Mr Simon White

Mr Simon White

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBChB, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Simon White at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Cardiff in 2007. My practice is focused on hip and knee conditions, particularly treatment of hip and knee arthritis and as such, I'm a high volume joint replacement surgeon. I train surgeons on the All-Wales specialist training scheme, visiting senior Fellows as well as student doctors. I interview, examine and teach students for Cardiff University. My specialist interests are enhanced or rapid recovery surgery. And I lead the focus group at University Hospital of Wales for enhanced recovery surgery, as well as publish and research on this topic. I introduced the personalised knee replacment in Cardiff and performed the first knee replacement using this technique in Wales. I lecture and demonstrate to other consultants in UK and Europe regarding this technique.

I regularly deliver presentations of my research and results at British Hip Society, British Association for Surgery of the Knee, British Orthopaedic Association and European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. I'm actively involved in projects with Cardiff University and Arthritis Research UK.

I'm a strong believer in the use of implants, with a good track record whilst allowing room for innovation. I've joined the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP) and Beyond Compliance national committees to scrutinise the performance of both new and established implants utilised in the UK for joint replacement.

Clinical Interests

Hip surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

Rapid recovery hip and knee replacements, personalised knee replacements, partial knee replacements.

Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 1112
Private secretary Jayne Gregory

Media Coverage

Article on first personalised knee replacement in Wales : Don's knee a new cap for Wales
July 2010

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Bristol / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
British Medical Association

Professional leadership

I am the NHS lead for Enhanced Recovery Surgery in Cardiff
I am a member of the ODEP national committee which monitor the launch and track record of orthopaedic implants for hip and knee replacement in the UK.
I am a member of the Beyond Compliance national committee which also monitors implants for hip and knee replacement in the UK.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Llandough

Honorary Lecturer, Cardiff University

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Personal Profile

I am a keen football fan and have supported Southampton since childhood years. I enjoy rugby union. Much of my time is spent ferrying my 3 boys to various music or sporting events or down at the beach with the family and 2 dogs.

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