Mr Roger Hackney trained in orthopaedics and trauma in the Royal Air Force and the National Health Service in both the Royal London Hospital and Nottingham hospitals.
Mr Hackney joined the RAF as a medical cadet whilst at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 1981. In 1979 he first ran for Great Britain as a middle distance runner, the start of an international athletics career that lasted until 1990 and included every major championship in that time. This included three Olympic games and Commonwealth Games, including the 1986 games in Edinburgh where he won a silver medal in the 3000m Steeplechase. His sporting prowess led him down a career path of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.
In 1986-7 he attended the Dipoma in Sports Medicine at the London Hospital, graduating with distinction, the first UK orthopaedic surgeon to gain a qualification in sports medicine. A dissertation on Groin Pain in Sport led to the publication of an academic paper in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on the Sports Hernia as a cause of groin pain.
Mr Hackney began his orthopaedic training in 1985. RAF orthopaedics was largely young persons orthopaedics and he acquired early expertise in arthroscopic surgery as both the technique and equipment available developed.
His interest in shoulder surgery was as a result of attending the Reading shoulder course, and whilst in Nottingham became shoulder fellow to Professor W Angus Wallace and the now Professor Simon Frostick. He became a Consultant in Orthopaedics And Trauma in the RAF in 1994.
An RAF travelling fellowship allowed travel to various centres in the USA over a 2 month period to develop his skills and experience with some of the world’s leading exponents of upper limb and sports surgery.
On retiring from the RAF, Mr Hackney took a post in Leeds as a Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer where he concentrated on Shoulder and Elbow surgery.
Mr Hackney has become an established consultant in this field. Surgical procedures include joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery for shoulder pain, impingement, rotator cuff tears and stabilisation procedures. In the elbow he undertakes both joint replacement surgery and arthroscopic surgery.
Mr Hackney has a very prolific practice, and over the last 3 years has performed three times the national average upper limb joint replacements compared with other upper limb surgeons in the UK.
Mr Hackney has a practical and research interest in managing tears of the rotator cuff. He is the designer of the Leeds Kuff patch, a device which has proven to provide a means of repairing otherwise non-repairable tears of the rotator cuff. The patch also reduces the risk of recurrence of tear in susceptible patients.
Mr Hackney has a world-wide reputation as a surgeon with an interest in groin pain in sport and it’s causes and treatment, and maintains an interest in other sports injury management, in particular running injuries.
He has now retired from the Leeds teaching hospitals, but continues to work at the Spire and Nuffield Hospitals where he see both private and NHS patients. NHS patients can be referred by your General Practitioner via the Any Willing Provider scheme.
For private appointments contact the Spire Hospital Leeds on 0113 269 3939 or the Nuffield Hospital on 0113 388 2000
Secretary Maureen Maye
Telephone 0113 388 2094