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Professor Sion Glyn-Jones read medicine at Cambridge and later conducted his clinical attachment in London. Thereafter, he went on to complete his surgical and orthopaedic training in Oxford, where he gained a DPhil. He subsequently worked as a specialist Hip Fellow in Melbourne, Australia.
He is now Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Oxford University and works as a Consultant Hip Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre where he is Clinical Lead for the Young Adult Hip Service. He works closely with the Sport Injury service at both The Manor Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. He has a specialist interest in keyhole surgery of the hip, sports injuries of the hip and performing complex hip replacements in younger and active older patients.
Professor Glyn-Jones leads an internationally recognised hip research team based at the Oxford University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences. His research focuses on evaluating new types of hip replacement and testing new surgical technologies designed to prevent or slow the progression of osteoarthritis of the hip(https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/team/sion-glyn-jones)
Areas of interest
Hip Arthroscopy(keyhole surgery)Sports Surgery; Joint Preserving surgery of the Hip, The Treatment of Hip Impingement and Labral Tears; Hip replacement surgery; Patient-specific joint replacement; Complex and Revision Hip Replacement surgery; Hip Replacement in Younger People
- Victoria James
- The Manor Hospital Beech Road Headington OXFORD OX3 7RP
- 01865 307525
- 01865 307661
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Jonathan Chantler Not Fee Assured
- Dr Stuart Benham Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford
NIHR National Musculoskeletal Specialty Lead
Professor Glyn-Jones leads a research group dedicated to understanding the causes of hip arthritis, novel imaging techniques and developing new joint preserving treatments for the hip.
His research also focuses on the evaluation of new types of hip replacement. He has been awarded several large grants to investigate these areas and is one of the principal investigators at the ARUK Oxford Centre of Excellence in Sports Injuries and OA.
Professor Glyn-Jones has secured Active Grants as of over £5million as a Chief Investigator and is a Co-Investigator on research grants totalling over £19 Million.
I have published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and published abstracts, including:
Fernquest S, Palmer A, Gammer B, Hirons E, Kendrick B, Taylor A, De Berker H,
Bangerter N, Carr A, Glyn-Jones S. Compositional MRI of the Hip: Reproducibility,
Effect of Joint Unloading, and Comparison of T2 Relaxometry with Delayed
Gadolinium-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cartilage. Cartilage. 2019 Apr
11:1947603519841670. doi: 10.1177/1947603519841670.
Palmer AJR, Ayyar Gupta V, Fernquest S, Rombach I, Dutton SJ, Mansour R, Wood
S, Khanduja V, Pollard TCB, McCaskie AW, Barker KL, Andrade TJMD, Carr AJ, Beard
DJ, Glyn-Jones S; FAIT Study Group. Arthroscopic hip surgery compared with
physiotherapy and activity modification for the treatment of symptomatic
femoroacetabular impingement: multicentre randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2019
Feb 7;364:l185. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l185. PubMed PMID: 30733197;
Ferguson RJ, Palmer AJ, Taylor A, Porter ML, Malchau H, Glyn-Jones S. Hip
replacement. Lancet. 2018 Nov 3;392(10158):1662-1671.
Han HS, Jang GH, Jun I, Seo H, Park J, Glyn-Jones S, Seok HK, Lee KH,
Mantovani D, Kim YC, Edwards JR. Transgenic zebrafish model for quantification
and visualization of tissue toxicity caused by alloying elements in newly
developed biodegradable metal. Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 14;8(1):13818. doi:
Ferguson RJ, Broomfield JA, Malak TT, Palmer AJR, Whitwell D, Kendrick B,
Taylor A, Glyn-Jones S. Primary stability of a short bone-conserving femoral
stem: a two-year randomized controlled trial using radiostereometric analysis.
Bone Joint J. 2018 Sep;100-B(9):1148-1156.
Palmer A, Fernquest S, Gimpel M, Birchall R, Judge A, Broomfield J, Newton J,
Wotherspoon M, Carr A, Glyn-Jones S. Physical activity during adolescence and the
development of cam morphology: a cross-sectional cohort study of 210 individuals.
Br J Sports Med. 2018 May;52(9):601-610.
Fernquest S, Arnold C, Palmer A, Broomfield J, Denton J, Taylor A, Glyn-Jones
S. Osseous impingement occurs early in flexion in cam-type femoroacetabular
impingement: a 4D CT model. Bone Joint J. 2017 Apr;99-B(4 Supple B):41-48.
Courses offered to GPs
Talks and evening seminars given at regional GP practices and at the Manor Hospital in Oxford.
These can be arranged through Victoria James on 01865 307525
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- DPhil University of Oxford 2008
- FRCS (Tr and Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2007
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2001
- MA (honours) University of Cambridge 1996
- MB BS University of London 1996
- Hip and Knee Fellowship Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 2008
Reference number 4329893
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- NIHR National Musculoskeletal Specialty Lead NIHR 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Full Specialist Recognition in Trauma and Orthopaedics, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the British Hip Society Research Committee
Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
- The Manor Hospital Beech Road Headington...
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- 01865 307525
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