Prof Lee Jeys

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, MSc (Ortho. Engin.), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Year qualified:1995

Specialty

Personal profile

Consultant Q&A Orthopaedic Surgery

As well as having a thriving private practice at BMI Healthcare, Professor Lee Jeys is one of five Consultant Surgeons in the Oncology department of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.

He specialises in hip and knee replacements, particularly revision surgery and infection, pelvic discontinuity and horrendoplasties.

He performs several hundred cases per year and is often lauded as an ‘international expert’ undertaking cases that others can’t do. Patients from all over the UK and abroad are often seen in his clinic.

He takes a lead in Paediatric Surgery and regularly operates on children under the age of 4 years old at regional paediatric hospitals.

He has recently had the wonderful honour bestowed upon him of being made Professor of Health and Life Sciences at Aston University in recognition of his research. Some of this research has been developing personalised knee replacements which mimic the natural shape of the patients’ knee.

He uses stem cells from some of his patients to make new bone or cartilage and he supervises 2 PhD students who are 'growing' cartilage in a laboratory.

Professor Jeys’ other area of specialty is bone and soft tissue cancers. He has published many articles about how best to treat bone and soft tissue tumours, including European guidelines for other surgeons. He has also helped to invent a computer system that is used during surgery to remove the tumour more accurately.

He has written in over 170 publications on a wide variety of areas of orthopaedic surgery and he lectures all over the world on these topics.

Professional Membership



  • Fellow of British Orthopaedic Association

  • Member of British Hip Society

  • Member of British Orthopaedic Oncology Society

  • Member of European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society

  • Member of Connective Tissue Oncology Society

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • International Affiliate of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Member of National Cancer Research Institute Sarcoma Clinical Studies Group

  • Executive committee member British Sarcoma Group

  • Member Research Advisor Committee Sarcoma UK

  • Member of Trial Management Group EUROEWINGS 2012

Clinical Interests



  • Hip and knee surgery

  • Primary and revision hip and knee replacements

  • Sports injuries and arthroscopic knee surgery

  • International expertise in benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumours

  • The role of mesenchymal stem cells in cartilage proliferation

  • The kinematics of rotating platform and hinge knee replacements

  • Effect of surgical margins on local control and survival of sarcomas

  • The use of novel MRI technology to investigate response to chemotherapy

  • Development of a biological classification for chondrosarcoma

  • Safety of autologous blood transfusions in bone sarcomas

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