Mr Simon Pickering BSc, MB, ChB, FRCS, MD, FRCS (Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Clinical Director of Orthopaedics

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Lower limb arthroplasty (hips & knees)
  • Revision knee surgery
  • Complex primary knee replacement
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement
  • Knee osteotomy
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Lower limb trauma
  • Medicolegal

Clinic Times:

  • Ad-hoc appointments available upon request


After training at Birmingham University, Mr Pickering undertook basic surgical training in Leicester and specialist orthopaedics training in Nottingham. An additional year was sponsored by a competitively awarded research fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons resulting in a Doctorate of Medicine for research into novel treatments for Orthopaedic Infection.

Mr Pickering undertook a sabbatical at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, USA, working with several internationally renowned knee arthroplasty surgeons.  In addition he spent a year on fellowship in Brisbane, Australia, focusing on hip and knee arthroplasty, knee revision and sports medicine.

Mr Pickering has published, presented and taught nationally and internationally.  He continues an active interest in research and teaching, working closely with industry on taking forwards innovation.  He performs over 250 to 300 arthroplasty procedures a year.



Mr Simon Pickering does not hold a share or financial interest in Derby Private Health.

Mr Simon Pickering does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Derby Private Health.

Mr Simon Pickering does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Derby Private Health.

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