Mrs Jill Rutherford-Davies

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc(Med Sci) MB ChB MRCS (Ed) FRCSEd (Tr & Orth)

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • Biological Knee Society
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Society
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • General Medical Council

Clinical Interests

  • Sports knee surgery
  • Knee arthroplasty and reconstructive procedures


  • Sports knee injuries and reconstruction
  • Reconstructive knee surgery in active patients with osteoarthritis
  • Cartilage preservation procedures
  • Knee replacement

Research interests:

  • Outcomes in ACL reconstruction, ligament preserving techniques
  • Time to surgery and return to sport in ACL reconstructive surgery

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Personal profile

Having been fellowship trained in sports knee surgery Jill has a specialist interest in knee ligament injury and surgical reconstruction, meniscal surgery, including repair and reconstruction and the management of cartilage defects.

Jill stays up to date with the most recent advances in sports knee surgery.

Jill was born in Salford and studied medicine at St Andrews University, Scotland and Manchester University. She was a junior doctor in the Northwest and undertook her specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic training in Merseyside. Having completed her training she undertook specialist fellowships in Merseyside and Glasgow in knee reconstruction and replacement surgery.

Jill has a particular subspecialty interest in sports knee surgery and completed a Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship devoted to this at Wrightington Hospital. Through attendances at conferences and courses and membership of professional associations, Jill ensures she offers the latest techniques in sports and reconstructive knee surgery to enable her patients to have the best outcome from surgery and the quickest return to sports and everyday activities.

Through her time as an army reservist and military deployments to Afghanistan, Jill has gained unique skills and insight into trauma injuries, management and rehabilitation. She has looked in detail at sporting injuries suffered by deployed military personnel.

Jill is dedicated to teaching and training. She teaches Manchester University medical students weekly and offers fellowship training for senior trainees pursuing a career in knee surgery. She is an honorary lecturer at Salford University teaching on the Musculoskeletal MSc programme and actively participates in teaching programmes for allied health care professionals. She is an Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor. Being passionate about working in and around the area she is from, Jill secured a Consultant post in Trauma, Sports & Reconstructive Knee Surgery at Salford Royal Foundation Trust.

Through Salford Royal being a Greater Manchester trauma centre Jill has become highly experienced in the management of knee trauma in particular complex multi-ligament knee injuries, the surgical reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Outside of knee reconstruction Jill is a dedicated football fan, she is a keen cyclist and studies Spanish. Her main focus is spending quality time with her family and discovering new places.

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