Mr Phillip Alderman

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Professional profile

I qualified in 1982 from the University of Bristol and after completing my house jobs in Bristol I completed my basic surgical training in Nottingham and Liverpool before becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1987.

I completed my Orthopaedic training in South Wales with supplementary attachments in the USA and have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital Newport since 1st January 1994 specialising in Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery.

As a Hip & Knee Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement) Surgeon with more than 20 years’ experience the majority of my practice is dedicated to the investigation and relief of the pain of hip and knee arthritis by means of replacement surgery.

As a Revision surgeon I am referred patients whose joint replacements have failed and require more complex surgery to relieve the pain and disability of the failing joint.

In 2004 I introduced the concept of closing Hip and Knee replacement wounds with surgical `Superglue` and was the first Orthopaedic Surgeon in Newport to perform Total and Partial Knee replacement using Patient Specific(personalised) Instrumentation.

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Medical Association

A native South Walian from Cilfynydd I am married with 4 grown-up children and speak Welsh as my second language.

From 1998 to 2014 I was Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to Newport RFC and Newport Gwent Dragons.

Since October 2013 I have been a Governor of The Haberdashers Monmouth Schools.

An enthusiastic (if not proficient) golfer I also enjoy the theatre.

My most recent National Joint Registry data show that my patient outcomes for hip and knee replacement surgery are better than the national average.

Currently the improvement in my patients Oxford Hip Score at 6 moths post operatively is 24 points and the improvement in Oxford Knee score at the same period is 21points.

None of my private primary hip replacement patients has suffered an acute (early) dislocation of the hip joint in the last 10 years.

  1. Objective functional assessment of total hip arthroplasty following two common surgical approaches: the posterior and direct lateral approaches.
    Whatling GM1 Dabke HV Holt CA Jones L Madete J Alderman PM Roberts P. 
    Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2008 Aug;222(6):897-905.
  2. Dermabond wound closure in primary hip arthroplasty.
    Khurana A1 Parker S Goel V Alderman PM.
    Acta Orthop Belg. 2008 Jun;74(3):349-53.
  3. Carbon fiber plates in the treatment of femoral periprosthetic fractures.
    Baker D1 Kadambande SS Alderman PM.
    Injury. 2004 Jun;35(6):596-8.
  4.  Buckle fractures of the distal radius are safely treated in a soft bandage: a randomized prospective trial of bandage versus plaster cast.
    West S1 Andrews J Bebbington A Ennis O Alderman P.
    J Pediatr Orthop. 2005 May-Jun;25(3):322-5.
  5.  A language for effective communication between surgeons and radiographers in trauma theatre.
    Chaganti S1 Kumar D Patil S Alderman P.
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 Sep;91(6):509-12.

Book an appointment

St Joseph’s Hospital may contact you with information about the services we provide. You can either amend or withdraw your consent at any time.
For information about where and how your personal data is processed and how it is processed please see our privacy policy.