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Mr. Siddharth GovilkarConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hip and Knee Specialist

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honours.”

Mr. Siddharth P. Govilkar is the hip fracture lead at the University Hospital of North Midlands and specialises in hip and knee orthopaedic surgery. During his studies at Queen Mary University of London, he undertook training at the prestigious St Bartholomews Hospital and Royal London Hospital. Becoming a member of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, he was able to complete his surgical training in 2012. After this, he went on to complete and attain his higher specialist surgical training in Oswestry, Shropshire at the distinguished Robert Jones Agnes Hunt Hospital. Towards the end of his training, he completed a 1-year arthroplasty and reconstructive surgical fellowship at the highly respected Wrightington Hospital – which saw the pioneering of the modern hip replacement.

Having practised orthopaedics since 2009, Mr. Govilkar is very passionate about the work that he does and values making a positive change to help you during your care. With many accreditations awarded to Mr. Govilkar and publications printed, you can be assured that you’ll receive the best treatment and care

Mr. Govilkar is the author of many publications and presentations which have allowed him the opportunity to be selected as a British Orthopaedic Association Future Leader and a successful appointment as lead at the Hip Fracture service at UHNM. This role involves managing a large multidisciplinary team, who helps 850 hip fracture patients a year. His responsibilities in the role also include high-volume elective Total hip and knee arthroplasty (hip replacement).

Mr. Govilkar is passionate about the work that he carries out and believes in making positive changes in order to enhance your experience and quality of care.


  • Qualifications:

    BSc (1st Class Hons)
    FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics

Research Publications

  • Govilkar S, Gandhi M, Whittaker JP, Spencer-Jones R, Evans C, Gregson P
    The Survivorship of Revision of Total Hip Replacements with severe proximal bone deficiency using a modular taper fluted prosthesis. Accepted by Acta Orthopaedica Belgica: Publication July 2021
  • IMPACT-Restart Collaboration (Govilkar S), Clement N, Scott C, Murray J, Howie C
    The number of patients “worse than death” while waiting for a hip or knee arthroplasty has nearly doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bone & Joint Journal, Published April 2021
  • Govilkar S, Dover C, Dass D, Rind H, Ramhamadany E, Ford D, Cool Prof
    How the COVID pandemic changed trauma Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock: Published December 2020
  • Bolt A, Govilkar S, Hay S
    An epidemiological review of elbow fractures and elbow injuries in a District General Hospital over a 10-year period. Journal of Surgery (Science publishing group): Published, October 2020
  • Govilkar S, Law F, Banks D, Kankanalu P, Lim J
    Primary Total Hip Replacement using Bursch-Schneider Cages for Acetabular Fractures Journal HIP International: Published September 2020
  • Rind JH, Ramhamadany E, Collins R, Govilkar S, Hay S
    An analysis of Virtual Fracture Clinics in Orthopaedic Trauma During the Coronavirus Crisis EFFORT Online journal, Published, June 2020
  • Govilkar S, Dover C, Dass D, Rind H, Ramhamadany E, Ford D, Potter R, Singh R, Kelly C, Meyer C
    From Elective Orthopaedic Centre to a COVID-19 Trauma Unit: Rapid transformation The Journal of Trauma, Orthopaedics and the Coronavirus (JTO): May 2020 Published
  • Govilkar S, Law F, Woo T, Lim J, Youssef B, Britton I.
    Injury Patterns of Equine-Related Trauma The Open Orthopaedic Journal, Bentham Open Reference No:TOORTHJ-19-3054, ISSN: 1874-3250: ( March 2019)
  • Govilkar S, Bolt A, Ford D, Kiely N.
    “Reviewing Current Concepts in Distal Tibial Physeal Injuries: New Twists and Old Turns? Orthopedic and Muscular System: Paediatric Orthopaedics, 2161-0533-1000254-100677: February 2018
  • Govilkar S, Patel M, Bolt A, Hay S
    To fly or not to fly?- A Review of the Pertinent Literature Orthopaedic and Muscular System: Research, 2161-0533-1000253-100676: May 2018
  • Barrington J H, Tuttle. James, Chrismas B, Gibson O, Govilkar S et al (2017)
    “Hypoxia Air Inhalation & Ischaemia Interventions Both Elicit Preconditioning Which Attenuate Subsequent Cellular Stress In vivo Following Blood Flow Occlusion & Reperfusion”
    Published: Journal Frontiers in Physiology: Sub section Exercise Physiology, Front. Physiol. 8:560. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00560: August 2017
  • Govilkar S, Orfanos G, Law F, Youssef B, Lim J
    (Target journal: Journal of Hospital Medicine) Outcomes following periprosthetic femoral fractures in Nonagenarians.


  • British Hip Society
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Royal College of Surgeons (England)
  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedics Association

Insurance Companies

  • Aviva (600159480)
  • AXA Health (07016356)
  • Cigna Healthcare (222972)
  • VitalityHealth (07016356)
  • WPA (SP109930)
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