Mr Mark Kemp

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon



BMBCh- Oxford University (2005)
BA/MA in Physiological Sciences- Oxford University (2002/2007)
MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine- University College London (2017)
MRCS- Royal College of Surgeons of England (2008) 
FRCS Tr & Orth- Royal College of Surgeons England (2014)
PGCert in Medical Education (TLHP)- Bristol University (2015)

Year of first medical qualification: 2005

Professional profile

Mark is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) with his NHS practice based in Nevill Hall, the Royal Gwent and the Grange University Hospitals. He has a subspecialty interest in knee and hip surgery.

Mark qualified from the University of Oxford medical school in 2005. After undertaking his foundation training in the Oxford Deanery he went on to complete his Orthopaedic training on the Severn Deanery rotation in Bristol. After completing his training he undertook a yearlong fellowship in the Mater Hospital in Sydney in 2016 where he gained extensive experience in soft tissue knee surgery (including ACL reconstruction) as well as hip and knee replacement surgery. In 2017 he completed a further fellowship in Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch Hospital is the largest Hospital in the South Island of New Zealand and is a tertiary referral centre for trauma and complex hip and knee arthroplasty. There he gained further experience in hip and knee surgery, with a particular emphasis on partial knee replacements, as well as complex trauma around the hip and knee. 

He started as a consultant in ABUHB in September 2017.

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
British Medical Association (BMA)

I enjoyed playing a variety of different sports growing up and have first-hand experience on the benefits that orthopaedic surgery can have on maintaining patients’ quality of life having undergone several operations myself for various sporting injuries. Although I have now given up my rugby playing days I continue to be a keen supporter and keep myself as active as possible running, cycling and playing golf as well as skiing and kitesurfing when travelling is allowed.

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, ABUHB.

Mark is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip, knee and trauma surgery. He has a particular interest in primary hip and knee replacements including partial knee replacements. He also treats the majority of knee pathologies including ligament injuries, meniscal tears, patellofemoral pain/instability as well as knee and kneecap alignment issues.

•    Wyatt MC, Kieser DC, Kemp MA, McHugh G, Frampton CMA and Hooper GJ. Does the femoral offset affect survivorship in primary total hip replacements? The results of a National joint registry. Hip Int 2019 May;29(3):289-98 

•    Kemp MA, Metcalfe AJ, Sayers A, Eldridge J and Blom A. Does overstuffing of the patellofemoral joint in total knee replacement have a significant effect on postoperative outcomes? A new method of measurement. The Knee 2018 Oct;25(5):874-81

•    Kemp MA, Martina K, Collins CL, Salmon LJ Gooden BR and Lyons MC. The use of routine postoperative wound swabs following elective hip and knee arthroplasty- an unnecessary cost with no effect on clinical management? J Arthroplasty 2017 Apr;32(4):1128-31

•    Metcalfe AJ, Clark DA, Kemp M, Eldridge J. Trochleoplasty with a flexible osteochondral flap: Results from an 11-year series of 214 cases. Bone Joint J 2017 Mar;99-B(3):344-50

•    Bigsby E, Kemp M, Siddiqui N, Blewitt N The long-term outcome of the Gschwend-Scheier-Bähler III elbow replacement. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016 Mar;25(3):362-8

•    Metcalfe AJ, Clark DA, Kemp M, Eldridge J. The Bristol Experience of the Bereiter Trochleoplasty: Indications and Technique. Oper Tech Sport Med 2015;23(2):123–128.

•    Metcalfe AJ, Clark DA, Kemp M, Eldridge J. The Bristol Experience of the Bereiter Trochleoplasty: Results from a 12-year series (Abstract). Bone Joint J 2015 Vol 97-B (Supp 7) 13

•    Bigsby E, Cowie S, Middleton R, Kemp M and Hepple S. Complications after revision surgery of malreduced ankle fractures. J Foot Ankle Surg 2014 Jul-Aug;53(4):426-8

•    Kemp MA, Mitra A, Da Costa TM and Spencer RF. Bearing Exchange in the Management of Pseudotumours. Ann Col R Surg Engl 2013 May;95(4):266-70

•    P Rollinson, L Wicks and M Kemp. Distal Femoral Physeal Fractures: a prospective, observational study of management and outcomes (Abstract). Bone Joint J 2013 Vol 95-B (Supp 14) 73

•    Kemp MA, Lang K, Dahill M and Williams JL. Investigating meniscal symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis- Is MRI an unnecessary investigation? Knee 2011 Aug;18(4):252-3

•    Kemp M, Hinsley D, Gwilym S, Giele H, Athanasou N and Gibbons CML. Functional and oncological outcomes following marginal excision of forearm liposarcoma involving nerve. J Hand Surg Am 2011 Jan;36(1):94-100

•    Kemp MA, Barnes JR, Thorpe PL and Williams JL. Avulsion of the perforating branch of the peroneal artery secondary to an ankle sprain: a cause of acute compartment syndrome in the leg. J Foot Ankle Surg 2011 Jan-Feb;50(1):102-3

•    M.A. Kemp, R.F. Spencer. Progressive resolution of soft tissue reaction following metal-on-metal hip resurfacing after revision to ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty (Abstract). Hip Int 2010 Jul-Sep;20(3):341-416

•    Harvie P, Kemp M and Whitwell D. The Trident Constrained acetabular component (Tripolar) for recurrent dislocation: a new mode of cup failure. Hip Int 2007 Oct-Dec; 17(4):241-4

•    Pym L, Kemp M, Raymond-Delpech V, Buckingham S, Boyd CA and Sattelle D. Subtype-specific Actions of β-Amyloid Peptides on Recombinant Human Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors (α7, α4β2 and α3β4) expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes.  Br J. Pharmacol 2005 Dec;146(7):964-71

•    Mark Kemp, Shahid Punwar and Julia Blackburn. Journal club meeting at RUH Bath July 2010. Supervised by H Sandhu. JBJS [Br] Online: Journal clubs

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