Steve Gwilym

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon - PhD MB BS BSc FRCS
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Steve Gwilym is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in the management of painful conditions of the shoulder and elbow. He also has expertise in managing people who have sustained fractures or tendon injuries of the wrist, and ankles.


Professor Gwilym is part of both the Oxford Trauma Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Shoulder & Elbow team at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. In these roles, he personally manages over 1000 patients a year.  As a consequence, Professor Gwilym has vast experience in treating both acute injuries and problems resulting from previous injury. He has expertise in both non-operative and surgical management of a wide range of injuries of the limbs. Having consulted on Harley Street for a number of years, he now exclusively sees patients in his Oxfordshire clinics, offering the same level of care to local, national and international patients.

Professor Gwilym graduated from University College, London in 2000 having previously obtained a First Class degree in Human Sciences. He underwent 12 years of orthopaedic training in London and Oxford before completing specialist fellowships in both trauma surgery, and shoulder & elbow surgery in Sydney, Australia. He has subsequently travelled to numerous centres of excellence throughout Europe to both teach, and learn from other expert surgeons.

Professor Gwilym previously undertook a PhD (DPhil) at the University of Oxford in which he investigated the causes of pain in musculoskeletal disease. He remains an active clinician scientist, conducting clinical trials and basic science research at the University of Oxford.

Special interests:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery for dislocations, stiffness, shoulder impingement and rotator cuff problems.
  • Shoulder replacements for arthritis and problems following fracture.
  • Surgery to release compressed nerves around the elbow.
  • Management of fractures and tendon injuries of the arms or legs.


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