I am an expert knee surgeon with more than 20 years’ experience in sports injuries, knee arthritis and knee replacement surgery including 17 years as a Specialist Consultant.
Following training at Cambridge University, a Yorkshire surgical rotation and a Fellowship year in Australia, I was appointed Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at Harrogate District Hospital in 2000. Today, I maintain a busy and active NHS practice. In addition to clinical practice, I have extensive teaching, training, development and research commitments.
Since my appointment as a Knee Consultant, I have performed many thousands of Knee Arthroscopy, Ligament Reconstruction (ACL) and Knee Replacement surgeries. I achieve excellent results in comparison to national and regional data for both knee replacement surgery and ligament reconstruction and I am a key opinion leader in sports and knee arthritis surgery.
I manage all orthopaedic knee conditions, from those developing in children and adolescents, through sports injuries in athletes of all abilities (elite professionals to ‘weekend warriors’), to knee replacement in patients with severe arthritis.
In addition to working with elite sportsmen and women, I have a particular interest in managing young, active patients living with arthritis. My experience with partial knee resurfacing (ligament-preserving replacement surgery) is unparalleled in the region (more than 1,600 cases). I work with the orthopaedic industry to develop and evaluate the latest treatments and techniques for sports and arthritis surgery.
I am an active member of the following societies:
- British Orthopaedic Association
- British Association for Surgery of the Knee
- British Orthopaedic and Sports Trauma Association
- ICRS (International Cartilage Repair Society)
In addition, I am a founder member of The European Knee Society (EKS), formed in January 2015. This prestigious society aims to advance knee arthritis surgery and education by bringing together European opinion leaders and holds regular open and closed meetings. Prior to helping to found the European Knee Society, I was an elected member of the European Knee Associates (EKA) from 2011.
- Knee surgery
- Knee injures
- Knee arthritis