Mr Michael Whitehouse

Reader and Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics


"Spire Bristol is a fantastic facility for patients, staff and surgeons alike. It offers all the benefits of a convenient location and state of the art facilities."

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I am a Reader and Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics with specialist interests and training in hip and knee replacement and revision (redo) joint replacements. I studied at the University of Bristol and Cardiff University, obtaining my medical degree (MB ChB), a bachelor degree (BSc) in Pathology and a doctorate (PhD) in Orthopaedics from Bristol and a master’s degree (MSc) in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff. My higher clinical specialist training took place in London, Bristol and Vancouver.

I have also completed a number of specialist fellowships (the highest level of surgical training) to enhance my surgical skills, including two of the most highly regarded, internationally recognised and prestigious fellowships in hip and knee replacement surgery: the Vancouver Fellowship in adult joint replacement and the Bristol Fellowship in advanced hip and knee surgery. During the course of my training, I also completed Research Fellowships with the British Hip Society (the McMinn Scholarship) and Royal College of Surgeons (research Fellowship) and Travelling Fellowships with the British Orthopaedic Association and the Royal College of Surgeons.

I specialise in the non-surgical and surgical management of disorders of the hip and knee. I have particular interests in the treatment of young adult hip disorders and the treatment of arthritis of the hip and the knee. I take a holistic approach to the care of my patients, with the aim of ensuring they are relieved of pain and restored to the level of function they wish to achieve. I take the time to ensure patients are aware of the various treatment options open to them and help my patients to choose the best treatment options for them with their goals and expectations at the heart of the care I deliver.

Part of my current research involves analysis of the National Joint Registry of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the largest of its kind in the world. This helps me to select the best implants and surgery for my patients, backed by strong evidence base and long term follow up.

I am an enthusiastic trainer and teacher and I lead the Orthopaedic teaching elements for Bristol Medical School and North Bristol NHS Trust Academy. I find being actively involved in teaching the next generation of doctors and surgeons to be both stimulating and rewarding.


Treatment information

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Clinical interests

Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery

Special clinical interests: Young adult hip disorders, hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery and revision hip replacement surgery.

Qualification and professional memberships

BSc(Hons) / University of Bristol / 1998
Cellular and Molecular Pathology

MB CHB / University of Bristol / 2001
Medical Degree

MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2005

MSc / Cardiff University / 2009
Orthopaedic Engineering

PhD / University of Bristol / 2011

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2011
Trauma and Orthopaedics

PG Certificate / University of Bristol / 2014
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

FHEA / Higher Education Academy / 2014

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Orthopaedic Association

British Hip Society

European Hip Society

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Professional leadership

Lead for Undergraduate Orthopaedic Teaching at North Bristol NHS Trust Academy
Deputy Lead for Musculoskeletal Diseases, Emergency Medicine and Ophthalmology Teaching at the University of Bristol
Associate Editor of Hip International
Musculoskeletal Teaching theme lead at the University of Bristol
Member of Basic Science Task Force for European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Injuries and Emergencies Lead for West of England NIHR Clinical Research Network
Associate Editor of Apley and Solomon's System of Orthopaedics and Fractures

Current NHS posts

Reader and Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics, University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust.

Personal profile

I have called Bristol my home for over 20 years. I enjoy making the most of what the city and region have to offer with my wife, Gemma who runs a Bristol based travel business, and our three dogs.

We are keen travellers and undertook an epic sea/road trip to make sure our two black Labradors got to enjoy our time in Vancouver on the Fellowship too. We are winter sports enthusiasts and I have been a keen skier and snowboarder since I was young.

Contact information

Telephone 0117 980 4070
Private secretary Tracy Ryan
Private secretary telephone 0117 980 4081
Private secretary fax 0117 980 4055/
Private secretary email