Paul Porter

Surgeon Photo

Mr Porter has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Yeovil Hospital since 2004. He studied for a B.Sc in Biochemistry in Glasgow and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science. He studied Medicine in Southampton and completed his Orthopaedic Training in Yorkshire. He undertook a fellowship in Leeds Teaching Hospitals in Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery and developed a special interest in this area. He also spent 6 months working with the Reconstructive Trauma Team in St James’ Hospital in Leeds.

Having started his Consultant career covering a broad range of sub specialities, he now focuses on Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery.  He also performs knee arthroscopic surgery.

Mr Porter submits data from all joint replacement operations to the National Joint Registry (NJR). His NJR data confirms his hip replacement practice is better than the national average for 5-year re-operation rates (2.08% vs 2.24%), and significantly better than the national average for knee replacement surgery (0.64% vs 2.63%).

He has published several papers in orthopaedic journals and presented at national meetings.

Mr Porter also has a well-established medico-legal practice.

Current NHS Position

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Current Positions in Yeovil Hospital

Lead for National Joint Registry

Orthopaedic Audit lead

Special Interests

Primary Hip Replacement Surgery

Primary Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Arthroscopic (Keyhole) Surgery

Medico-Legal Report Writing

Research Interests

Mr Porter has carried out research on a range of subjects including:

-Enhanced  (Rapid) Recovery in Orthopaedic Surgery

-Results of hip replacement surgery

-Revision hip surgery for leg-length discrepancy

Current Memeberships

British Orthopaedic Society

British Medical Association

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow)

Consulting Rooms

Kingston Wing, Higher Kingston, Yeovil BA21 4AT

Winterbourne Hospital, Dorchester, DT1 2DR

Specialist Area
Hip and Knee