Professor Max Fehily

Consultant Hip Surgeon

I am a member of the OrthTeam and also the Clinical Director and lead surgeon at The Manchester Hip Clinic. I specialise in surgery of the hip and have a particular interest in hip preserving or keyhole surgery and innovative hip replacements.

I am one of the leading hip arthroscopy surgeons in the UK and perform more than 160 of these procedures a year. I have pioneered the use of stem cells in hip surgery to regenerate cartilage damage.

I’ve also led the use of robotics in hip replacements, and was the first person to carry out a MAKO robotic hip replacement in the North West of England, and I perform the most Mako hip replacements per month in the UK. I carry out the full range of hip replacement surgery, from young patients with childhood disease, to older patients who wish to maintain an active lifestyle.

I treat patients from all over the UK and internationally. I am the lead hip surgeon for the Hip and Groin Clinic, for the English Institute of Sport (EIS), for the Armed Forces (Northern) and have been a registered Consultant in the United Arab Emirates, having practiced in Dubai. I am the lead on many surgeon education courses, training other consultants from all over the UK and Europe in both keyhole and hip replacement techniques. I regularly treat high-level athletes, ranging from dedicated amateurs to Commonwealth, World Championship, Olympic and Premier League competitors. I regularly treat professional athletes from sports including football, rugby, taekwondo, squash and athletics amongst many others.

I am a keen educator and lead (lower limb) a Masters’ program at Salford University and have published many papers in peer reviewed journals. In 2017, The Manchester Hip Clinic (and Spire Manchester) was the only private hospital involved in a large multi-centre NHS trial into the effectiveness of hip arthroscopic surgery. I work closely with industry to develop new education programmes, techniques and surgical devices to improve patient care.

Specialises in

  • Mako robotic hip replacements
  • Manual hip replacements
  • Hip arthroscopy/keyhole hip surgery
  • Stem cell treatments for cartilage damage
  • Sports injuries around the hip e.g. hamstring tears etc
  • Groin pain/groin injuries

Special interests

  • Robotic hip surgery
  • Keyhole hip surgery
  • Stem cell treatments
  • Sporting hip injuries

Training and registration

Graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1995 and underwent basic and orthopaedic training in North-West England. Became a consultant in 2007 and set up full-time independent practice in 2014.

Qualifications: BA, MB, BCh, BAO, FRCSI, MSc Orth Eng, FRCS (Orth&Trauma)


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Clinic Times

Wednesday 9am - 1pm
Friday 9am - 1pm
An initial consultation with Professor Fehily is from £250
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Professor Max Fehily, Consultant Hip Surgeon talks about the Mako robotic arm system.

Former professional footballer, Oshor Williams, talks about his experience of Mako surgery with Professor Max Fehily.

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