About North East Hip Clinic

Two very experienced orthopaedic hip surgeons with more than 25 years of consultant experience


We have worked closely together with a team in the NHS in Northumbria Trust, and separately in Private Practice for many years. We have received referrals from all around the UK, and increasingly from across the North East. From 2017 we have combined as a team with experts in radiology (X-ray, MRI and ultrasound), physiotherapy and sports injury to open the North East Hip Clinic.


Ajay Malviya and Paul Partington have both trained as orthopaedic surgeons in the North East of England. They have additional specialist training fellowship training in London (Ontario, Canada). London (UK) and Cambridge (UK). They have expertise in assessment and management of all aspects of hip problems.


We provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment pathway for your hip problems. We will give patient centred careful assessment of your symptoms and signs, with time to discuss in detail the treatment options. The NE Hip Clinic provides a range of surgery options from hip preservation surgery, to joint replacement or revision surgery offered appropriately as required.

Ajay Malviya

Ajay Malviya is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the North-East of England. He trained in the Northern Deanery and has done specialist fellowships in hip preservation and joint replacement surgery in Cambridge, London and Switzerland.

He specialises in periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia using a minimally invasive approach and hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement. In his routine practice, he deals with sports injuries of the hip and has published and presented widely on the results of hip arthroscopy and pelvic osteotomy in athletes and the general population. He has completed a PhD on the role of hip arthroscopy in femoroacetabular impingement. Preservation of the hip joint is his principal philosophy but he has a wide experience of joint replacement surgery catering to the young population, if necessary.

In his routine practice, he does more than 150 hip and knee replacements annually for all age groups. He also performs around 150 hip arthroscopies and more than 75 pelvic osteotomies for hip dysplasia annually; making him the highest volume hip preservation surgeon in the North East and amongst the top in the country.

He is heavily involved in training and is an examiner for FRCS T&O. He is in the BOA Education and Careers committee as the National lead of the UK and Ireland orthopaedic in-training examination (UKITE). In addition, he regularly teaches in national and international hip preservation courses and mentors consultants setting up a similar service in their own trust.

He has an active interest in research, being an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine at Newcastle University, with more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals to his name, and lectures nationally and internationally.

He is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery (OUP), Editorial board member of American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Chair of UK National Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry (NAHR) and the Chair of Research Education and Mentorship committee of SICOT.

He was awarded the prestigious ABC (America-Britain-Canada) fellowship in 2016 by the British Orthopaedic Association that involved visits to various high-profile centres in USA and Canada learning about new systems and techniques.

Paul Partington

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon

Mr Partington specialises in hip and knee surgery, hip and knee joint replacement and revision, hip arthroscopy and knee arthroscopy. He was one of the first surgeons in the region to perform hip arthroscopy surgery and is the trust’s lead for arthroplasty.In addition he also has a specialist interest in arthroscopic hip impingement surgery and has an interest in improving quality and is the trust’s lead for audit and governance.

Mr Partington has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the trust since 1998 following registrar training in the Northern Deanery and advanced training during a one year fellowship in lower limb arthroplasty in Ontario, Canada.

A highly experienced surgeon, Mr Partington performs around 200 primary hip and knee replacements, 40 revision joint replacements and 40 hip arthroscopies a year. Joint replacements are performed using the very successful fast track procedure which leads to quicker recovery times for patients.

Mr Partington is actively involved in education, organising the Royal College of Surgeons hip and knee replacement courses…