Consultant Profile

Mr Rob Gilbert

Mr Rob Gilbert MB.BS, B.Med.Sci(Hons), FRCS Tr&Orth, DIP(Sports Med)
Practicing at:
Spire Manchester Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Sport knee injuries
Knee ligament injuries: ACL, PCL, combined ligament injuries, revision surgery
Meniscus injuries: repair, replacement/transplant
Cartilage regeneration and early arthritis management
Osteotomies around the knee

Research interests:

Meniscus repair / replacement
Knee ligament reconstruction

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Orthopaedic Hospital

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

International Cartilage Repair Society
Arthroscopic Association of North America

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0161 232 2261
Private secretary telephone number:
01257 256300
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Rob Gilbert is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in soft tissue and reconstructive knee surgery. He works as a consultant at the Sports Knee Clinic, Wrightington Hospital and frequently manages complex cases referred from across the north of England.

Initially from Cumbria, Rob qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical School (London) in 2001. He completed his basic surgical training in the North West before being selected for specialist orthopaedic training on the Oswestry Orthopaedic Rotation in 2006.  Whilst at Oswestry, Rob trained under eminent sport/knee surgeon Mr Dai Rees, which helped shape Rob’s career in sports knee surgery.

As Rob specialises in sports knee injuries and reconstructive knee surgery, he does not perform joint replacement surgery.

In 2011 Rob was awarded the BOSTAA (British Orthopaedic Sport Trauma and Arthroscopy Association) travelling fellowship in sports surgery. This enabled him to visit centres of excellence throughout the USA, and learn from leading knee surgeons.

Rob is committed to teaching and training.  He is the programme director for the Wrightington Sports Knee Fellowship programme where orthopaedic surgeons gain specialist training in sports knee surgery.

In addition to being the knee surgeon to the top Super League rugby clubs, in 2013 Rob was appointed as the knee surgeon for the Rugby League World Cup.

Personal profile:

Mr Gilbert enjoys most sports but his passion is rugby league.

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Mr Rob Gilbert

Mr Rob Gilbert Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Manchester, private hospital specialist.

Treatment information
Joint injections
Knee arthroscopy
Knee ligament surgery

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