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Mr Jon Smith

Mr Jon Smith

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBChB (Hons) MRCS (Ed) FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Practising at

Spire Elland Hospital

Spire Methley Park Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Jon Smith at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

Orthopaedic surgery: sports injury, knee surgery, hip surgery, knee arthroscopy surgery, knee ligament surgery, knee replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, joint injections, sports injuries ACL and multi-ligament knee reconstruction, treatment of meniscal injury including repair, cartilage regeneration surgery, patella stabilization and MPFL reconstruction uni-compartmental, knee replacement patello-femoral, knee replacement total knee, replacement total hip replacement

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Professional profile

I was appointed as consultant orthopeadic surgeon at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in January 2013. My specialist interests include the management of sports injuries, soft tissue knee reconstruction and lower limb joint replacement surgery, particularly in young adults. I am affiliated to a number of elite sports clubs in the Yorkshire region including Super League and Championship rugby league teams.

Between 2010 and 2012, I completed two highly specialist surgical fellowships which provided an excellent spring board into my consultant practice. The first was a superb, high volume fellowships in 2010 working with eminent surgeon Mr Nick London in Harrogate. The second was a prestigious national fellowship at the Royal Derby Hospital, working alongside two internationally renowned surgeons: Mr Tim Wilton (our current BOA president) and Mr Guido Geutjens (Derby County Football, sports knee surgeon).

During this valuable 2 year period of senior fellowship training, I completed over 1200 independent operations on the knee and hip.

In the year 2000, I graduated in the top 5% of the national cohort by gaining an honours degree in medicine and surgery. I then completed both basic and higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery within the Yorkshire region. In 2009 (at the age of 31) I became one of the youngest surgeons ever to pass the Royal College Fellowship examinations and my name was added to the GMC Specialist Register in 2011.

To date I have performed over 5000 operations including 1000 knee arthroscopies, 700 total knee replacements,350 ACL reconstructions, 200 uni compartmental knee replacements and 400 total hip replacements. The 2015 National Joint Registry (NJR) report confirmed that I am currently 100% compliant with the use of ODEP 10A rated implants for both knee and hip replacements, confirming full compliance with NICE benchmarking for surgery.

I am currently a faculty member on many national and regional postgraduate orthopaedic courses. In 2014, I was one of only 3 UK consultant surgeons to be nominated and selected to join a new European Leadership Excellence Programme based in Zurich, with a primary focus on orthopaedic product innovation and implant design. Most recently, at the 2015 British Orthopaedic Association meeting in Liverpool, I was awarded first prize for outstanding performance in arthroscopic knee surgery, following a practical assessment that takes into consideration a surgeon's visuopatial skills, dexterity and efficiency.

My work has been presented at international meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals, most recently in the United States.


Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Arthroscopy
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Sports injury
Soft tissue injuries


Private contact details

Telephone Appointments at Elland - 01422 324041 or 324020, Methley Park - 01977 664228,
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association.
Member of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee. Member of the British Trauma Society.
Member of the British Medical Association.
Member of the British Trauma Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Personal Profile

I was born in West Yorkshire and still live in the local area. I am married and recently became a father for the first time. My main interest outside surgery is sport, in particular, competitive trail and fell running in the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Cumbria. In 2015, I gained a top ten finish in the Yorkshire off-road marathon, completed the iconic Yorkshire 3 peaks race in 3 hours 45 minutes and was also crowned club champion at cross-country running and 1500m and played senior level football in the West Riding County Amateur League. In spring and summer months, I also enjoy a leisurely game of golf with friends and colleagues. 

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