Consultant Orthopaedic Knee and Trauma Surgeon
Rupert Clifton

Rupert Clifton

MB ChB, MRCS (Eng), MSc (Orth Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Knee and Trauma Surgeon

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the private Ramsay Fitzwilliam Hospital, Peterborough.

Unlike many general orthopaedic surgeons my entire elective (non-emergency) practice focuses solely on knee surgery. Because of this super-specialisation I have built up considerable experience of both joint replacement and also 'soft tissue' knee arthroscopy and cruciate ligament reconstruction performing over 80 Total Knee Replacements, 40 - 50 Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstructions and over 200 knee arthroscopies per year.

As part of my commitment to patient safety I am very open about my operative experience and fully contribute to both the National Joint Registry (where it can be seen I perform numbers almost double the average knee surgeon) and to the National Ligament Registry – where data is as yet not in the public domain but will be.

My practice involves dealing with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, multi-ligament knee injuries, knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), cartilage and meniscal surgery as well as primary and revision total knee replacement (arthrosplasty).

My private practice mirrors my NHS practice without exception.

I graduated with surgical honours from Leeds Medical School in 2000. Following this I undertook Basic Surgical Training in Yorkshire and was appointed to Cambridge Deanery at a very young age of 26 to commence Higher Specialist Surgical Training on the East of England Programme.

To further my biomechanical knowledge of the knee I also studied towards and completed the prestigious Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff University awarded in 2005.

To finish my training and develop expertise in complex knee surgery, I undertook a Complex Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship with well renowned hip and knee surgeon Mr Keith Tucker at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich in 2008 and a Sports Knee Soft Tissue Fellowship with the eminent knee surgeons Mr Richard Nutton (previous BASK President) and Mr John Keating at the world renowned Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, in 2009.

I was appointed locum Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge in 2009 prior to being appointed as a Consultant in Orthopaedic Knee Surgery to Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in June 2010.

I continue to practice in the state-of-the-art Peterborough City Hospital seeing NHS patients and run an acute knee injury clinic every Friday afternoon working closely with sports physiotherapists.

I have an interest in all conditions of the knee and perform Arthroplasty (uni-compartmental, patello-femoral and total knee replacement surgery for arthritic conditions) and Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery: ACL reconstruction, cartilage/chondral regenerative procedures and meniscal surgery for sports injuries and degenerative conditions. I use pioneering techniques of anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and medial patella-femoral ligament reconstruction for patella instability.

I am the Undergraduate Educational Supervisor to Leicester orthopaedic medical students and I also regularly teach on the Advanced Trauma Life Support courses run by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

I am married to Georgina with 2 children.

After deciding to sub-specialise in knee surgery, he undertook a Fellowship with the eminent knee surgeons Mr Richard Nutton and Mr John Keating at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, in 2009 and a Complex Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship with well renowned Hip and Knee surgeon Mr Keith Tucker at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich in 2008.

Locum Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge in 2009 for 6 months prior to being appointed as a substantive Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery to Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in June 2010, where he continues to practice in the new state-of-the-art Peterborough City Hospital. Mr Clifton has an interest in all conditions of the knee and performs Arthroplasty (uni-compartmental, patello-femoral and total knee replacement surgery for arthritic conditions) and Arthroscopic surgery (ACL reconstruction, cartilage/chondral regenerative procedures and meniscal surgery) for sports injuries and degenerative conditions.

  • Knee surgery in particular primary and revision total knee replacement, unicompartmental and patellofemoral knee replacement.
  • Sports Knee Injury and Ligament Reconstruction including surgery of the anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament and posterolateral corner.
  • Knee arthroscopy and mensical surgery including meniscal repair.
  • High tibial osteotomy for young knee arthritis.
  • Anterior knee pain and patellofemoral disorders including instability.
  • Cartilage injury and repair.

Mr Clifton undertook Specialist Fellowships in knee surgery at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Norfolk & Norwich Hospital. Mr Clifton has published papers in several international orthopaedic journals on drains in orthopaedic surgery, drain use in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and the role of lateral retinacular release in knee surgery.

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01733 842 309    janesj@live.co.uk

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