Mr Edward Tayton

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MSc Orthopaedic Engineering, PGC Medical Education, FRCS, PhD

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I have over 12 years’ experience in orthopaedics, and now specialise in hip and knee surgery. I qualified from the University of London in 2002 and completed my higher surgical training in the Wessex region of Southern England.

​I have been heavily involved in cutting edge research throughout my training. I have published over 20 research articles in top journals.

I am dedicated to passing on skills to the next generation of surgeons. I supervise numerous junior doctors and hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCE).

I initially gained a Master of Science Degree from the University of Cardiff in 2009 for my work on a novel flexible stemmed hip implant to reduce the risk of fracture, post hip replacement.

I went on to take up a full-time research position at the University of Southampton where I led a Medical Research Council funded project assessing tissue-engineered polymeric scaffolds with stem cells, as a method of regenerating lost bone and cartilage. I won numerous prizes for the work including the Translational Research Award and Gauvain Prize, as well as gaining a patent for a novel regenerative scaffold that I developed. I was awarded a PhD from the University of Southampton in 2014.

​After completing my standard UK training I undertook an international fellowship in Auckland, New Zealand, where I obtained specialist training in complex hip and knee surgery. During this time I gained additional knowledge and skills in computer navigated knee replacement, revision hip and knee replacement, and unicompartmental (half) knee replacement. On return to the UK I underwent further sub-specialist training under the guidance of Professor Robert Middleton, learning techniques for the management of complex hip problems, including hip arthroscopy and complex revision hip surgery.

My keen research interest remains. My most recent paper on reducing infection in knee replacement surgery was highlighted as one of the most important of 2016 by the Bone and Joint Journal.

I have also been awarded:

  • Fellowship Lower Limb Arthroplasty North Shore Hospital, Auckland 2014
  • Fellowship Hip Surgery Royal Bournemouth Hospital 2015

I also offer a medicolegal reporting service for personal injury claims.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Edward Tayton at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hip and knee

Other treatments

  • Robotic knee replacement
  • Revision hip replacement
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Computer navigated knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Knee cap stabilisation
  • Meniscal repair
  • Hip arthroscopy

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Additional information

Knee surgery
Hip surgery
Hip resurfacing
Hip revision surgery

MBBS / University of London / 2002
UCL Medical School

MSc Orthopaedic Engineering / University of Cardiff / 2009
Higher Surgical Training

PGCE / University of Dundee / 2010
Medical Education

FRCS / London / 2013

PhD / University of Southampton / 2014
Stem cells + tissue engineering

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

Royal College of Surgeons of England

My current research interests lie in novel predictive tools for outcomes after joint replacement surgery, as well as robotic surgery for joint replacement.

I continue to actively publish research, including:

The Impact of Patient and Surgical Factors for Primary Knee Arthroplasty Infection: An analysis of 64,566 joints from the New Zealand Joint Registry.
Bone Joint Journal. 2016 Mar;98-B(3):334-40

The scale-up of a tissue-engineered porous hydroxyapatite polymer composite scaffold for use in bone repair: An ovine femoral condyle defect study. 
Journal Biomed Mater Res A. 2015 Apr;103(4):1346-56

Mapping the Strain Distribution on the Proximal Femur of a Titanium and Flexible Stemmed Implant: A Novel Use for Digital Image Correlation. 
Journal Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010 Aug;92(8):1176-81.



Medium-Term Outcome For A Constrained Acetabular Component At A Single Institution: What Is Important For Success?,Tayton E, Elliott R, Butt FF, Farrington W, Sharp R, J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2019 Oct-Dec;31(4):602-607

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

If I have any spare time I enjoy running, cycling skiing and kitesurfing.