Consultant Profile

Mr Jeremy Latham

Mr Jeremy Latham MA MCh FRCS (Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Jeremy specialises in primary and revision hip replacement surgery, and hip resurfacing. His particular interests are:

  • Hip replacement and hip resurfacing for younger patients.
  • Hip replacement for complex problems such as dysplasia and Perthes’ disease.
  • Revision hip surgery
Research interests:

The use of large bearings in hip surgery

Ceramic hip resurfacing

Modified polyethylene bearings

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
Financial interests/shares:

Mr Jeremy Latham is a director Mosaic Enterprise Limited which provides consultancy services to the Hospital for up to 100 days per year. Duties include undertaking corporate orthopaedic clinical case reviews, development and piloting of clinical outcome audits, Independence appraisals, clinical advisory and development to the Perform Centre together with Mentorship programmes.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0845 094 3337
Private secretary:
Anne Harding
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8091 4483
Private secretary fax:
023 8091 4483
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in hip surgery. I was appointed to Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust in 1998. I did my medical training at Oxford and trained in orthopaedic surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, The Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.

At the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital I was trained in the technique of Birmingham hip resurfacing, which I introduced into the Wessex Region. When I do a hip operation, I use a variety of implants, both cemented and uncemented depending on the underlying problem and technical requirements. I am also experienced in less invasive surgical techniques.

I am a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and a member of the British Hip Society. I instruct on courses for surgeons who want to do hip resurfacing and am part of an international surgical team developing a ceramic hip resurfacing.

I specialise in primary and revision hip replacement surgery, and hip resurfacing. My particular interests are: 

  • Hip replacement and hip resurfacing for younger patients.
  • Hip replacement for complex problems such as dysplasia and Perthes’ disease. 

Every year I do about 250 primary hip replacements and 40-50 revision operations. I audit the results of my operations and conduct research projects on the outcome of hip resurfacing, and the use of large bearings in hip replacement surgery.

I have recently set up Southampton Orthopaedics: Centre for Arthroplasty and Revision Surgery at University Hospital Southampton. This major new Centre uniquely combines expert surgery with groundbreaking research into the mechanics and biology of joint replacements. The Centre was set up to deal with the problem of failed metal on metal hips, which have caused a huge amount of controversy in the last few years. I have particular expertise in the surgical treatment of these hips and Southampton is now one of the leading centres for revision surgery.

Personal profile:

Looking after my patients is hugely important to me, and being a hip surgeon is a way of life. I spend as much time as possible with my young family, and try to fit in playing the piano (badly). I’ve managed to go skiing in the last couple of years and am intermittently a fair weather sailor on friends’ boats. There’s not much time left for anything else!

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Mr Jeremy Latham

Mr Jeremy Latham Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

Jeremy Latham talks on BBC Radio Solent

On Monday 12 March 2012 Jeremy Latham was interviewed on the Alex Dyke show about metal-on-metal hips and the problems with them that has been reported in the press.

Click here to listen now.

Mosaic Orthopaedic Care

Mosaic Orthopaedic Care, based at Spire Southampton Hospital

Mr Jeremy Latham is part of Mosaic Orthopaedic Care, based at Spire Southampton Hospital. Call us on 0845 094 3337 or for further information click here.

Patient story

John Spencer had a hip resurfacing procedure carried out by Mr Jeremy Latham. Read more about his story.

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