Mr Stephen Guy

Mr Stephen Guy

Consultant knee surgeon with a special interest in sports injuries

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Stephen Guy at Spire include:


Other treatments

Sports medicine
Sports knee injuries
Sports testing and human performance
Anterior cruciate ligament
Multi-ligament and dislocated knee surgery
Unicompartmental knee replacement
Patella stabilisation
Knee osteotomy
Cartilage surgery

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Professional profile

I was appointed as a substantive consultant in 2011 at Bradford Teaching Hospitals as a consultant knee surgeon. This was after finishing two competitive and rewarding knee surgery fellowships. I took over the NHS work of a senior knee surgeon with a complex practice. Since then have enjoyed building and nurturing a first class knee service with – weekly knee meeting, a ‘one-stop’ multi-disciplinary clinic, outreach sports injury clinics in A&E, day-case complex knee surgery and driving regional knee research forwards.

I am passionate about knee surgery and also the non-operative management of many knee complaints.

I perform 700-750 surgical procedures per year and manage many patients with a non-operative multi-disciplinary approach.

I am a reviewer for ‘The Knee’ journal.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Sports medicine
Knee surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

BMedSci / University of Newcastle upon Tyne / 1998
Bachelor of Medical Science

MBBS / University of Newcastle upon Tyne / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCS (Eng) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2004
Member, Royal College of Surgeons

DipSEM (UK & I) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2011
Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2010
Specialty Surgical Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association

Professional leadership

Chair of the Yorkshire soft tissue knee meetings (a regional triannual meeting for sports knee surgeons)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Bradford Royal Infirmary
Honorary senior lecturer, University of Leeds

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Research and Publication

I have current research ongoing both within Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and have recently been in discussion with York University, Bradford University and Leeds University about research proposals. Below are some key research papers inclucing RCT’s (Randomised Controlled Trials). Davies J, Mokawem M, Guy S. Tip apex distance: a useful method to assess extra-capsular neck of femur fixation? J Trauma Treatment. Vol 1 Issue 3.2012 Guy SP, Loughenbury P. Diplomatosis – Current Concepts in External Fixation in Trauma - BMJ Careers Aug 2009. Guy SP, Tulwa N. Bone Age in the Post –Traumatic Limb. BMJ 2009;338:b1842. May 2009 Cox G, Guy SP, Bourke G, Branfoot T, Britten S. Salvage of failed IM Tibial Nails by the Ilizarov Method. Abstract Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2008;34:127.


A biomechanical study comparing two fixation methods in depression fractures of the lateral tibial plateau in porcine bone. BMC Sport science, medicine and rehabilitation

A prospective randomised study of minimally invasive midvastus total knee arthroplasty compared with standard total knee arthroplasty

Lateral entry fixation using three divergent pins for displaced paediatric supracondylar humeral fractures

Bilateral sleeve fractures of the inferior pole of the patella in a healthy child

Gender differences in distal femoral morphology and the role of gender specific implants in total knee replacement: a prospective clinical study

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Personal Profile

I have successfully treated athletes in a multitude of sports / recreational activities from weekend warriors to people representing England /GB. I truly love my job, especially the satisfaction of getting people back competing again or walking pain free having suffered with arthritis for years. I do enjoy all sports, my main passion has always been rugby and only a few years ago I represented Yorkshire in the front row! My boots have not yet been hung up (and I should know better). I spend most of my spare time now running around / cleaning up after my brood of three.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0113 218 5908/9