Consultant Profile

Mr Evert Smith

Mr Evert Smith BSc, MB BCh, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hip surgery
    • Knee surgery
Special clinical interests:

Complex hip problems, including THR in the young patient, resurfacing replacements of the hip, osteolysis (bone stock loss) following THR, arthroscopy of the knee.

Research interests:

Design of prostheses used in total hip replacement, impaction bone grafting, bone resorption (Osteolysis) in hip surgery, risk assessment following total joint replacement.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust
Honorary Consultant Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Hip Society
British Association for surgery of the knee
Orthopaedic Research Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 907 4228
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 907 4228
Background Information 
Professional profile:

After completing his undergraduate medical degree in South Africa, Mr Smith developed extensive experience in trauma and orthopaedics in Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. He has also worked in Germany where he studied aspects of hip and knee replacement sugery. In 1991 he received the Lillie Research Fellowship and continued his studies in total joint replacements at the Arthroplasty unit at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. After becoming a consultant in Bristol, he implemented the use of risk based methodology for total joint replacements at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol. He continues his research into aspects of lower limb arthroplasty (primary and revision hip replacements), impaction bone grafting in revision hip surgery and the design of hip prosthese. He is an organiser of 'Debates about Hip Replacements', an annual event in Bristol attended by experts in their field from the UK, Europe and the USA. He is a member of the American, Eurpean and British Orthopaedic Research Socities as well as British and European Hip Society. He was one of three nominees for President of the British Hip Society.

Personal profile:

Mr Smith was a keen sportsman in his school and university years. He maintains an avid interest in all sports, particularly rugby and cricket. He gets great pleasure from undertaking the orthopaedic care of the South Africa cricket team during their British tours, including the Cricket World Cup in 1999. His other hobbies include swimming, squash, reading, art and photography.

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