Mr Rhys Williams is a Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder & Knee Surgeon. Mr Williams specialises in arthroscopic (keyhole) and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and knee, as well as general shoulder and knee surgery and trauma.
Rhys's shoulder surgery and knee surgery use advanced arthroscopic methods he developed during clinical visits to leading centres in the UK and Europe, and on his fellowship in Adelaide, Australia. His special interests include shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulder, arthritis, rotator cuff tears and sports injuries of the shoulder. Rhys has an extensive knee surgery practice treating sports injuries of the knee, and arthritis. His specialist knee practice includes cartilage transplant surgery, ligament reconstruction, realignment and replacement of the knee.
Rhys routinely treats elite and professional athletes, with a particular interest in shoulder and knee injuries in Rugby and contact sports, with a large experience in treating professional sports people. He is an Honorary Surgeon to the Welsh Rugby Union, Cardiff Blues and Cardiff City Football Club.
He is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Honorary Clinical Tutor at Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust in South Wales and Welsh National School of Medicine. He is also a knee and shoulder Surgeon at Vale Healthcare. In addition to his surgical qualifications, Rhys is a member of an international teaching faculty for knee surgery. He regularly performs live surgery broadcasts to worldwide destinations and teaches surgeons both in the UK and abroad. Rhys lectures nationally and internationally on Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Injuries and Computer Assisted knee surgery. He is published widely in medical journals.
He is involved in teaching on Postgraduate degrees for surgeons, therapists and sports clinicians in Orthopaedics, and is a faculty member for the Sports and Exercise degree courses at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff - UWIC - and the MSc course in Bioengineering at Cardiff University. Rhys continues to be closely involved in clinical research at The University Hospital of Wales and Cardiff University, and strongly believes in continuing professional development.
Rhys is one of the few surgeons in the UK who performs the KineSpring Knee Implant System treatment, for patients with osteoarthritis.
Hospital and Trust activities
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
Honorary Clinical Tutor - Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust