Qualifying at Bristol University Medical School in 1999, Sam interrupted her studies to take a year out and obtain a BSc (Hons) in Anatomical Science, further bolstering her skill and expertise within this field.
Upon graduating from medical school, Sam remained in Bristol initially teaching and demonstrating anatomy to medical and dental students. Choosing to focus her training, she developed a passion for arthroplasty (joint replacement) whilst working at Bristol’s complex Orthopaedic and Trauma unit, where she practiced until becoming a registrar.
In 2008 moving to Exeter, Sam began her subspecialty fellowship training at the Exeter Hospital, world renowned as a centre of excellence for hip surgery and joint replacement. Her work included hip replacement surgery (arthroplasty), bone grafting and reconstruction techniques.
Her career then took her to Oxford, to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. Working within this specialist hospital, renowned for treating for soft tissue and bone tumours, dealing with complex reconstructive surgery including infected prosthetic joints, Sam practiced refining Orthopaedic skill with the Sarcoma Surgeons and Reconstructive Hip Surgeons. Her work stimulated a keen interest for infected joint replacements, or arthroplasty; she has now established a regular clinic within St Richard’s hospital, West Sussex, Chichester, working alongside microbiologists to help treat and prevent such complexities.
Since moving to Chichester in 2011 her practice consists predominantly of primary and revision hip surgery and knee arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery), but remains part of the on call Orthopaedic team, dealing with trauma and complex Orthopaedics. Ms Hook specialises in:
Teaching and training is an essential part of the development of a surgeon and Sam 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. Sam is also involved in national and regional interviewing, alongside selection for surgical training.
Outside of her busy and committed practice, Sam 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. Sam has a passion for skiing, enjoys travelling and eating out.
Treatments and tests offered by Ms Samantha Hook at Nuffield Health
- Hip replacement surgery
- Hip resurfacing
- Hip revision surgery
- Knee arthroscopy surgery
- Knee replacement surgery
- Knee replacement revision
- Image guided joint injections
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 post 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 PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- 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.