Mr Oliver Templeton-Ward is a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, specialising exclusively in knee surgery. His practice covers complex reconstructive surgery for sports injuries as well as the latest joint preservation techniques for both early and established knee arthritis.
His expertise lies in advanced arthroscopic (keyhole) treatments for cartilage and ligament injuries including anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and complex multi-ligament reconstruction following knee dislocation. He also performs joint preserving surgery for early arthritis, partial, total and ‘patient matched’ knee replacements.
He has a sub-specialist interest clinic in patello-femoral instability and anterior knee pain.
Mr Templeton-Ward has been fellowship trained in both partial and total knee replacement surgery. These types of surgery include patient-matched and robotic-assisted total and revision knee replacement
He can provide a tertiary referral service for complex multi-ligament injuries of the knee, and other knee surgeons regularly refer patients to him within the region. He covers advanced arthroscopic (keyhole) treatments and has extensive experience in the management of hamstring injuries in athletes.
Training and Appointment
Mr Templeton-Ward studied medicine at Nottingham University Medical School and his surgical and orthopaedic training was carried out in London and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, south east England. Following this he carried out 15 months of sub-specialist knee fellowship training, initially under Mr Neil Bradley at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, where he was trained in partial, total and revision knee replacement surgery.
He went on to study further in Sydney, Australia, on the internationally-recognised and highly sought-after fellowship with Dr David Wood, President of the Australian Knee Society. This fellowship covered complex multi-ligament reconstruction surgery and patellofemoral instability.
Other main areas of interest include osteoarthritis, paediatrics, and osteotomy.
He has published on many aspects of knee surgery and presented internationally on topics including hamstring reconstruction and the management of anterior knee pain. He is an Advanced Trauma and Life Support instructor and actively involved in surgical education having completed postgraduate training in medical education at UCL.
His current research is into into enhanced recovery and rapid rehabilitation following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and knee replacement surgery.
He is a local principal investigator for the nationally based ACL SNAAP trial which aims to determine whether patients with non-acute ACL deficiency recovery more effectively with non-surgical rather than surgical treatment, run out of Oxford University.
He has researched enhanced recovery and rehabilitation following ACL reconstructive surgery and knee replacement, and is currently running two research projects looking into partial knee replacement surgery and the use of quadriceps tendon for ACL reconstruction in elite athletes.
Mr Templeton-Ward has presented work nationally and internationally and also hosts international visiting surgeons at the clinic to observe the use of quadriceps tendon in ACL reconstruction.