Andrew is a specialist hip and knee surgeon with interests in pelvic & acetabular surgery, hip and knee replacements, foot and ankle and lower limb trauma reconstructive surgery. He is currently a full time Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at Addenbrookes, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He also consults and operates at the Spire Lea Cambridge and Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospitals. In addition he is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Royal Army Medical Corps (V), having served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
When I first went to see Mr Carrothers about fat-pad impingement in both my knees, I was in a great deal of pain to the point where I could barely walk sometimes. The moment I stepped into Mr Carrothers consultation room, I was treated with absolute respect and compassion as he listened to my every concern. He diagnosed me very quickly and a treatment plan was put into place without delay. When Mr Carrothers performed the surgeries on my knees, I felt completely at ease with his skill and professionalism, as well as with the team in the operating theater. Post-op care was fantastic and all my needs were catered for by Mr Carrothers and his secretary. I have absolutely nothing to say against Mr Carrothers, the staff at the hospital or my general experience with Mr Carrothers at all. If I had to go back and see an orthopaedic consultant anytime in the future, I would hope that I'd be able to see Mr Carrothers again. Thank you Mr Carrothers for all your help!
I was lucky enough to be referred to Mr Carrothers by my local circle MSK. I was given a consultation, where I was thoroughly appraised and given all the options available to me. I was booked in for an Arthroscopy to repair the two tears in my knee meniscus within a few weeks. The operation consisted of two keyhole incisions through which the necessary repairs were carried out. The whole thing was completed in an afternoon at Spire Cambridge where the standards of care were excellent. Apart from some swelling and stiffness in the knee I had practically no pain. Mr Carrothers was friendly, took time to explain everything and, most importantly, the standard of his work is exemplary. The scars have all but disappeared, the swelling is going down and the mobility is gradually improving. Should I need this kind of treatment in the future I will certainly be looking up Andrew Carrothers availability.
Both he, and his surgical team, inspired confidence in me prior to the operation. The operation was a complete success. The after care was first class, both nurses and physiotherapy, were very professional. The whole experience start to finish could not have gone smoother. Thank you to all concerned.
When I needed to have a total hip replacement, Dr Carrothers thought that I would be a good candidate for the new direct anterior approach to this procedure. Although I believe this is quite a new operation in this country he clearly put my mind at rest and explained the benefits I would have by choosing this option. My recovery was as he had predicted, up and walking within hours of the operation and each day I could recognise my further progress. I did work hard at the suggested exercises and this has paid great dividends. After six weeks I feel ready to get back to all my normal activities. He has a good team working with him and I would happily recommend him to anyone needing this operation.
In November 2017 my dog knocked me down six concrete steps. I'm fairly sure this was unintentional but after a visit to A&E (out of the area) I was told I had a broken fibula and was sent home with a 'boot'. I felt there was a little more to it than that and was fortunate to see firstly Mr Norrish (just the one appt) then Mr Andrew Carrothers who explained that my leg was going to mend just fine, but my ankle needed some help (surprise! I hadn't even realised it was damaged as I was so focused on my broken fibula). Andrew fitted a screw to my ankle. I think it is fair to say that at my age (51) I have had good and poor medical experiences over the years, but Andrew is quite an exceptional person. From the beginning he very carefully listened, explained and considered all aspects of my care. He is a brilliant communicator and gave me complete trust. I will probably have more care with Andrew (screw removal) and I will be able to go into this with great confidence purely because I will be in his safe hands.