About Mr Evert Smith

Evert Smith is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery specialising in complex primary and revision hip surgery.

Evert Smith teaching fellow surgeons in Rome

Evert has extensive experience in hip replacement surgery and is renowned in his field for expertise in performing challenging, complex hip and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) where his passion for perfection and a desire to aim for excellent patient outcomes and improved prosthesis survival is his key objective.

Innovation is at the heart of his work and he co–designed the Exceed ABT Acetabular system. This brand includes the patented Exceed ABT 15° Face Changing Cup which grew from an idea of Evert's when he wanted to resolve the issue of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and the shallow socket. This cup represents a shift away from conventional thinking in the treatment of DDH. When the surgeon positions this innovative acetabular shell into the hip socket it alters the liner bearing surface into an improved position to reduce wear.

Evert manages a research programme based on hip surgery which carries forward into his role as chairperson and regular speaker at international conferences where he regularly lectures on all aspects of hip surgery.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing at:
Spire Hospital Bristol
Lister Hospital London

General Medical Council Registration Number: 2695709

Contact information

University Education

  • University of Cape Town (Marine Biology) 1971–1975

Medical Education

  • University of the Witwatersrand 1976–1979

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc (Cape Town) 1975
  • MB BCh (Rand) 1979
  • FRCS (Edinburgh) 1986

Specialist Registration

  • Certificate of Higher Surgical Training in Orthopaedic Surgery (RCS Edinburgh) 1992
  • Specialist Registration in Orthopaedic Surgery (Health Professions Council of South Africa) 1992


  • Lillie Research Fellowship (Harvard University) 1991

Specialist Experience

Membership Of Societies

  • British Hip Society
  • European Hip Society
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • European Orthopaedic Research Society
  • British Hip Society: Nominated to Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel 2003; MIS assessor 2006; Nominated for Clinical Excellence Award 


Publications in the field of hip and knee arthroplasty. Details on application.


Ongoing role participating in national and international meetings.


  • Metal on metal hip articulating surfaces in cementless total hip arthroplasty
  • Retrieval studies


  • International Kinemax knee outcome study (Contributing surgeon)
  • Resurfacing hip replacement (national audit)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (national audit)
  • Radiographic evaluation following total hip replacement

International and National Orthopaedic Contributions

  • Regional Clinical Co-ordinator (2003 to 2017) - National Joint Registry
  • Bearings Surface Evaluator (2003 to 2017) - National Joint Registry (NJR)
  • Committee Member - Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP)
  • Editorial Board Member - Hip International 
  • Contributor and Member of the Advisory Group for the Donaldson Arthritis Research Foundation Center
  • Affiliated staff member - Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Bath
  • Affiliation with Cape Orthopaedic Reconstructive Unit (CORU)
  • International Editorial Board Member for Reconstructive Review Journal
  • Co–ordinator — European Arthroplasty Courses
  • Co–ordinator — Bristol Hip Arthroplasty Course
  • Peer reviewer — of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) and Bone and Joint Research (BJR) Journals
  • Peer reviewer — Hip International
  • Advisor to the British Hip Society
  • Advisor for the British Orthopaedic Association - Primary Total Hip Replacement: A Guide to Good Practice — published (2006)
  • Executive committee member, and Co-Founder of the International Hip Resurfacing Society
  • Faculty member Birmingham Resurfacing Hip Replacement Group
  • Ethics committee member (2006-2009)