Consultant Profile

Mr Sean Symons

Mr Sean Symons MBBS, FRCS, FRCS Trauma & Orth
Practicing at:
Spire Wellesley Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Sports injury
  • Paediatric surgery
    • Paediatric orthopaedics
Special clinical interests:

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Mr Sean Symons treats all knee disorders, in particular sports injuries. Where possible this treatment will be done arthroscopically (key-hole surgery), which will reduce your pain and speed your recovery.

Sean Symons has a specialist interest in regenerative medicine within the knee joint. Methods are used to treat isolated cartilage defects using the patient’s own (autologous) bone marrow stem cells and growth factors derived from the patient’s blood (from platelet rich plasma). The stem cells are injected onto a scaffold that is placed into the cartilage defect and held in position using a mixture of a sealant (fibrin glue) and the platelet rich plasma.

Another area of regenerative medicine he specialises in is the use of bio-degradable scaffolds to treat defects in the meniscus (the specialist buffer cartilage of the knee).

Treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions in the soft tissues around the knee. These may be in the body of the tendon or ligament or where the tendon ligament inserts into the bone (enthesopathy). These may be treated by platelet rich plasma injections, which provide vital growth factors that help the repair of these inflamed and damaged tissues.

Other conditions of the knee treated are:

Ligament tears requiring reconstruction

  • anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
  • medial collateral liagament (MCL)
  • lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
  • posterolateral corner (PLC)


Meniscus injury;

  • partial resection or repair/suture
  • artifical scaffold



  • total knee replacement


Patellar stabilisation surgery

  • Medial Patellofemoral liagament reconstruction



Sean Symons has extensive experience in all areas of Children's Orthopaedic & Trauma surgery.

Research interests:

Articular cartilage regeneration using sten cell therapy
Meniscus preservation and regeneration surgery using suture techniques or artifical scaffolds
Platelet rich plasma treatment of chronic soft tissue injuries around the knee
Patella stabilisation surgery
The role of artificial ligament grafts in multi-ligament reconstruction of the knee

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Clinical Lead and Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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

Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedics Association
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Defence Union


Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01702 447921
Private secretary:
Alison Anslow
Private secretary telephone number:
07598 888 638
Mr Symons is available for appointments on Tuesdays from 2pm - 5.30pm and Thursdays from 9am - 12pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Sean Symons trained at The Royal London Medical School and qualified as a doctor in 1994. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999. He trained as a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in North West Thames.

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Mr Sean Symons

Mr Sean Symons Orthopaedic surgery & Paediatric surgery Consultant, Southend On Sea, Essex, private hospital specialist.

Mr Symons welcomes appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.

Please call

01702 447 926


For more detailed information, please vivit Mr Symons' website

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