Mr Antonio Andrade



GMC number: 3331169

Practising since: 1990


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Tony Andrade is a fellowship trained consultant Orthopaedic, Hip and Knee surgeon with a special interest in Hip preservation surgery and arthroscopic hip surgery.  He set up this service at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2002 and it rapidly evolved into a tertiary referral centre.

He established a local lower limb arthroplasty registry that pre-dated the National Joint Registry (NJR) and established a lower limb arthroplasty fellowship program in 2004. He also then later established a hip arthroscopy fellowship program in 2016.

His interest in optimising treatment of infections in Orthopaedic patients led him to join forces with a consultant microbiologist and form the Combined Orthopaedic and Medical Microbiology Service (COMMS) at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, in 2004. This weekly MDT captures data that has led to a number of  publications. 

He sits on the Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry (NAHR) user group for the British Hip Society. This registry captures outcomes from hip preservation surgery nationally. 

He has been a member of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) since it was founded in 2008 and is the current (2020-21) ISHA president, of what is now known as ISHA – The Hip Preservation Society.

He is recognised both nationally and internationally as an expert in hip preservation surgery and has been involved in numerous Delphi and consensus statement projects. 

He is a reviewer for six international journals and sits on the editorial board of Hip International. 

He has been principal investigator in a number of clinical trials and studies. 

His clinical research is internationally recognised having won prizes at EFORT and ESSKA meetings.

He was a senior co-author for the recently published BMJ article on “Arthroscopic hip surgery compared with physiotherapy and activity modification for the treatment of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: multicentre randomised controlled trial”. This was a landmark randomised controlled trial that provided level 1 evidence to support arthroscopic hip surgery in the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement. 

Special interests

Hip preservation surgery and arthroscopic hip surgery.
Hip, Knee, Sport Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Portuguese

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Antonio Andrade at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Chondroplasty
  • Hip revision
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Orthotics
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Hamstring Repair
  • Patella stabilisation
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Matrix-induced chondrocyte implantation (MACI)

Locations Mr Antonio Andrade works with

Related experience


1- Effectiveness of hip arthroscopy in the treatment of FAI:
Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of hip arthroscopy in the treatment of
FAI and other pathologies in the hip. All patients assessed pre and post-operatively

with patient reported outcome measures and data recorded in the Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry (NAHR)

2- Collaborated with Prof Sion Glyn-Jones in Oxford on the Femoroacetabular

Impingement Trial (FAIT), which was a randomised controlled trial of “Arthroscopic
hip surgery compared with physiotherapy and activity modification for the treatment
of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: multicentre randomised

Controlled trial” – This was published in the British Medical Journal in February 2019

3) Serum metal ion levels in the Corail / Cathcart hemiarthroplasty used for

hip fractures
This study was funded by Depuy Johnson & Johnson and followed up a
number of patients after their hemiarthroplasty surgery to determine whether they

developed high metal ion levels within two years of surgery.  Results of this study being analysed in preparation for submission for publication

4) ASR post-recall surveillance study

The Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) and XL-metal head THR implants
were recalled by Depuy in 2010. 92 patients from the Royal Berkshire Hospital were
recruited for a multicentre multinational study co-ordinated by Harvard, to follow-up

patients with either ASR or XL-metal head MOM THR. The final end point has been achieved and so results are being analysed for reporting and subsequent publication.

5) The influence of lower limb malrotation on hip pain

Analyses of lower limb rotational profile assessment on the cause of hip pain in a population presenting to a specialist hip clinic. This is an ongoing project where malrotation of femur and tibia are being assessed independently and jointly to determine how these deformities affect hip function, and also how correction of these result in symptomatic improvement."


  • BOA
  • BMA
  • ISHA
  • BHS
  • BASK
  • AAOS

Other posts held

  • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr Antonio Andrade works with

Mr Antonio Andrade works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Benenden Health
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Mr Antonio Andrade does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Antonio Andrade does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Antonio Andrade does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.