Mr Andrew Lavender

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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  • Knee

About me

I am a Consultant Knee Surgeon at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport. My entire elective practice is devoted to knee surgery. I have over 15 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.

Review of the National Joint Registry in June 2018 shows that my revision rate (rate of re-do) of a cemented Total Knee Replacement is 0.9% at 5 years (9 per 1000) compared to the national average of 2.2% (22 per 1000).
My revision rate for Unicompartmental (Partial) Knee Replacements is 5.4% at 5 years (54 per 1000) compared to the national average of 6.5% (65 per 1000)

I am interested to know how my patients feel about their knee replacements. This is monitored by Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS). For knee replacement the average increase in Oxford Knee Score after a total knee replacement, according to the published PROMS database, is 16 points. My average increase is 21 points on the patients I operate on at Spire Manchester.

There is a newly formed National Ligament Register that is looking at the outcomes of knee ligament reconstructions. I enter my patients onto this register and am awaiting their publication of results.

Areas of interest

Knee surgery; Arthroscop; 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; Partial knee replacement; 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)

  • W8230

    Arthroscopic meniscal repair - (1-5)

    Spire Manchester Hospital (1-5)

  • W7410

    Multiple ligament reconstruction of knee (including posterior cruciate ligament) - (1-5)

  • W8200

    Arthroscopic meniscectomy (including debridement) - (1-5)

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