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Mr Nicholas Bottomley BSc MBBS FRCS DPhil (Oxon)
Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon
Nicholas is a specialist orthopaedic knee surgeon and his practice encompasses all aspects of paediatric and adult knee surgery. He has a particular interest in:
• The management of sports injuries; including ACL reconstructions, multi-ligament reconstruction and meniscal repair surgery
• Knee pain and arthritis; with a particular expertise in the management of early arthritis.
• Knee replacement surgery; specialising in both partial and total knee replacements.
• Patellofemoral (kneecap) instability
Nicholas works at the world renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and at the Manor Hospital, Oxford. He graduated from Imperial College Medical School in 2001. He has a first class honours degree in Orthopaedics from University College London and a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford for his research work investigating the progression of early knee arthritis.
Nicholas furthered his specialist knowledge of sports injuries in Brisbane, Australia working with a surgical team looking after professional rugby union and rugby league teams.
Nicholas remains active in surgical research and is involved in the running of several national studies. He teaches and lectures internationally, especially in the field of partial knee replacement.
Areas of interest
Specialist knee surgery; Knee; Arthritis; knee injury; knee pain; sports injury; Arthroscopy and arthroscopic surgery; Meniscus; ACL Surgery; Cruciate ligament injury; Sports Ligament Surgery; Meniscal Surgery and Meniscal Repair; Partial Knee Replacement; Oxford Knee Replacement; Patellofemoral knee replacement; Kneecap disorders; Total Knee Replacement; knee dislocation; Ligament injury; Osteotomy; Cartilage repair; Cartilage regeneration
- Christine Prior
- Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital Beech Road Headington Oxford OX3 7RP
- 01865 307528
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
ACL (Knee ligament) surgery:
I am the local Oxford Principal Investigator for a national randomised trial investigating the outcome of ACL surgery.
The management of painful total knee replacements:
I am the local Oxford Principal Investigator for a national trial investigating the best management of painful total knee replacements.
The outcome of knee replacements.
Partial knee replacements
I am a qualified RFU rugby coach and coach a local mini rugby team.
I have published many articles. A complete list is available on my website.
- BSc Orthopaedic Science (First Class) University College London 1998
- MBBS (Medical Degree) Imperial College School of Medicine 2001
- FRCS (Tr and Orth) Royal College of Surgeons 2011
- DPhil (PhD) University of Oxford 2014
Reference number 6029016
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Arthroscopic meniscectomy (including debridement) - (5-50)
Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (1-5)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - (1-5)
Therapeutic arthroscopy operation on articular cartilage (other than W8200 and W8230) (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
Unicompartmental knee replacement - (1-5)
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