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Mr Andrew Lavender

Mr Andrew Lavender

Consultant Knee Surgeon
MB BS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialises in

  • Total, partial and patellofemoral knee replacements
  • Knee ligament injuries and reconstructions
  • Meniscal / cartilage surgery and repair
  • Sports knee injuries
  • Adolescent knee injuries and surgery
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Tuesday: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Wednesday: 10.30am – 12pm

An initial consultation with Mr Andrew Lavender is from £200.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andrew Lavender at Spire include:

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant knee surgeon since 2002. My entire elective practice is devoted to knee surgery. I have been trained in and provide a full range of knee surgery. I am very interested to know how my patients progress after treatment. I review patients in clinic as required. I have also employed a company (Amplitude) to survey all my patients by email after surgery. This data allows me to see what effect the treatments are having. The data also feeds into national registries, such as the National Joint Registry and the National Ligament Registry. I then get feedback on my own results.

The latest data in June 2018 from the National Joint Registry shows that my revision rate (re-do rate) for cemented Total Knee Replacements is 0.9% (9 in 1000) at 5 years post-surgery. This compares to the national average of 2.2% (22 in 1000). My revision rate for Unicompartmental Knee Replacements at 5 years is 5.4% (54 in 1000) compared to the national average of 6.5% (65 in 1000).

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) are independent and are used to monitor the recovery of patients after surgery. For knee replacements the Oxford Knee Score (OKS), which is a score out of 48, is used. The national average improvement on OKS after a knee replacement is 15 points. At Spire Manchester my average increase is 21 points.

I have a special interest in arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery. This allows torn menisci (Cartilages) to be resected (removed) or repaired. Damage to the articular cartilage can be treated and loose bodies removed. I have performed about 4000 arthroscopic knee procedures.

Knee ligament damage is becoming more common. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is the commonest knee ligament that requires surgery. I have performed over 700 ACL reconstructions. I submit my data to the newly formed National Ligament Registry which is looking to improve outcomes for patients.

Arthritis causes people a great deal of pain and is becoming more frequent in younger people. I undertake the full range of surgeries available and tailor these to the needs of each patient. My revision (re-do) rates for compare favourably with the national average (see above). I have performed over 1000 Total Knee Replacements.

Adolescent patients provide different challenges to adults as well as some that are the same. I have extensive experience in treating adolescent knee problems. I am one of only a few orthopaedic surgeons in Manchester who is able to operate on adolescent patients (12 years old and above) privately.

General Medical Council Number: C3304532

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Arthroscopy
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Osteoarthritis

special Clinical Interests: Meniscus (cartilage) surgery; Ligament reconstruction (ACL) surgery; Total Knee Replacement; Unicompartmental knee replacement; Adolescent knees (12 years+); Patellofemoral knee problems (knee cap).

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University of London / 1989
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCSI / Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland / 1994
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / Intercollegiate Board / 2001
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons


Professional memberships

British Medical Association
British Association of Surgery of the Knee


Professional leadership

Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Spire Hospital, Manchester
Procurement Lead, Stepping Hill Hospital

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stepping Hill Hospital Stockport

Contact information

Website http://www.kneesurgerymanchester.co.uk
Private secretary Imogen Gill
Private secretary telephone 0161 413 8238
Private secretary fax 0161 413 8239
Private secretary email Info@kneesurgerymanchester.co.uk
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