Mr Simon Coleridge

MB ChB, MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Hip & Knee Specialist



Special Interests


  • Knee ligament surgery

  • Hip and knee arthroscopy

  • Sports Injuries


Professional profile

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 and is going again in 2011 to undertake orthopaedic trauma surgery to a very poor area of Mombassa.


Current posts


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust




  • Masters Thesis looking at Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction, and the fixation of the graft within the knee.

  • Presented nationally and in Peer review Journal.

  • Ongoing research interests at present include the use of synthetic ligaments in multiligament injurys within the knee. Plus the use of computer navigation and pre operative MRI planning for Total Knee Replacements.


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies


  • General Medical Council

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee