Dr David Dejour is highly respected for his contribution to the field of knee surgery and biomechanics, especially with respect to the patello-femoral joint.
His primary interest is knee surgery, knee arthroscopy, and the knee in sports medicine. He currently provides care to several professional soccer teams, one professional snowboard team, and one professional basketball team.
Dr. Dejour is on the Board of the French Society of Arthroscopy and the Board of the orthopaedic college of the SOFCOT (Société Française de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique).
Vipul Mandalia obtained his orthopaedic training with the Wessex Deanery. His fellowship training in knee surgery included leading centres in the UK and the USA (University of Alabama, University of Pittsburgh). Vipul has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital since 2009.
His practice includes all aspects of knee surgery, including tertiary referrals for young knee arthritis, multi-ligament injury, meniscus repair, cartilage and meniscus transplant and complex patellofemoral surgery. He also provides treatment for complex knee trauma and sports knee injury in elite national and international sports persons. He performs partial and total knee replacement and uses advanced technology including robotic assisted knee replacement. He has developed and published surgical techniques on a number of surgical procedures.
Vipul is involved in education at various levels. He has been on the education committee of British Indian orthopaedic society for three years. He is the course convenor for the annual Exeter Knee Masterclass and other European knee courses. He has presented as an invited speaker at various national and international conferences.
As a research lead for the Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit, he coordinates research projects in the department and has been a principle / chief investigator of various research projects. He is involved in multicentre international trials including that of cartilage transplantation. His research area not only includes the clinical outcomes of various surgical treatments but also the cellular and molecular effect of various treatment modalities on the knee joint and biomechanics of fixation devices. With his strong research background, he has authored a large number (over 50) of peer review publications, review articles and a book chapter.
Anders Odgaard is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and clinical lecturer at Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev-Gentofte, which is the largest hip and knee unit in Denmark. He qualified from Aarhus University Medical School and obtained his DMSc in 1998. The higher surgical training was partly in Aarhus and partly in Reading and St. Mary’s Hospital, London. He was a substantive consultant at St. Mary’s Hospital 2000-2004, followed by a consultant post in Aarhus for 10 years, and he moved to Copenhagen in 2013. His practice has for the last 14 years exclusively been knee replacement surgery.
He is the head of the Danish Knee Arthroploasty Register and head of research at the hip and knee unit at Herlev-Gentofte. He was awarded a Danish knighthood in 2007 for clinical work. He has authored or coauthored more than 70 peer reviewed publications and is the author of chapters in Danish text books. Early research focused on bone mechanics and bone architecture. He has founded a software company that
specializes in research and quality assurance. Currently he is the lead of a number of large-scale clinical studies, and he was awarded the Mark Coventry Award from the American Knee Society in 2017 for an RCT comparing patellofemoral to total knee replacement.
As a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, he provides arthroscopic treatment of joint injuries and instabilities in children and adolescents. He also treats fractures and sports injuries. In mhis practice, he offers a wide array of services, including telehealth, second opinions, and treatment of complex bone and joint disorders.
The primary focus of our practice is in the areas of patellofemoral instability, shoulder instability, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and fractures in children. Our multidisciplinary team includes pediatric orthopaedic specialist, sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, imaging and preventive services.
He co-directed the Orthopaedic Sports Center at Cincinnati Children’s and has edited two textbooks: “Patellar Instability Surgical Techniques” and “Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Young Patients.” He received the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Patellofemoral Fellowship Award for 2013-2014. He is a member of the prestigious International Patellofemoral Study Group and serve as the lead investigator of a multi-institutional study on the management of patellar instability.
Dr Teitge is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon whose career has spanned over 4 decades. He is presently Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine. He specializes in sports medicine and is considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on disorders of the patellofemoral joint. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and his medical degree from the University of Southern California in 1969. He completed a surgical internship at Brown University’s Rhode Island Hospital and his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Los Angeles County – USC Medical Center. His interest in sports medicine as an intellectual discipline then led him to complete a year’s fellowship at the storied Kerlan – Jobe Clinic. His long tenure in southeast Michigan began when he was recruited to build the Center for Athletic Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in 1980. Over the next 35 years at various times, he served as team physician for the National Football League Detroit Lions, Major League Baseball Detroit Tigers, National Basketball Association Detroit Pistons, National Hockey League Detroit Red Wings and the Women’s NBA team Detroit Shock. From 1984 to 2009 he served as a staff surgeon at the Detroit Medical Center and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. From 2009 to 2015 he served as Director of Orthopaedic Research and Residency Program Director for the WSU School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2016 he returned to the Detroit Medical Center as a senior staff surgeon. In addition to being a prolific researcher, he was a member of the AO Knee Expert Group from 1986 to 2017, the ACL Study Group beginning in 1986 and the International Patellofemoral Study Group. He is a founding member of AO North America and is a senior trustee of the AO Foundation Switzerland. In 2018 he was honoured by receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Patellofemoral Foundation.
Dr. Sherman is a third generation team physician and surgeon. His grandfather, the original “Doc” Sherman, treated New York City high school athletes for over 60 years. Dr. Sherman, like his father before him, continues the ‘family tradition’ as a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon.
Dr. Sherman is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri. He is proud to be a part of the sports medicine team helping to take care of the Mizzou Tigers.
Dr. Sherman completed his residency at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, trained by the team physicians for the NY Giants, NY Mets, and NY Knicks. During his sports medicine fellowship at Rush University in Chicago, Dr. Sherman was the assistant team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox.
Dr. Robert Steensen of Orthopedic One specializes in all aspects of the knee in Columbus, Ohio; from sports injuries to knees worn out with arthritis. He is uniquely qualified as a result of his fellowship training with one of the pioneers of knee surgery that included cartilage transplantation and work with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.
Dr. Steensen is Associate Program Director of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Mount Carmel Health. He developed a surgical technique to prevent recurring dislocations of the patella that has been adopted in many countries. He has written numerous articles for orthopedic journals on topics such as patellar dislocations, ACL surgery, cartilage transplantation and total knee replacement. He continues with significant research efforts on patellar dislocation.
Active in the orthopedic community, Dr. Steensen is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Ohio Orthopaedic Society and the Columbus Orthopaedic Society. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Steensen has practiced in Columbus since 1989 and was a founding member of Orthopedic ONE. He practices at Orthopedic ONE’s Hilliard office, which has been recognized for its outstanding patient service and care with the APEX National Quality Award and Angie’s List Super Service Award.
Mr Justin Wong completed his MBBS at the University of Melbourne (1999). He undertook his orthopaedic training in the Victoria Orthopaedic training programme, winning the Allan Frederick Dwyer Prize for best research paper (2007), and gained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2008.
In 2010, Mr Wong trained in centres in the UK and across Europe for eighteen months, learning advanced techniques in knee surgery. He gained experience in complex primary and revision knee arthroplasty, surgical procedures for treating knee arthritis in young patients, and reconstructive procedures for ACL and other sports knee injuries. He also trained extensively in the management of patellar dislocations and instability, including the trochleoplasty procedure.
Sanjay is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a clinical practice exclusively devoted to knee surgery. His NHS practice is based at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport and he consults privately at the Alexandra BMI Hospital, Cheadle.
His practice covers all aspects of knee surgery, from sports injuries to arthritis of the knee. He commonly performs arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, cruciate ligament reconstruction and both total and partial knee replacements. His specialist areas of interest include cruciate ligament injuries and other sports-related trauma including cartilage injuries.
Throughout his career, Sanjay has regularly been involved in Research and Audit and has completed his MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering at the University of Cardiff. He has presented his research in publications and at national and international meetings.
Sanjay has a particular interest in teaching and training and is faculty on a number of local and national courses aimed at developing orthopaedic skills of trainee orthopaedic surgeons, general practitioners and physiotherapists. He also runs the popular ‘Orthopaedics Made Easy’ course – a one-day course for general practitioners, officiated by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
He is a Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health, Sport and Rehabilitation at Salford University and also a Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester.
Mr Ball is an extremely keen sportsman. He captained Cambridge University Football Club and has played semi-professional football, thus understands the needs and expectations of sports people. Mr Ball has a special interest in sports knee injuries, complex ligament reconstruction and re-alignment surgery.
Knee surgery; special interest in sports knee injuries, ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair, cartilage regeneration techniques, osteotomy, partial and total knee replacement, patellofemoral instability, hamstring injuries
Jonathan Eldridge joined University Hospitals Bristol and the Avon Orthopaedic Centre as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in February 2002.
During the course of my Orthopaedic training as a University lecturer and specialist registrar in Bristol I gained extensive experience in general orthopaedic surgery, teaching and research. I developed an interest in lower limb surgery, and following a clinical sports knee fellowship with Dr David Wood at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in the Olympic year and a European Travelling Fellowship have continued to develop expertise in specialist surgery of the knee. I have become an internationally renowned knee surgeon through many publications and am regularly invited to teach and lecture both nationally and internationally.
My clinical practice encompasses the entirety of knee surgery with particular expertise in patellofemoral instability, ligament reconstruction, compartmental replacement and joint preservation. The majority of my NHS practice is now tertiary referral.
My research interests include the investigation, diagnosis and management of patellofemoral instability and arthritis, the aetiology of anteromedial osteoarthritis of the knee, biological reconstructive solutions, robotics and kinematic alignment in compartmental and total knee replacement. I have pioneered and developed the indications for and practice of trochleoplasty and medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction in the treatment of patellofemoral instability. I have supervised trainees through doctoral theses into the aetiology of anteromedial osteoarthritis of the knee and the kinematics of the stable and unstable patellofemoral joint.
I have collaborated with world renowned scientists at the University of Bristol to develop novel stem cell therapies to treat meniscal tears, assisted in the development and application of robotic surgery to compartmental replacement and have worked on the design teams for replacement prostheses and instruments.
I am co-convener of the annual Bristol and Oxford unicompartmental knee arthritis symposium and have convened unicompartmental Masters meetings. I have organised multiple international cadaveric early intervention courses and the Bristol cadaveric knee ligament course.
I am a founder member and first president of the British Patellofemoral Society, dedicated to education in best practice and support for new surgeons in the field
Also a member of the BMA, BOA, BASK, EKS and ESSKA
Sam Church is a Consultant Knee Surgeon at the Fortius Clinic, London.
His surgical interests include patellofemoral surgery, complex ligament reconstruction and joint replacement. He also has a specialist interest in anterior knee pain in athletes.
Professor Cobb studied medicine at Magdalen College Oxford, graduating in 1982. He trained in Oxford, London and Brighton. He wrote his master’s thesis on ‘Prognostic factors in operable osteosarcoma’. In 1991 he was appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The Middlesex. He was awarded a Hunterian Professorship in 1992. After 15 years as a consultant at UCLH and Hon Sen Lect at UCL, he joined Imperial as chair of orthopaedics in 2005
His first grant in the field of computer assisted orthopaedic surgery was from the special trustees of The Middlesex and UCH in 1992, together with Brian Davies from Imperial. This led to the Acrobot being developed subsequently, on a Link funded grant. With Professor Andrew Amis, in the Faculty of Engineering, he has designed a suite of partial knee replacements specifically for robotic insertion, that minimise the amount of bone removed at surgery. This programme has been taken over by Stanmore Implants, who are providing these custom made implants, for robotic insertion. The pilot study of this technology is underway now at Charing Cross.
His principal resarch interests are in the fields of :
• the use of advanced technology to ensure accuracy and precision in surgery
• modelling joint surfaces in early joint disease, and the design of less invasive and better functioning devices
• functional assessment of the injured joint and cost utility analysis.
As chair of Orthopaedics, and clinical lead at hospital, Professor Cobb leads a team of surgeons, investigators and educators training both under- and post-graduate students in surgical skills and the use of IC developed computer based and robotic technologies to improve outcomes.
Professor Cobb is advisor to the board of Stanmore Implants, a spinout from UCL. He is a civilian advisor in orthopaedics to the Royal Air Force. He is on the staff of King Edward VII hospital for Officers, and is Orthopaedic Surgeon to Her Majesty the Queen.
Professor David Johnson has been a consultant at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport since 2001 where he practices in knee and trauma surgery. He also treats children with knee injuries and has an interest in recurrent patella dislocation along with patellofemoral osteoarthritis. He is actively engaged in research supervising trainees, along with work at both the Universities of Manchester and Salford where he holds honorary contracts.
He is currently Chair of the Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance. In this role, he is engaged with the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and Health Innovation Manchester to aid translation of research into clinical practice. He is a Member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Association for Surgery of the Knee and the British Patellofemoral Society.
Andy Metcalfe is an associate professor of trauma and orthopaedics at the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.
He graduated from the University of Sheffield and did his surgical training on the Welsh rotation. He did fellowships in knee surgery at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol, followed by the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in Australia. His clinical practice is in knee surgery.
His research includes clinical trials in orthopaedics, patello-femoral instability and arthroplasty, ligament and cartilage injuries, knee arthroplasty and osteoarthritis. He also has an interest in novel approaches to improve RCT’s of surgical interventions. He co-leads the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Trauma Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy team. He completed his PhD with the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre in Cardiff on biomechanics of gait before and after knee replacement.
Andy maintains an interest in training and teaching and leads the Integrated Clinical Academic Training programme for orthopaedics in the deanery. He is a keen football fan and an enthusiastic (but unskilled) player, and has two young children who keep him active.
Dr. Arun Mullaji is a knee surgeon with over 20 years clinical experience, and over 10,000 successful surgeries. He has trained and worked in the UK, USA, Germany & Hong Kong.
He has also worked in collaboration with IIT Nanotechnology Lab Mumbai and have 4 patents under review and 2 patents granted.
Damian is a knee and trauma surgeon based in Bristol. His work includes patellofemoral surgery and knee ligament reconstructions. He treats knee arthritis and undertake partial and total knee replacements. He also performs arthroscopy, osteotomies and trauma surgery.
He attended secondary school in Bristol before medical school at Kings College London, then trained at the University of Calgary, the University of Swansea and the University of Bristol. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons and of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in 2013.
He brings a modern approach to sports injuries and arthritis care. Much of this experience gained from fellowships in Australia, Canada, India and the UK. He has worked with medical teams caring for several professional sports teams in North America and Australia. This included working with American footballers and Australian rugby players.
Physiotherapist, Senior Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation, Salford University; programme leader for the MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation course. Technical lead physiotherapist with the English Institute of Sport, leading on issues related to lower limb injury rehabilitation across all the Olympic & paralympic sports, acts a consultant physiotherapist to premiership & championship football and rugby union clubs. Worked as part of Team GB medical team at London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Has previously worked with British Swimming, Great Britain Basketball team, Wigan Warriors and Great Britain Rugby League teams along with England Table Tennis and Netball. Is lead clinical researcher in the Knee Biomechanics and Injury research programme at Salford University. Specific research interests are anterior knee pain and rehabilitation following knee surgery (principally ACLR), has published over 200 peer reviewed papers. Lee is the editor in chief of Physical Therapy in Sport and on the editorial board of The Knee journal and Journal of Athletic Training.
Nick qualified from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1999, and undertook postgraduate training in the South East Thames Orthopaedic Training circuit.
He has completed Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowships at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
Nick is a member of the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedics, European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society and the British Limb Reconstruction Society.
Sam Oussedik is a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon with an NHS practice at University College Hospital London. He sees private patients at The Wellington Hospital, the Princess Grace Hospital, the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health and the Lister Hospital in Chelsea. He specialises in knee surgery for both sports injuries and degenerative conditions, as well as all forms of trauma surgery.
Having spent a large proportion of his post-graduate training in the field of knee surgery, Mr Oussedik went on to spend 1 year at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney as Knee Fellow. During this time he was able to gain highly specialised experience in all aspects of knee and lower limb surgery, specifically focusing on the latest techniques for joint replacements and knee reconstruction following sports injuries.
He now specialises in all forms of knee surgery. This includes ligament reconstruction, such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; multiligament knee reconstruction, meniscal surgery; cartilage surgery including cartilage restoration treatments; joint preservation through osteotomy; patellofemoral stabilisation (kneecap stabilisation) including trochleoplasty; partial joint replacement; total joint replacement; navigation assisted joint replacement. With such an array of available treatment modalities, Mr Oussedik ensures that the treatment is tailored to the individual patient’s needs.
Mr Oussedik has co-edited 2 books on knee replacement and pursues research in methods to improve patient outcomes following knee replacement surgery. He accepts complex tertiary referrals for both native joint and previously replaced knee joint problems.
Claire Robertson qualified in 1994 with a BSc(hons) Physiotherapy. She has since obtained her MSc Physiotherapy, in 2003, and PGCE in 2006. Claire has worked in the NHS, academia and private practice, and currently runs a specialist patellofemoral clinic at Wimbledon Clinics spending an hour per patient and liaising closely with their treating clinician. .Claire is also the physiotherapist for the Warren Smith ski academy.
Claire has lectured internationally and has many research papers and editorials published in internationally peer-reviewed journals. She is also a reviewer herself for Physiotherapy Research International, Physical Therapy in Sport, Clinical Anatomy and Physiotherapy. Claire runs her own post-graduate course on patellofemoral problems for physiotherapists.
Professor. Martyn Snow is a Consultant Knee and Shoulder Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, he is a graduate of Edinburgh University and undertook his Registrar training in the Manchester region. He spent 18 months on fellowship in North America, 12 months in Halifax, Nova Scotia undertaking a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Sports Medicine Clinic of Nova Scotia. He subsequently spent 6 months at the Holand Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre in Toronto, gaining further experience in Shoulder and Knee surgery. In 2008 Prof Snow was awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society North American travelling fellowship. In 2018 Prof. Snow undertook the APKASS ESSKA traveling fellowship, visiting major arthroscopic centres across Australasia.
Professor Snow has over 60 publications in various International medical journals, has written 4 book chapters on knee and shoulder injuries and has presented over 100 papers at various national and International meetings.
Professor Snow has a honorary chair in Chemical Engineering at The University of Birmingham and a honorary chair in Regenerative Medicine at Aston University. His current research interests include the use of stem cells for cartilage and tendon repair, Bone Marrow Concentrate, Platelet Rich Plasma and bone healing.
Genevieve Simpson is a physiotherapist in Bath. She has specialised in treating knees for the last 20 years working in the physiotherapy department at the Royal United Hospital. She additionally works as an advanced physiotherapy practitioner in elective orthopaedics clinics at the Royal United Hospital and Circle Hospital Bath.
Peter Thompson is a consultant specialist knee and trauma surgeon at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire.
He qualified from Birmingham University Medical School in 1992 and completed specialist training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in London in 2004 before undertaking a fellowship in Knee, Sports and Arthroplasty Surgery in Victoria, Australia. His interests cover a full range of knee problems from sports injuries to the treatment of the arthritic knee.
He is committed to training junior surgeons at UHCW, teaching various aspects of knee surgery at both national and international meetings as well as lecturing at Warwick University.
Helen Vint, MBBS FRCS.
Knee Fellow, Bristol with a sub-specialty interest in young adult knee joint preservation surgery, the patellofemoral joint and primary arthroplasty.
Interested in surgical training and medical leadership.
Dr. Jarrad Stevens is a Melbourne trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in trauma, hip and knee joint replacement and revision replacements as well soft tissue conditions around the knee.
Jarrad has completed fellowships in complex and revision hip and knee replacement surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland. He then went on to complete fellowships at Southmead Major Trauma Centre in England and the prestigious Avon Orthopaedic Centre, where he specialised in soft tissue knee surgery, patellofemoral joint stabilisation procedures, ACL reconstruction and sports injuries.
During his time in the United Kingdom, Jarrad was awarded his Master of Surgery degree from the University of Edinburgh and was presented the Sir Harold Stiles Medal for his research into revision knee replacements. Complementing a strong academic background, Jarrad is serving member of the Australian Defence Force, and has deployed on active service to Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and other areas of the Middle East.
Jarrad now works with patients in the public and private sectors in Melbourne and regularly cares for soft tissue and bone injury, sporting injuries and chronic disease.
Dr Ed Walton , is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. He completed his radiology training in Bristol Severn deanery.
This was followed by a specialist fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging and intervention in Bristol and a further 12 month musculoskeletal fellowship in Perth, Australia, prior to taking up his consultant post in 2018.