Arthritis is a pain

Don’t let it stop you in your tracks

Mr Simon Bridle works very closely with consultant hip and knee surgical colleagues, Mr Sulaiman Alazzawi and Mr Philip Mitchell to ensure you have access to not one, but a team of top surgeons, whom together, will assess your health challenges.

Why choose a joint replacement specialist?

Leading London hip & knee surgeon Mr Simon Bridle specialises exclusively in hip and knee replacement surgery. His data shows that he has performed nearly 1000 primary hips, 500 primary knees and over 500 hip and knee revision cases in the last 10 years. He is committed to delivering surgical excellence and unparalleled aftercare and only uses implants with the best results and highest safety record, with a low complication and revision rate.

Simon uses robotic assistance for hip and knee replacement to improve the accuracy of the surgery and improve the functional results for the patient

He and his colleagues at Fortius Clinic are frequently referred patients who are unhappy with their hip and knee replacements. He is part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) at Fortius Clinic, which is vital to decide, with expert colleagues, what is the best way to deal with these often difficult problems.

Not all hip and knee replacement surgeons carry out revision procedures due to the more challenging nature of the surgery. Mr Simon Bridle’s specialist training, experience and surgical expertise, supported by the MDT, ensures the best results when treating these complex revision cases.

Robotic Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement

Mr Simon Bridle was one of the first orthopaedic surgeons in London to be able to offer his patients robotic assisted hip and knee replacement surgery. He has now done over 200 robotic assisted hip and over 50 robotic assisted knee replacements. This surgery is available at the Fortius Clinic Surgical Centre at St Anthony’s
Hospital. Call 07765 190703 to find out more.


Mr Simon Bridle
FRCS (England), FRCS (Orth)

I qualified and trained in London and was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at St George’s in 1994. I specialise in hip and knee replacement, including routine and complex primary cases.  I have an interest in managing patients with failed joint replacements and in particular infected hip and knee replacements.

Professional Organisations

Mr Simon Bride at the Fortius Group


Mountain climbing after hip replacement

After undergoing a hip replacement, Mr Simon Bridle’s patient Liam Rowley was able to continue mountain climbing, ascending the Matterhorn six months after his surgery:

“Having previously climbed Mont Blanc, Denali in Alaska and the Matterhorn, I wanted to introduce my sons to climbing in the Alps. However, I was having trouble with my hip particularly coming down the mountain and I knew I had to have something done.”

“On the advice of my wife, who’d had her hip done by Mr Bridle, I planned the operation for February which would give me six months after my surgery before returning to climbing. We spent a week climbing at the end of August and my hip worked wonderfully. My sons and I all climbed the Matterhorn and my new hip was well able to keep up with my sons. Many thanks for your wonderful care.”


After undergoing a hip replacement, Mr Simon Bridle’s patient Robert Swan is about to embark on a truly awe-inspiring physical challenge:

Robert is the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. After seeing first hand the effects of climate change, Robert has dedicated himself to protecting Antarctica and our planet at large and in June 2019, Robert will return to the Arctic with his son Barney. They will lead a group of over 80 explorers from across the planet to observe the changes that are happening due to climate change.

“I have just returned from ten days, pulling sledges in the Arctic. The hip is SO strong and feels great. I even could sleep on that side, on icy ground. The rest of me needs hard work but I am on with that! Thanks for the support.

“We head South in November. All is great.”


Get in Touch


Fortius Enquiries Line:
020 3195 2442

PA to Mr Bridle: Adriana Espinel-Prada
T: 07765 190703

Fortius Joint Replacement Centre
Spire St Anthony’s
801 London Road, North Cheam, Sutton, SM3 9DW

Fortius Clinic Central
17 Fitzhardinge Street

Fortius Clinic Wimbledon
22 Worple Road
SW19 4DD