Mr Simon Middleton



GMC number: 6052114

Practising since: 2002


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Middleton has lived and worked in the south west since qualifying from medical school in 2002 from St Bart and The Royal London Hospitals. Initially working as a Medical Officer in the Royal Navy he completed the Commando Course in order to work alongside the Royal Marines seeing active service in Afghanistan. 

His surgical career continued after leaving the Navy with surgical training in the south west. Mr Middleton qualified as a consultant surgeon having completed higher specialist training in knee surgery with particular interest in sports knee injury, ligament reconstruction, patellofemoral instability, joint preservation techniques and joint replacement. 

Mr Middleton has also undertaken internationally recgonised specific knee fellowship training in Coventry and Exeter. 

Special interests

  • Knee Surgery 
  • Soft tissue ligament reconstruction
  • Sports injuries of the knee
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee
  • Joint replacement, total and partial
  • Joint preservation surgery, osteotomy and chondral regeneration

Personal interests

Mr Middleton has three children who all enjoy outdoor activities. He is a keen swimmer and runner and enjoys competing in endurance events.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Simon Middleton at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Chondroplasty
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Matrix-induced chondrocyte implantation (MACI)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Bone Graft
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Simon Middleton works with

Related experience


Mr Middleton has always been involved with quality research and has presented his work at numerous National and International meetings:

  •  Meniscal allograft transplantation in the paediatric population: early referral is justified.

       S Middleton, L Asplin, C Stevenson, P Thompson, T Spalding.

       Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2019 Feb 28:1-6.


  • The largest survivorship and clinical outcomes study of the fixed bearing Stryker Triathlon Partial Knee Replacement- A multi-surgeon, single centre cohort study with a minimum of 2 years follow up.

        S Middleton, P Schranz, V Mandalia, A Toms

        The Knee. 2018 Aug 1;25(4):732-6

  • Mid term survivorship and clinical outcomes of the Avon Patellofemoral Joint Replacement.

       S Middleton, AD Toms, PJ Schranz, VI Mandalia

       The Knee. 2018 Mar 1;25(2):323-8.

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after Total Knee Arthroplasty is Rare and Misdiagnosis Potentially Hazardous– Prospective study of the new diagnostic criteria in 100 patients with no cases identified

       J Kosy, S Middleton, B Bradley, R Stroud, J Phillips, AD Toms

       The journal of knee surgery, 31(08), pp.797-803.

  • Decortication and osteotomy for the correction of multiplanar deformity in femoral mal-union. A case series and technique description.

       S. Middleton, R Walker, M. Norton

       European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, 28(1), pp.117-120.

  • Day of surgery discharge following unicompartmental knee arthroplasty within the UK National Health System

       B Bradley, S Middleton, N Davis, M Williams, D Isaac, M Hockings

       Bone Joint J 2017:99-B 788-92


  • Allergy in total knee replacement. A review of the facts.

       Mr S Middleton, Mr A Toms

      Bone Joint J 2016: 98-B 437-41


  •  The principles of managing open fractures

        Mr R Walker, Surg Lt Cdr S Middleton, Surg Cdr S A Stapley

         J Royal Naval Medical Service 2014, Vol 100.1

  • Intracortical haematogenous osteomyelitis

       AJL Jowett, SWF Middleton, MC Quaye, H Chesterfield, I Lasrado, FM Witham

      Ann R Coll Surg Eng 2014; 96: e13-e16

  • Patient recorded outcome measures in military patients with shoulder instability

      S. Middleton, P. Guyver, M. Boyd, M.Brinsden

     J R Army Med Corps 2013; 159:4 271-273

  • Compartment syndrome of the Foot - Implications for the military surgeon

       S. Middleton, JC Clasper

       J R Army Med Corps 2010; 156: 241-244

  • Is damage control surgery appropriate in vascular trauma in the field?

       S.Middleton, M. Midwinter, D.Nott, A.Lambert

       JRNMS 2010; 96: 76-82

  • Paediatric distal radial fracture manipulation: multicentre analysis of process times

      L.Mitchell, E.Archer, S.Middleton, A. Maclean, L.Jones, J.Benger and G.Lloyd

      Emerg med J 2009; 26: 41-42

  • Muscle injuries

       Middleton SWF, Smith JE.

       Trauma 2007; 9: 5-11


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association of Surgery of the Knee
  • Combined Services Orthopaedic Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

Insurers Mr Simon Middleton works with

Mr Simon Middleton works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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