Mr Alun John

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BS, FRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth)


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As a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, at Spire Cardiff Hospital, I specialise in hip treatment and surgery. For all patients, I will try to understand how your hip is affecting you and offer a solution to improve your problems. I will discuss all options with you to help you come to the best decision for you. 

My aim is to make sure that you understand my opinion clearly before you leave the consulting room. I understand that the decision to undergo an operation can be difficult and that you may need time to discuss your options in detail. If I perform your operation I will use implants that have met the highest quality standards and I will follow you up until I am sure that you are pleased with the result of the surgery.

Since being appointed as a consultant in Cardiff University Hospitals twenty years ago, I have specialised in hip replacement surgery and I now perform around 300 hundred primary and revision hip replacement operations a year. I have therefore gained considerable experience in the treatment of people with arthritic hips who need primary and revision (re-do) hip replacement surgery. I have helped several thousand people with disabling hip pain return to normal activities.

I am a native of Llandeilo and a Welsh speaker. I attended the Medical college of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and my orthopaedic training was undertaken in Wales and Australia.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alun John at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

  • Revision hip surgery 

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Spire Cardiff Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery / University of London / 1987
MB BS

Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons / London / 1992
FRCS

Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons Trauma & Orthopaedics / London / 1999
FRCS Tr & Ortho


Professional memberships

British Medical Association

British Orthopaedic Association

British Hip Society

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Contact information

Telephone 02920 735 515
Private secretary Carolyn Allen
Private secretary email carolynallen.medsec@gmail.com