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Simon Coleridge is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee replacement and hip replacement plus sports injuries to the knee. Appointed in 2005, Simon works as an NHS consultant at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, as well as consulting and operating privately at the Nuffield Health Hospital in Plymouth.
Simon was born in Tavistock, Devon and educated in Exeter before starting his university medical degree in 1990 at Bristol University. On graduating in 1995 he spent his junior house jobs as a doctor in Bristol and then Southampton.
Senior training was undertaken in London, based at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, North West Thames Orthopaedic Registrars Rotation. He then went on to Victoria, Australia to complete his Senior Fellowship sponsored by Smith and Nephew, specialising in knee arthroscopy and sports injuries, as well as knee and hip replacements surgery including revisions.
During his training he also completed a Masters Degree in orthopaedic engineering, with his research thesis on knee ligament reconstruction being completed at Imperial College London.
His practice at the NHS hospital and the Plymouth Nuffield Hospital includes, sports surgery to the knee including arthroscopy (key hole surgery); complex ligament reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament surgery and meniscal repair. He also undertakes navigated knee joint replacements; partial knee replacements and high tibial osteotomy, plus total hip replacement.
As part of his NHS practice Simon is involved in the teaching and training of junior surgeons as well medical students and physiotherapists. He also regularly updates GPs as part of their continuing education programme. In 2009 Simon also travelled to Kenya as part of the Kenya Orthopaedic Project also went in 2011 to undertake orthopaedic trauma surgery to a very poor area of Mombassa.
Areas of interest
Knee surgery; Knee replacement surgery; Hip replacement surgery; Lower limb arthroplasty:
Sports Knee surgery:
Multi-ligament knee reconstruction:
- Sue Nash
- Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital Derriford Road PLYMOUTH PL6 8BG
- 01752 767171
- 07903 729385
- 01752 761837
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Plymouth Nuffield Hospital
Reference number 4179878
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Total prosthetic replacement of knee joint, +/- cement, +/- patella - (5-50)
Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (5-50)
Unicompartmental knee replacement - (1-5)
Primary open reduction of long bone with fixation - (1-5)
Open surgical stabilisation of patella, including soft tissue/tendon transfer or release, +/- application of cast (adult) - (1-5)
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