Mr Justin Leong



GMC number: 6145448

Practising since: 2006


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Leong is a consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in sports injuries, hip and knee surgeries. He has undergone two prestigious fellowships at Wrightington and Northumbria University Hospitals performing complex primary joint replacements as well as revision surgeries for failing joint replacements. He also has special interest in enhanced recovery and same-day discharges after joint replacements.

 His current practice consists of the management of sports knee injuries such as meniscal or ligamental injuries. He also have special interest in joint preservation surgery, unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement, total hip and total knee replacements. He specialises in performing hip replacements through muscle (piriformis) sparing approach which will allow for enhanced recovery with improved function during post-operative rehabilitation.

His published research focused on infection prevention in joint replacement surgeries and enhanced knee rehabilitation following surgeries. He is also the lead author for the publication of Revision Hip Complexity Classification (RHCC) along with Experts from the British Hip Society to help with national-level restructuring of the complex hip revision surgery network.

Special interests

  • Complex Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Infection prevention in Replacement surgeries
  • Revision Hip Complexity Classification (RHCC)
  • Perthes Disease

Other interests

In his free time, Mr Leong enjoys playing tennis at local league level, swimming, cycling and running. He is also a keen gardener and a Formula 1 enthusiast!

Languages spoken

English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Justin Leong at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip replacement
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair

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Research (PubMed link to your research)

Leong JW, Singhal RR. Singhal, M. R. Whitehouse, J. R. Howell, A. Hamer, V. Khanduja, T. N. Board, on behalf of the BHS RHCC expert panel. Development of the Revision Hip Complexity Classification using a modified Delphi technique Bone Jt Open 2022;3-5:423–431. doi: 10.1302/2633-1462.35.BJO- 2022-0022.R1

R Singhal, JW Leong, A Rajpura, ML Porter, TN Board National Joint Registry recorded untoward intraoperative events during primary total hip arthroplasty: an investigation into the data accuracy, causal mechanisms and attributability Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2022; 000: 1–7

Leong JW, Reed M. Knee arthroplasty: post-operative care, rehabilitation and follow up. Orthopaedics and Trauma 2021 Feb

Leong JW, Cook M, O’Neil T, Board T. Is the use of antibiotic loaded bone cement compared to plain cement associated with lower risk of revision? A study of 418,925 total hip arthroplasties in the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Bone Joint J 2020, 102-B(8): 997-1002. DOI: 10.1302/0301-620X.102B8.BJJ-2020-0120.R1

Mehta N, Patel D, Leong JW, Carroll A. Functional Outcomes and Metal Ion Levels following ceramic on metal total hip arthroplasty: 9 year follow-up. Journal of Orthopaedics. Journal of Orthopaedics, 24; 131-134, DOI10.1016/j.jor.2021.02.030

Sadhib S, Archunan M, Choudhry N, Leong JW, et al. Hip Hemiarthroplasty: The Misnomer of a narrow femoral canal and the cost implications. Cereus 2021 Oct 22;13(10):e18971. Doi:10.7759/cerus.18971.

Leo DG, Jones, H, Murphy R, Leong JW, Gambling T, Long AF, Laine J, Perry D. The Outcome of Perthes’ disease: Development of a core outcome set for clinical trials in Perthes Disease. Bone Joint J 2020, 102-B(5):611-617. DOI: 10.1302/0301-620X.102B5.

Leo DG, Leong WY, Gambling T, Long A, Murphy R, Jones H, Perry D

The Outcomes of Perthes’ Disease of the hip: a study protocol for the development of a Core Outcome Set. Trials 2018;19:373. DOI:10.1186/s13063-018-2695-3

Ormsby N, Leong WY, Wong W, Hughes HE, Swaminathan V. The Current Status of Prophylactic Femoral Intramedullary Nailing for Metastatic Cancer. ecancer 2016, 10:698 ISSN:1782-6605, DOI:10.3332/ecancer.2016.698

Leong WY, Gheorgiu D, Rao J. A Rare Case of Simultaneous Acute Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Rupture and Unilateral Achilles Tendon Rupture. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2013, July-Sep ;3(3): 22-25. DOI:10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.110

Leong WY, Nixon MF. Chapter 34: Evidence based treatments for Congenital Radio-ulnar Synostosis. Paediatric Orthopaedic- An evidence based approach to treatment, Springer; 2016: Chapter 34, 323-330. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41142-2


International and National Podium Presentation

2021  Leong WY, Howell J, Whitehouse M, Hamer A, Khanduja, Board T.  BHS

Steering committee to run Delphi process using consensus in developing BHS Revision Hip Complexity Classification (RHCC)

British Hip Society meeting

Arjun Rajan, Leong JW, Singhal R, Siney P, Shah N, Board T. Outcomes of acetabular revision with trabecular metal augments, impaction bone grafting and cemented highly crosslinked Polyethylene cup

British Hip Society meeting

Conservative femoral revision total hip arthroplasty, keeping it simple strategy

Ramavath A, Leong JW, Siney P, Kay P, Divecha H, Board T

British Hip Society Meeting

2019  Leong WY, Cook M, O’Neil T, Board T. “Is the use of antibiotic loaded bone cement compared to plain cement associated with lower risk of revision? A study of 418,925 total hip arthroplasties in the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man”                                                                       Wrightington Gold Medal Research day, awarded Best Paper Presentation British Hip Society 2019

2018  Mehta N, Leong WY, Carroll A. Mid Term Functional Outcomes & Cobalt Chromium Levels following Ceramic on Metal Total Hip Replacement.
EHS Congress 2018

2016  Leong W, Ibram F, Rao Janardhan. Pain Management in Neck of Femur Patients: Does it Make a Difference? SICOT Congress Sept 2016

2014  Ormsby N, Leong W, Harrison J. Gas in Thigh: Deadly Serious-Necrotizing fasciitis secondary to malignant colonic perforation-A report of two cases and literature review. Combined EFORT and BOA meeting June 2014

2013   Leong W, Finley R, Donnachie N.Dabigatran Versus Rivaroxaban for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty- 1 year result. BOA Annual Congress, Birmingham, October 2013

2012   Leong W, Finley R, Donnachie N. Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Charnley’s 50th meeting

National Registrar Research Day, November 2012

Leong W, Adam R. Surgical Site Infection following Surgical Treatment for Proximal Femoral Fracture- Evaluation of Bundle Approach.

European Hip Society, Milan, September 2012




  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
  • Lower Friction Arthroplasty
  • British Orthopaedic association future leaders programme

Other posts held

  • Countess Of Chester Hospital

Insurers Mr Justin Leong works with

Mr Justin Leong works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Aetna
  • WPA


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

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