Mr Winston Kim

Personal profile

Winston Kim is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, with a practice focussed on arthritic conditions/sports injuries of the hip and knee. He performs hip and knee replacements, keyhole (arthroscopy) hip and knee surgery and ACL surgery.

Training and Appointment

Mr Kim graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1996, completed his Orthopaedic training in the North West England rotation, obtaining the FRCS (Orth). He underwent a further year of Fellowship training in Vancouver at Clive Duncan’s unit at UBC, Vancouver, Canada. He was recipient of the British Orthopaedic Foundation Travelling Fellowship award visiting the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Minnesota and the Hospital of Surgery (HSS) in New York, USA. 

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Current Practice

Mr Kim is in full time private practice, having spent over a decade in a large teaching hospital in the NHS. He performs optimally invasive hip and knee replacements incorporating enhanced recovery techniques. He pioneered robotic assisted knee replacement in the North of England, and has the largest series to date in the North West. He performs knee and hip arthroscopy for early arthritis and cartilage lesions including meniscal injuries/tears in the knee and labral tears in the hip. His routine practice includes ACL reconstruction.


Mr Kim has garnered several awards and prizes for research and teaching, including prizes for best basic science research (Peter Mallimson Prize, Best Fellow Research Award UBC, Vancouver), Ronald Ravens Barbers Award and the Sir John Charnley Trust Award and the British Hip Society Poster Prize in 2015. He was recipient of the Harvey Green Surgical Teacher Prize.

Professional Memberships

Clinical Interests


  • Hip replacement (primary and revision)
  • Young hip disease
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery incl ACL surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery

Special clinical interests:

  • Optimally invasive Hip & Knee replacement surgery
  • Young adult hip and knee surgery
  • Arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction
  • Sports injuries to the hip/knee  (e.g. hip labral, knee meniscal and ACL injuries)
  • Revision hip and knee surgery

Research interests:

  • Advanced techniques in management of early hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Hip osteoarthritis basic science and translational research
  • Use of novel biomaterials in revision arthroplasty

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Manchester

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In Press

Laura Turner and mum Janet Kershaw go under the knife for their arthritis
A mother and daughter duo are both enjoying a new lease of life after going under the knife to relieve early-stage arthritis.
Rossendale Free Press | 08/02/2016

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