Professor Rob Middleton Specialist hip replacement surgeon, and expert in modern robotic surgery.

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Always at the forefront with hip replacement surgery

Specialising in hip replacement surgery for over 20 years, Professor Middleton is one of the leading hip replacement surgeons and robotic surgery experts in the country.

As Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of the Orthopaedic Research Department at Bournemouth University, he trains surgeons from around the world using the latest technology. His research aims to prevent arthritis, avoid surgery where possible, and get the very best outcomes for patients having hip replacement surgery by using the latest techniques.

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Did You Know

Professor Middleton has now performed more robotic hip replacements than any other surgeon in the UK.


What I can provide for you


With over 20 years of experience as a Specialist Hip Consultant, Professor Middleton can diagnose and treat your hip problem. The latest scans, MRI and CT, are available on site for immediate booking next to his consulting rooms.

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Hip Pain

By specialising in hip problems Professor Middleton has treated all causes of pain and disability associated with the hip joint. Using the latest diagnostic techniques and expert physiotherapists the underlying problem can be identified and then treated.

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Surgery Avoidance

An expert in the conservative treatment of osteoarthritis, Professor Middleton has researched and published extensively on treatments that avoid surgery.

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Hip Replacement

Of all the operations one can have during one’s lifetime, hip replacement, is the most successful. Relieving pain and restoring function, adding more quality life years than any other procedure.

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"I could hardly walk, but after the operation I was back in my room and the pain was gone. There was no more pain."

John Sweetman

"I didn’t have any pain, there was freedom of movement in the hip joint in a way that I never anticipated I would have again. I anticipated the pain would go, but the freedom of the joint was just wonderful."

John Sweetman

Latest News

Rob Middleton Surgery
09 Sep 2019

Mako study up and running!

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Rob Middleton Robotic Surgery
19 Jul 2019

Hip replacements using robotic-assisted technology

A Bournemouth University (BU) professor will undertake the first in-depth analysis of using robotic-assisted technology in hip replacements. The Mako […]

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ORI Team
07 Dec 2018

Orthopaedic Research Institute features in National Campaign

This week, ORI was showcased as part of a Universities UK (UUK) national campaign, ‘MadeatUni’ which sees a host of […]

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Professor Rob Middleton
19 Feb 2018

The BUORI is the first place in the world to have their own VirtaMed ArthroS™ hip simulator to train on.

Professor Middleton has been involved in the development of robotic surgery and the use of computer navigation in surgery since […]

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