Mr George Cox

Mr George Cox

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BMedSci (Hons), BMBS, MRCS, MD, FRCS (T&O)

Practising at

Spire Southampton Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr George Cox at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I am an upper limb consultant surgeon who specialises in treating shoulder, elbow and hand conditions, using ‘keyhole’ and ‘open’ surgical techniques. I was appointed to the University of Southampton Foundation Trust in 2016, where I offer a tertiary referral service to the surrounding regions. My surgical passion is arthroscopic surgery and I am currently working on combining this with my research passion of stem cells.

I specialises in upper limb surgery:

Shoulder: Rotator cuff impingement and tears, Shoulder instability, Acromioclavicular pathology, Shoulder arthritis, Complex shoulder trauma.

Elbow: Tennis / Golfers elbow, Ulnar nerve compression, Elbow arthritis including arthroscopy / replacement, Complex elbow trauma.

Hand: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Trigger finger, Dupuytrens contracture, Arthritis of the base of thumb, Complex hand trauma.

I am currently the orthopaedic undergraduate lead for the University of Southampton.

I am the author of the Chapter 'The Shoulder' in the internationally recognised textbook 'Rheumatology' (vol 7) Hochberg MC, Silman AJ, Smolen JS, Weinblatt ME, Weisman WH editors.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Elbow surgery
Hand surgery
Shoulder surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Upper limb surgery

Private contact details

Private secretary Charlotte Feist
Private secretary fax 02380 914413
Private secretary email


MRI appearances of the femur following bone graft harvesting using the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator. Rankine JJ, Hodgson RJ, Tan HB, Cox G, Giannoudis PV.
Patient Satisfaction and Patient Reported Outcome Measure Data in Arthroscopic Release of Frozen Shoulder. Ray RK, Patel A, Cox G, Cole A.
High abundance of CD271(+) multipotential stromal cells (MSCs) in intramedullary cavities of long bones. Cox G, Boxall SA, Giannoudis PV, Buckley CT, Roshdy T, Churchman SM, McGonagle D, Jones
Current Concepts: Cerebral Fat Embolism and Orthopaedic Surgery. Cox G, Tzioupis, Calori GM, Green J, Seligson, Giannoudis PV.
The reamer-irrigator-aspirator (RIA): A harvester of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Cox G, McGonagle D, Boxall S, Buckley CT, Jones E, Giannoudis PV.
Bone-turnover markers in fracture healing
Full list of medical journals by Mr Cox

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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS (T&O) / RCSEng / 2014
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

MD / University of Leeds / 2012
Degree of Doctor of Medicine

MRCS / RCSEd / 2006
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

BMBS / University of Nottingham / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

BMedSci / University of Nottingham / 2001
Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England)
British Orthopaedic Association
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Professional leadership

Orthopaedic Undergraduate Lead for the University of Southampton.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton 

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Personal Profile

In my spare time I enjoy running and spending time with my wife, two daughters and son in the Hampshire countryside. 

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