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Mr Michael Whitehouse

Mr Michael Whitehouse

Mr Michael Whitehouse
BSc, MBChB(Bristol), MSc - Orthopaedic Engineering (Wales), PhD, FRCS (Tr&Orth), PGCert (TLHE), FHEA

Reader in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Area of research

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

Musculoskeletal Research Unit,
University of Bristol, Level 1 Learning and Research Building BS10 5NB
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+44 (0) 117 41 47843



Mike studied Medicine in Bristol with an intercalated BSc in Cellular and Molecular Pathology (1998), graduating in 2001. He completed his house jobs at North Bristol before taking up an Anatomy Demonstrator post at Birmingham University in 2002. His Basic Surgical Training was conducted on the Bristol Royal Infirmary rotation and he gained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2005. His higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics commenced in South West Thames in 2007 before he returned to the Bristol rotation in 2008. In 2009 he was awarded the McMinn Scholarship by the British Hip Society and made a Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellow and Stefan Galeski Travelling Fellow for the Royal College. In 2010 he completed the MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff University, graduating with distinction and the top of his year and attained his PhD in January 2011. Mike gained the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in February 2011 and commenced as the NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedics in March 2011 having previously been an Honorary Lecturer with the Department.

The subject of his PhD concerns improving the fixation and survivorship of the cemented cup in total hip replacement. His MSc thesis involved analysis of the mechanical properties of bone cement and the effects of storage medium and temperature on those properties. His BSc thesis looked at the effect of metal wear debris from revision hip replacement on human amnion cells. 

In addition to the above, Mike’s current research interests include: outcomes after joint replacement surgery, causes and outcomes of revision surgery, survivorship and functional analyses of certain prostheses and immunostimulation in post-operative patients.


  • Outcomes after joint replacement surgery
  • Causes and outcomes of revision surgery
  • Survivorship and functional analyses of certain prostheses
  • Immunostimulation in post-operative patients

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