Mr Christopher Wilson FRCS is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospital of Wales NHS Trust, Cardiff, and has held this position since 1996. He also practices at The Vale Clinic in Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
At the University Hospital of Wales unit, which is one of the busiest in the UK, Mr Wilson is responsible for the supervision and training of specialist orthopaedic trainees and visiting trainees from overseas. He spends one day a week in theatre conducting trauma operations, normally emergencies, and a further day every week performing more routine reconstructive surgery, mainly in the fields of knee, hip, and foot surgery. The remainder of his week is spent in out-patient clinics, in carrying-out training and teaching commitments and participating in an on-call rota for emergency work.
Most of Mr Wilson’s routine operating timetable involves surgery of the major lower limb joints, with a large number of joint replacements, particularly in the more complicated cases such as those involving rheumatoid arthritis.