Tim Spalding

Consultant Knee Surgeon


Tim Spalding is a specialist knee surgeon with extensive experience of sports injuries and treatment of the worn knee including knee replacement.

He is a pioneer of Meniscal Transplantation in UK having performed over 200 meniscal transplants. Current research examines the chondroprotective effect of transplantation and optimisation of the surgical technique. His sports injury expertise includes professional sportspersons and covers arthroscopic surgery and anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; and his reconstructive knee surgery interest includes meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage repair, osteotomy and partial or total knee replacement.

Training took place in Oxford and in the Royal Navy prior to an arthroscopy and knee surgery fellowship in Toronto, Canada. He joined University Hospital Coventry in 2000 after 5 years as a Consultant in the Royal Navy. He has a busy sports knee surgery practise, runs a knee fellowship program and continues to be very active in teaching and research.

Recent and current appointments

  • Specialist consultant knee surgeon at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK
  • Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick
  • Chairman of UK National Ligament Registry
  • Chairman of Arthroscopy Committee European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Chairman of Finance Committee International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) Previous co-chairman of the program committee for ICRS 2015 conference in Chicago
  • Member of Medical advisory committee for the RNLI

Publications, lectures and teaching

  • Over 50 peer reviewed publications on knee surgery including outcome results, new techniques and randomised trials
  • Book chapters on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Meniscal Transplantation and Knee replacement surgery
  • Co-editor book on Meniscal Transplantation
  • Lectures nationally and internationally on knee research
  • Convenor of bi-annual Sports Knee Surgery educational conference
  • Reviewer for KSSTA and The Knee Journals

Society memberships

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

Contact details

To find out more, or to arrange an appointment please contact my secretary, who will be more than happy to help:

DDI: +44 (0) 192 677 2731
Fax: +44 (0) 203 070 0106
Email: spalding@fortiusclinic.com

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Mr Spalding was inspirational, honest, tough but most of all hopeful that he could get me back playing rugby. In 2015 I had a cartilage transplant following a period of waiting for a suitable cartilage to be available, Mr Spalding made me promise no rugby