Consultant Profile

Mr Adrian Butler-Manuel

Mr Adrian Butler-Manuel MB BS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS (orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Sussex Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Primary and revision knee arthroplasty, knee arthroscopic surgery and ligament reconstruction

Research interests:

Current research studies include a comparative study of the functional results AGC and Vanguard total knee replacements, long term review of the Oxford Partial knee replacement, comparative study of AGC (fixed bearing) versus TMK (mobile bearing) total knee replacements, ABG II total hip replacement – outcome comparison using ceramic on ceramic versus metal on poly bearings. HEALTH study – multicentre international study comparing total hip versus hemiarthroplasty in hip fracture patients.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Conquest Hospital, East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Horder Centre, Crowborough, East Sussex.

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

British Orthopaedic Association
British Association for Surgery of the Knee

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01424 757455
Private secretary telephone number:
01424 757411
Private secretary fax:
01424 757453
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Butler-Manuel began his medical training at St Thomas’s Hospital, London. His higher surgical training was carried out on the South East Thames Rotation which included one year at the Royal East Sussex Hospital in Hastings. He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, with a special interest in lower limb surgery, at the Conquest Hospital in 1993.

Mr. Butler-Manuel specialises in knee replacement surgery. According to the latest NJR data, he has performed approximately 600 primary total knee replacements, 200 partial knee replacements and over 100 revision knee replacements in the last 3 years. He is a Faculty Member of the Oxford Partial Knee Group and helps train experienced surgeons in this technique. He also specialises in arthroscopic and ligament reconstruction surgery as well as maintaining his interest in orthopaedic trauma.

Mr Butler-Manuel has a major interest in Clinical Research. He regularly presents at national and international Knee Conferences. He helped establish a dedicated lower limb Research Unit at the Conquest Hospital. Current research studies include:- a randomised controlled study comparing functional results between an established (AGC) and a newer (Vanguard) knee replacements, a randomised controlled study comparing the outcomes following  mobile bearing (TMK) and fixed bearing (AGC) knee replacements, a long term review of Oxford partial knee replacements to be submitted for publication in 2016, a randomised controlled comparison of ABG II hip replacements using either ceramic / ceramic or metal / poly bearings. He is also principal investigator at the Conquest for an international multicentre study comparing total hip replacement with hemiarthroplasty for fractured neck of femur.

 Mr Butler-Manuel has also been Lead Audit Consultant and was Orthopaedic Clinical Lead at the Conquest  from 2006 -2011.



Personal profile:

Mr. Butler-Manuel is happily married with 3 children and has a working wife who is a Consultant Radiologist. His main interests outside work are are football, tennis, golf, cycling, reading  and attending live music concerts. 

Recommended links:

You can find out how many procedures Mr Butler-Manuel has performed on the National Joint Registry Website - please click here.

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Mr Adrian Butler-Manuel

Mr Adrian Butler-Manuel Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Hastings, East Sussex, private hospital specialist.

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