Jeremy Latham

Jeremy Latham

Jeremy Latham MA MCh FRCS(Orth)

I’ve been a Hip Surgeon since 1998 when I was appointed to Southampton General Hospital. I trained in Oxford, Adelaide and Birmingham and brought the technique of hip resurfacing into the region. I use different implants, materials and techniques depending on a patient’s particular needs and expectations, and I offer a bespoke and ‘hands on’ service. I strive for perfection in every case, from the simplest to the most difficult.

My experience and interest in hip surgery have led me to specialize more and more in complex hip replacements, for example in developmental dysplasia and Perthes’ disease, and revision hip surgery. The failures that we have seen with some metal-on-metal hip replacements have caused an epidemic of difficult revision cases and I’ve spent the last few years setting up clinical pathways both in the NHS and private sector to identify and treat these patients. Recently I formed the Metal Hips Research Group to bring together scientists, engineers and surgeons to discuss the problems we share and to provide effective leadership and support.

Because of the clinical work and research in which I’ve been involved, I’m often invited to be on the faculties of national and international courses and meetings about hip surgery. I’m part of design teams developing a ceramic hip resurfacing and new designs of hip stems, and I’m an instructor on courses in primary and revision hip surgery.

In November 2012 I launched the Southampton Orthopaedics: Centre for Arthroplasty and Revision Surgery (SOCARS) at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. SOCARS will provide world class clinical and research facilities for patients with complex joint replacement needs and problems. It combines surgical expertise with multi-disciplinary research into why some joint replacements fail, and there’s nowhere else in the world that offers such a complete service. It is a very exciting proposition.

I specialise in primary and revision hip replacement surgery, and hip resurfacing.

I’m now in full-time private practice, having left the NHS in 2016. I am fully committed to the robust governance procedures required by the GMC and private hospitals in which I practice. My work is regualrly audited and monitored.

My main interests are:

I do over 200 hip replacements a year. My data are entered into the National Joint Registry and I keep a very close eye on all of my patients.

I am increasingly involved in research and am currently looking at:

  • the outcome of large diameter metal hip replacements
  • corrosion in hip replacements
  • ceramic resurfacing
  • new designs of primary and revision hip replacement stems
  • Sexual function after hip replacement

I’m on the Steering Group of FortisNet, which is a unique collaboration of clinicians, academics and industry, based at the University of Southampton.

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Types of treatments available at Latham Hip Surgery
  • Treatments
  • Hip Replacement

    Total Hip Replacement or THR is one of the most successful hip operations in orthopaedic surgery. Tens of thousands of hip replacements are performed each year…

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  • Hip Resurfacing

    Hip resurfacing was developed to treat painful arthritis in younger and active patients. It’s now an established technique, and the results are usually excellent in carefully selected patients…

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  • Revision Hip Surgery

    Hip replacement surgery can be life changing for those dealing with pain on a daily basis. Unfortunately, even a replacement hip can wear out…

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  • Hip Replacement

    Total Hip Replacement or THR is one of the most successful hip operations in orthopaedic surgery. Thousands of hip replacements are performed each year…

    Click here to find out more
  • Hip Resurfacing

    Hip resurfacing was developed to treat painful arthritis in younger and active patients. It’s a relatively new technique, but the results are usually excellent…

    Click here to find out more
  • Revision Hip Surgery

    Hip replacement surgery can be life changing for those dealing with pain on a daily basis. Unfortunately, even a replacement hip can wear out…

    Click here to find out more