Consultant Profile

Mr Chris Wilson

Mr Chris Wilson MBBS, BSc, FRCS, FRCS (Orth), MFSEM
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Knee Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Knee surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

University Hospital of Wales and University Hospital Llandough

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

British Orthopaedic Association
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
Osteotomy Experts Group
The American College of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association 
The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 6011
Private secretary:
Kathryn  Scott
Private secretary telephone number:
029 2083 6702
Private secretary fax:
029 2023 6399
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I presently specialise in all aspects of knee surgery and trauma surgery, and after the basic qualification in 1984, I started general surgical training in 1987 and training in orthopaedics in 1991, and became a consultant in 1996 and have been a specialist in my field, therefore, for almost 20 years.I have a specific interest in knee ligament and knee reconstruction surgery, as well as all forms of knee replacement, including partial knee replacements.  I am particularly interested in the treatment of early arthritis or knee instability by correction of deformity using osteotomy around the knee.  I am Orthopaedic Surgeon to Cardiff City Football Club and Swansea City Footbal Club, and have also been referred many players for opinions and surgery by the Ospreys, Scarlets and the Welsh Rugby Union.

I specialise in orthopaedic surgery, with a specific interest in injuries to the knee and also replacement of the knee.  I am interested in the possibilities of mitigating and circumventing osteoarthritic change in the knee by early rebalancing and realignment of the knee joint by realignment surgery. 

I have performed over 350 high tibial osteotomies which is a large number by UK standards and perform over 60 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions per year, as well as over 100 total or partial knee replacements per year.   

I have previously been lead surgeon in our Trust.  I have been editorial secretary in the past for British Association for Surgery of the Knee.

I am Honorary Professor of Biomechanics at Cardiff University and I am a Senior Lecturer in Cardiff University.  I work closely with the Department of Bioscience in Cardiff University and am a joint grant holder on a number of high value, high profile grants involved in the investigation of the root causes of osteoarthritis.  

Personal profile:

I enjoy cycling and going to the gym.  My 3 children are fully grown, the youngest being 17 and doing A-levels and I expect, therefore, to stop being a part-time chauffeur in the near future, and to support them as best I can in their various career and life plans.  I enjoy my work very much and spend a lot of time there and I enjoy travel, most recently having been to various countries in Africa, both as a tourist and also as a visiting surgeon.  

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Mr Chris Wilson

Mr Chris Wilson Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Cardiff, private hospital specialist.

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