Mr Andrew Lavender 03304532

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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Specialises in

  • Knee


  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a Consultant Knee Surgeon at Spire Hospital, Manchester, where I am also the Medical Advisory Committee Chairman. My entire elective practice is devoted to knee surgery. I have over 19 years experience as a consultant. I undertake all aspects of knee surgery.

I have undertaken over 1000 total knee replacements, over 1000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions and 5000 arthroscopic (Keyhole) knee operations.

In 2019 Spire Manchester purchased a MAKO Robot. I have been trained in its use and have successfully used it to help me perform Total and Partial (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacements. My experience is that the patients have a shorter stay in hospital and recover quicker, getting back to their normal activities, than with conventional knee replacements.

The latest publication of the National Joint Registry in 2019 shows. At 10 years post-total knee replacement 14 of my patients should have had a revision (re-do), but only 7 had required it. For my Unicompartmental (Part) knee replacements 5 should have had a revision, but only 3 required it.

I am interested to know how my patients feel about their knee replacements. This is monitored by Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS). The latest report from the National Joint Registry in 2019 shows the patients I operate on are on average older, larger and having more co-morbidities than other surgeons. Despite this the patients I treat still improve in their activities to the same degree.

There National Ligament Register that is looking at the outcomes of knee ligament reconstructions. I am one of only 2 surgeons at Spire Manchester who enter my patients onto this register. The data from the 2020 report shows that my patients start with worse scores before their surgery than average. At 1 and 2 years after their surgery their functional and health scores have returned to the average.

Areas of interest

Knee surgery; Robotically Assisted Knee Surgery; Arthroscopy; Arthroscopic knee surgery; Torn cartilage; Torn cartilage surgery; Torn cartilage repair ; Keyhole surgery; Keyhole knee surgery; Osteoarthritis; Knee arthritis; Knee pain; Joint pain; Degenerative knee disorders; Knee replacement; Knee replacement surgery; Total knee replacement; Robotically Assisted Knee Replacement; Partial knee replacement; Unicompartmental knee replacement; Robotically Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Replacement; Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL); Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction surgery; ACL reconstruction surgery; Knee Ligament reconstruction surgery; Osteotomy; Knee osteotomy; High tibial osteotomy; Adolescent knee problems; Sports injuries; Anterior knee pain

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Procedures completed

  • W8500

    Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (1-5)

    Spire Manchester Hospital (1-5)

  • W7420

    Autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (including arthroscopic and meniscectomy) - (1-5)

    Spire Manchester Hospital (1-5)

  • W4210

    Total prosthetic replacement of knee joint, +/- cement, +/- patella - (1-5)

    Spire Manchester Hospital (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)

    Spire Manchester Hospital (1-5)

  • 20355

    Initial out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)

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