Consultant Profile

Mr Simon White

Mr Simon White MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Soft tissue injuries
Special clinical interests:

Personalised Knee Replacement
Hip replacements
Rapid Recovery Surgery
Partial Knee Replacement
High Performance replacements for younger patients. 

Research interests:

Enhanced Recovery Surgery
Personalised Knee Replacements
Long-term outcome of knee replacement surgery. 

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
Honorary Lecturer – Cardiff  University 

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

British Orthopaedic Association
British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Hip Society
British Association for Surgery of the Knee

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 1112
Private secretary telephone number:
Private secretary email address:
Monday pm, Thursday pm, Tuesday pm (Cowbridge)
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a high volume hip and knee replacement surgeon. I perform approximately 200 cases per year and in addition approximately 200 arthroscopies (keyhole surgery) per year.

I graduated from University of Bristol. Following early surgical training in Cardiff, Swansea and Plymouth, I trained on the highly regarding Orthopaedic training rotation in Bristol working with some of the leading joint replacement surgeons and academics in the UK. My training focussed on hip and knee replacement surgery including minimal access techniques and revision surgery. I have undertaken a specialist fellowship in Cardiff combined with surgical visitations to units in Europe and the USA.

My NHS practice specialises in the management of trauma and hip and knee arthritis.

I am on the emergency trauma rota at University Hospital of Wales.

I have a special interest in the design of knee replacements for younger patients, and technology to improve the lifespan of hip and knee replacements. I have been using Rapid Recovery techniques and minimally invasive approaches where appropriate for many years with results presented nationally.

I performed the first personalised knee replacement in Wales and remain the only local surgeon performing this regularly.

I perform bone and ligament sparing partial knee replacements when suitable.

I am the chair of the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery group at University Hospital of Wales, which focuses on minimising pain and improving recovery and outcomes after surgery. 

I regularly deliver presentations of my research work at British Hip Society, British Association for Surgery of the Knee, British Orthopaedic Association and European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. I am actively involved in projects with Cardiff University and Arthritis Research UK. I am a member of the Beyond Compliance and ODEP national commitees which monitors and scrutinises results of new and established hip and knee replacements in the UK market.

I have numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals such as The Knee, Hip International, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. I review articles for Hip International, Bone and Joint Journal, European Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

I enjoy teaching Medical Students, Theatre staff, Nursing students, physiotherapists and I am responsible for training junior surgeons on the All Wales training rotation and visiting senior fellows from other departments. I lecture and teach other consultants in the UK and Europe regarding knee replacement surgery and Personalised knee replacements. 

Personal profile:

Outside of work, most of my spare time is spent outdoors with my family (wife and 3 sons) at the beach or supporting one of them in a variety of sporting commitments. I am a keen Rugby Union fan and an avid Southampton football fan, currently enjoying a bit of success in the league for a change. I enjoy a spot of DIY from time to time.

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Mr Simon White

Mr Simon White Orthopaedic hip and knee Surgeon, hip pain, knee pain, arthroscopy, joint replacements at Centre of Excellence Spire Cardiff Hospital

Read more about the Signature knee replacement under taken by Mr Simon White. 

  Signature knee replacement

Appointments also available at Spire Cowbridge Clinic

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