Mr Rob Gilbert

Mr Rob Gilbert

Consultant Sports Knee Surgeon
MBBS, BMedSci(Hons), FRCS Tr&Orth, DIP(Sports Med)

Specialises in

  • Sports knee injuries
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Meniscus surgery: repair and transplant
  • Cartilage transplant and early arthritis management
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Tuesday: 2pm - 7pm
Thursday (alt): 8am - 1pm
Saturday (alt): 8am - 11am

An initial consultation with Mr Rob Gilbert is from £250.

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in soft tissue / reconstructive knee surgery and sport knee injuries, however I do not perform joint replacement surgery. I frequently manage complex cases referred from across the North of England.

Initially from Cumbria, I qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical School, London in 2001. I completed my basic surgical training in the North West before being selected for specialist orthopaedic training on the Oswestry Orthopaedic Rotation in 2006. Whilst at Oswestry, I trained under eminent sport and knee surgeon Mr Dai Rees, which helped shape my career in sports knee surgery. My NHS Practice is at the Sports Knee Clinic, Wrightington Hospital.

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

I am committed to teaching and training and I am currently 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 I was appointed as the Knee Surgeon for the Rugby League World Cup.

General Medical Council Number: C6031311

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Sports injury
Soft tissue injuries

Special clinical interests: Cartilage regeneration and early arthritis management, knee ligament injuries, osteotomies around the knee, meniscus injuries, sport knee injuries.

Qualification and professional memberships

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Orthopaedic Hospital

Personal profile

I enjoy most sports, but my passion is rugby league.

Contact information

Private secretary Liz Costello / Gemma Lambert
Private secretary telephone 0161 447 6761
Private secretary fax 0161 447 6772
Private secretary email
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