Our Philosophy

Our strong philosophy comes from many years of experience and a caring approach to your health and wellbeing.

  • We first seek to understand your needs
    We believe that your care begins with us listening, observing and learning. Taking the time to truly understand your needs is at the core of our caring philosophy. It’s one of the reasons we continue to see patients referred to us not only by former patients, but also by colleagues throughout Cambridgeshire and beyond.
  • We provide evidence-based treatment
    Our primary goal is to help you to get back on track with the best and most up to date, evidence-based treatment possible. We use the latest diagnostic techniques to locate the source of your problem and then recommend a treatment plan best suited to your personal needs.
  • We are committed to ensuring your quick recovery
    When surgery is performed, we are committed to helping all our patients recover quickly so they can resume their daily activities, as soon as possible. Where possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to reduce post-operative discomfort and to speed recovery.
  • We provide tailored after-care
    We also work closely with your rehabilitation team to ensure that ongoing care is tailored to expedite your recovery.

Our Partnership

As two highly experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, sharing the same values, and philosophy, forming a partnership practice where we could offer our patients even more from our combined expertise, made complete sense.

Combined, we both specialise in treating conditions that cause pain in the pelvis, hips, knees, and ankles including trauma, limb deformation and sports injuries.

Individually, we have particular strengths that would suit certain patient cases, which is why our unique partnership provides the highest level of care for you.

In addition to private practice, we are both also appointed as Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeons to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and we are both also Associate Lecturers at the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge.


Mr Alan Norrish

Alan Norrish has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2007, and has performed over 5000 operations.

His extensive experience in the sub-specialty of lower limb covers the areas of hip and knee.

Areas of expertise:

  • Specialising in treating conditions that cause pain in the hips and knees, including trauma and limb deformation
  • Working extensively in adult reconstructive surgery such as hip and knee replacement
  • Working extensively in the complex area of revision joint replacement
  • Limb and ligament reconstruction following trauma, or as a result of deformity
  • Management and treatment of sport injuries, in particular injuries to the knee joint
  • Expert in the treatment of orthopaedic infections
  • Medico-legal Medical Expert

Other relevant experience:

Mr Norrish has also worked extensively in Africa, Middle East, and Afghanistan where he used his skills to help patients, suffering from extensive trauma injuries, to achieve mobility and improve their quality of life.

This work regularly included the management of infections and as a result he is a leading expert in the treatment of chronic bone and joint infections at Cambridge University Hospital.

Mr Norrish continues to engage in international work, which currently involves training surgeons in Africa and Asia.

Andrew Carrothers

Mr Andrew Carrothers

Andrew Carrothers has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2012.

His particular speciality is in pelvic, hip, knee and ankle surgery, including sports injuries and full or partial joint-replacement.

Areas of expertise:

  • Extensive exposure to complex primary and revision hip/knee arthroplasty
  • Success with high energy polytrauma, in both the civilian and military setting
  • Extensive fellowship-level experience in the management of pelvic and acetabular fractures, periprosthetic fractures and lower limb arthroplasty.
  • Lower Limb Trauma Reconstructive Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Injuries
  • Medico-legal Medical Expert
  • Outcome measures following joint replacement
  • Orthopaedic training and education.

Other relevant experience:

Aside from his work in practice, Mr Carrothers is Chief Investigator for a 3-year UK NIHR feasibility trial AceFIT – Treatment of Acetabular Fractures in Older Patients.

He is also a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Royal Army Medical Corps (V), having served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Andrew currently has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and presentations, both at international and national conferences, on a wide range of arthroplasty and trauma reconstructive topics.

Andrew has attended international training courses and specialist meetings in Canada, USA and throughout Europe in his continued academic work.

He is also a reviewer for the British Bone and Joint Journal, The Knee and World Orthopaedics.