Consultant Profile

Mr Philip Chapman-Sheath

Mr Philip Chapman-Sheath BSc, MB BS, FRCS, FRCS (Tr.& Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Knee Surgery
Special clinical interests:
  • Primary knee replacement
  • Complex revision knee joint replacement
  • Soft tissue knee surgery
  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Computer navigated knee surgery
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Gender specific knee replacements
  • Minimally invasive knee surgery
  • Partial knee resurfacing


Research interests:
  • Bone graft substitutes
  • Bone biology and unicompartmental knee replacement
  • High flexion knee arthroplasty
  • Chondrocyte transplantation
  • Knee trauma and fracture fixation
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 Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • European Society for Sports Medicine, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery UK
  • International Knee Society (ISAKOS)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Suzette Pearce
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8077 1147
Private secretary fax:
023 8051 0802
Private secretary email address:
Clinics available on Monday and Friday by special appointment
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Philip Chapman-Sheath is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a specialised practice for patients with complex knee problems. Trained in basic surgery in London, Philip obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994. He then specialised in orthopaedic surgery for the next six years as a registrar on the Oxford training scheme. He has completed a clinical and research fellowship in soft tissue knee surgery and primary and revision knee and hip arthroplasty at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and has also spent time as a travelling fellow in complex knee reconstructive surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He qualified as an orthopaedic surgeon in 2003 and is currently a Consultant Knee Surgeon at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Philip is trained in all aspects of knee surgery, including sports injuries, ligament reconstruction, knee arthroscopy, primary and revision knee replacements and knee trauma and fracture fixation.

He has research interests in bone biology and fracture healing, the development of bone graft substitutes and knee replacement design and development. He has written scientific papers and lectures both nationally and internationally, presenting work on numerous aspects of these subjects. He has published book chapters on the diagnosis, management and outcome of orthopaedic trauma patients and on bone biology.
Personal profile:
Non-medical interests include sailing, mountain-biking, squash, golf and target rifle shooting.
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Mr Philip Chapman-Sheath

Mr Phillip Chapman-Sheath Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgery, Southampton

Patient Stories

Liz Coveney, from Hythe, Hampshire, had knee cartilage transplantation surgery, meaning she did not need a full joint replacement operation. Click below for news coverage of her treatment.

Thanks to Mr Chapman-Sheath and the Ferarri of knee replacements Roger Winkworth went on to climb 18,000ft of the worlds highest mountains.

Cartilage Transplantation

Knee cartilidge transplantation surgery, Spire Southampton

The novel technique of "cartilage transplantation" is now available at Spire Southampton Hospital, a highly specialised procedure used to effectively treat patients with serious knee cartilage problems.
Click here for further information.

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