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Cardiff Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic Care

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Mr Mark Forster

  • MB ChB, FRCS, FRCS (Orth)

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Knee surgery

    Sports injury

    Special clinical interests
    Arthroscopy surgery

    Knee ligament reconstruction
    Partial, total and revision knee replacements
    Patella conditions
    Adolescent knee problems 

    Research interests
    ACL reconstruction

    Uni-compartmental knee replacements
    Revision knee replacements
    Adolescent knee problems
    Articular cartilage resurfacing techniques
    Treatment of knee arthritis in young active patients

    Current NHS and/or university posts
    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust - University Hospital of Wales & Llandough Hospital
    Clinical Lead for Knee Surgery,  Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust - University Hospital of Wales & Llandough Hospital

    Year of first medical qualification


    Current memberships of professional, national and regional bodies
    Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

    British Association of Surgery of the Knee
    British Medical Association

    Professional Profile

    As a specialist knee surgeon, I treat all aspects of knee surgery and perform over 300 knee operations per year. During my training, I received extensive specialist training from 3 intensive Fellowships, 2 in the UK (Derby & Nottingham) and 1 in Adelaide, Australia. Whilst in Adelaide, I worked for 2 world leading surgeons who were involved in designing knee replacements and pioneering computer-assisted joint replacement. My clinical research interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee ligament reconstruction, partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, revision knee replacement, patella disorders, adolescent knee problems, cartilage resurfacing techniques and treatment of knee arthritis in young and active patients. I am heavily involved in research, with over 40 papers in peer reviewed journals and over 50 national and international presentations. I am a reviewer for The Knee and The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

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  • Personal

    I enjoy travelling to unusual places off the beaten track and have been fortunate to travel to many amazing places around the world. I love the great outdoors and spending time walking up hills or along the beach. I enjoy good food and good company. 

    I am a keen football fan. I am married with one son.

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Mr Mark Forster

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