Mr Paul Porter

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon


Personal profile

Mr Paul Porter is an orthopaedic hip & knee surgeon based in Dorset who is skilled in both the surgical and non-surgical management of hip and knee conditions.

Mr Paul Porter runs regular outpatient clinics at BMI The Winterbourne Hospital every Wednesday morning where he provides consultations to patients suffering from all aspects of hip and knee pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, trauma, cartilage injuries, problems with walking, swollen knees, ligament issues, tendon repairs, painful tendons, leg fractures, knee fractures and lower limb disorders.

Paul did his training at Southampton University Medical School 1991, F.R.C.S. (Glasgow) 1996, F.R.C.S. (Orth) 2002, Orthopaedic Registrar training – Yorkshire Rotation, 1997-2004 Fellowships: Arthroplasty Fellow at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

Mr Porter has experience across a wide range of orthopaedics and has a broad general interest. He undertook a Fellowship at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals in lower limb joint replacement and developed a special interest in this area. However, Paul also spent a year at St James’ Hospital in Leeds working for six months in the Hand Surgery Unit and for six months with the Reconstructive Trauma Team.

During Paul’s career he has received numerous awards for his hard work, such as the John Fitton Prize – Dec 2000, Yorkshire Regional Training Prize for best research paper. “Age related outcome in carpal tunnel surgery: A prospective study. Also 1st International Conference on Enhanced Recovery: 9-10 September 2010, Bristol – 3rd Prize. “An Enhanced Recovery Programme for Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty”. Also the South West Orthopaedic Club, 10 September 2010, Somerset – 1st Prize “An Enhanced Recovery Programme for Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty”.

Paul is always looking for ways of improving patient outcomes following surgery and is regularly involved in research projects. His National Joint Registry figures show that his revision rates for total hip replacement surgery parallel the national average. His 5-year knee replacement revision rate is markedly better than the national average (0.6% vs 2.6%).

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow)
  • Premium Medical Protection Defence Union

Clinical Interests

  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Joint replacements
  • Knee surgery
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Lower limb arthroplasty
  • Limb reconstruction
  • Hip disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Joint re-surfacing
  • Joint disorders
  • Orthopaedics
  • Degenerative knee disorders
  • Limb pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Trauma
  • Lower limb disorders
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Joint injection
  • Tears in the knee
  • Hip pain; joint pain; leg pain; thigh pain

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