During his army career, Jonathan graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and rose to the rank of major. A secondment to the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory in Porton Down provided him with academic and research experience in the field of blast injuries. He saw active service in Iraq in 2004, working with the surgical teams in Basra, treating the injuries of both army personnel and Iraqi civilians affected by the conflict.
Having left the army in 2004, Jonathan took up specialist orthopaedic training in and around North London. He completed a prestigious Knee Fellowship at University Hospital Coventry before taking up his current NHS Consultant post at University Hospital Lewisham.
He is the principle knee surgeon at Lewisham Hospital specialising in knee injuries. He initiated the Acute Knee Service, so that knee injuries are rapidly identified and their treatment prioritised. He is also the Undergraduate Lead for medical students from King’s College London.
Mr Bird also recognises the importance of continuing his own education in the field of knee surgery. He keeps himself up-to-date by attending international conferences so that he can share expertise with the world’s leading knee surgeons. He applies all this to delivering the very latest therapies and techniques to his patients in London.
Whether he is treating an elite athlete wishing to return to competitive sport or someone suffering with the daily pain of arthritis, Jonathan is dedicated to providing the best standard of care to his patients; to alleviate their pain, improve their functioning and restore their quality of life.
- Dedicated knee surgeon, particularly sports injuries
- Arthroscopic knee surgery (keyhole)
- Meniscus repair and resection
- Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
- Anatomic Technique Treatment for early knee arthritis including unicondylar replacement
- Other knee ligament reconstruction (MCL/PCL/LCL) Osteotomy Patella Instability
- British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
- British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA)
- British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
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