Mr Jon Smith

Mr Jon Smith

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBChB, 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:


Other treatments

• Cartilage regeneration surgery
• Knee replacement patello-femoral
• Knee replacement surgery
• Patella stabilization and MPFL reconstruction uni-compartmental
• Total hip replacement
• Total knee replacement
• Treatment of meniscal injury including repair

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Professional profile

I was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic 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 fellowship 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 years period of senior fellowship training, I completed over 1,200 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.

In 2014, I was one of only three 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

Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

Special Clinical Interests: the management of sports injuries; soft tissue knee reconstruction; lower limb joint replacement surgery particularly in young adults.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Dewsbury Clinic 01924 410610 or Spire Methley Park 01977 664228


List of publications

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / The University of Liverpool / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCS / Edinburgh / 2004
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

FRCS (Tr&Orth) / Edinburgh / 2009
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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

Professional leadership

Faculty member on many national and regional postgraduate orthopaedic courses
Affiliated with a number of elite sports clubs in the Yorkshire region including Super League and Championship rugby league teams.

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Current NHS posts

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

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Personal Profile

My main interest outside surgery is sport, in particular, competitive trail and fell running. In 2015, I gained a top ten finish in the Yorkshire off-road marathon, completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks race in 3 hours 45 minutes and was crowned club champion for Calder Valley Fell Runners. I have previously been a Yorkshire champion at cross-country running and 1500m and played senior level football in the West Riding County Amateur League. I also enjoy a game of golf with friends and colleagues.

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