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Profile of Professor Siôn Glyn-Jones

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Professor Siôn Glyn-Jones MA MBBS MRCS FRCS (Trau & Orth)DPhil

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Siôn Glyn-Jones read medicine at Cambridge and later conducted his clinical attachment in London. Thereafter, he went on to complete his surgical and orthopaedic training in Oxford, where he gained a DPhil. He now works as a Consultant Hip Surgeon in the Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction Service at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. He undertakes all aspects of adult hip surgery and has a specialist interests in the treatment of hip arthritis in the young patient and reviSiôn hip arthroplasty.

Siôn was awarded a Professorship in the 2014 Recognition of Distinction awards. He sits on the Steering Committee of the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence in Sport and Osteoarthritis and is also a CI on the ARUK Centre of Excellence in the Pathogenesis of Osteoarthritis. He currently runs the South Midlands and Thames Valley Musculoskeletal NIHR Clinical Research Network and sits on the national board.

Research Interests

  • The causes of hip osteoarthritis
    Siôn is currently investigating the role of mechanics in the initiation of hip osteoarthritis. He is conducting cohort studies (FAIM) and working with several international collaborators to develop models of disease progression.
  • Trials of joint preserving surgery and the development of new techniques for preventing osteoarthritis
    Siôn is running a large multi-centre national trial looking at whether hip arthrosopy can prevent osteoarthritis of the hip.
  • Developing new MRI sequences for detecting early osteoarthritis
    In conjunction with Professor Carr and the MRI Physics team at FMRIB, Siôn is developing novel MRI sequences on conventional and Ultra-High Field Strength (7T) imaging platforms.
  • Improving design and outcomes in total hip arthroplasty
    Siôn has established a bio-bank of retrieved prostheses with aim of providing a resource for investigating the mechanisms of bearing surface wear and prosthesis failure. He is also involved in clinical and Radiostereometric studies, designed to evaluate new designs of hip arthroplasty.

For information on Professor Glyn-Jones' research studies and publications visit the NDORMS website.