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Knee specialist and internationally acclaimed consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Neil Bradbury, has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the UK. He is a leading authority on regenerative surgery and robotic-assisted knee surgery.

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 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 southernmost 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 position:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

Year of first medical qualification:


Special clinical interests:

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

Research interests:

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

Current member of:

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

Neil's profile on Bupa finder.

If you feel Neil may be able to help you with a knee problem please get in touch.



Amy Williams MBE

"My experience with knee surgeon Mr Neil Bradbury at CircleBath has been brilliant. I came to him with so much knee pain. I’ve always been plagued with pain in my knees having already had four operations elsewhere. Neil Bradbury has sorted it out; his knowledge is phenomenal and he has really helped me. I had my surgery in the summer and I am now back to being almost normal with very little knee pain. He has completely sorted my life out in that sense. Neil Bradbury is a very good surgeon and I cannot recommend him highly enough."

Amy Williams MBE

Clair Keen England netball player

"I have been fortunate enough to play International Netball for the past 22 years and am still enjoying Captaining my Country for Indoor Nets – a slightly faster and action packed version of the game. Last year, we won a World Championship silver medal, but this would not have been possible without the care and support given to me by Neil Bradbury and his team at CircleBath.

Early on in my International career, I suffered a serious knee injury, which Neil operated on immediately with remarkable results. His pioneering technology and exceptional abilities as a surgeon, allowed me a rapid recovery with great post-op results, remaining pain free to date. Netball is an extremely high impact sport, and injuries are particularly common.

To find a surgeon of Neil’s calibre, who understands the magnitude of sport within an athlete’s life, and to return them to action within specific time frames, is testament to his medical aptitude and on-going research in his field. Neil has an unassuming disposition which makes every individual feel valued; a quality of real distinction. Thanks to Neil, I am still playing International Netball at the age of 36, and look forward to the forthcoming World Championships in New Zealand next year."

Clair Keen, England Indoor Netball player

David Flatman professional rugby player

“As a professional rugby player, medical care was a huge part of my life! To this end, I recall with real appreciation the time and clarity of explanation offered to me by Neil. A man trusted implicitly by me and my colleagues, his treatment was swift, effective and backed up with reassuring, unhurried post-treatment consultation. I recommend him absolutely.”  

David Flatman

“To speak to medical professionals who specialise in sports injury is a breath of fresh air. The experience for me was the best it could be, especially as an athlete with a potentially career-ending injury. Everyone was caring and I was given the hope I so badly needed. It is now possible that I will get back to fighting fitness and continue doing what I love.”

Polly Beauchamp


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Neil Bradbury and his team of knee specialists are nationally recognised for their technical excellence in surgical procedures and innovative expertise in solving simple and difficult orthopaedic problems. By working collaboratively with research facilities and regenerative medicine, our knee specialists develop new solutions for patients that improve healing, speed rehabilitation and improve outcomes

Clinical excellence combined with a comfortable and safe environment for our patients is central to our philosophy. We contribute outcome data to the larger national databases and are proud that we are included all of these audits. Giving patients access to information about our outcomes allows you to make fully informed decisions about your choice of consultant.

As part of our commitment to provide patients with easy access to information about the types of surgery performed and mortality rates for all hospitals and consultants, links are provided below where you can view the individual results published by the relevant national body

Neil's profile on the orthopaedic surgery National Joint Registry.

National Joint Registry consultant level report for Neil Bradbury can be found here.

PROMS data – Patient Reported Outcome Data can be found here.

NHS England research has ranked CircleBath ninth in England for patient improvement for knee replacement in Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMS). The data, which is published annually, is taken from every NHS and independent provider in the country, testing patients before and after procedures and giving them a score out of 48 for their health, adjusted to ensure all organisations are compared fairly. In the most recent study for 2012/13, health outcomes for patients undergoing hip replacements at CircleBath doubled, ranking the hospital the fourth best in England.

Neil Bradbury's latest rolling data