Mr Andrew Skyrme FRCS (Tr. & Orth.) is a leading Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip, knee, and foot and ankle surgery. He joined The Horder Centre, Crowborough, in 2004, and is the Chairman of The Horder Centre, Orthopaedic Medical Advisory Committee.
Mr Skyrme trained at Guy’s Hospital, London, and qualified with a first-class degree in Radiological Sciences and an MBBS in 1993. He completed his higher surgical training at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and became a Consultant Surgeon in 2003.
Mr Skyrme completed a specialist hip arthroplasty fellowship at the internationally renowned Mater Hospital, Sydney, in 2003. Here, he studied under Dr William Walter, who is one of the world’s leading experts in hip surgery. Mr Skyrme also trained under Mr Hugh Apthorp, considered one of Europe’s leading minimally invasive hip surgeons. Mr Skyrme specialises in the latest techniques in complex hip surgery, particularly the use of minimally invasive hip surgery (MIS), day-case hip surgery and enhanced recovery hip surgery. From 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022, he performed 348 hip procedures*. As one of the leading experts in hip surgery, he has published extensively in this field. Mr Skyrme strongly advocates for the latest rapid recovery techniques and pursues early mobilisation in all patients. This, combined with optimising pain relief, helps to achieve an early return to function following hip replacement surgery.
Mr Skyrme performs a large number of knee replacements and knee arthroscopic surgeries annually. Between 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022, he performed 170 knee procedures*. He also works with the Football Association and the local premiership club and has operated on premiership footballers with sport-induced injuries. He is trained on the Robotic Surgical Assistant (ROSA) knee system (Zimmer Biomet) and the Persona knee, which is a patient-specific arthroplasty.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Mr Skyrme also performs foot and ankle procedures. He has published extensively in this field, particularly in forefoot surgery. He is a member of the British Foot and Ankle Society and has lectured internationally, particularly in forefoot pathologies. Mr Skyrme’s clinical research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, and subsequently, he became an Associate Editor of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in 2013. Furthermore, he is the joint author of the book ‘Common Spinal Disorders Explained’. He is passionate about training young surgeons and was the Royal College Tutor for Eastbourne District General Hospital from 2005-2012.
Foot & Ankle
Royal College of Surgeons
British Foot and Ankle Society
The British Hip Society