Prof Richard Carey Smith

  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Oncology Surgery


Prof Richard Carey Smith has specific expertise in orthopaedic oncology (primary and secondary bone and soft tissue tumours), hip surgery (hip primary and revision replacement and sports knee).
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Richard was awarded a scholarship at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School London and completed degrees in exercise physiology, medicine and surgery with prizes in Anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, histology, pathology and gynaecology.

UK fellowship training in orthopaedics was on the Cambridge rotation and whilst in Norwich won the Carlile medal for research looking at accelerated rehabilitation in knee replacements.

Subspecialty training in complex limb reconstruction and Orthopaedic Oncology was undertaken in Perth with Professor David Wood, and Vancouver, Canada on the highly competitive University of British Columbia arthroplasty fellowship, as well as being awarded an AO Fellowship in Trauma at the Rocky Mountain Trauma Centre in Denver Colorado and in Sports Knee Surgery with Mr Tim Spalding at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwick.

These unique experiences within academic centres across the globe ensures a comprehensive range of minimally invasive joint preserving surgery through to complex limb salvage with a multidisciplinary field.

Professor Carey Smith is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon with peer reviewed publications, has a broad range of orthopaedics and basic science and continues to present at national and international meetings and is active in the University Teaching Hospital.