Mr John Patrick Ivory

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MA(Cantab), MD, MB BS, FRCS(Orth)

Year qualified:1984

Specialty

Personal profile

John Ivory is a graduate from Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital, London. He underwent Orthopaedic training in Oxford, Leicester and Wessex. He was awarded  an MD  for his research work during his time at Leicester. He undertook  a hip and knee joint replacement fellowship in the USA before starting as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Swindon in 1995. John’s major professional interests lie in surgery of the hip and knee joint.

Careful investigation of adult hip problems is undertaken using  Xrays, CT and MRI scans as appropriate. For the hip, he undertakes metal on metal resurfacing, total hip replacement (cemented and cementless) and joint revision surgery for failed total hip replacements. John has a major interest in bone grafting and runs the Swindon Bone Bank, to supply bone for use in revision hip replacements. 

He performs hip arthroscopy to help diagnose and treat some hip conditions such as labral tears, loose bodies etc. He undertakes open  hip debridement for hip impingement.

John performs knee arthroscopy for meniscal (sports cartilage) injuries. He also undertakes unicompartmental knee replacement for arthritis affecting only one compartment of the knee and total knee replacement for more generalised arthritis.

John and his colleagues run a review system for their joint replacements to ensure that very high standards are maintained. He also participates in the National Joint Registry for hip and knee replacement operations.

John has authored many articles and book chapters. He is a regular lecturer on hip surgery topics. He is a past examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Professional Membership



  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • British Hip Society

  • European Hip Society

Clinical Interests



  • John Ivory’s major professional interests are in the surgery of the hip and knee joint. He is interested in replacement of the hip and knee and revision of hip replacements when they fail. Young adult hip problems are becoming increasingly recognised and need specialist assessment and treatment. He also undertakes keyhole surgery of both the hip and knee.

  • John has a particular interest in clinical governance.

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