Personal profile

Mr Simon Tilley trained at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust where he was awarded a BSc in Tumour Biology before qualifying in 1999. He completed his basic surgical training in Wessex in 2002 and then spent six months working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. He then worked as a research registrar at Southampton General Hospital and completed a doctorate (DM). He joined the Wessex Orthopaedic training programme in 2005. Before taking up his consultant post Simon undertook three fellowships. He worked as a senior hip and knee fellow in Sydney with the Specialist Orthopaedic Group; a prestigious joint replacement fellowship.

Two further fellowships followed in Southampton concentrating on complex hip and knee replacement surgery. Mr Tilley believes passionately that the combination of patients taking an active role in the decision making process together with dedicated nurses, therapists and anaesthetists improve outcomes. He has developed an expertise with many types of hip and knee replacement designs and is well placed to offer the most appropriate design to his patients. This includes gender specific knee implants and the use of advanced bearings including ceramics, which are hoped to last considerably longer than traditional designs.

Mr Tilley collects patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) on all of his joint replacements. Mr Tilley lives with his wife and young family in Hampshire. He enjoys windsurfing and sailing.

Clinical Interests



  • Primary hip replacement surgery

  • Revision hip surgery

  • Primary knee replacement surgery

  • Revision knee surgery

  • Partial knee resurfacing

  • Knee arthroscopy

  • Periprosthetic fracture fixation

  • Trauma

Professional Membership



  • General Medical Council

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • British Hip Society

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