surgery both nationally and internationally and he has been able to demonstrate live surgery in many countries of the world. He publishes regularly on many aspects of surgery.
Mr Hirst performs primary hip replacement surgery and all aspects of knee surgery, including primary and revision arthroplasty (knee replacement), complex ligament reconstruction, osteotomy and arthroscopic surgery. He performs the majority of his arthroscopic procedures under local anaesthesia.