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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
Neil Hunt is a Consultant Specialist Knee Surgeon specialising entirely in knee surgery.
He undertakes all aspects of knee surgery including arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), ligament reconstruction and sports knee surgery (from amateur to professional) and a full range of arthritis surgery including osteotomy (re-alignment), chondral and meniscal replacement techniques, uni-compartmental, total, partial and revision knee replacement. He offers both traditional and Conformis patient-specific (customised) knee replacements.
His aim is to maximise the function of patients' knees throughout their lives by eliminating or reducing their pain, returning them to activities and where possible, delaying the need for knee replacement.
He has a keen interest in early arthritis/arthritis prevention techniques including articular cartilage surgery and meniscal cartilage repair and replacement. He is able to refer patients for cellular 'regenerative' treatments including lipogems where appropriate.
His aim is to return quality of life to his patients as comfortably and quickly as their underlying conditions will allow.
He played rugby for many years and is a keen skier and tennis player and understands the frustrations (for amateurs as well as professionals) of being unable to return to sport after an injury.
Following graduation from Cambridge University and St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London, he trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in London and Yorkshire. He completed his training with a fellowship in Australia with one of the world’s leading knee surgeons and has been involved in the treatment of many elite sportsmen.
He has published a number of papers in peer reviewed journals and presented numerous papers at scientific and orthopaedic meetings nationally and internationally. As ongoing research is vital to realise the benefits of advances in treatment and medical technology, Mr Hunt actively monitors his patients and continues to be involved in clinical research projects.
Having worked as a consultant specialist knee surgeon for over 13 years, Mr Hunt has performed large volumes of surgery and he has excellent results as validated by his National Joint Registry data.
Areas of interest
Knee surgery; investigation and treatment; knee pain; arthritis; arthroscopy (keyhole surgery); ligament reconstruction; total knee replacement; patella instability; uni-compartmental knee replacement; revision knee replacement; osteotomy; chondral surgery; meniscal preservation; Conformis knee replacement; patient specific knee replacement; regeneration.
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Philippa Armstrong Fee Assured
Mr Hunt has been involved in clinical research throughout his career. He has published papers and abstracts in peer reviewed journals and spoken at conferences and meetings in the UK and abroad. His recent research has been focused on practical new applications / techniques.
He has recently been the principal investigator in a trial that demonstrated that the use of decellularised xenografts was safe and effective in patients. This offers patients the option of a biological ligament reconstruction graft without having the potential disadvantages of using their own tissue as a graft.
- M.A. University of Cambridge 1987
- MBBS University of London 1993
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1997
- FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2002
Reference number 4033273
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association
British Association of Surgery of the Knee
European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
- Clifton Park Hospital
- 18:30 - 20:30
- 07703 189544
- Fortius Clinic, 17 Fitzhardinge St, London
- 15:00 - 18:00
- 07724 909414
- Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital
- 08:00 - 12:30
- 0113 388 2067
- Nuffield York Hospital
- 14:00 - 20:30
- 01904 715111
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
If you have an urgent problem during office hours, please call Mr Hunt's secretary in the first instance on 07724 909414 and she will be able to advise you further and contact Mr Hunt if required.
If you have a problem outside of normal office hours, please telephone the hospital at which you were treated.