Mr John-Paul Whittaker
MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (T&O)
Year of Qual
Areas of expertise / interest
Keyhole (Joint preserving Surgery) of the Hip & Knee
Joint Reconstruction of the Hip & Knee
NHS Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
Wrexham Maelor Hospitals
Private Ludlow Unit, RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital
Spire Yale Hospital, Wrexham
Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital, Chester
NHS 01691 404 194
Private 01691 404 307
Clinics (NHS + Private)
NHS Monday, Friday
Private Monday, Wednesday, Friday
British Hip Society
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
AO Trauma Society
General Medical Council
British Medical Association
Training (undergrad / postgrad / fellowship)
Following medical qualification in 1995, Mr Whittaker completed Basic Surgical Training in Liverpool, Chester & Shrewsbury achieving the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1999. Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training was completed on the prestigious Oswestry rotation with the award of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2005.
A broad experience of complex hip and knee problems has developed from fellowships at international centres of excellence including Exeter (Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre) and Canada (London Health Sciences Centre).
Current Consultant post
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital and
Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Whittaker JP, Naudie D, McAuley J, McCalden RW, Bourne RB.
Does bearing design influence midterm survivorship of unicompartmental arthroplasty Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010; 468: 73-81
Whittaker JP, Charron KD, McCalden RW, MacDonald SJ, Bourne RB.
Comparison of steady state femoral head penetration rates between two highly cross-linked polyethylenes in total hip replacement. J Arthroplasty 2010; 25(5): 680-6
Whittaker JP, Warren RE, Spencer Jones R, Gregson PA.
Is prolonged systemic antibiotic therapy essential in two stage revision hip arthroplasty for chronic infection. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery [Br] 2009; 91: 44-51
Kostamo T, Bourne RB, Whittaker JP, McCalden RW, MacDonald SJ.
No difference in gender-specific hip replacement outcomes. Symposium papers from the Hip Society 2008. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2009; 467: 135-140
Whittaker JP, Dharmarajan R, Toms AD.
The management of bone loss in revision knee arthroplasty
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery [Br] 2008; 90(8): 981-7