Mr Richard Hopcroft specialises in hip and knee replacement surgery for arthritis, cartilage repair and ligament reconstruction of the knee through arthroscopic or keyhole surgery.
He joined the MSG in 2018 from the James Cook University Teaching Hospital and since arriving has developed an urgent knee clinic for sports injuries as well as a paediatric orthopaedic clinic to allow more patients to receive specialist treatment without the need to travel off island.
Mr Hopcroft undertook medical training at the University of Liverpool Medical School and holds a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Nottingham School of Medicine and Surgical Sciences. He continued his specialist training in a number of UK hospitals and has spent time in world-respected clinics in North America and Australia. He is fellowship trained from two centres in Australia in hip and knee reconstruction and sports medicine. He performs primary and revision surgery for hip and knee arthroplasty, including soft tissue knee reconstruction.
While at the James Cook Hospital, Mr. Hopcroft was responsible for developing and introducing the enhanced recovery program in orthopaedics for hip and knee replacements. In addition, he was a key contributor to the development of the care pathway for patients with hip fractures, as well as being one of the key providers for children’s orthopaedic surgery in South Tees.
During his time there Mr. Hopcroft was an educational and clinical supervisor for South Tees’ higher specialist trainees and lectured on the regional training programme. While leading on a number of audit projects, Mr Hopcroft has also contributed to multiple studies through the research network.