“To speak to medical professionals who specialise in sports injury was 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 was now possible that... Read More

“Everything was wonderful. I am now completely pain free and absolutely thrilled.”

“Thank you for the excellent operation you did on my knee. It has healed up really well with only a very small scar left. Most of the acute pain is now gone and each week it pains a little less. I am looking forward to the long (pain free) walks I used to do before. So many thanks, you are the... Read More

“Thank you so much for seeing me and treating me so quickly after my skiing accident! I was amazed and impressed that you managed to arrange my surgery so quickly. Mum and I have a nickname for you - GOD!”

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

 
 

Meet the team