“Just thought I would let you know that I had a very successful weeks skiing in Verbier and got back last weekend. Weather fantastic and knee held up very well. Many, many thanks.”
Neil Bradbury MB ChB FRCS (Orth)
Knee specialist and internationally-acclaimed consultant orthopaedic surgeon. Watch Neil performing knee surgery using the latest robotic-arm assisted technology here.
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 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 or research position
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.
Year of first medical qualification
Special clinical interests
- Sports injuries
- Sports knee surgery
- Knee articular cartilage transplantation
- Knee arthritis surgery
- 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
I thought you might like this news from a former patient to whom you gave a complete right knee replacement on 22nd June 2015 when I was 83. Your knee gave me no trouble at all and there was no pain or discomfort; I just did not notice it. It was a really memorable holiday and the weather was consistently fine. Thank you very much for making it possible for me to continue to enjoy the mountains.
Roger Birnstingl says |Read more testimonials
Excellent diagnosis and plan to extend the life of my knee, and consequently my skiing activities. Explanation of before, during and post op were spot on. My leg now better than I anticipated. Neil is very direct, which cuts through any waffle, and ensures you completely understand what to expect. Would thoroughly recommend.
John Cox says |Read more testimonials
My wife came under the care of Mr Bradbury after sustaining a severe knee injury earlier this year. From the outset Neil and his team have provided prompt attention with excellent care thoughout; both technically in terms of her injury but he has also demonstrated a very caring attitude so thank you.
Kevin says |Read more testimonials
It is exactly 7 months since my operation. This last week I skied every day and find that I ski better than last year with the sore knee. Thank you for making this possible. Your very grateful patient.
Roger says |Read more testimonials
Meet the team
Specialist Knee Surgeon & Orthopaedic Consultant
Neil is a nationally recognised Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgery, providing a fully integrated medical service to patients with knee conditionsFind out more »
Senior Physiotherapist & Clinical Specialist in Knees
Genevieve is a clinical specialist in knees, having worked alongside Orthopaedic Consultant Neil Bradbury for many years.Find out more »
Dr Julian Widdowson
Sports Medicine Doctor
Julian qualified from University College London and then obtained an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Bath.Find out more »
Dr Graham Robinson
Graham qualified from St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, consultant Radiologist, with a specialist interest in musculoskeletal imaging.Find out more »