Prof Philip Turner

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Year qualified:1978


Personal profile

Professor Phil Turner is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. His practice focuses on surgery of the knee and sports related trauma.

Training and Appointment

Professor Turner has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon based at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport since 1990. He is the senior surgeon in the department and specialises in all aspects of knee surgery having established a nationally recognised knee unit. He trained in the North West and has visited many knee units in the UK, Europe and America.

Current Practice

Professor Turner’s clinical interests are in sports injuries of the knee, complex knee ligament reconstructions, the arthritic knee in younger patients, disorders of the patello-femoral joint and the failed knee replacement. He is active in promoting research and service organisation in his role as a domain clinical lead in the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and holds an Honorary Professorship in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Salford.


Professor Turner is a Council Member of the British Orthopaedic Association, Chairman of the BOA Training Standards Committee and is a member of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee, a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has previously been the NW orthopaedic Training Programme Director, head of the NW School of Surgery and Chair of the Confederation of Post-Graduate Schools of Surgery. He was awarded a Silver Clinical Excellence Award in 2015.

Professional Membership

  • British Orthopaedic Association (vice president elect)
  • BOA Training Standards Committee (chairman)
  • Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations (IQA chairman)
  • Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance (founder and chairman)
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

Clinical Interests

  • Revision surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Articular cartilage repair
  • Osteotomy around the knee
  • Partial knee replacement

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