Mr Simon Tilley


MB BS, BSc, DM, FRCS (Tr &Ortho)

GMC number: 4630704

Practising since: 1999


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Simon Tilley is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with specialist training in both routine and complex hip and knee replacements and complex revision hip and knee surgery, which he regularly undertakes at Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital in Hampshire.

He trained at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. During his training he was also awarded a BSc in tumour biology before qualifying in 1999.

Before taking up his consultant post at Southampton General Hospital, Simon undertook three fellowships. He worked as a senior hip and knee fellow in Sydney with the Specialist Orthopaedic Group, one of the most prestigious joint replacement fellowships available to visiting surgeons. Two further fellowships followed in Southampton concentrating on complex hip and knee replacement surgery.

Mr Tilley employs a truly multidisciplinary approach to hip and knee surgery. He believes passionately that the combination of patients taking an active role in the decision making process together with dedicated multi-disciplinary team input 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 specialises in the following treatments at the Nuffield Health Wessex Nuffield Hospital:

Other interests

Periprosthetic and trauma surgery of the lower limb

Personal interests

Surfing and windsurfing

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Simon Tilley at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip revision
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Hip replacement
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Hip arthroscopy

Locations Mr Simon Tilley works with

Related experience


Mr Tilley was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (DM) for his thesis on the use of stem cells in orthopaedic surgery.

His current research interests include the evaluation of failure modes in metal-on-metal hip replacements.


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Hip Society

Other posts held

  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


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

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

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