Mr John Hardy, MB BS, BSc, MD, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Eng), FRCS (Orth)
Consultant Specialist in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Mr Hardy has 28 years of experience as a doctor, surgeon and in particular knee surgery and hand surgery. He is young enough to appreciate and take on the new developments that benefit his patients and old enough to have enjoyed the experience of 21 years of a classical training and career in the NHS in London, Leicester and Bristol.
Mr Hardy consults at the Chelsea Outpatient Centre in the Kings Road, London, the BUPA Cromwell Hospital, London and at the Sport and Orthopaedic Clinic in Bristol.
When making an appointment telephone Kelly: 0044 (0)117 3171793 or email from our Contact Us page.
Please bring with you the following:
It is always useful to bring with you a copy of your GP referral letter and any other correspondence concerning your medical history.
Mr Hardy believes that patients often need more time than they think for an orthopaedic assessment. In 2010 he increased all of his outpatient appointment slots to 30 minutes. If you think you need additional time please would you ask for the last appointment of the day especially If you are coming for a second opinion.
Patient testimonials are the best gift Mr Hardy's team can receive. They don't take time but do help with annual appraisal.
If you are unable to see Mr Hardy but want some insight into your knee problem before you see another doctor then try this iPhone App. It is the first of its kind in the iTunes store. The App was one of the first to be vetted for the New NHS Choices Health Apps Library.
Click on the image below to access the iTunes store.....
For Mr Hardy's patients from the USA use this hyperlink: Knee Injury App
Please bring with you a list of all past and current medication.
It helps Mr Hardy understand the whole of your past medical history if you bring to your appointment past investigations like X-rays, MRI, Blood Test Results and the reports that go with them. Your surgeon may have also provided you with a video of previous surgery in much the same way as Mr Hardy does.
Chelsea Outpatient Centre Imaging Request Form
Mr Hardy is a dual national Canadian/British Consultant Surgeon who has a growing practice in providing a second opinion for patients from all over the world.
Mr Hardy annually reviews both his professional fees and his Standards of Care in the annual appraisal required by the GMC.
Last year Mr Hardy undertook 4331 patient consultations and performed 275 operative procedures. Mr Hardy provided more patient information Advice Sheets like the one on Gout last year and on Anterior Knee Pain this year for his patients which are now available in these web pages. This has earned him a world wide reputation in the management of the common effects of gout like arthritis.
The Management of Anterior Knee Pain is becoming much easier to treat with the advances in understanding, physiotherapy and the better equipment available.
Read about the experience of just one of Mr Hardy's patients who works for the French Insurance Company AXA. He now has a pain-free kneecap.
Mr Hardy prefers to prevent osteoarthritis of the knee rather than have to replace a knee joint. He has used the Oxford Knee Score before and after knee replacement for the past 10 years. It was recently used in a recent study into the benefits of total knee replacement PROMS.
Mr Hardy was concerned to read about the nightmare Owen Hargreaves suffered during treatment for patella tendonopathy which is a common condition in athletes that is simple to cure. Read his patella tendonitis brochure for more information or read the latest article in The Daily Mail on a new tecnology, the Arthrocare Ambiant Wand.
Knee pain driving sitting in the cinema and playing sports is a big problem for most but it can be cured. Mr Hardy is currently working on a Medial Meniscal Tear teaching video with George Davies (Next, Asda, Per Una) the owner of the Design Agency Red Creative.