Evert Smith is a highly experienced surgeon with clinical, surgical and research expertise in primary, complex primary and revision total hip replacement and knee replacement surgery. He introduced minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of the hip to the south west of England and regularly practices this technique. He is committed to advancing medical practice and improving outcomes in hip arthroplasty.
After completing his undergraduate medical degree in South Africa, Mr Smith developed extensive experience in trauma and orthopaedics at Soweto and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. He also worked in Germany where he studied aspects of hip and knee replacement surgery. In 1991 he was awarded the Lillie Research Fellowship and continued his studies in total joint replacements at the Arthroplasty Unit of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. It was here that he developed an interest in biomedical materials science and implant design.
As a surgeon developer with a particular interest in the acetabular cup (shell), his insightful understanding of hip architecture led him to design the Exceed ABT acetabular system and he is the inventor of the Exceed ABT 15-degree face-changing cup with Biomet UK.
He evaluates the national performance of hip prostheses through his work on the Orthopedic Data Evaluation Panel, where he has also been appointed to the Beyond Compliance Group. He performs two roles for the National Joint Registry: Regional Clinical Co-ordinator for the South West and Bearings Surface Advisor.
As a member of the British Hip Society, Mr Smith is the National Representative for the European Hip Society (EHS) where he also participates as a member of the EHS Scientific Committee.
Since 2003, Mr Smith has been Programme Director of the Bristol Hip Arthroplasty Course (bhac) and he is founder and Director of the Arthroplasty for Arthritis Charity; a registered charity dedicated to research into arthroplasty.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Evert Smith at Nuffield Health
- Bilateral Tenotomy
- Bone Graft
- Hip replacement surgery
- Hip resurfacing
- Hip revision
His research is focused on the scrutiny of the prostheses he has developed, as well as evaluation of the effectiveness of different acetabular bearing surfaces. He possesses notable specialist knowledge of metal on metal bearing technologies. He is an affiliated staff member of the University of Bath Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics and he lectures extensively in the UK, Europe and the USA where he has research affiliations.
- British Hip Society
- European Hip Society
- British Association for Surgery of the Knee
- British Orthopaedic Association
- British Orthopaedic Research Society
- European Orthopaedic Research Society
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Ed)
- Contributor and Member of the Advisory Group of Collaborators, Donaldson Arthritis Research Foundation Centre
Other post held
- Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Avon Orthopaedic Centre
- Honorary Senior Lecturer, Bristol University
Mr Evert Smith does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Evert Smith does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Evert Smith does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.