Daniel Williams

Mr Dan Williams is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and Duchy Hospital with an interest in Primary and Revision Hip & Knee Replacement.

Mr Williams qualified from University of Wales College of Medicine in 1998 and trained in South Wales, Australia and South Africa before becoming a registrar here in the South West of England. He underwent sub-specialty fellowships in trauma, complex knee and hip replacement surgery in Seattle, Oxford and Vancouver.

A Master’s degree in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff University provided a basic science foundation upon which he’s built a strong research portfolio. Published work has looked at hip resurfacing (and the recent problems with metal ions), clinical outcomes following joint replacement (with an emphasis on returning to sporting activity) and techniques of revision hip and knee surgery.

Mr Williams was keen to bring his research experience into everyday practice; to quantify and capture the impact of surgery on patients and to track these benefits into the long-term. Finding nothing appropriate available, he helped to develop MyClinicalOutcomes, a web-based system that monitors patient symptoms remote from the hospital before and after treatment and into the long term.

Outside of work he enjoys all that the Cornish outdoors has to offer while spending time with friends and family.

I graduated from Edinburgh University in 1991 and undertook my basic surgical training within Edinburgh and also the West of Scotland. Following this in 1994 I began my formal orthopaedic training, which culminated in my speciality (Consultant) exams in Edinburgh 2001. After my exam I spent a year in Canada in the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Institute, Toronto carrying out a fellowship in lower limb arthroplasty (knee and hip replacements) and knee ligament surgery including sports medicine. I came down to Cornwall at the end of 2002 and have been a Consultant with an interest in lower limb (knees and hips) since that time.

My main interest is primary and revision total knee replacement (including minimally invasive surgery) and I also carry out primary hip replacement and knee arthroscopy.

Job Title



Trauma and Orthopaedics


MBBCh MSc FRCS (Tr&Orth)

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Phone number

01872 253550


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