Richard Pilling

Dr Richard Pilling, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2018, specialises in hip and knee replacement surgery with expertise gained from fellowships in Harrogate and Leeds. He tailors treatment plans to maximise successful outcomes and is committed to patient communication, care, and education in his NHS practice at Harrogate & District Foundation Trust.


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  • Knee
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  • Hip

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  • Harrogate

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Dr Richard Pilling is a highly experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee replacement surgery. With over 15 years of expertise, he is based at the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and also consults private patients at BMI The Duchy Hospital. Dr Pilling obtained his medical degree from Sheffield University in 2004 and completed his orthopaedic training in prestigious programs before becoming a consultant in 2018. He holds a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff University, focusing on biomechanics and materials used in implants, allowing him to provide tailored solutions for each patient to achieve successful long-term outcomes. Specialising in trauma and orthopaedic surgery, Dr Pilling's practice is centered around hip and knee replacements, addressing conditions like arthritis in adults. He is dedicated to patient care, emphasising clear communication and personalised treatment plans. As a clinical supervisor for trainee surgeons and an educational supervisor for junior doctors, he plays a crucial role in shaping the future of orthopaedic professionals. Additionally, Dr Pilling takes an active role in educating medical students at Harrogate District Hospital, sharing his knowledge through articles published in national and international journals, contributing to the advancement of surgical practices. Beyond his medical commitments, Dr Richard Pilling has a passion for teaching and guiding the next generation of medical professionals. His dedication to patient care and education is evident in his roles as a clinical supervisor and medical student lead, further solidifying his reputation as a respected and highly skilled Orthopaedic Surgeon.

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