Mr Wakeling is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery, including primary & revision joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery of the knee.
He completed undergraduate training at Leicester University Medical School in 2005, where he also underwent foundation training. He then moved to Cornwall for Core Surgical Training, before higher specialty orthopaedic training in the South-West London training programme, including rotations through Chichester hospital and 18 months at the St George’s University Hospital joint reconstruction unit.
After completing FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 2015 and being appointed to the specialist register in 2017, he went on to fellowship training at the world-renowned Ling Fellowship at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter, where he further developed his practice of complex primary and revision hip arthroplasty. Following this he undertook a further fellowship run by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore), based in St Albans Hospital, with the knee and hip replacement team, gaining further experience in primary and revision joint replacement.
On completion of fellowship training, he was appointed to a consultant NHS post in 2019 at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester. He has a specialist interest in primary hip and knee replacement, revision hip replacement and arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery, including cartilage surgery.
Mr. Wakeling is the lead consultant for day-case
arthroplasty at St Richard’s hospital, striving to reduce length of stay and
improve patients’ recovery and postoperative experience. He is developing a
long-term virtual review system to monitor patient outcomes after discharge. He
is also dedicated to teaching and training surgical trainees and is leading on
local implementation of regional revision arthroplasty networks.
Mr Wakeling is married with two children and a
dog; he is a keen skier and cyclist, especially off-road mountain biking, and he
is a devoted Harlequins rugby fan.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Chris Wakeling at Nuffield Health
- Knee replacement
- Hip revision
- Hip replacement
- Hip resurfacing
Widely published research in orthopaedic surgery, including the use of dual-mobility bearings in complex revision hip surgery and recently the impact of Covid-19 infection on patients with hip fractures.
Other posts held
- Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Chris Wakeling does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Chris Wakeling does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Chris Wakeling does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.