Mr Timothy Matthews

Mr Timothy Matthews

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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

Specialises in

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • All elbow surgery
  • PRP treatment

Also available for:

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

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-specialty 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.

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.


General Medical Council Number: C4450049

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Timothy Matthews at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Elbow surgery

What is shoulder arthritis?

Mr Timothy Matthews, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Timothy Matthews describes how shoulder arthritis can arise. The main symptom of shoulder arthritis is pain which can disturb sleep and day to day activities. Treatment options aim to treat the pain but if ineffective then shoulder replacement surgery is considered.

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Additional information

Elbow surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Shoulder surgery

Special clinical interests: Shoulder resurfacing replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, elbow replacement, tennis elbow/golfers elbow/PRP therapy, shoulder arthroscopy/rotator cuff repair, trauma surgery.

MBBS / St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in London / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Elbow and Shoulder Society

British Orthopaedic Association

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

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.

Telephone 029 2073 1112
Private secretary Mrs Carolyn Allen
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