Peter Kay

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


MB ChB. BA. FRCS (England), FRCS (Glasgow)

Choose and Book Codes:

ORSHKW - Specialist Hip and Knee
ORGOR - General Ortho Lower Limb  

Speciality Areas:

Arthritis of the Hip and Knee:

  • Primary hip and knee replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Osteotomy for deformity and arthritis
  • Joint Injections

Assessment and treatment of young adult and elderly hip and knee problems:

  • Congenital and developmental problems of hip and knee
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Problems following fractures and infection

Revision surgery for previous failed joint replacement:

  • Assessment and investigation of pain following joint replacement
  • Revision hip replacement for wear, loosening, dislocation and infection
  • Revision hip replacement following painful / failed metal on metal replacement
  • Revision knee replacement for wear, loosening, stiffness and infection
  • Management of failed fracture treatment
  • Treatment of Infection following previous surgery
  • Bone grafting techniques for complex reconstruction of hip and knee
  • Femoral, tibial and acetabular reconstruction with mega prosthesis

Contact Details:

Secretary: 01257 256457  
Email: and


Clinic Access Times:

Wednesdays  1330 - 1700 (new and follow up patients) Wrightington
Wednesday (alternate weeks )  0830 - 1230 Wrightington (new patients)
Fridays (alternate weeks)  0830 - 1630 Wrightington (Private patients)


Peter Kay is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Wrightington Hospital, Clinical Professor University of Central Lancashire and Senior Lecturer/Reader in Orthopaedics, University of Manchester. He was Previously Consultant in Orthopaedics and Trauma at North Manchester General and Manchester Children's Hospitals (1992-1998). He trained on the North West training programme with fellowships in joint reconstruction and trauma in Stuttgart and joint replacement at Wrightington Hospital.

He is a fellow and elected council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He served as President of both the British Orthopaedic Association (2011) and President of the British Hip Society (2008). He worked on numerous Department of Health committees and currently is working with NICE to develop guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis nationally. 

His clinical interests are in hip and knee replacement surgery, revision joint replacement surgery for loosening and infection and knee arthroscopy. He runs one of the largest joint replacement practices in the UK. Prof. Kay has made over 800 publications and presentations as part of his interest in research into joint replacement, general orthopaedics and trauma. He has also published and presented on health service management, modernisation and the medico-legal aspects of the practice of trauma and orthopaedics.

At the hospital, Peter has served as Clinical Director, Divisional Chairman and Associate Medical Director.