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Mr Ed Tayton

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon



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Professional profile

Mr Tayton qualified (with honours) from UCL Medical School in London in 2002.

He undertook his Basic Surgical Training in Bristol, followed by his Higher Surgical Training in the Wessex Region. During his training he gained a Master’s degree from the University of Cardiff in Orthopaedic Engineering, where his thesis investigated the beneficial effects of flexible hip replacements on long term bone preservation after hip replacement.

During the later stages of his training he took an additional 2 years out of program at the University of Southampton in order to complete a PhD in tissue engineering strategies and stem cell therapies for the treatment of Orthopaedic conditions.

After his formal UK training he completed two fellowships. In Auckland, New Zealand, he learnt specialist techniques in complex limb reconstruction and computer navigated joint replacements. Upon return to the UK, he undertook a second fellowship further specialising in complex hip surgery under the guidance of Professor Robert Middleton in Bournemouth.

Personal profile

He is married with a young daughter.

He enjoys endurance sports such as running and cycling, and has completed two marathons.

Current NHS or research position

Substantive Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in lower limb (hip and knee) surgery

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

Hip replacement and revision hip replacement. Computer navigated knee replacement.

Training: He is a keen teacher of junior colleagues and has gained a PG cert in Medical Education from the University of Dundee.

Research interests

Stem cell therapies and tissue engineering strategies for orthopaedic conditions.

He is actively involved in research, constantly looking for novel techniques to improve the current management of orthopaedic conditions. He has over 20 peer reviewed publications in top journals and lectured internationally on all of the work undertaken.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

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