Specialising in hip problems in young adults, Mr Tony Andrade, MBBS, FRCS(Tr&Orth), is a highly regarded orthopaedic, hip and knee surgeon, who is actively involved in research, innovation, and education. He has helped develop arthroscopic techniques and other types of hip preservation surgery in the UK; was responsible for setting up a tertiary referral centre at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and also establishing a visiting surgeon programme in which surgeons are invited to study his techniques.
He completed his hip and knee surgical training on a fellowship at Sportsmen-SA, in Adelaide, South Australia; was a visiting fellow in trauma surgery at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, and was appointed to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2002,
He lectures and teaches globally on hip arthroscopy and in 2004 initiated a Lower Limb Arthroplasty Fellowship Program at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and a Hip Arthroscopy Fellowship Program in 2016.
He was appointed International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) membership secretary in October 2012 and chaired the ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting in 2015. Currently, ISHA Vice-President, he will become president later in 2020. He is also an active member of the UK Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry (NAHR) user group for the British Hip Society.
With a Master’s in Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology from the University of Dundee, Tony has an abiding interest in research into conditions affecting the young adult hip and is active in international multicentre studies investigating the outcome of joint replacements.
He sits on Hip International ’s editorial board, reviews regularly for six international orthopaedic journals, has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals and edited and authored surgical textbooks. Most recently, he was a senior co-author of a randomised controlled trial published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) comparing the efficacy of arthroscopic hip surgery with physiotherapy and activity modification when treating symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement (hip joint abnormalities).