Mr Eric Isbister


BSc (Physiology), MBChB, FRCS, FRCS II, FRCS Orth

GMC number: 2597485

Practising since: 1982


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Weekly Wednesday 13:30 - 17:30
  • Alternate Weekly Friday 13:30 - 17:30
  • Alternate Weekly Saturday 08:30 - 12:30
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Mr Isbister is a senior surgeon with specialist expertise in hip and knee replacement including revision surgery. He has 29 years experience and has carried out around 6,500 joint replacements.  

Mr Isbister qualified from Glasgow University in 1982 with initial Orthopaedic Training in Glasgow and subsequently in  Birmingham. In 1991 he began training in metal on metal hip resurfacing as it was being developed as a potential answer for the younger, more active patient with arthritis of the hip. He was able to follow its development and, on taking up post as Consultant in 1994, introduce the procedure to Wolverhampton as part of only 3 centres worldwide carrying out the procedure at that time.  The implant was redesigned in 1997 and continues to be used with good, long term results.

In 1994 Mr Isbister set up the first specialised Hip and Knee Replacement service in the City using a variety of implants (Exeter Hip, cementless fixation, ceramic on ceramic bearings) to address patients' specific needs including complex Primary and Revision operations. In 1997 he set up the Wolverhampton Bone Bank based at New Cross Hospital to supply allograft bone which is an essential part of these more demanding procedures. He has a 25 year experience of Unicondylar Knee Replacement (a more conservative form of Knee Replacement - Medial, Lateral and Patello-Femoral) with 15 years using a Minimally Invasive approach.

Hip and knee replacements take just under an hour. Fit patients can often be discharged the following day, with the majority of patients going home on day 2. Most patients have made a good recovery by 8 to 12 weeks. 

Mr Isbister performs the following treatments at Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital:

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Treatments and tests offered by Mr Eric Isbister at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip revision
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing

Locations Mr Eric Isbister works with

Related experience


He has published in the field of Joint Replacement Trauma and medical politics.


  • British Hip Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association

Insurers Mr Eric Isbister works with

Mr Eric Isbister works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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