Consultant Profile

Mr Tim Spalding

Mr Tim Spalding FRCS (Orth), FRCS (Ed), MBBS
Practicing at:
Spire Little Aston Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Knee Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Knee Surgery
ACL Reconstruction
Complex Hip and Knee Surgery
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Inflammation
Knee Ligament Injury
Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee Replacement
Kneee Replacement Revision
Knee Surgery (ACL repair)
Lower Limb Surgery
Manipulation Under Anaesthetic
Matrix-induced Chondrocyte Implantation
Meniscectomy for Meniscus Tear
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Patella Stablilisation
Patello-femoral Joint Replacement
Sports Injury
Unicompartmental Knee Replaement (UKR)
Meniscectomy for Menscus Tear
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Patella Stablilisation
Patello-femoral Joint Replaement
Sports Injury
Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (UKR)

Research interests:

Tim Spalding remains very active in teaching and research lecturing nationally and internationally on novel treatments and techniques in knee surgery, including recent pioneering work on Meniscal Transplant.

Recent Publications (since 2011)

M.R. Carmont, T. Crane, P. Thompson, T. Spalding. Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction for subluxating patellofemoral arthroplasty. The Knee, 2011;18(2):130-132.

Bird J, Carmont M.R, Dhillon M, Smith N, Brown C, Thompson P, Spalding T. Validation of a New Technique to Determine Midbundle Femoral Tunnel Position in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography Analysis. Arthroscopy 2011;27(9):1259-67.

Spencer SJ, Saithna A, Carmont MR, Dhillon MS, Thompson P, Spalding T.  Meniscal scaffolds: Early experience and review of the literature. Knee. 2012 Mar 3.

Carmont MR, Scheffler S, Spalding T, Brown J, Sutton PM. Anatomical single bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2011;4(2):65-72.

Saithna A, Kundra R, Modi CS, Getgood A, Spalding T.  Distal femoral varus osteotomy for lateral compartment osteoarthritis in the valgus knee. A systematic review of the literature. Open Orthop J. 2012;6:313-9.

Getgood A, Spalding T. The Evolution of Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction The Open Orthopaedics Journal, 2012, 6, (Suppl 2: M5) 287-294 287

Brown C, Spalding T, Robb, C. International Orthopaedics: Medial portal technique for single-bundle anatomical Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Orthopaedics: Volume 37, Issue 2 (2013), Page 253-269

A. Saithna, R. Kundra, A. Getgood, T. Spalding. Opening Wedge Distal Femoral Varus Osteotomy for Lateral Compartment Osteoarthritis in the Valgus Knee   Original Research Article. The Knee. 2014 Jan;21(1):172-5.

Robb C, Kempshall P, Getgood A, Standell H, Sprowson A, Thompson P, Spalding T. Meniscal integrity predicts laxity of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print]

S O’Leary. Spalding T, Haddad F, Price A, Bollen S. The UK National Ligament Registry. Editorial The Knee 20 (December 2013) 365-366.

H. Bouyarmane, P. Beaufils, N. Pujol, J. Bellemans, S. Roberts, T. Spalding, S. Zaffagnini, M. Marcacci, P. Verdonk, M. Womack, R. Verdonk. Polyurethane scaffold in lateral meniscus segmental defects: Clinical outcomes at 24 months. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2014 Feb;100(1):153-7.

Thompson SM, Spalding T, Church S.  A novel and cheap method of outside-in meniscal repair for anterior horn tears. Arthrosc Tech. 2014 Mar 14;3(2):e233-5. eCollection 2014 Apr. Free PMC Article

Spalding T, Robinson J, Getgood A.  Concerns over interpretation of data in "anterior cruciate ligament femoral footprint anatomy: systematic review of the 21st century literature". Arthroscopy. 2014 May;30(5):538-9.

Nicola D. Mackay, Nicholas A. Smith, Nick Parsons, Tim Spalding, Peter Thompson and Andrew P. Sprowson. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for Patellar Dislocation: A Systematic Review. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 2014 2:

Smith N. MacKay N, Costa M, Spalding T.   Meniscal allograft transplantation in a symptomatic meniscal deficient knee: a systematic review. Accepted Sept 2014 Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. Epub ahead of print

Norman DG, Getgood A, Thornby J, Bird J, Turley GA, Spalding T, Williams MA. Quantitative topographic anatomy of the femoral ACL footprint: a micro-CT analysis. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2014 Nov;52(11):985-95. Epub 2014 Sep 26.

P. J. Kempshall, B. Parkinson, M. Thomas, C. Robb, H. Standell, A. Getgood, T. Spalding Outcome of meniscal allograft transplantation related to articular cartilage status: advanced chondral damage should not be a contraindication. KSSTA Epub Nov 2014

Recent Chapters

Spalding T and Peterson L. Articular cartilage repair in the athlete. In Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics 2009 (In Print)

Spalding T. History and Examination of the knee In Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics 2009 (In Print)

Recent Conference Organised

Sports Knee Surgery. St Georges Park, Burton, Nov 4-5 2013. 6th Bi-Annual international conference with over 150 Knee specialist Surgeons.

Recent invited lectures and conferences attended available on request

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
MBBS 1982
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Society Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Orthopaedic Sports and Trauma Association (BOSTA)
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society

Additional Appointments

  • Deputy Lead for UK National Ligament Registry
  • Chairman UK Meniscal Study group, sub section of BASK
  • Lead and Secretary of Midlands Problem Knee Club Scientific Program
  • Chair for ICRS 2015 Member at Large ACL Study Group ICRS
  • Financial Committee member Medical and Survival Advisory Committee for Royal National Lifeboat Institute UK



Contact Details 
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01926 772731
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Background Information 
Professional profile:

Tim Spalding is a specialist knee surgeon at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. He treats all aspects of knee problems from sports related injuries to arthritis. His sub-specialist interest is in reconstructive knee surgery including meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage repair, osteotomy and ligament reconstruction.

Training took place in Oxford and at Royal Hospital Haslar, prior to an arthroscopy and knee surgery fellowship in Toronto, Canada in 1994-1995. He qualified in 1982 from Charing Cross Hospital, London and spent the first part of his medical career with the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy looking after service knees and seeing active service abroad.; He joined Coventry in 2000 after 5 years as a Consultant in the armed forces.

He has a busy sports knee surgery practise, runs a knee fellowship program and continues to be very active in teaching and research, pioneering several new techniques. His hobbies are his family and his competitive sailing. He has previously been the medical advisor for the Volvo Ocean Race and now sits on the Medical advisory committee for the RNLI.

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Mr Tim Spalding

Mr Tim Spalding Consultant Knee Surgeon

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