Mr Tim Spalding

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Clinical Interests

  • Knee Injury and Knee pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Ligament reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament
  • Knee surgery and Knee replacement surgery
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplantation
  • Degenerative knee disorders
  • Arthritis; Articular Cartilage repair including Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Meniscal Repair and reconstruction using synthetic ACTIFIT implants
  • Partial Knee Resurfacing using Episurf customised implants
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement
  • Patello-femoral replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement

Professional Memberships

  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • British Orthopaedic Society

Personal profile

Tim is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the University Hospitals Coventry Warwickshire NHS Trust.

He qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London in 1982 and completed a fellowship in knee and sports surgery in Toronto, Canada in 1995. He has been specialising in knee surgery since that time.

Tim's interests cover the range of knee surgery including arthroscopic anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction for the unstable knee, meniscal surgery and reconstruction for the torn footballer’s cartilage, surgery for patello-femoral problems, articular cartilage repair and autologous chondrocyte transplantation for joint articular surface damage, through to osteotomy and joint replacement for the worn knee. More recent interests include meniscus transplantation, and he has now done over 150 such cases which is the most in the UK.

He is also actively involved with research and teaching both nationally and internationally. Most recently he is one of the lead developers of the National Ligament Registry dedicated to analysing and improving the outcome of Anterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction.

He was co-chairman of the program committee for ICRS 2015 conference in Chicago, and is currently Chairman of the Finance committee for the ICRS and the Arthroscopy Committee for ESSKA.

Through his hobby of sailing he was the medical advisor for the Volvo Ocean Race until 2012 and now sits on the Medical advisory committee for the RNLI.

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