Mr Kerry Acton

Mr Kerry Acton

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04091998

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Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Hip
  • Knee


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Kerry Acton is a highly experienced hip and knee specialist who was appointed as consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2007. He pioneered minimally invasive (MIS) hip replacement in Surrey and is an innovator in uncemented partial and total knee and hip replacement for younger patients. He also specialises in soft tissue problems of the hip and knee and carries out arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) of both joints. He has a special interest in complex and revision hip and knee surgery for failed joint replacements and carries out most of the redo surgery for loosening and fractures around hips and knees in his hospitals.
Mr Acton’s undergraduate and basic surgical training was in London and his Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics began on the Stanmore rotation and was completed on the South West Thames rotation in London, Surrey and Sussex. He completed the Wellington Knee Surgery Fellowship and was the first Furlong Fellow, completing a year of specialist training in revision hip and knee surgery. He has delivered prize winning presentations at academic meetings and published research in peer reviewed journals. During his training he sat on the Royal College of Surgeons Specialist Advisory Committee for Orthopaedics as well as the Intercollegiate Board, overseeing the FRCS exam.
Mr Acton is one of the busiest surgeons in the region, carrying out more hip and knee replacements annually than the vast majority of his peers as evidenced by the National Joint Registry. He also has one of the lowest revision rates of his own joint replacements in the country. He continues to innovate to improve orthopaedic outcomes and is actively involved in research both with the University of Surrey and in running clinical trials based at the Royal Surrey. He is regularly invited to teach, lecture and demonstrate his surgical techniques in the UK and internationally in Europe, Asia and Australasia. He runs a senior clinical fellowship, helping the next generation of surgeons to transition from trainee to independent consultant.

Areas of interest

Hip pain; Groin pain; Knee pain; Total hip replacement; Total knee replacement; Resurfacing; Hip arthroscopy; Hip impingement surgery; Labral tear; Young adult hip; Revision Hip surgery; Knee arthroscopy; Meniscal tear; Revision knee surgery; Tendonitis and tendon injury; Soft tissue injury; Joint injection; Partial unicondylar Knee replacement; Knee injection; Hip injection; Knee locking and clicking; Meniscal repair and menisectomy; Chondral cartilage injury; Knee weakness; Sports injuries; Osteoarthritis; Paediatric Hip pain and Knee pain ; Degenerative knee disorders; Lower limbtrauma; Arthroplasty; Trauma and fractures; Surgery for metastatic disease

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Procedures completed

  • W3717

    Minimally invasive hip replacement (one incision) - (5-50)

    Mount Alvernia Hospital (1-5) Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - unilateral - (5-50)

    Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital (5-50) Mount Alvernia Hospital (5-50)

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - unilateral - (5-50)

    Mount Alvernia Hospital (5-50) Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital (5-50)

  • W4210

    Total prosthetic replacement of knee joint +/- cement +/- patella resurfacing - unilateral - (5-50)

    Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital (1-5)

  • W8500

    Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (1-5)

  • W4230

    Revision of total replacement of knee joint - (1-5)

  • W1380

    Arthroscopic femoro-acetabular surgery for hip impingement syndrome, including labral repair and osteochondroplasty - (1-5)

  • T8100

    Open biopsy of muscle or soft tissue lesion - (1-5)

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