“I felt fully engaged from the start and actually found the whole process quite enjoyable! I felt informed without being patronised, well prepared, both by the consultation with Neil, the paperwork and booklets. The outcome has exceeded my expectations and the care was tremendous, as was the pain... Read More

“Neil performed a PCL replacement in my right knee back in 2000. At the time, it was a procedure that few knee surgeons had the skills to perform. He fully informed me of the risks attached to the procedure, the likelihood of success and allowed me to take my time to decide on how I wished to... Read More

“You fitted me with a completely new knee on 20th June. It is absolutely amazing and I'm getting on and off, riding and jumping with ease. It has brought back all the possibilities in retirement that had come to an end with a bad knee. It's not yet four months since the operation.....lets hope the... Read More

“Now that I seem to be well on the road to recovery, I'd like to thank you personally for my new partial knee replacement on 31st July 2017. Having not quite had the courage to watch the full operation on your website, I am nevertheless aware of the enormous skill and expertise required for this... Read More

“All good. Both knees back to playing sport. Quality of life so much improved. Can't thank Neil and his team enough. Thank you”

“I felt that the whole team were excellent from start to finish.”

“I cannot recommend Neil highly enough. Six months after surgery my knee is back to normal and I am looking forward to our next ski holiday! I never imagined the process would be so painless or so quick - a truly incredible job - thank you so so much.”

“In 1952, at the age of 12 years, I was involved (and allegedly 'fatally injured') in a motor cycle crash. This left me with a damaged left knee, a compound fracture of the left femur that shortened my leg and a skull injury that totally destroyed any hope of hearing again with my right ear. At the... Read More

“I would like to thank Mr Bradbury for his amazing expertise. I am in my 6th month now following the operation and really feeling the benefit. Following a return from a holiday in Spain in a wheel chair, after getting out of a car awkwardly and having a bleed in what was already a painful knee, the... Read More

Neil Bradbury MB ChB FRCS (Orth)

Neil Bradbury MB ChB FRCS (Orth)

Knee specialist and internationally-acclaimed consultant orthopaedic surgeon.

Neil trained in orthopaedic surgery at Nottingham’s Queens Medical Centre – one of the biggest and best orthopaedic hospitals in the UK.

He also trained in Australia with Dr Leo Pinczewski and Dr Mervyn Cross, and in the USA with Dr Richard Steadman – three of the world’s most eminent knee surgeons.

Neil performs all types of knee surgery including ligament reconstruction, keyhole surgery, half and full knee replacement as well as knee cap joint replacement.

He regularly provides second opinions for patients with difficult problems and people who need revision surgery. He has a special interest in complex and multiple knee ligament injuries and has taught surgery on national medical courses.

Ever an active sportsman, Neil’s passion for sport helps him understand the needs of injured athletes he treats. He’s a keen cyclist and has completed many big events such as stages of the Tour de France and the Étape du Tour.

He’s also led outdoor pursuits for groups of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, one of these was a three month expedition to Patagonia, in the southern most section of the Andes – the biggest lesson of the trip – “all people need is the right environment and great leadership – with that, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things”.

Why Neil specialised on knees – “having injured my own knees (dislocated patella on left, ligament injury on right) I know how critical they are to us.  Knee surgery is a very constructive branch of surgery with huge opportunities to push forward science and make a huge difference to people’s lives.  It allows me to treat patients aged 8 to 80 including elite athletes and professional sportspeople”.

Neil’s other love is surfing, and he’s been fortunate enough to travel the World in search of great waves – yes, it’s a photo of him surfing on the homepage!

Current NHS or research position

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

Year of first medical qualification

1985

Special clinical interests

  • Sports injuries
  • Sports knee surgery
  • Knee articular cartilage transplantation
  • Knee arthritis surgery

Research interests

  • Knee Articular Cartilage Transplantation
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Computerised Navigation for Knee Replacement

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee

Specialist Knee Surgeon and Orthopaedic Consultant

 
 

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