Mr Mark Forster
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MB, ChB, FRCS, FRCS (Orth)
I have been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon since 2007. I am a specialist knee surgeon and have particular expertise in knee replacement, ligament reconstruction, patellofemoral disorders and adolescent knee problems.
As a specialist knee surgeon, I treat all aspects of knee surgery and perform over 300 knee operations per year. My specific interests include arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, primary and revision knee replacement, patella disorders, osteotomy, adolescent knee problems and treatment of knee arthritis in young and active patients.
To date I have performed over 800 primary knee replacements, 100 revision knee replacements, 350 knee ligament reconstructions, 200 patellofemoral operations and over 1200 knee arthroscopies.
I have been the lead knee clinician for the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board since March 2012.
I am also Honorary clinical teacher at Cardiff University.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mark Forster at Spire include:
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.
MB ChB / University of Sheffield / 1993
Bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery
FRCS (Ed) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 1998
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
FRCS (Tr & Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2004
Intercollegiate Fellowship in Trauma & Orthopaedics
Lead Knee Clinician for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (March 2012 to Present)
I am heavily involved in research, with over 40 papers in peer reviewed journals and over 50 national and international presentations. I am also a reviewer for The Knee and The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Below are some examples of journal articles I have contributed to.
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales & Llandough Hospital.
Lead Knee Clinician, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
Honorary Clinical Teacher, Cardiff University.
I enjoy travelling to unusual places off the beaten track and have been fortunate to travel to many amazing places around the world. I love the great outdoors and spending time walking up hills or along the beach. I enjoy good food and good company. I am a keen football fan. I am married with one son.