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Mr. Jon Smith MBChB (Hons) MRCS (Ed) FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Jon Smith

2000: Year of first qualification

4725066: GMC number

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Current NHS post

Personal profile

I was born in West Yorkshire and still live in the local area. I am married and recently became a father for the first time. My main interest outside surgery is sport, in particular, competitive trail and fell running in the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Cumbria. In 2015, I gained a top ten finish in the Yorkshire off-road marathon, completed the iconic Yorkshire 3 peaks race in 3 hours 45 minutes and was also crowned club champion for Calder Valley Fell Runners. I have previously been a Yorkshire champion at 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.

Professional profile

I was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in January 2013. 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 Mr. Nick London in Harrogate. The second was a prestigious national fellowship at the Royal Derby Hospital, working alongside two internationally renowned surgeons: Mr. Tim Wilton (our current BOA president) and Mr. 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 5000 operations including 1000 knee arthroscopies, 700 total knee replacements, 350 ACL reconstructions, 200 unicompartmental knee replacements and 400 total hip replacements. The 2015 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 am currently a faculty member on many national and regional postgraduate orthopaedic courses. In 2014, I was one of only 3 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 visuospatial skills, dexterity and efficiency.

My research work has been presented at international meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals, most recently in the United States.

Contact details

Spire Methley Park Hospital

  • Private secretary:      Linda Whitaker
  • Telephone:                 01977 664259
  • Email:                         Linda.whitaker@spirehealthcare.com

Spire Elland Hospital

  • Private secretary:      Julie Fairfield
  • Telephone:                 01924 236483
  • Email:                         Julie.fairfield@spirehealthcare.com

Treatments

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

Membership of professional bodies

  • 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

Special clinical interests

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

Research interests

  • Joint preservation surgery for the treatment of young adults with knee osteoarthritis.