Mr Simon Nicholas John Roberts

Consultant Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Surgeon


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My practice is entirely around sports injuries, but this includes caring for the musculoskeletal problems of active people of all ages. I do not do any joint replacements at all so that I can specialise and improve the treatments which I can offer.

The majority of my work is minimally invasive surgery of the knee, shoulder and ankle for problems of joint instability, ligament and cartilage problems and joint surface defects. The common condition treated in the knee are cartilage (meniscus) tears and ligament injuries, especially anterior cruciate (ACL), in the shoulder, dislocations and subluxations of the shoulder and acromioclavicular (ACJ) joint as well as pain in the throwing athlete.

In the ankle, as well as tendonitis, arthroscopy is useful for sprains and ligament tears, loose bodies and footballers’ “spurs”. I train junior doctors in the examination, assessment and management of these conditions.

I was appointed an NHS Consultant Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Surgeon to the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry at the end of 1998 (an unusual place for a large and thriving world famous hospital which was sited in the borderlands of North West Shropshire and North East Wales by the pioneers of Orthopaedic Surgery at the turn of the century).

Oswestry is now a centre of excellence for all kinds of orthopaedic surgery, combining a strong tradition with cutting edge technology. Our theatres are second to none & this, combined being a standalone specialist unit, allows an extremely low infection rate, especially for MRSA. Our research continues at Oswestry’s Institute of Orthopaedics. I am based in Oswestry with NHS work also in Mold and private work in Oswestry and Wrexham.

I have treated elite and professional sportsmen since 1999 from numerous clubs and associations including seven Premiership football and eight rugby Superleague teams. I have also treated participants in a large number of other sports including the England rugby union team and Olympic athletes. Increasingly, we are seeing athletes referred to us from abroad. The experience gained in treating elite athletes is helping us find the best treatments for sports enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

I was brought up in Manchester and my sports background is in rugby (union and league – Cambridge and Oxford University “Blues” and England Students) and waterskiing (European Junior champion) before retiring after shoulder and ankle injuries. My general orthopaedic training was in the West Midlands followed by a year in Australia, in the largest sports medicine practice in the Southern Hemisphere and travelling fellowships in the USA and Europe.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Simon Nicholas John Roberts at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Joint instability and dislocation
  • Ligament (ACL, anterior cruciate ligament) and cartilage regeneration and reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery of the knee.
  • Tendon problems and repair

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Additional information

Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Shoulder surgery
Sports injury

Professional memberships

President British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine

International Cartilage Repair Society

British Association for Surgery of the Knee

British Elbow & Shoulder Society

UK Association of Doctors in Sport

Council Member & Examiner for the Intercollegiate Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine

Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine

Professional leadership

President, British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association
Council Member & Examiner for the Intercollegiate Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine

I have written a series of educational articles for a number of lay sports magazines including Inside Rugby & Cricket World.

I have reviewed a number of books for publication in Hospital Doctor including “Postgraduate textbook of clinical orthopaedics” by Harris & Birch, “Minimal access orthopaedics” by David Hunt & “Current diagnosis & treatment in orthopaedics” by Harry B Skinner.

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire

My wife is a General Practitioner and we have two sons. We are all keen on sports including skiing and cycling.

Private secretary Anna Gizzi
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Private secretary fax 01978 291397
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