- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
My focus is on the care of patients who suffer from arthritis. I am an international expert in the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis and am one of only 100 members globally of the International Hip Society, comprising the world leaders in the field. I also specialise in joint replacement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
I qualified and trained in Sheffield. I undertook a PhD in the science of hip replacement at the University of Sheffield, which I completed in 2001. I received my specialist training in the treatment of hip and knee problems in Sheffield and at the Wrightington Hospital (where modern hip replacement surgery was first developed). I also underwent specialist fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery in Canada, Switzerland, and Japan.
I am the Chair of the Research Committee of the National Joint Registry, chair of Trustees for the British Orthopaedic Research Society, a registered charity Charity and its Past President. My research focuses on why people get arthritis and how best to treat it. My research interests include genetics and patient outcomes after joint replacement. I developed the patient decision tool for joint replacement – a tool that allows patients to understand how much better they might expect to be after a joint replacement. This tool is freely available at https://jointcalc.shef.ac.uk
I and my students have received many international awards, including the British Orthopaedic Association Robert Jones Gold Medal and Association Prize, Fellowship of the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies and the Orthopaedic Research Society, The British Hip Society McKee Prize, National Osteoporosis Society and American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
Areas of interest
I specialise in the treatment of pain in the knee and pain in the hip, including cartilage damage and arthritis; I perform the following operations; knee replacement; hip replacement; revision hip replacement; revision knee replacement;
knee arthroscopy; knee arthroscopic meniscectomy
I am the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Sheffield and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
- Thornbury Medical Secretaries
- Thornbury Medical Secretaries BMI The Thornbury Hospital 312 Fulwood Road Sheffield S10 3BR
- 0114 267 4518
- 0114 267 8007
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Matthew Wiles Fee Assured
- Dr Karl Brennan Fee Assured
- Hip Replacement Surgery - Arthritis Research UK
- Knee Replacement Surgery
- Managing Pain and Arthritis - Arthritis Research UK
- My Current Publication List
- Mellanby Centre for Bone Research
- University of Sheffield Website
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Sheffield, and a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (Northern General Hospital and Royal Hallamshire Hospital)
I am chair of the Research Committee of the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
My research focuses on developing patient decision support tools that help patients make informed choices about joint replacement, the interaction between joint replacements and the patient, and the reasons why patients get arthritis.
I receive grant support from the charity Versus Arthritis, The National Institute for Health Research, Arthritis Research UK and the Health Quality Improvement Partnership, The Cavendish Hip Foundation, and Weston Park Charity.
I am Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Charity The British Orthopaedic Research Society. I sat on the research committee of the British Orthopaedic Association and have been a board member of the Orthopaedic Research Society (USA) and chair of its Annual Meeting Programme Committee. I am a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (USA) and of the journal Bone and Joint Research.
I am a member of the International Hip Society- A society of the 100 leading hip surgeons world-wide. I have received awards from the British Hip Society, The British Orthopaedic Research Society, The Orthopaedic Research Society in the United States, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and I hold the British Orthopaedic Association Robert Jones Gold Medal and Association Prize, and the Otto Aufranc Award of the American Hip Society
A current list of my publications can be found on the external weblink below
Courses offered to GPs
Talks and seminars on hip and knee pain are regularly offered to GPs
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk/SurgeonProfile?gmccode=3551080
Independent examination of my patients outcomes compared to all other joint replacement surgeons in this country show that my results are in the best 1% of all surgeons in the country (verified National Joint Registry data 2019).
This means that patients who I operate on have one of the lowest risks in the country of needing repeat surgery to the same joint afterwards
A recent survey of patient satisfaction made by my NHS employer showed very high satisfaction scores (median score of 4.0 out of a possible 4.0).
All of my operative work and patient outcomes is also published by NHS Choices.
- FRCS (Orthopaedics) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2004
- PhD - Science of Joint Replacement University of Sheffield 2002
- MB ChB - General Medical Qualification University of Sheffield 1991
Reference number 3551080
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Research Committee Chair National Joint Registry 2019
- Chair - Board of Trustees British Orthopaedic Research Society 2019
- Annual Meeting Chair Orthopaedic Research Society of the United States 2018
- Steering Committee Member National Joint Registry 2019
- Osteoarthritis Guideline Committee NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) 2020
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedics , 2006
Affiliations / memberships
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Bone Research Society
British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Research Society
Orthopaedic Research Society
- BMI Thornbury Hospital, S10 3BR
- 14:30 - 18:00
- 0808 101 0337
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Thornbury Hospital 0114 2661133
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Primary total hip replacement +/- cement - (5-50)
Thornbury Hospital (5-50)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)
Thornbury Hospital (1-5)
Total prosthetic replacement of knee joint, +/- cement, +/- patella - (1-5)
Thornbury Hospital (1-5)
Arthroscopic meniscectomy (including debridement) - (1-5)
Thornbury Hospital (1-5)
Revision of uncemented or cemented total hip replacement without adjunctive procedures - (1-5)
Thornbury Hospital (1-5)