Professor Douglas Dunlop


MD, FRCS Ed (Tr & Orth), FRCS, FRCSEd, MB BCh

GMC number: 3475573

Practising since: 1990


Orthopaedic surgery

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Douglas Dunlop is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in hip surgery. He was appointed to Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust in 2002. His undergraduate training was at UWCM, Cardiff and he trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in Edinburgh. He has fellowships in hip surgery from; The Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter; The Royal Adelaide Hospital; with two travelling fellowships to North America. He has an additional fellowship in complex knee surgery including ligament reconstruction.

He specialises in primary and revision hip replacement surgery with an interest in knee surgery. His particular interests are:

  • Impaction bone grafting in primary and revision surgery
  • Complex joint replacement including developmental & traumatic conditions
  • Hip replacement with hard bearings (Ceramic and resurfacing for younger patients)
  • Hip arthroscopy

He uses a variety of implants, both cemented and uncemented and is experienced in less invasive surgical techniques. He is a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and a member of the British Hip Society.

He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Southampton and undertakes research on novel materials and stem cells. He is involved in two multicentre trials looking at articulation size and synthetic bone graft. He completed an MD thesis from the University of Edinburgh on bone grafting in hip surgery, based on work in Australia and Edinburgh.

Professor Dunlop specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital:

Special interests

Hip & Knee Surgery

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Douglas Dunlop at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Chondroplasty
  • Hip revision
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Professor Douglas Dunlop works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)
  • Royal College of Surgeons (Ed)
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
  • British Association of Knee Surgeons

Other posts held

  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Professor Douglas Dunlop works with

Professor Douglas Dunlop works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA
  • Bupa Global
  • Police Mutual
  • Standard Life


Professor Douglas Dunlop does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Douglas Dunlop does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Douglas Dunlop does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.