Somerset Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic

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Our Surgeons




Mr Michael James Radford

Michael James Radford is a specialist knee and sports surgeon with expertise in all forms of knee replacement, sports reconstruction, cartilage repair and arthroscopic surgery. He has a specialist interest in young person arthritis.
He qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1992 and undertook orthopaedic training on the prestigious Oxford rotation. He spent a year specialising in knee surgery at the world renowned North Sydney Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Centre.As well as maintaining a busy clinical practice, Michael continues to teach as part of the faculty on the final FRCS (Tr&Orth) revision courses in Bristol and Oxford.

Michael’s skill as a surgeon has been recognised by industry. He is on the expert forum for the Oxford Knee replacement teaching nationally and internationally on its correct implantation. He is also on the expert forum for the Lars Ligament and one of the few national surgeons to be selected by Smith and Nephew to attend their annual forum. Michael is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, British Orthopaedic Association and British Association for Surgery of the knee.

Michael remains a very keen sportsman. He played rugby and waterpolo at medical school. As the years creep up he has turned to endurance events. He has completed two half ironman triathlons and raced in international cycling marathons. Michael still plays golf, tennis and sails, family permitting!

Mr Michael Bould

Mr Bould trained at Cambridge University and Guys` Hospital London, before basic surgical training and then specialist orthopaedic training in the Bristol region. He has undertaken a shoulder surgery fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London.

Mr Bould specialises in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery as well as arthroscopy and sports injuries.

Michael is a keen golfer and tennis player and has been involved competitively in a number of sports including rowing, cricket and hockey.





Mr Robert Spencer

Mr Robert Spencer is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Weston General Hospital and the Avon Orthopaedic Centre. He received his medical qualification at Edinburgh University and pursued further training in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth (Australia) and Durban (South Africa). His current specialist interests  are hip surgery including revision, primary arthroplasty, resurfacing, short stems impingement surgery and hip arthroscopy. He compiments this with an active interest in general orthopaedics including knee replacement, some shoulder/elbow/hand surgery, and some forefoot/ankle surgery.

His active clinical career is combined with a an active academic interest. He has Academic Status at the University of Bristol, editor-in-chief of the medical journal ‘Hip International’ and an executive committee member of the European Hip  Society. He has written 2 book chapters, 65 peer-reviewed publications, given numerous scientific podium presentations and posters and numerous invited lectures.

As testament to his surgical expertise he has received 14 awards either as the main recipient or supervising consultant.

He also supports charities and is the Chairman of the Wishbone Orthopaedic Walk in 2004 when over £40,000 was raised.

Mr Mark Shannon

Mr Mark Shannon is a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon at Weston General Hospital. Having qualified in South Africa in 1982 he has maintained an interest in a broad spectrum of Orthopaedics including upper limb surgery (shoulder, elbow and hand surgery), shoulder and knee arthroscopy, hip and knee primary arthroplasty as well as various types of sports injuries. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive knee replacement and is the regional lead on hip fracture management and is on the Rapid Recovery Knee and Hip surgery panels.

Mr Shannon is a keen long distance cyclist and can be seen out in all weathers on most weekends. He is a keen gardener with an interest in orchids.