Mr de Roeck

  • Hip replacement
  • Hip pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Revision hip replacement

Mr Nick de Roeck

GMC: 4111878

Mr Nick de Roeck is a leading consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon based in Hertfordshire, who specialises in treating patients with hip and knee problems. His aim is to provide the highest quality care focussing on helping patients make a personalised treatment choice, whether operative or non-operative. Mr de Roeck treats patients with problems ranging from sports injuries through to those with arthritis of the hip and knee.

Mr de Roeck is very experienced in hip replacement surgery. He also specialises in investigating and treating patients with more complex hip problems and undertakes procedures such as revision hip replacement for failing hip replacements and hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement. For patients with knee problems he can undertake knee arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and total or partial knee replacement.

Mr de Roeck graduated in medicine from the University of Manchester in 1994 and undertook his specialist surgical training on the Royal National Orthopaedic rotation, completing it in 2005. He undertook a specialist fellowship in hip and knee replacement surgery at North Shore hospital, Auckland, New Zealand in 2006. He entered Consultant practice in January 2007 at East and North Herts NHS trust.



  • Professional experience

    • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, One Hatfield Hospital, Hertfordshire (present)
    • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin, Hertfordshire (present)
    • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (2007 - present)
  • Education

    • Fellowship in Lower Limb Arthroplasty, North Shore Hospital, Auckland (2006)
    • FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England (2004)
    • FRCS (ENG) Royal College of Surgeons of England (1998)
    • MB ChB University of Manchester (1994)
    • Sir John Charnley Research Fellow (1999)
  • Professional membership

    • Royal College of Surgeons
    • British Orthopaedic Association
    • British Hip Society
    • Hospital Consultant and Specialists Association

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chondromalacia (runner's knee)
  • Femoro-acetabular impingement
  • Hip
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip fracture
  • Hip pain
  • Hip prosthesis
  • Hip replacement
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Injuries diagnosis
  • Joint injections
  • Joint preservation surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Knee
  • Knee
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee surgery
  • Medial collateral ligament
  • Meniscus
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee)
  • Revision hip replacement
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sport surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports traumatology

Make an appointment


  • One Hatfield Hospital
    Hatfield Ave AL10 9UA - Hatfield
    (+44) 02038840580
  • Pinehill Hospital
    Benslow Ln SG4 9QZ - Hitchin
    (+44) 02076610814


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Is hip replacement surgery successful?

Hip replacement surgery is a very successful operation for a majority of patients. Most patients return to normal activities after three months. As with every operation, there are risks that the hip replacement might fail. We asked orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nick de Roeck to tell us more about common reasons for hip replacement failure.

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Revision hip replacement: why do hip replacements fail?

Hip replacement is generally a very successful procedure in relieving the pain and stiffness associated with a damaged hip joint. However, hip replacements can fail and there are several reasons why this can happen. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nick de Roeck explains why.

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Hip replacement and the possible complications

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Who is most likely to suffer from a broken hip?

A broken hip is a very common injury in the UK, with more than 75,000 patients suffering from a broken hip every year. A broken hip is a term used to describe a fractured thigh bone (neck of the femur). Mr Nick de Roeck speaks more about who’s at a greater risk of a hip fracture and the course of action taken once a person breaks their hip.

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How successful is hip replacement surgery?

Total hip replacement surgery is used to treat painful conditions of the hip, such as osteoarthritis, which otherwise cause pain in the groin, buttock, thigh or knee. Leading orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nick de Roeck explains just how successful the procedure is...

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What’s the best way to treat osteoarthritis in the hip?

Each year over 70,000 people in the UK get a hip replacement – that’s just under 200 a day. One of the main reasons is to relieve pain in the hip due to arthritis. But what exactly is arthritis, why does it cause hip pain, and are there alternatives to having surgery? We asked Mr Nick de Roeck, a leading consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon based in Hertfordshire.

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