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Cardiff Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic Care

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Mr Timothy Matthews

  • BSc (Hons), MBBS, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)


    Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

    Shoulder and Elbow surgery

    Research interests:
    Shoulder Impingement; Frozen Shoulder; Tendon disease; Osteoarthritis of Shoulder and Elbow

    Special clinical interests:
    Shoulder resurfacing replacement

    Reverse shoulder replacement
    Elbow replacement
    Tennis elbow/ Golfers elbow/ PRP therapy 
    Trauma surgery

    Current NHS post:
    Consultant orthopaedic Surgeon, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

    Professional profile:

    I qualified in 1997 from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in London, and after concluding my basic surgical training completed an MD degree for research undertaken on rotator cuff pathology at the University of Oxford. My specialist orthopaedic training took place on the Severn training rotation with sub-speciality fellowship training at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.

    I was awarded the Robert Jones Gold Medal by the British Orthopaedic Association, the Kessel prize, from the British Elbow and Shoulder Society on two consecutive years and the Henry Smith research scholarship from the Royal College of Surgeons.

    I was appointed as a Consultant at the University Hospital of Wales in August 2010.

    My clinical interests include shoulder/elbow joint replacement surgery both primary and revision cases.  I retain a keen interest in tendon disease following my research and have helped develop PRP therapy in Spire for elbow tendon conditions.

    I am principle investigator for multicenter trails in the shoulder, which are currently in progress, together with directing upper limb research in the University Hospital in collaboration with Cardiff University.

    Since my appointment I was awarded the highly sought after Mayo elbow fellowship from the British Elbow and Shoulder Society which has allowed me to travel over to the USA and work alongside Dr Shawn O’Driscoll, considered to be the world’s leading expert in elbow surgery.

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  • Personal profile:
    I am married with four children and we enjoy a busy family life together!

    I enjoy many sports and despite now happily living with my fellow Celts in Wales, I remain an avid Irish rugby fan.

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Mr Timothy Matthews

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