Professor Edward Davis

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB MSc PGCME FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)

"I am committed to working with Little Aston to provide the very best care, with the best outcomes for all my patients."

Specialises in

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee
  • Revision hip and knee replacement
  • Robotic hip/ knee replacement using Mako robotics

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I'm a recognised expert in the management of patients with hip and knee problems that require surgical replacement. I am an expert in the use and development of computer navigation and robotics, which improves the precision in which these operations can be performed. I am a self-confessed perfectionist, which first led me into the field of computer navigation and now into the field of robotics in an effort to improve the outcomes for my patients.

I perform a wide range of different replacements using different techniques and different types of hip and knee replacements to match the requirements of individual patient needs. I am also an expert in revision hip and knee replacement. I see patients who have worn-out or painful hip and knee replacements and use various procedures, including the very latest techniques and materials to restore patients function.

I am an acclaimed authority in the use of robotic assisted surgery and computer navigation. I am a well known advocate in the field of new technologies within arthroplasty, including the use of the Mako robot and other computer assisted surgeries.

I was proud to demonstrate the Mako robot to HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne. I also had great fun filming the use of the robot for a SKY TV show aimed at encouraging children to experience the new ways technologies are being used as well as appearing on Midlands Today and other local news programmes.

To date (Jan 2022), I have performed over 3,500 hip replacements, 1,000 knee replacements and carried out over 400 hip and knee joint revision surgery operations since 2006 in both my NHS and private practice. The National Joint Registry data for hip and knee replacement demonstrates I'm one of the top-performing surgeons in the country.

I graduated from Birmingham University in 1996 and undertook my basic and higher surgical training in the West Midlands. I undertook a year’s fellowship in revision hip and knee arthroplasty in Toronto, Canada. I hold an MSc in Trauma and a postgraduate certificate in medical education as well as the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics).

I lead in many areas of training for both undergraduates and qualified multidisciplinary staff. I am actively involved in education and currently hold the title of Head of Academy at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, co-ordinating all undergraduate medical education. I am also the module lead for Orthopaedics at the University of Birmingham as well as being the Clinical Lead for Orthopaedics at Aston University Medical School.

Further patient feedback can be viewed on my I Want Great Care profile.


General Medical Council Number: C4285245

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Edward Davis at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hip and knee

Other treatments

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Additional information

MB ChB MSc PGCME FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) / University of Birmingham / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine, Masters, Post Grad Cert in Med Ed, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons
MBChB Undergrad Degree in medicine, FRCS is a professional qualification to practise as a senior surgeon

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

British Orthopaedic Association

British Hip Society

Royal College of Surgeons

National Institute of Health Research

West Midlands Senate

Musculoskeletal Robotic and Digital Surgery Committee

Professional leadership

Clinical Service Lead for Arthroplasty at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
Honorary Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of Academy and Orthopaedic Module lead for Undergraduates at Birmingham University Medical School
Clinical Lead for Orthopaedics at Aston University Medical School

I was appointed as the Research and Development Director at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in 2009. I stepped down from the R&D director role in 2016 and am now the National Institute for Health Research Clinic Lead for Orthopaedics in the West Midlands region.

I have a strong research background in both clinical and basic research, frequently undertaking national and international presentations. I am regularly invited faculty at national and international meetings on hip and knee replacement; hip and knee revision surgery and the use of robotic assisted surgery and computer navigation to improve outcomes for patients.


Synovial tissue from sites of joint pain in knee osteoarthritis patients exhibits a differential phenotype with distinct fibroblast subsets
October 2021

Using an asymmetric crosslinked polyethylene liner in primary total hip arthroplasty is associated with a lower risk of revision surgery
September 2021

Media Coverage

Birmingham hospital recruits robot to help with hip operations
March 2018

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Service Lead for arthroplasty

University of Birmingham Honorary Professorship - Head of Academy for undergraduates

Aston University Medical School - Clinical Lead for Orthopaedics

I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and three children. I am a keen runner and also enjoy walking the family's two dogs, enjoying the countryside around our home.

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