Professional Profile
Mr Andrew Armitage is an Orthopaedic Consultant at The Horder Centre, Crowborough.

Mr Armitage did his basic medical training at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. As a junior doctor he worked for several years in Oxford before joining the South East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation at registrar level. He did a sports medicine fellowship in Perth, Western Australia, in 2001/2.

Mr Armitage was appointed Orthopaedic Consultant with a specialist interest in knee surgery at Eastbourne District General Hospital in 2003. He joined The Horder Centre in August 2004.

Additional Information

Medical qualifications MB BS, FRCS(Orth & Tr), BSc

Year of qualification 1992

Specialist interest Hip, Joint mobilisation, Knee

Secondary speciality Knee surgery. Sports knee. Hip surgery

He has a general orthopaedic interest in lower limb surgery from hip to foot. His specialist orthopaedic interest is the knee and he provides both an arthroplasty (joint replacement) service as well as a soft tissue/sports service. Mr Armitage performs half knee replacements and full knee replacements as well as carrying out a significant number of revision replacements for patients in the South East.

From a sports injury perspective, Mr Armitage performs simple arthroscopy and meniscectomy as well as ligament reconstruction (primarily the anterior cruciate ligament) and soft tissue balancing operations such as patella stabilisation and re-alignment procedures.

He is a member of various knee groups and societies and he is involved in local research regarding knee surgery.

Personal Profile
Having trained in London Mr Armitage was keen to escape to the South Coast and initially lived in Brighton for five years before moving to Eastbourne where he has been for the last eight years. He enjoys spending as much time as he can with his young family hoping to bring a bit of balance to an otherwise busy orthopaedic career.

In his 20s Mr Armitage carried out a large amount of sport. However, recently he has just taken up tennis with a view to getting fitter and to ensure he can continue beating his two boys!

Mr Armitage has a 40 year-old classic car (Alfa Romeo 1600 Stepnose GTV) which he enjoys tinkering with and taking on Goodwood track days etc.

Video: Knee surgery

In this video Mr Andrew Armitage, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon talks about knee revision surgery and total knee replacement at The Horder Centre.

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Patient testimonial

"Thank to you all, the very patient-focussed Mr Armitage and your fab Physio team who helped me beat the stairs. I’m on my way to the office for a keep in touch Day. Walking like the physio tell you is exhausting. I’m Smiling as I’ll be back in work in two weeks."

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