Who We Are – About Symbios

Symbios UK Ltd is an affiliate company of Symbios Orthopedie SA, whose manufacturing facility is based in the beautiful Swiss location of Yverdon les Bains nestling in the foothills of the Jura Mountain range in Alpine Switzerland.

Close by reside the horologists, the master craftsmen of the finest Swiss watch making and this expertise has been ‘exported’ to implant manufacturing over the years.

Established in 1989, Symbios boasts the largest World- Wide experience in the design and manufacture of ‘Custom’ hips, with a database of over 29,000 patients. Symbios has developed and is currently marketing a complete range of standard implants to complement and satisfy the most rigorous demands of modern orthopaedic surgery.

Mr David Stitson FRCS (Trauma & Orth) a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Plymouth explains:

“The Symbios hip replacement system and the technology that supports it allows for an accuracy of reconstruction very difficult to achieve with other hip replacements on the market. This system provides a bespoke solution to hip arthritis in young active working adults and is especially valuable in those patients with challenging hip anatomy.

I have used Symbios hip replacements in both military and civilian patients with excellent outcomes in terms of symptom relief and returning the patient to work and everyday activities. Patients increasingly demand a hip replacement that allows them to continue with normal levels of activity. The Symbios hip replacement goes a long way towards helping me to realise those aspirations”.

Mr David Stitson is a founding partner of Vita Orthopaedics, the Plymouth based healthcare professionals. Further details are available by following clicking here

Symbios is unique in the way that it approaches reconstruction of the hip or knee joint. Many of our clinical partner’s have seen their clinical practise significantly enhanced through the use of our proprietary HipPLAN® and KneePLAN® software systems. These systems require a patient’s low dose CT scan to accurately model in 3D, the patient’s native anatomy. The implant prescription that follows perfectly reproduces the native anatomy, whereby the surrounding soft tissues are nicely balanced and the patient’s perception is that of having as ‘natural’ a feeling hip or knee joint as possible.

Many of our patients are discerning in their needs, often high demand patients who enjoy an active lifestyle, perhaps nobody more so than Sir Tom Jones who’s testimonial to one of our closest and most professional clinical partners, ‘London International Patient Services’ or LIPS, was full of praise for Mr Paul Culpan, Clinical Lead:


Mr Culpan is one of a handful of surgeons globally performing customised hip replacements utilising minimally invasive techniques and more complex hip replacement surgery including lower limb reconstruction surgery, revision surgery and knee replacement surgery.

More recently, Symbios has extended its portfolio to include products which cater for the unique requirements of Revision Hip Surgery and for Custom primary and revision Total Knee Replacement.

Head Office

Our corporate office and manufacturing facility is located at Yverdon-Les-Bains in Switzerland. 2014 represented a year for very significant investment in materials additive manufacturing- 3D printing, in order to bring our bespoke implants to the marketplace more quickly, with increased needs for complexity of design and under the constraints of the reality of healthcare economics Europe wide.

UK Office

Symbios Orthopaedics UK

Our UK office is based at the Exeter Airport Business Park. Due to the continued expansion of our business, we extended our occupancy to both the ground and 1st floor office accommodation in 2014.

London International Patient Services (LIPS)

London International Patient Services who’s Head Office is 17 Hanover Square London W1S 1BN is just a 2 minute walk form Harley Street. LIPS consult at a number of convenient Central London clinics.