Mr Mark Frame

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, MRCSm (Glas). FRCS (Glas) (Tr&Orth)

Specialises in

  • Joint injections
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee ligament surgery
  • Knee replacement

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I specialise in all surgery of the knee but in particular complex primary knee replacements, partial knee replacements, revision (second time) knee replacements and soft tissue ligament reconstruction. And also offer paediatric orthopaedic knee surgery.

I have built a specific interest in problems of the knee cap, both for unstable knee caps and for arthritis. I am trained in the surgical technique of trochleoplasty (creation of a new groove for the knee cap) and have combined this with my research in 3D printing to create a model of the patient's knee from scans to help plan surgery and provide the best possible outcome.

I am currently leading the implementation of the innovative 'Virtual Fracture Clinic' model originally developed in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in to University Hospital Southampton. From 2010-14 I held the position of official team doctor for the professional ELITE league ice hockey team The Braehead Clan.

I qualified in 2003 from the University of Aberdeen and subsequently undertook my orthopaedic training in the very well-regarded west of Scotland orthopaedic training programme. During my orthopaedic training I developed an active interest in complex surgery of the knee and trauma. I was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon at the University Hospital Southampton. I've had national press coverage on my innovative research in to 3D printing technology in Orthopaedics and the creation of custom implants and guides for improving surgical outcomes.

I am an internationally trained surgeon, having completed multiple fellowships in trauma and knee surgery. These include; Zimmer Orthopaedic Knee Fellowship - University Hospital Southampton - Prof D. Barrett, Mr P Chapman-Sheath; Royal College of Physician & Surgeon of Glasgow International Traveling Fellowship Award - Complex Trauma - Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas - Prof Adam Starr; Trauma Traveling Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston - Dr. David Ring, Dr Malcolm Smith; Soft Tissue knee and Trochleoplasty Fellowship - Ortho-Lyon Clinic, Lyon, France - Dr David Dejour.


General Medical Council Number: C6073559

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mark Frame at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hip and knee


Other treatments

  • Patellofemoral stabilisation including trochleoplasty (dislocating knee cap surgery) 
  • Partial knee resurfacing - partial knee replacements including knee cap replacements

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Additional information

Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

MBChB / University of Aberdeen / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow

Professional leadership

Team Doctor and Medical Coordinator for the ELITE League Professional Ice Hockey Team, The Braehead Clan 2010-2014
Lead for Implementation of the 'Virtual Fracture Clinic' University Hospital Southampton


The Printed Object, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece – Invited Expert to Exhibit of 3D, Printing Research 12 Dec- 20 Jan 2014

Media Coverage

-Scottish Surgeon 3D Prints Bones for £70, BBC Radio 4 National News, 6pm, 1 November 2011. -Featured article: Medical 3D Printing. A new approach

Plastic bones could save the NHS thousands of pounds, By Eleanor Bradford, BBC News Website
November 2011

Guest Interview on Technology Program ‘CLICK’- Medical 3D Printing, BBC World Service

Surgeon 3-D Prints Bones To Save Money, Alex Knapp, Tech, Forbes Magazine

I am a very keen skier and raced at university level. I also enjoy teaching skiing and have completed my ski instructor qualifications. In the past I have taught at all levels from beginners up to race training level.

As well as my love for skiing, I enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities including regularly mountain biking and running. I have completed four half marathons with a personal best of 1 hour 47 minutes. I can also sail and enjoy many different water sports. I have a young family with two lovely children, and more than anything, I enjoy any activities we do together as a family.

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