Mr Paul Hodgson


MB BCh, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Trauma &Otho), MD

GMC number: 4719599

Practising since: 2000


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Thursday 17:30-19:30 at the Cardiff Bay Hospital only
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Mr Hodgson qualified from Cardiff Medical School in 2000 and trained in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in South Wales before receiving fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery under Mr Ian Winson (Bristol).
He works at both University Hospital of Wales and University Hospital Llandough, and is an Honorary Clinical Teacher with Cardiff University.

He has an interest in foot and ankle trauma, ankle sports injuries and cartilage disorders. He manages all aspects of elective foot and ankle surgery, in particular treatment of bunions and forefoot disorders, arthroscopic surgery and deformity correction. He is trained in the use of Shockwave therapy for treating disorders of the achilles tendon and plantar fasciitis.

In March 2013 Mr Hodgson was awarded an MD by Cardiff University for research into cartilage pathology.

Other interests

  • Ankle arthritis
  • Cartilage disorders and repair
  • Achilles tendon disorders and plantar fasciitis
  • Forefoot disorders including bunions
  • Shockwave Therapy

Personal interests

Outside of the working environment Mr Hodgson's interests involve sport, cinema and music. He gained Full Colours playing football for his University, but now his involvement is mainly as a spectator.

He is married with a young daughter, who most definitely keeps him busy!

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Paul Hodgson at Nuffield Health

  • Toe surgery
  • Midfoot osteotomy
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Ankle replacement

Locations Mr Paul Hodgson works with

Related experience


Mr Hodgson has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals, including a review article on hindfoot arthritis.

He presented his research at regional, national and international conferences.

During his training he undertook laboratory based research in the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University under the supervision of Professor Bruce Caterson. This work investigated the molecular and biochemical aspects of a rare cartilage disorder (Kashin-Beck disease) and culminated in being awarded an MD in March 2013.

His current research interests involve ankle cartilage pathology and disorders of the achilles tendon.


  • Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • European Foot and Ankle Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales
  • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Llandough

Insurers Mr Paul Hodgson works with

Mr Paul Hodgson works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Mr Paul Hodgson does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Paul Hodgson does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Paul Hodgson does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.