Consultant Profile

Mr Simon Tilley

Mr Simon Tilley MB BS BSc DM FRCS(Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
Special clinical interests:
  • Primary hip replacement surgery
  • Revision hip surgery
  • Primary knee replacement surgery
  • Revision knee surgery
  • Partial knee resurfacing
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Periprosthetic fracture fixation
  • Trauma

Research interests:
  • Use of stem cells in joint revision surgery
  • Bone graft substitutes
  • Investigating different modes of failure in metal-on-metal hip replacements
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS)
  • Improving outcomes in patients with hip fractures
  • Reviewer for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Specialist Registration with the General Medical Council
Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Diane Gubbins
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8091 4415
Private secretary fax:
023 8091 4415
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Simon Tilley is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with specialist training in hip and knee replacement surgery. He trained at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. During his training he was also awarded a BSc in Tumour Biology before qualifying in 1999.

He completed his basic surgical training in Wessex in 2002 and then spent six months working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London. Following this he worked as a research registrar at Southampton General Hospital and completed a doctorate (DM) for his thesis on the use of stem cells in orthopaedic surgery. He joined the Wessex Orthopaedic training programme in 2005 and from an early stage focused on hip and knee surgery, in particular working with teams involved in complex revision work.

Before taking up his consultant post at Southampton General Hospital, Simon undertook three fellowships. He worked as a senior hip and knee fellow in Sydney with the Specialist Orthopaedic Group, one of the most prestigious joint replacement fellowships available to visiting surgeons. Two further fellowships followed in Southampton concentrating on complex hip and knee replacement surgery.

Mr Tilley employs a truly multidisciplinary approach to hip and knee surgery. He believes passionately that the combination of patients taking an active role in the decision making process together with dedicated nurses, therapists and anaesthetists improve outcomes. He has developed an expertise with many types of hip and knee replacement designs and is well placed to offer the most appropriate design to his patients. This includes gender specific knee implants and the use of advanced bearings including ceramics, which are hoped to last considerably longer than traditional designs. Mr Tilley collects patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) on all of his joint replacements.

Personal profile:

Mr Tilley was born and trained in London. He now lives with his wife and young family in Hampshire. When not on nappy duty he enjoys windsurfing, sailing and surfing.

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Mr Simon Tilley

Mr Simon Tilley Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

Orthopaedics at Spire Southampton Hospital

Hip and knee operations, Southampton Hampshire

At Spire Southampton Hospital we offer a full range of orthopaedic treatments including hip and knee replacements, carpal tunnel surgery, shoulder replacements and surgery and spinal surgery.For more information please click here.

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