Professor Griffin gained a first class degree in Physiology in Cambridge, and then studied medicine in Oxford. He trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in Oxford and the United States, and then returned to Cambridge to study and research the clinical epidemiology of musculoskeletal disease. He now has a highly-specialised clinical practice, exclusively in hip surgery for young adults.
Professor Griffin moved from his consultant post at Oxford to be the foundation professor at Warwick Medical School in 2002. Since then he has led the development of a new academic department of trauma and orthopaedic surgery with a research and teaching team, running one of the largest portfolios of orthopaedic surgery research in Europe, and training surgeons and clinical academics of the future.
As a busy clinical surgeon, Professor Griffin’s particular passion is the practical application of hip arthroscopy to address problems in young, active or athletic people. After twenty years of working in this area, hip arthroscopy and hip-preserving surgery has become his entire clinical practice and major part of his research. He has developed many of the techniques used today, including accurate reshaping for FAI syndrome, cartilage repair in the hip with matrices and stem cells, and lateral approaches to the posterior hip to treat sciatic nerve and hamstring injuries. He recently completed the largest ever clinical research project into the effectiveness of hip arthroscopy, you can find the article from The Lancet and a video presentation of the study on his website.
Professor Griffin is an internationally recognised expert, regularly teaching and lecturing all over the world, and attracting patients for specialist opinions and surgery from the UK, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia and Australia. He is the Director of Education for the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA), responsible for planning the training of surgeons in hip preservation all over the world.