Mr Barnes is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon whose main interests are trauma, lower limb joint replacement and revision of failed/worn hip replacements. He has previously worked at Massachusetts General Hospital and has extensive experience. He specialises in Hip and Knee surgery. His orthopaedic training was on the Harvard University and Liverpool orthopaedic training program. His specialist joint replacement training was as a John Charnley Fellow at Wrightington Hospital.
Mr Barnes was appointed as a Consultant in 1995. He has been Clinical Lead for Orthopaedics and Deputy Director of Surgery at Macclesfield Hospital and is the longest serving Orthopaedic Surgeon in EaHe sees patients with general adult and paediatric orthopaedic conditions including soft tissue injuries and fractures. He has extensive experience in performing hip and knee replacement surgery and performs twice as many operations a year than the average hip and knee surgeon (see national joint registry figures). The hospital where Mr Barnes operates has recently been highlighted as one the best hospitals in the UK for hip replacements according to the College of Surgeons Patient Reported Outcomes.
Mr Barnes performs minimally invasive hip replacements in suitable patients
Mr Barnes also has a busy medicolegal practice. He is regularly requested to act as an expert witness and has advised in relation to medical negligence. He has published research relating to many aspects of joint replacement, trauma and nerve compression.
Mr Barnes did his general surgical training in Liverpool where he worked in paediatric, general, plastic and cardio thoracic surgery. He then began specialist training in orthopaedics on the Merseyside Orthopaedic rotation. He then joined the Harvard Orthopaedic Resident program where he worked at Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing his general orthopaedic training he did a fellowship in joint replacement surgery at Wrightington Hospital. He is a fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association.