Mr Nick Smith

Mr Nick Smith is a consultant specialist knee surgeon based at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Warwick Nuffield Hospital. Having trained on the Warwick training programme, Nick Smith then completed prestigious fellowships in Exeter and Bristol. He also visited world famous surgeons in the USA to learn sub-specialist surgical techniques, which he has adapted and uses in his practice. He has a sub-specialist interest in knee ligament reconstruction operations, meniscal surgery, cartilage restoration procedures, osteotomy and partial or total knee replacement.

Speciality Orthopaedics
Areas of Expertise Knee
GMC Number 6147514
  • ACL reconstruction

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are relatively common sports injuries and usually occur when pivoting on a planted knee during a match.

  • Knee replacement

    Partial knee replacement is suitable in advanced arthritis of a single part of the knee joint.

  • Meniscal surgery

    The meniscus is a cushion in the knee. It helps to spread out the forces through the knee when doing activities.

  • Patellofemoral instability

    Kneecap dislocations occur when the kneecap is forced out of the groove, usually to the outside of the knee.

Patient Care

Nick Smith is passionate about improving clinical outcomes for patients. During his training, he completed a PhD on meniscal allograft transplantation, completing the world’s first pilot randomised controlled trial on the subject, and winning a number of awards, including the Robert Jones medal. He is a co-applicant on a multinational meniscal transplant trial, that will recruit patients from all corners of the world, in order to fully understand the treatment. He now has one of the highest volume meniscal transplantation practices in Europe, and uses this experience to perform meniscal repair surgery, including meniscal root repairs.

Private Practice