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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

• Cartilage regeneration surgery
• Knee replacement patellofemoral
• Knee replacement surgery
• Patella stabilisation and MPFL reconstruction unicompartmental
• 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. Private practice is well established at both Spire Elland and Spire Leeds Methley Park hospitals. 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 Nick London in Harrogate. The second was a prestigious national fellowship at the Royal Derby Hospital, working alongside two internationally renowned surgeons: Tim Wilton (past BOA president) and Guido Geutjens (Derby County Football, sports knee surgeon). During this valuable 2 years 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 6000 operations including 2000 knee arthroscopies, 1000 total knee replacements, 500 ACL reconstructions, 300 unicompartmental knee replacements and 500 total hip replacements. The 2017 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 was recently selected as one of only 3 UK surgeons to host a national and international Visiting Surgeon Programme (VSP). This involves consultant surgeon colleagues from across Europe and the UK visiting my operating theatre to gain experience in contemporary soft tissue knee surgery techniques. I am an active member of a European leadership excellence programme based in Zurich, which focuses on orthopaedic product innovation and implant design. At the recent 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 visuospatial skills, dexterity and efficiency.

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.

I am currently a lead investigator for a national multi-centre clinical research trial to evaluate the BioPoly RS implant – an innovative device to treat young adults with knee arthritis. My research work has been presented at international meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals, most recently in the United States.


Clinical Interests

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

Sports injuries, ACL and multi-ligament knee reconstruction, Treatment of meniscal injury including repair, Cartilage regeneration surgery, Patella stabilisation and MPFL reconstruction, Unicompartmental knee replacement, Patello-femoral knee replacement, Total knee replacement, Total hip replacement.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Dewsbury Clinic 01924 410610 or Spire Methley Park 01977 664228
Website http://jointmotion.co.uk/
Private secretary telephone Private secretary at Spire Methley Park Hospital: Linda Whitaker, 01977 664259. Private Secretary at Spire Elland Hospital: Julie Fairfield, 01924 236483
Private secretary email Private secretary at Spire Methley Park Hospital: linda.whitaker@spirehealthcare.com. Private Secretary at Spire Elland Hospital:julie.fairfield@spirehealthcare.com

Journals

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

I was born in West Yorkshire and still live in the local area.  I am married with two young children. My main interest outside surgery is sport, in particular, competitive trail and fell running in the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Cumbria. 

In 2017, I completed the iconic Yorkshire 3 peaks race in a class A time of 3 hours 39 minutes and was delighted with my first ever race at Ben Nevis, finishing with a sub 2-hour time on Britain’s highest mountain.  I have previously been a Yorkshire champion at both cross-country running and 1500m and played senior level football in the West Riding County Amateur League.  In the spring and summer months, I also enjoy a leisurely game of golf with friends and colleagues.

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