Professor Max Fehily
BA, MB, BAO, FRCSI, MSc Orth Eng, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
 |  Honorary Professor, University of Salford

Private Hospitals
Spire Manchester
Spire Regency, Macclesfield
The Beaumont Hospital, Bolton

Professional Profile

Professor Fehily is the lead surgeon at The Manchester Hip Clinic and practises at Spire Manchester, Spire Regency and BMI The Beaumont Hospital. He specialises in surgery of the Hip and and has a particular interest in the young athlete with soft-tissue hip problems as well as complex reconstruction of the hip in the older patient.

He performs over 150 hip arthroscopy (keyhole) procedures a year and has designed a comprehensive rehabilitation program to complement that surgery. He performs the full range of hip replacement surgery from young patients with childhood disease, older patients who wish to maintain an active lifestyle and patients who have failing hip replacements that require revisional surgery. He regularly treats high level athletes, ranging from dedicated amateurs to Commonwealth, World Championship and Olympic competitors. He regularly treats professional athletes from sports including football, rugby, taekwondo and athletics.

Professor Fehily studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin and completed his initial surgical training both there and in the UK. He underwent specialist orthopaedic training in the North West of England and has a strong interest in research and training. During his training, he gained a Masters in Orthopaedic Engineering and published in the leading orthopaedic journals. He is an Honorary Professor at Salford University and is involved in teaching at both a regional and national basis.

He has undertaken fellowship training in both knee and hip surgery as well as a number of visits to internationally recognised centres, both in the UK and the US. He regularly attends national and international conferences focusing on advances in hip surgery. He regularly teaches on hip arthroscopy within the North West and is a member of faculty of national and international courses teaching hip arthroscopy to orthopaedic surgeons.

He is a member of The British Hip Society (BHS), The International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA), The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), The British Association of Knee Surgery (BASK) and is a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

He has undertaken fellowship training in both knee and hip surgery and has made a number of visits to internationally recognised centres, both in the UK and the US. He regularly attends national and international conferences focusing on advances in hip surgery.

Websites: www.manchesterhipclinic.com

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RESEARCH

MSc Thesis

Fixed versus rotating platform knees: stress versus wear
Supervisors: Dr. TD Stewart, Prof. J Fisher Carried out in conjunction with Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, University of Leeds

Published papers

01

Total knee arthroplasty in patients with severe Haemophilia
Fehily M, Fleming P, O’Shea E, Smith O, Smyth H
International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2002) 26:89-91

02

The Data Protection Act: Four years on and still poor compliance
Peck CN, Fehily MJ, Howcroft DW, Johnson DS
The Bulletin, Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007; 89:70-72

03

The role of preoperative templating in Total Knee Arthroplasty; comparison of three prostheses
DWJ Howcroft, M Fehily, C Peck, A Fox, B Dillon, DS Johnson
The Knee. 13 (2006) 427-429

04

Total Hip Replacement after ipsilateral intra-articular steroid injection
Chitre, AR, Fehily M, Bamford DJ
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 2007;89-B:166-8

05

The “M2-DASH” – Manchester modified disabilities of arm, shoulder and hand score
Wasim Khan; Rohit Jain; Bernice Dillon; Lawrence Clark; Max Fehily; MatthewRavenscroft
Hand. 2008 September; 3(3): 240–244.

06

The Validity, Reliability, Responsiveness, and Bias of the Manchester-Modified Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Score in Hand Injuries.
Wasim S. Khan, Bernice Dillon, Manish Agarwal, Max Fehily, Matthew Ravenscroft
Hand. Volume 4, Number 4, 362-367

07

Management of hip fractures in the era of the subspecialist orthopaedic surgeon
Bhutta MA, Mawdsley M, Jones M, Fehily M
Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England,Volume 92, Number 7, July 2010, pp. 1-3(3)

08

Incidence and aetiology of talipes equino-varus with recent population changes
Robin W. Paton, Anna E. Fox, Anne Foster, Max Fehily
Acta Orthopaedica Belgica 2010, N° 1 (Vol. 76/1) p.86-89

09

Infant hair tourniquet syndrome as a result of loose sock fibres
Amol Chitre, Anne Foster and Max J. Fehily    Published as e-letter JBJS 26 March 2007
http://web.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/eletter/89-B/2/244

10

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Razak A, Fehily M The Online Journal of Clinical Audits. 2011; Vol 3(1).

11

The diagnostic ability of Magnetic Resonance Arthrography in detecting labral tears and chondral wear in patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement.
Banks D, Boden R, Fehily MJ Hip International 2012 Jul 19:0. doi: 10.5301/HIP.2012.9315.

Papers presented at National/International Meetings (oral and poster)

01

Sphincterotomy versus stretch for anal fissure
Fehily MJ, Horgan PG, Boyle T, Tanner WA, Keane FBV.
Pesented at The Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium, U.C.G. Galway, September 1996 (poster).

02

An audit of laproscopic surgery in a single unit (audit)
Mehigan B, Boyle TJ, Fehily MJ, Cox M, Keane F, Tanner WA.
Presented at The Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium, U.C.G. Galway, September 1996 (Podium)

03

Does laparoscopy improve diagnostic accuracy in appendicitis (audit)
Fehily MJ, Hill ADK, Doran C, O’Riordan MG, O’Donohue M, Keane FBV, Tanner WA.
Presented at The Sylvester O’ Halloran Surgical Meeting, Limerick, March 1997 (poster).
Published as abstract in Irish Journal of Med Science 1998

04

Major Orthopaedic procedures in patients with Haemophilia A and B
Fehily MJ, Fleming P, Smyth H. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2000; 82-B: SUPP. II Presented at the Irish Orthopaedic Association meeting, September 1999 (Podium) Newcastle, Co. Down.
Published as abstract in JBJS 2000

05

RT-PCR analysis of cytokine expression by non-uniting fractures
Fleming P, Bermingham N, Fehily M, Khan R, Yousef M, Fenelon G. O’Leary J.
Presented at Registrars Prize, Cappagh, Dublin, 1999.
Presented at the IOA/Combined Celtic Meeting, Wales, May 2000 (Podium)
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland - Pathology Prize Meeting, February 2000 Winner 1st Prize
Published as abstract in JBJS 2002

06

Weight-bearing following ankle fractures-a study in patient compliance
Fehily M, Fleming P, Yousef M, Khan R, Moholkar K, Borton D.
Presented at the IOA/Combined Celtic meeting, May 2000 (Podium)
Presented at the Freyer Surgical Meeting, Galway, September 2000 (poster)
Published as abstract in JBJS 2002

07

Congenital talipes equinovarus-results of a screening program
Fehily MJ, Paton RW.
Presented BOA annual Congress, Cardiff, September 2002 (Podium)
Published as abstract in JBJS 2003

08

Intra-operative radiation exposure during fracture fixation
V Prasad, MJ Fehily, S Lewis, K Barnes, JM Auchincloss
Presented BOA Annual Congress, Cardiff, September 2002 (poster)
Presented EFORT, Helsinki, Finland, June 2003

09

Fixed versus rotating platform knees: stress versus wear
Fehily MJ, Stewart TD, Fisher J.
Presented BASK, Basingstoke April 2004
Published as abstract in JBJS 2005
Presented North West Orthopaedic Association meeting, Bolton 2004.
Winner of The Mallimson Bursary Prize for best basic science paper

10

Difference in the outcome of operated two part and three part intra-articular fractures of the os calcis
Sankar B, Newman JB, Fehily MJ, Henderson AA
Presented at European Trauma Congress, Prague, May 2004
Presented BOA, Manchester, 2004
Published as abstract in JBJS proceedings

11

Outcome of the Stainsby procedure for correction of severe claw deformity- an early experience (audit)
Sankar B, Ng AB, Fehily MJ, Henderson AA
Presented Combined Orthopaedic Meeting, Sidney, 2004
Presented North West Orthopaedic Association meeting, Lancaster, April 2004
Published as abstract in JBJS 2005

12

Infection risk from high powered tools in orthopaedic surgery
Newman JB, Fehily MJ, Shepard GJ
Presented North West Orthopaedic Association meeting, Lancaster, April 2004.
Presented British Trauma Society 2004

13

The use of the Fixion expandable nail in pathological and osteoporotic long bone fractures (A)
Foster A, Jackson G, Fehily MJ, Redfern DRM
Presented British Trauma Society 2004
Presented at EFORT, Lisbon, 2005

14

Reducing the orthopaedic resource implications of knee referrals
Siddique I, Joynes I, Newman J, McCainsh, Fehily MJ, Henderson AA
Presented (as poster) BASK, March 2005

15

Purely therapist led follow-up for lower limb arthroplasty
A Carrothers, MJ Fehily, A Wall, A Martin, GJ Shepard, WG Ryan
Presented (as poster) BASK, March 2006

16

Day case ACL reconstruction
J. Gregory, MJ Fehily, JW Jarratt, P Hopgood, WG Ryan, AJ Banks
Presented North West Orthopaedic Association meeting, Bolton, April 2006

17

How retrospective are our literature searches?
Wall AP, Carrothers AD, Fehily M.
Presented Combined Services Orthopaedic Society Meeting, MDHU Derriford, 12th May 2006
Published as abstract in JBJS proceedings

18

he incidence and aetiology of talipes equinovarus in a district setting
RW Paton, A Foster, M Fehily
Presented, BISCOS, Blackburn, June 2006
Published as abstract in JBJS proceedings
Presented North West Orthopaedic Meeting, Bolton, November, 2006

19

The S-Quattro in the management of proximal interphalangeal intra-articular fractures of the fingers
Khan WS, Malik AA, Fehily M, Fahmy NRM
Presented (as poster) The 11th Federation of the European Society for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) Congress, Glascow 28-30 June 2006
Presented (oral) Northwest Musculoskeletal Clinical Research and Audit Symposium, Wrightington Hospital, March 2006

20

The S-Quattro in the management of sports injuries of the hand
Khan WS, Malik AA, Fehily M, Fahmy NRM
Presented (as poster) The 11th Federation of the European Society for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) Congress, Glascow 28-30 June 2006
Presented North West Orthopaedic Meeting, Bolton, November, 2006

21

Payment By Results (PbR); The True Cost Of Trauma
M Yasin, D Howcroft, M Fehily
Presented British Trauma Society, Leeds, October 2006
Presented North West Orthopaedic Meeting, Bolton, November, 2006

22

Nutrition in patients with a fractured neck of femur
K Lammin, M Fehily, A Chitre, N Yasin
Presented North West Orthopaedic Meeting, Bolton, November, 2006

23

MRSA Surgical Site Infections in Hip Fracture
M Yasin, M Fehily
Poster presentation EFORT, Florence, 2007

24

Use of Pre-operative Magnetic Resonance Arthrography in Femoroacetabular Impingement
D Banks, R Boden, R Mehan, M Fehily
Poster presentation, EFORT 2011
Presented BOA, Dublin 2011

25

Outcome of Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement: a prospective study
R Boden, M Choudhary, M Fehily
Winner of 2nd prize poster competition, BOA, Dublin 2011

26

A quantitative method to determine the severity of pincer lesions in Femero-Acetabular Impingement
A Wall, R Mehan, M Fehily
Podium presentation, BHS 2012

27

The mapping of CAM lesions in Femero-Acetabular Impingement
A Wall, R Mehan, M Fehily
Poster presentation, BHS 2012

28

Outcome of hip arthroscopy: Results of the learning curve
R Boden, A Wall, F Ahmed, M Fehily
Poster presentation, BHS 2012

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