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Mr David Shardlow

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr David Shardlow is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practising at Sulis Hospital Bath. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of adult hip and knee problems. He performs total joint replacement of both hip and knee, including cementless hips and advanced bearings for younger, more active patients.

Mr Shardlow attended Medical School at King’s College, University of London, graduating in 1989. He then completed his early training jobs in London, before transferring to Leeds for completion of basic surgical training and passing the FRCS examination in 1993. David was appointed to Orthopaedic Specialty training in Leeds in 1994 where he completed a research masters degree in Bio-engineering as well as passing the FRCS (Orth) examination. He finished his studies with a Fellowship in primary and revision hip arthroplasty under the tutelage of Professor Martin Stone at Leeds General Infirmary.

Mr Shardlow was appointed to his Consultant post at Yeovil District Hospital, commencing in March 2000. He maintained a busy elective and trauma practice, continued with clinical research into novel hip prostheses and techniques, and held various management posts including Clinical Director for Orthopaedics, Associate Medical Director and Divisional Director, responsible for all of Yeovil’s surgical departments. David Shardlow left Yeovil in 2016 to concentrate on his elective hip and knee practice.

Mr Shardlow also offers the latest robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery. This proven and trusted Mako robotic system provides several patient benefits over and above standard surgery. To read more about robotic-assisted surgery click here. Mr Shardlow has performed over 400 total hip replacements in the last three years. For further information on hip and knee procedures that Mr Shardlow has performed, please see his entry on the National Joint Registry.


  • Hip replacement revision surgery

  • Hip replacement surgery

  • Knee arthroscopy

  • Knee replacement surgery

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Additional information about Mr David Shardlow

David Shardlow has two grown up children, Sophie and Will. He has been a keen cricketer through school and university and still plays club cricket every weekend through the summer months, although often now outclassed by his son. David also enjoys skiing, tennis and running.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sulis Hospital Bath

Principal Research Investigator at Yeovil District Hospital


Hip replacement

Revision hip replacement

Knee replacement

Knee arthroscopy

Since his Bio-engineering degree, David has been approached by various implant companies to participate in multi-centre research into cutting-edge joint prostheses development and techniques. He maintains a research interest as he is always striving for the best outcomes for patients.

Recent research includes a large series of MiniHips, intended to be more conservative of the patient’s bone, and the trial which established the Smith & Nephew Verilast technology, now the best performing hip bearing in multiple national joint registries.

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of the British Orthopaedic Association

How to find us
Just 10 minutes from Bath
The Sulis Hospital Bath,
Foxcote Avenue,
Peasedown St John,
Bath, BA2 8SQ
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By Car

Sulis Hospital is located 6 miles south of Bath city centre. Travelling from Bath, head south west on the A367. After you pass the Audi and Mercedes-Benz dealerships on your left take the first exit on the roundabout into Wellow Lane. Then take the first left into Foxcote Avenue and the Bath Business Park. Sulis Hospital is located immediately on your right hand side and the entrance is opposite the entrance to Mercedes-Benz.


A visitors' car park is located directly in front of the hospital. This is free of charge to patients and visitors.

By Public Transport

There are regular buses to Peasedown St John. Please note the nearest bus stop is a short walk.