I am a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery based at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.After medical graduation, I was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1999 and then joined the Leeds Orthopaedic Program for a 6 year all round specialist training in Orthopaedics. During this period, I developed an interest in the management of hip and knee problems.In order to gain further experience, I did a clinical fellowship focused on hip and knee replacements, complex reconstructions and revisions, from the prestigious MGH (Massachusetts General Hospital) in Boston, USA and the Harvard Medical School. Over a period of 1 year, I had the opportunity to work with renowned experts in hip and knee surgery in the United States. The MGH is a high volume tertiary referral centre and is one of the best orthopaedic units in the US. It has produced numerous innovations and cutting edge research. This unique opportunity has had a significant impact on my surgical practice in the UK.