Joint reconstruction: Knee

This service deals with all problems associated with the knee in adults. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of problems arising from knee disorders deriving from sports injuries, accidents and all aspects of arthritis. RNOH is also leading in the development of knee cartilage transplantation (see Cartilage Transplantation) and plays an important role in terms of research in knee services.

Range of services

Diagnostic arthroscopic surgery
Treatment via surgical arthroscopy
Joint replacement - primary & revision
Ligament repair/reconstruction
Cartilage transplantation

GP Referrals

We accept referrals from GPs via the NHS e-referral system.

Urgent Inpatient Referrals

Any urgent inpatient referral must be made via

We can only accept a referral if the following documents are submitted to us, with any supplementary paperwork. We can no longer accept telephone referrals or those based solely on a clinic referral letter for urgent inpatient referrals. You can use this form to refer patients whose care you want us to take over, or for an urgent opinion in our MDT and/or radiology review meetings.

The JRU MDT meet every Thursday morning, therefore we request that your referral be submitted to us no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday, with all the relevant paperwork completed.

All other referrals/queries
Please send to

Further information regarding our referral criteria.

Key Contacts

Please call the unit on 0203 947 0041

See further information from the National Joint Registry and Information Guides below.

hip revision

Fellowship Opportunity in Hip and Knee Joint Reconstruction

There are two fellowship positions for post CCT surgeons, with FRCS (Tr&Orth) or equivalent, wishing to undertake further training in complex hip and knee surgery.
The fellow will spend one year at the RNOH rotating between the consultants.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact

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Consultants - Specialist Interests

Hip and knee replacement, rehabilitation and cartilage transplantation

Mr Will Aston - Surgical treatment of arthritis, including cartilage transplantation, arthroscopic knee surgery, knee and hip replacement surgery, complex hip and...
Professor Tim W R Briggs - Bone and soft tissue sarcomas. Complex hip and knee surgery. Complex revision hip and knee surgery. Cartilage transplantation.
Mr Richard Carrington - Primary and revision hip and knee replacement. minimally invasive primary hip and knee replacement, cartilage transplantation and knee surgery.
Mr James Donaldson - Primary, complex primary and revision hip replacements. Partial and total knee replacements, complex primary and revision knee replacements....
Mr Panagiotis Gikas - Primary hip and knee joint replacements including anterior approach hip replacement. Revision hip and knee Joint replacements Complex hip and...
Professor Alister Hart - Revision hip surgery. Optimising function and survival of hip and knee replacements for patients with arthritis.
Mr Chethan Jayadev - Primary, complex primary and revision hip and knee replacements. Partial knee replacement. Infected hip and knee replacements. Knee preservation...
Mr Jonathan Miles - Revision hip and knee replacement. Sports injuries to the knee. Complex hip and knee replacement. Customised implants. Cartilage injuries. Infected...
Mr Rob Pollock - Bone tumours, soft tissue sarcoma, primary and revision hip and knee and cartilage transplantation.
Professor John Skinner - Hip replacement and revision surgery. Knee replacement and revision surgery. Bone and soft tissue sarcoma surgery; resection and reconstruction.

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