Mr Richard Harker is a consultant spinal surgeon, currently working in the NHS HHFT based in Basingstoke and Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester. He has been a consultant in orthopaedic and trauma surgery since 2005.
Mr Harker’s specialist interests include Spinal Surgery and Lower Limb Arthroplasty, however his major interest lies in the lumbar spine; the majority of his surgery involves decompression, discectomy or fusion. He has an interest in the newer, less invasive techniques that are being developed in spinal surgery including semi rigid stabilisation.
He also has an interest in the management of back pain, incorporating both interventional strategies and pain management techniques to help patients. Other roles include Supervisor for Foundation Year trainees in the orthopaedic department, training and lecturing on spinal surgery, arthroplasty and trauma courses and conferences.
- Back pain
- Spinal injections
- Spinal surgery
- British Orthopaedic Association
- Society for Back Pain Research
- British Association of Spinal Surgeons
- British Hip Society
North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke
Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester