Consultant Profile

Mr Andrew Porteous

Mr Andrew Porteous MBChB, FRCS(Ed), MSc(Orthopaedic Engineering), FRCS(Tr&Ortho)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:
Knee ligament and cartilage injury and surgical reconstruction; Cartilage regeneration/transplant
Treatment of knee arthritis
Unicompartmental and total knee replacement
Revision knee replacement
Research interests:
Cartilage regeneration techniques, anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, minimally invasive knee replacement, kneeling ability, function after knee replacement and revision knee replacement.
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Frenchay, Southmead Hospital & Avon Orthopeadic Centre
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
British Orthopaedic Association
European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
International Society for Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
British Association for Surgeryof the Knee (BASK)
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 980 4037
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 980 4037
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Mr Porteous specialises in all aspects of knee surgery and his practice only sees patients with knee problems. He runs the Knee Injury Service at Frenchay Hospital and provides a similar service in his private practice. A full range of options for patients with cartilage problems is provided, including cartilage regeneration and transplant techniques and re-aligning osteotomies. Half (Unicompartmental) and total knee replacements are available for the treatment of advanced arthritis.

Mr Porteous leads the revision knee replacement service for North Bristol NHS Trust and complex knee replacement and revision knee replacements are also available in his private practice.

Mr Porteous receives a high proportion of referrals for complex knee problems from Cheltenham, Bath, Yeovil, Taunton, Weston and South Wales.

Mr Porteous trained in orthopaedics in Bristol before gaining additional experience in knee surgery in Australia, the USA, Canada and Scandanavia.

He maintains an active interest in all areas of knee research and education and developed the knee replacement education classes at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre. He is the advisor on knee problems and pathways to the Bristol PCT MATS and South Gloucestershire PCT CATS programmes. He is former recipient of the British Knee Society Travelling Fellowship and the Knee Society President's Medal. He advises on knee replacement and knee technologies to the Medicine Devices Agency and NICE.
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Mr Andrew Porteous

Mr Andrew Porteous Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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