Mr Dodd is a specialist in adult knee surgery with a wide experience of all aspects of knee surgery. He has a particular expertise in all aspects of arthroscopic knee surgery including ligament reconstruction. He has a particular expertise in unicompartmental replacement.
He initially trained at Sheffield University and proceeded to train both in Cambridge and Oxford as a postgraduate.
He underwent a research fellowship in Johns Hopkins University in 1989-1990 in knee surgery and research pertaining to knee surgery.
From 1990-1992, Mr Dodd was clinical reader in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. From 1992 he has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon principally interested in knee surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. He is an honorary clinical lecturer in the University of Oxford. Mr Dodd lectures widely on the national and international circuit especially on Oxford partial (minimal invasive) knee replacements, sports injuries and ligament repairs. He was the educational secretary of BASK and maintains a high profile in International Orthopaedics.
Mr Nicholas Bottomley is a specialist orthopaedic knee surgeon and his practice encompasses all aspects of paediatric and adult knee surgery. He has a particular interest in:
The management of sports injuries; including ACL reconstructions, multi-ligament reconstruction and meniscal repair surgery. Knee pain and arthritis; with a particular expertise in the management of early arthritis. Knee replacement surgery; specialising in both partial and total knee replacements. Patellofemoral (kneecap) instability
Nicholas works at the world renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and at the Manor Hospital, Oxford. He graduated from Imperial College Medical School in 2001. He has a first class honours degree in Orthopaedics from University College London and a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford for his research work investigating the progression of early knee arthritis.
Nicholas furthered his specialist knowledge of sports injuries in Brisbane, Australia working with a surgical team looking after professional rugby union and rugby league teams.
Nicholas remains active in surgical research and is involved in the running of several national studies. He teaches and lectures internationally, especially in the field of partial knee replacement.
Professor Murray initially read Engineering Science at Cambridge and was awarded the Wright prize for engineering.
He later qualified in medicine but maintained an interest in engineering.
He is a member of the hospital’s joint replacement team, specialising in knee and hip joints, but also leads a team of clinical scientists who work with the Department of Engineering Science and with Professor Ray Fitzpatrick’s group in the Institute of Health Sciences.
His team are undertaking biomechanical and clinical studies related to the knee and hip. The biomechanical studies use anatomical, computer modelling, gait analysis and x-ray techniques to study normal, diseased and replaced joints.
They have made major contributions to the understanding of knee kinematics, both in normal and replaced joints, and to the development of methods to predict and prevent failure in joint replacements.
Patient-based scores, which measure the outcome of joint replacements, have been developed and are being used worldwide.
His group has helped to run the national audit of hip replacements and are now running the largest multi centre randomised controlled study of knee replacements in the UK (KAT). They have won a series of prizes for their work, including British and European Research Society Prizes.
The main clinical contributions have been the development of new implants and surgical techniques for knee replacement. The Oxford group pioneered the use of mobile bearings, which are used in about a third of knee replacements performed in European countries. The Oxford Unicompartmental replacements can now be reliably implanted with a minimally invasive technique. This gives a much more rapid recovery and better function than a standard total knee replacement and its use is increasing rapidly worldwide.
Professor Andrew Price studied medicine at the University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College) before completing his clinical studies at St.Thomas’ Hospital in London. For his Orthopaedic training he joined the Oxford training programme in 1997, becoming a Clinical Lecturer in NDORMS in 2001.
He was awarded a DPhil in 2003 through the University of Oxford (Worcester College), studying the Oxford partial knee replacement. He then completed a year of specialist Knee Fellowship training in Melbourne, returning to NDORMs and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in 2004, where he was subsequently appointed Reader and Honorary Consultant in Knee Surgery.
In 2011, through the University of Oxford Recognition of Distinction exercise, he was made a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at NDORMS. His clinical work as a Consultant Knee Surgeon is based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, where he was Lead Clinician for Hip and Knee Team between 2009 and 2012. His research is based in NDORMS at the Botnar Centre, where he Leads the Knee Research Group.
Fellow of Worcester College (Tutor for Graduate Entry Medical Studies).
President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK). Member of the UK National Joint Registry Steering Committee
Abtin is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford (NDORMS). He graduated from University of London (Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine). After completing basic surgical training on the prestigious Hammersmith surgical rotation, he began higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the Oxford programme in 2008. He took three years out of programme to undertake a PhD (DPhil) as the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit Fellow at the University of Oxford. His DPhil was titled “Improving Surgical Learning and Performance at Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty”.
Abtin was appointed as NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford in 2015, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2017. He undertook two post-CCT sub-specialist clinical fellowships focusing on complex hip and knee surgery in Oxford (NOC) and Stanmore (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital). He was then appointed in Oxford as a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon. Clinically, he has a specialist interest in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, revision knee arthroplasty, and peri-prosthetic joint infection.
Professor Anders Troelsen is a senior consultant performing primary and revision knee and hip arthroplasty at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, and a professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Copenhagen. He has achieved PhD. and doctor of medical sciences degrees, did a research fellowship at MGH in Boston and has been visiting consultant in Oxford.
His academic focus areas are testing of developments in knee and hip arthroplasty designs and materials applying special techniques like RSA radiography, and optimizing treatment strategies validating and applying PROM’s as part of these efforts. Prospective data collection by means of RCT’s, databases, and international multicenter studies are in his portfolio.
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
Mr James Murray started practicing as an orthopaedic consultant in Bristol in 2007. He holds elective NHS posts at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre where he is the clinical audit lead for orthopaedics, Southmead Hospital, and at Frenchay Hospital where he is also Trauma Director.
James graduated from Cambridge, underwent basic surgical training at Oxford before working in knee and hip research in Newcastle. He then entered orthopaedic specialist training in the Wessex Deanery and won the EndoPlus Knee Prize in 2005. In 2006, he spent a Fellowship year in Sydney, Australia at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery, gaining valuable experience in sports injuries and joint replacement surgery under the supervision of Merv Cross. That same year he was awarded the British Association of Surgery for the Knee travelling fellowship.
James has a keen research and training interest having written numerous published peer-reviewed papers and his first book, A to Z of Musculoskeletal and Trauma Radiology, which was published in June 2008. He also reviews for the journal, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and is a member of the Bristol Knee Group which carries out research and teaching related to knee surgery both in the UK and internationally.
His extensive experience has enabled him to offer a comprehensive knee service in both the public and private sectors. He is able to solve even the most complex of knee problems, reconstructing joints in patients with degenerative disease or those unfortunate enough to need a revision after their first or even second knee replacement. However, his main focus is on early post-operative mobility using techniques such as minimally-invasive muscle-sparing joint replacement and day-case ligament reconstruction.
Mr Andrew Porteous is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, specialising exclusively in knee surgery. He is the lead knee surgeon for North Bristol NHS Trust (one of the largest in the country), which incorporates Southmead and Frenchay teaching hospitals and the Avon Orthopaedic Centre.
He developed the Knee Injury Service for North Bristol and performs a large number of ligament reconstruction and cartilage repair operations each year. He has significant experience with treatment techniques for both early and advanced knee arthritis, including partial knee replacement, osteotomy and total knee replacement. His practice treats a high proportion of complex ligament, joint replacement and revision cases from the South West, South Wales and from abroad. He has also developed a programme of knee replacement education classes at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre and is the advisor on knee problems and pathways to the Bristol PCT MATS scheme.
Andrew graduated in Medicine from the University of Cape Town (MBChB 1990) before undertaking his surgical and orthopaedic training in Bristol, England. He completed his sub-specialisation in Knee Surgery with a Fellowship under John Bartlett in Melbourne, Australia. Awarded the BASK Travelling Fellowship, he was able to visit and train further with Peter Fowler (London Ontario), Chris Harner and Freddie Fu (Pittsburgh), Tom Minas and Dick Scott (Boston), Lars Engebretsen (Oslo) and Chris Dodd (Oxford).
He lives in Bristol with his wife and three children. He formerly played representative level rugby and rowed for the University of Cape Town but now enjoys travel, swimming, cycling, tennis and golf – when he has the time!
James is a Specialist Knee Surgeon based at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol.
He trained in London and his postgraduate Master of Surgery degree was on the biomechanics of the posteromedial corner. James’ fellowship training was at the Clinique du Sport, Bordeaux-Merignac and at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol. He recently undertook an 18-month sabbatical to work in the UAE at the International Knee and Joint Centre.
He has published many research articles and book chapters on knee surgery and has received awards for this both nationally and internationally. His ACL research won the British Association of Surgery of the Knee President’s medal.
James has developed instrumentation and techniques for arthroscopic surgery, andhe is regularly invited to lecture and teach internationally on aspects of sports related surgery, such as ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair and osteotomy.
His other roles include: member of the Arthroscopy committee for ESSKA (European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy), member of the ESSKA Collateral ligaments Working Group, member of the international ACL Study group. He is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and is on the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Arthroscopy. He sits on the steering committee for the UK National Ligament registry.
Mr Nick Howells is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Bristol, specialising exclusively in knee surgery.
He practices at Spire Hospital Bristol, Nuffield Chesterfield Hospital Bristol and the Avon Orthopaedic Centre.
He was appointed to his NHS consultant post at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital as part of North Bristol NHS Trust in July 2014. This is one of the largest teaching hospital units in the UK and is a specialist referral centre for complex orthopaedic conditions.
Nick has an elective practice which focuses exclusively on knee surgery. He is experienced in cartilage, meniscal and ligament injury repair and reconstruction, osteotomy, realignment and stabilization surgery and the management of early and advanced osteoarthritis including partial and total knee replacement and revision knee replacement.
Nick grew up and was educated in Shropshire before studying Medicine at Imperial College, London. He undertook basic surgical training in Oxford and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. During this time he was a Lecturer in Anatomy at Oxford University and Research Fellow at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. He was awarded a Masters Degree in Surgical Technology by Imperial College for research work focusing on the use of simulators to train orthopaedic surgeons.
Nick’s specialist orthopaedic training was on the Bristol rotation and was completed with 2 years of advanced fellowship training in knee surgery and trauma surgery in Australia. Initially at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery under Leo Pinczewski in Sydney gaining experience in all aspects of knee surgery, including the management of knee injuries in elite athletes. Then at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, one of the busiest major trauma centres in Australia, gaining experience in orthopaedic trauma surgery and knee surgery.
During specialist training Nick took extra time out to focus on medical research relevant to knee surgery and was awarded a Medical Research Doctorate in Orthopaedic Surgery by the University of Bristol in 2014 for his thesis focusing on reasons for ongoing pain after knee replacement.
Nick continues to hold the post of Honorary Lecturer with the University of Bristol and is currently involved in clinical research trials which have attracted several million pounds of National Institute for Health Research Funding. Current areas of work focus on improving outcomes for patients with persistent pain after knee replacement, a role for stem cells in the healing of meniscal injuries of the knee and the safety of novel meniscal implants following meniscectomy.
He has published a large number of research papers and presented his findings regularly at international conferences. Topics have included: Knee ligament injury and reconstruction, Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Osteotomy, Patellofemoral Instability, Meniscal Injuries.
Nick’s has a keen interest in teaching and training and he was awarded the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2014 in recognition of his training in medical education. He lectures on a number of national courses, regularly teaches medical students, juniors doctors and trainee surgeons and he is lead for junior doctor training in Orthopaedics at North Bristol NHS Trust.
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.