“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 2nd in the UK and 10th in the world for total hip replacement).

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..

Professor 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 a Professor 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.



  • Michael is a world renowned surgeon and will put your best interests first, whether this involves surgery or not.

  • Specialist training in hip and knee replacement surgery in two of the world leading centres (Vancouver and Bristol)

  • Specialist interest in complex areas of joint replacement such as the treatment of severe deformities, infected joint replacements, fractures around joint replacements and revision of metal on metal hip replacements

  • His work includes major trauma, giving him the full repertoire of surgical skills to ensure the best outcome for you

  • Internationally recognised academic surgeon

  • Substantial expertise in teaching and training fellow doctors and the next generation of surgeons


Spire Bristol Hospital 

The Glen

Redland Hill

Durdham Down

Bristol, BS6 6UT

Secretary: Tracy Ryan

E: tracy@thebristolhipgroup.co.uk

T: ‭07989 576717‬

T: 0117 980 4000

Southmead Hospital 

Southmead Road

Westbury on Trym

Bristol, BS10 5NB

Secretary: Maureen Hicks (elective)

E: maureen.hicks@nbt.nhs.uk

T: 0117 414 7923

T: 0117 414 1623

T: 0117 950 5050

Bristol Nuffield Health

 3 Clifton Hill


Bristol, BS8 1BN

T: 0117 911 6103

E: mrwhitehouse@bristolorthopaedics.com


Secretary: Louise Hawkins

E: hawkinsmedicolegal@gmail.com

E: mrwhitehouse@bristolorthopaedics.com

T: 07427 136671