Mr Colin Holton


FRCS (Tr & Orth), MBChB, BSc (Hons), MSc (Mech Eng)

GMC number: 6049476

Practising since: 2002


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Colin Holton is a hip and paediatric orthopaedic surgeon specialising in adolescent and young hip surgery. He has been a consultant for over five years performing hip replacements, hip arthroscopy, femoral and pelvic osteotomies to gain the best functional outcome for his patients. He also operates on paediatric orthopaedic conditions including elective and trauma cases.  

Mr Holton’s clinical practice offers a cradle to grave hip service for his patients. Children and adolescents often have conditions present from birth that can require further surgical management to allow them to gain best outcomes. Mr Holton will fully evaluate and offer the best treatments for these conditions including hip dysplasia, perthes disease, SCFE (slipped capital femoral epiphysis), FAI (Femoro-acetabular impingement), AVN (Avascular necrosis) and hip osteoarthritis . Surgical management of the above conditions can include hip arthoscopy (key hole surgery), hip osteotomies (bone realignment surgery) and hip replacements. 

Mr Holton’s specialist international hip fellowship undertaken in Denmark under Professor Kjeld Soballe, Mr Martin Lamm and Mr Bent Lund allowed him to gain further exposure to hip replacement and hip arthroscopy. He learnt the technique of minimally invasive PAO (peri-acetabular osteotomy) under world renowned PAO surgeon Prof Kjeld Soballe. Prior to his Danish fellowship he also undertook a nationally recognised fellowship performing hip arthroscopy and total hip replacement under Mr Jon Conroy in Harrogate, UK. 

He qualified in 2002 from the University of Leeds Medical School. Following basic surgical training he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2005. He undertook further specialist orthopaedic training in the Yorkshire region and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2012.  

He also has a strong and active research background founded on his MSc (Mechanical Engineering) where he investigated the use of bone graft in total hip replacement in 2012. He supervises an NIHR approved research fellow whilst being Principle investigator on three NIHR approved national studies. 

Mr Holton submits his arthroplasty and non-arthroplasty surgical outcomes to the national registers. This helps ensure his patient outcomes continue to perform to the highest level and whilst ensuring full governance of his clinical practice.

Alongside his busy NHS and private practice Mr Holton has managerial responsibility within the Children’s hospital in Leeds as deputy clinical director. He is excited to be actively involved in the new children’s hospital being built in Leeds. 

Mr Holton specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans for adults at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

  • Arthroplasty
  • Bilateral hip replacement
  • Bilateral tenotomy
  • Cartilage reconstruction and resurfacing
  • Chondroplasty
  • Hamstring repair
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Image-guided joint injections
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Manipulation Under Anaesthetic (MUA)
  • Pelvic osteotomy
  • Tendon problems
  • X-Ray Guided Facet Joint Injection

Mr Holton specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans for paediatrics at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

  • Orthopaedic surgery
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Special interests

Hip Surgery

Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery - Elective & Trauma

Personal interests

Mr Holton is married with four children. He lives in Leeds near to the hospital. He enjoys all sports whilst actively participating in golf, and cycling.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Colin Holton at Nuffield Health

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Chondroplasty
  • Hip replacement
  • Paediatric medicine
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Bone Graft
  • Osteotomy
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • X-Ray Guided Facet Joint Injection
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Bilateral Tenotomy
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Colin Holton works with

Related experience


Shahid, M., Holton, C., O’Riordan, S., & Kraft, J. K. (2020). Sonography of musculoskeletal infection in children. Ultrasound.

Chambers, G., Holton, C. & Kraft, J.K. Radiological trends in trampoline-related paediatric injuries in a major paediatric trauma centre: a 6-year experience. J Public Health (Berl.) (2019).

Lamb J, Holton C, O’Connor P, Giannoudis PV. Avascular necrosis of the hip. BMJ 2019, May 30, 365. L2178.

Holton C, Kelley S. The response of children to trauma. Orthopaedics & Trauma 2015, 29 (6), 337-49.

Holton C, P Bobak, R Wilcox, Z Jin. Mechanical Mechanical evaluation in a bone grafted acetabular model for reconstruction in total hip replacement. Journal of Orthopaedics 2013, Nov 5, 10(4), 177-81.


  • BOA (British Orthopaedic Association)
  • BHS (British Hip Society)
  • BSCOS (British Society Children’s Orthopaedic Society)

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


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

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

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