Prof Philip Turner

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


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

Professional Membership

  • British Orthopaedic Association (Past President)
    Council member and Trustee, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    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
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Personal profile

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

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 previous 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 past President of the British Orthopaedic Association 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. He was elected to the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2019.

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