Mr Nigel Brewster, MB ChB, FRCS(Orth)
Nigel Brewster has been a specialist hip and knee surgeon for 20 years. He specialises in the assessment and management of hip and knee pain. His expertise is in hip and knee replacement surgery and in redoing problem hip and knee replacements.
Training and experience
Nigel trained in Orthopaedics in Edinburgh and spent one year as a Senior Fellow in Adelaide, South Australia, before returning to Edinburgh as a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Newcastle in 1998 where he developed his expertise in hip and knee replacement and revision surgery.
Nigel has performed over 2,000 hip replacements and 2,000 knee replacements. He has excellent patient satisfaction rates in comparison to national and international levels. The National Joint Registry shows excellent long term results for his joint replacements. As a regional expert he has extensive experience in the causes and management of problem hip and knee replacements and has performed over 500 revision hip replacements and over 200 revision knee replacements.
Alongside his private practice at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital, Nigel now works at the University Hospital of North Tees as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, where he continues to perform hip and knee replacements and revisional surgery.
Nigel is recognised as a leader in both hip and knee replacement and hip and knee revisional surgery in the North East. He teaches on orthopaedic training courses both nationally and internationally.
Nigel represented the North East on NHS England’s Clinical Referencing Group for Specialist Orthopaedics, and on the National Joint Registry for England and Wales.
He has published research papers on techniques and results in revision hip and revision knee replacements.
Nigel is a respected Orthopaedic Surgery Trainer. Many of his trainees are now consultants in the region and further afield. He is asked to assist in the training of trainees in difficulty and retraining of consultants in difficulty.
Nigel is available for insured or self-pay private consultation for hip or knee problems at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital.