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Tim Spalding is a specialist knee surgeon at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, in Coventry, UK, and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. His focus is on sports related knee injuries and the problem worn knee including partial and full knee arthroplasty surgery. This involves specialist reconstructive knee surgery procedures including meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage repair, osteotomy and ligament reconstruction. He lectures nationally an internationally on many aspects of knee surgery including is pioneering work on meniscal allograft transplantation.
Training took place in Oxford and at Royal Hospital Haslar, prior to an arthroscopy and knee surgery fellowship in Toronto, Canada in 1994-1995. He qualified in 1982 from Charing Cross Hospital, London and spent the first part of his medical career with the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy looking after service knees and seeing active service abroad. He joined Coventry in 2000 after 5 years as a Consultant in the armed forces.
He has a busy sports knee surgery practise, runs a knee fellowship program and continues to be very active in teaching and research, pioneering several new techniques. Through his hobby of sailing he was the medical advisor for the Volvo Ocean Race until 2012 and now sits on the Medical advisory committee for the RNLI.
Areas of interest
Knee; Knee Injury; Sports injuries; Anterior knee pain; Knee pain; Knee arthroscopy; Degenerative knee disorders; Ligament reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament; Knee surgery; Knee replacement surgery; Arthritis; Articular Cartilage repair including Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation; Meniscal Allograft Transplantation, Meniscal Repair and reconstruction using synthetic ACTIFIT implants; Partial Knee Resurfacing using Episurf customised implants; Unicompartmental knee replacement; Patello-femoral replacement; Total Knee Replacement.
- Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital The Chase Old Milverton Lane LEAMINGTON SPA CV32 6RW
- 01926 772731
- 01926 770159
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Specialist Knee Surgeon
University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
University Hospital Coventry
and Hospital of St Cross Rugby
Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick
Knee ligament and reconstructive surgery
Outcome following knee surgery
CV recent publications on website www.timspalding.com
Courses offered to GPs
Anything to do with the knee
Full detailed analysis of outcome collected through outcome sofware. Published papers. All available on request.
- FRCS Orth Royal College of Surgeons 1992
Reference number 2596958
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chairman Arthroscopy Committee ESSKA 2017
- Chairman Finance Committee ICRS 2017
- Vice President ACL Study Group 2017
- Chairman UK National Ligament Registry Steering Group UKNLR and BASK 2015
Affiliations / memberships
ACL Study Group
- Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital, CV32 6RW
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- 01926 772731
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01926 772731 or via Nuffield on 01926 427971