Mr Richard Slack

MB; ChB; MRCS; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Richard Slack is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in hip and knee surgery.

Clinical Interests

  • Lower limb joint arthroplasty
  • Biological fixation of implants
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Revision surgery

Year Qualified

2004

NHS Base

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

 

Mr Richard Slack

MB; ChB; MRCS; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Professional Profile

Mr Slack trained in the UK and France.  He was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery in East Kent University Hospital Trust in 1995. Since that time he has gone on to develop a practice in hip replacement surgery.

 

Mr Slack’s main area of interest is revision (complex) hip replacement surgery.  He is one of the highest volume surgeons in the United Kingdom for this type of surgery. He is also well versed in a number of techniques to allow rapid rehabilitation of patients undergoing primary hip replacement surgery.

Personal Profile

Mr Slack lives in Kent with his wife and two children and regards sport to be a vital part of life for health and well-being.

 

Mr Richard Slack

MB; ChB; MRCS; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Reviews

Here at One Ashford Hospital, we are always pleased to hear what our patient’s think of the service they have received.  Below is a snapshot of the some of the excellent feedback we have received for Mr Richard Slack.

During my assessment appointment, Mr Slack answered all my questions in a way that I could understand and I never felt rushed. I left the appointment reassured as to the choices of treatment I could have.

Mr Slack was excellent in every way!

Mr Slack has replaced both my knees – I am grateful for the excellent job he has done and would recommend him to my friends. Also his coming to inform me all was well after the operation was much appreciated.

Mr Slack did my left hip about 9 years ago. There would be no-one else I would want to do it.

Mr Richard Slack

MB; ChB; MRCS; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Richard Slack

MB; ChB; MRCS; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Research & Publications

Mr Slack is a member of an international development committee currently designing an un-cemented revision hip system to deal with complex femoral reconstruction.

 

He was a faculty member at St. Georges Revision Hip meeting, London 2007, presenting on his personal series of revision hip arthroplasty. He was the UK lead surgeon in the early evaluation of a modular femoral stem in total hip replacement. He was a faculty member at the Hip meeting in Bristol 2007, presenting the case for modularity in femoral stem design.

 

His is also the trustee of the East Kent Research Fund.

Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 000

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