Miss Hook is a lower limb primary and revision arthroplasty surgeon in West Sussex based in Chichester. She specialises in joint replacements with the most common cause being for arthritis of the hip or knee. Revision joint replacements are performed when the original replacement needs re doing and this can be for a variety of reasons.
Miss Hook qualified from Bristol University Medical School in 1999 having also gained a BSc in Anatomical Science during her medical degree. After house jobs, anatomy demonstrating and junior surgical jobs in Bristol and the South West she successfully completed her specialist registrar training in Wessex gaining FRCS (Tr&Orth) in 2008.
During her training, she developed a passion for lower limb arthroplasty and in particular Hip Surgery. She was lucky enough to gain a fellowship in the World renowned unit in Exeter at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre. This unit is internationally known and renowned for the development of the extremely successful Exeter Hip, the most used cemented hip replacement worldwide. During her year in Exeter, she was also lucky enough to work with the highly skilled surgeons and wider team where she developed her skills in primary hip replacement surgery as well as revision procedures including the use of bone impaction grafting, a technique developed in Exeter and Nijmegen for reconstructing bone defects in revision cases.
Following her year in Exeter, Miss Hook spent six months at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford working in the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Unit where she gained experience in tumour and reconstructive surgery. In addition, she was involved in revision arthroplasty reconstructive techniques. Oxford has a Bone Infection Unit and takes complex infected arthroplasty cases from the surrounding area. Whilst working in the NOC she developed an interest in infected arthroplasty management and now works very closely with Orthopaedic Microbiologists in managing these complex cases.
Miss Hook has worked as a consultant at St Richards Hospital, Chichester, Western Sussex NHS Trust (WSHT) from July 2011 until September 2020, when she will take up a new post in Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth from September 2020.
Miss Hook has been practicing at Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital since 2013 and specialises in:
Teaching and training is an essential part of the development of a surgeon and Miss Hook has a particular interest in the education of our future surgeons. Her career has enabled her to take on the role of Surgical Clinical Tutor for the Core and Higher Surgical Trainees at Western Sussex Hospital Trust. The post involves liaising with the Deanery and Royal Colleges regarding current training issues, combined with supporting the consultant body in the supervision of trainees. Miss Hook is also involved in national and regional interviewing, alongside selection for surgical training.
Outside of her busy and committed practice, she enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time in the garden. She keeps active and regularly walks and runs in the surrounding countryside, also enjoying cycling both on the road or more challenging off road mountain biking. She has a passion for skiing, enjoys travelling and eating out.
Treatments and tests offered by Ms Samantha Hook at Nuffield Health
- Knee replacement revision
- Knee replacement
- Knee arthroscopy
- Hip revision
- Hip replacement
- Image guided joint injections
- Hip resurfacing
Research in the areas of:
- Revision hip arthroplasty: The femoral side using cemented implants
- Cemented polished tapered hip replacements in patients less than 50 years
- The Exeter Universal stem: A minimum 10-year review in an independent centre
- Written communication in orthopaedic surgery
- Royal College of Surgeons
- British Orthopaedic Association
Other posts held
- St Richard’s Hospital, Western Sussex NHS Trust
Insurers Ms Samantha Hook works with
Ms Samantha Hook works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- AXA - Global Healthcare
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Ms Samantha Hook does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Ms Samantha Hook does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Ms Samantha Hook does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.