Mr Alexander James Anderson

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MBBS MRCS(Ed) FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Personal profile

Mr Alex Anderson is a Knee Specialist and NHS Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Rotherham General Hospital, with a private practice at Thornbury and over a decades sub specialist Consultant experience. He is a Senior Partner in Sheffield Orthopaedics Ltd (SOL); the largest independent provider of Orthopaedic Healthcare in the UK (est 2003).

Mr Anderson specialises solely in knee surgery in his private practice following higher surgical training knee fellowships in Harrogate and Sheffield over 13 years ago and extensive clinical experience since with a busy NHS and private practice.

He is one of the most renowned consultant knee surgeons in the region frequently approached by other specialists for a second opinion for patients with difficult problems or those who need revision surgery.

He has close links to many high quality physiotherapists working in South Yorkshire as well as sports physicians, osteopaths and chiropractors. His aim is to get patients with a sporting injury or arthritis back to full function as quickly and simply as possible.

Whether you are a senior person with arthritis who wants to live a full and active life, or a sports person who wants to return to competition Mr Anderson aims to ensure that you receive the very best treatment from highly qualified caring professionals at Thornbury BMI Hospital in Sheffield.

He can therefore treat all aspects of knee surgery in patients of all ages including complex problems using innovative techniques such as arthroscopy (keyhole)and soft tissue ligament reconstruction for sports injuries through to arthroplasty (primary and revision).

This includes; single and multiple ligament reconstruction, meniscal and cartilage disorders, osteotomies, unicompartmental (partial) and total knee replacements, andhe is involved in international research trials.

As with all of the SOL surgeons with its strong governance structure Mr Anderson consistently demonstrates excellent patient related outcome measures and low re-operation and complication rates compared to other UK surgeons putting him in the best 2-5% (National Joint Registry Data) for partial knee replacements and uncemented total knee replacements and strives to deliver personal, professional, tailored care for his patients.

Mr Anderson is currently the Clinical Director for Orthopaedic Surgery at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, and he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield.

He is presently a member of a number of orthopaedic societies (BOA, BASK, ISAKOS, ESSKA) and continues to be actively involved in research having published in national and international journals. He enjoys teaching and training junior doctors and future surgeons as faculty on national exam courses arthroscopic workshops.

Mr Anderson is recognised as a provider by all major insurance companies including BUPA, WPA, AXA PPP, Simply Health, Vitality, Prudential, Groupama and AVIVA.

For more information please visit www.sheffieldorthopaedics.com

Professional Membership



  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee

  • International Society of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

  • European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

  • Royal College of Surgeons (Ed)

Clinical Interests



  • Arthroscopic knee surgery

  • Knee ligament reconstruction

  • Knee arthroplasty (primary and revision)

  • Sports injuries

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