“Thank you to you and your team for both of my knee replacements. I have resumed cycling, walking and playing football with my grandchildren. I credit you and your team for the real improvement in my quality of life.”

Michael is a friendly and approachable person and is an expert in his clinical areas of hip, knee and trauma surgery. 

He is a leading academic surgeon and teacher (ranked 20th in the world: www.expertscape.com).

He will take the time with you to fully explore your symptoms and the way these impact on your life. The goals of his treatment plans are simple, to remove pain and restore function, Mike will only recommend surgery

when it is truly in your best interest. 


When surgery is indicated, he is a meticulous and considered surgeon, using evidence based techniques

to ensure the best outcome for you. More about Mike..

Mr Whitehouse is renowned for his attention to detail. He carries out medico-legal expert witness work for medical negligence cases within his specialist areas. He does not accept instructions for personal injury work.




Hip surgery may be needed when non-surgical treatment no longer works. This is usually for degenerative conditions but can be needed for acute injuries and accidents too. The most common treatment is hip replacement which is one of the most successful operations available.



Knee surgery may be needed after an accident where the knee is injured or for pain and loss of function associated with cartilage wear. Options include arthroscopic (key hole) surgery and knee replacement procedures.


Mike is an Associate Professor (Reader) and is one of the country’s foremost academic Orthopaedic surgeons.  As well as leading and publishing practice changing research, he is up to date on the latest research guiding your treatment and has designed and delivered a large number of clinical and surgical training courses.


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Spire Bristol Hospital 

Secretary: Tracy Ryan

E: spirebristolmedsec@spirehealthcare.com

E: tracy.ryan@spirehealthcare.com

T: 0117 980 4081

T: 0117 980 4000


Southmead Hospital 

Secretary: Maureen Hicks (elective)

E: maureen.hicks@nbt.nhs.uk

Secretary: Teresa Purdue (trauma)

E: teresa.purdue@nbt.nhs.uk

T: 0117 414 7923

T: 0117 414 1623

T: 0117 950 5050


Bristol Nuffield Health

T: 0117 911 6103

E: mrwhitehouse@bristolorthopaedics.com


Secretary: Louise Hawkins

E: hawkinsmedicolegal@gmail.com

T: 07427 136671