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Dr. Shelbourne has dedicated his career to the treatment of knee problems for 30 years. He also pioneered the contralateral ACL reconstruction technique for torn anterior cruciate ligaments and developed the accelerated ACL reconstruction rehabilitation protocol utilized around the world. Dr. Shelbourne’s specialties include orthopaedic and arthroscopic knee surgery, knee ligament reconstruction, patella realignment, and rehabilitation.
Dr. Shelbourne began his orthopaedic practice in 1982. He established the Shelbourne Knee Center in 2004, which includes the clinic, surgery, physical therapy and a research department. His research has focused on advancing the surgical treatment and rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Dr. Shelbourne has performed more than 6000 ACL reconstructions. The progress and results of surgical patients are closely monitored through this research, which Dr. Shelbourne has shared through the publication of over 150 journal articles and 40 book chapters. He has also given presentations and speeches across the globe to share his knowledge with orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. Through his ongoing research, Dr. Shelbourne is able to provide up-to-date treatment and knee rehabilitation methods for patients worldwide.
In 1994, Dr. Shelbourne began offering the option of using the patellar tendon graft from the non-injured (contralateral) knee. This advancement in treatment offers patients the ability to rehabilitate their knee faster with more predictable results. Over 2,000 patients have undergone this procedure and most athletes return to their sport by 5-6 months after surgery.
Chris specialises in orthopaedic sports medicine surgery for active people. He enjoys helping people develop, maintain or return to an active lifestyle. Dr Chris Kaeding What he is most proud of at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the program that addresses anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment, prevention and outcomes. Their research program has resulted in numerous research publications that have helped shape the care of ACL injuries across the country. In his spare time, I enjoy hiking and climbing mountains. He has climbed mountains in Ecuador, Peru, Japan, Tanzania and across the U.S.
Knee surgeon and founder of Fortius Clinic, London; Reader at Imperial College London; and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford. Qualified from King’s College Hospital, London in 1987. Orthopaedic training was at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and a year’s Fellowship in Brisbane, Australia where experience with Sports-Related Surgery began. On return to the UK in 1997 became Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore until end of December 1999. From January 2000 until end of 2014 consultant at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
Elective practice is now exclusively knee surgery. Approximately 85% is soft tissue knee surgery, with around 100 ACL reconstructions per year and a multi-ligament reconstruction every 2 weeks. This latter work represents one of the World’s largest experiences. He is currently the primary knee surgeon for many of the UK’s professional sports teams, including many Premiership teams, especially in football, and rugby. 70% of his patients are professional sportsmen and women, and 50% of all his operative cases are on professional athletes. He has over 100 publications and was an Editor of Gran’s Anatomy 39th Edition. With a group of colleagues he set up a new private practice clinic- Fortius Clinic in central London in 2011. He was named in the 2011 The Times Top 100 Doctors in UK.
He was on the executive of The British Association for Surgery of The Knee. He has been on the Editorial Board of the Bone and Joint Journal and Joint Surgery. He reviews scientific articles for the The Bone and Joint Journal, and The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
James is a Specialist Knee Surgeon based at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol.
He trained in London and his postgraduate Master of Surgery degree was on the biomechanics of the posteromedial corner. James’ fellowship training was at the Clinique du Sport, Bordeaux-Merignac and at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol. He recently undertook an 18-month sabbatical to work in the UAE at the International Knee and Joint Centre.
He has published many research articles and book chapters on knee surgery and has received awards for this both nationally and internationally. His ACL research won the British Association of Surgery of the Knee President’s medal.
James has developed instrumentation and techniques for arthroscopic surgery, andhe is regularly invited to lecture and teach internationally on aspects of sports related surgery, such as ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair and osteotomy.
His other roles include: member of the Arthroscopy committee for ESSKA (European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy), member of the ESSKA Collateral ligaments Working Group, member of the international ACL Study group. He is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and is on the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Arthroscopy. He sits on the steering committee for the UK National Ligament registry.
Tim is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the University Hospitals Coventry Warwickshire NHS Trust. He qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London in 1982 and completed a fellowship in knee and sports surgery in Toronto, Canada in 1995. He has been specialising in knee surgery since that time.
Tim’s interests cover the range of knee surgery including arthroscopic anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction for the unstable knee, meniscal surgery and reconstruction for the torn footballer’s cartilage, surgery for patello-femoral problems, articular cartilage repair and autologous chondrocyte transplantation for joint articular surface damage, through to osteotomy and joint replacement for the worn knee. More recent interests include meniscus transplantation and he has now done over 100 such cases which is the most in UK.
He is also actively involved with research and teaching both nationally and internationally. Most recently he is one of the lead developers of the National Ligament Registry dedicated to analysing and improving the outcome of Anterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Professor Wilson is a specialist knee surgeon who qualified with a BSc in Biochemistry from Manchester University in 1989 and then went on to study medicine at St Bartholomew’s medical school, graduating in 1994. He did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Brisbane Orthopaedic Centre with Peter Myers in 2004.
Since becoming a consultant Professor Wilson has developed a specialist interest in knee preservation surgery particularly focusing on complex ligament and osteotomy surgery. Most recently he has set up a dedicated centre for osteotomy surgery at The Wellington Hospital in London and has also set up “The Children’s Knee Centre” based at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London. This brings together a group of knee surgeons to focus on the management of the paediatric knee including a programme for ACL damage prevention in the UK.
He has helped to develop the instruments and surgical techniques for a number of surgical procedures. He is particularly well known for his work on the All Inside ACL and PCL ligament which Adrian helped to pioneer and he has presented and published extensively on these procedures.
Professor Wilson has also pioneered and helped to develop several other surgical techniques including his ligament reinforcement concept for ligament reconstruction, the minimally invasive Posterolateral corner technique. Professor Wilson has also helped to pioneer the new “Anterolateral Ligament Procedure” and is a member of the anterolateral ligament expert group.
He has a particular interest in knee osteotomy surgery and is considered one of the leading world experts in this surgery and the management of the young arthritic knee. He is a co-founder of the UK Knee Osteotomy Registry (UKKOR) the first dedicated national database for osteotomy surgery. He has developed a number of instruments for osteotomy surgery and pioneered a minimally invasive technique for High Tibial Osteotomy Surgery. He co-founded the Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass in 2007. Professor Wilson handed on the role of vice chairman of the ESSKA osteotomy committee in 2017 he has a recognised centre for the ESSKA Osteotomy travelling fellowship.
Professor Wilson is also a member of the ESSKA Osteotomy Committee and the ESSKA Arthroscopy Committee.
He also set up a successful fellowship training programme for ligament and osteotomy surgery in 2012 and has a chair at the University of Winchester where he is a visiting Professor to the department of Sport & Exercise.
He frequently has international and UK visitors to observe both osteotomy and ligament surgery.