Professor Philip Turner

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Philip Turner at Spire include:

Orthopaedics at Spire Manchester Hospital

Other treatments

  • Distal femoral osteotomy
  • Revision knee ligament surgery
  • Revision knee replacements

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee surgery since 1990. I provide a specialist service for sports knee injuries including cartilage injury, simple and complex knee ligament injuries, early and advanced arthritis of the knee, knee deformity and failed knee surgery.

I specialise in knee surgery, performing keyhole operations (arthroscopy), anterior cruciate and complex ligament reconstructions, cartilage repair and regeneration, knee realignment (osteotomy), revision knee ligament surgery, partial and total knee replacements and revision knee replacements. My interests are in all aspects of knee surgery, the management of the younger patient with degenerative knee disease, outcomes of surgical interventions and the organisation of musculoskeletal services. In addition, I have a wide commitment to surgical education across all specialties

In the last 10 years I have performed approximately 1,400 knee replacements, 200 partial knee replacements, 120 revision knee replacements, 400 anterior cruciate reconstructions, 2,500 other arthroscopic (keyhole) knee operations and 150 osteotomies (knee realignment).

I have previously been training programme director, head of the school of surgery for the Northwest and chairman of the confederation of post-graduate schools of surgery for the uk. I continue in the lead role for developing the orthopaedic curriculum and the quality assurance of assessments of trainees in surgical specialties.

I am a member of Orthteam which is a group of specialist orthopaedic surgeons dedicated to the highest quality of patient management and continuing education of all those involved in the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries and disease.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB (Hons) / University of Manchester / 1978
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1982
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

FRCS(ED) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 1982
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

FFSEM (UK) / Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK) / 2008
Fellow of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK)

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
British Orthopaedic Research Society
European Society for Surgery of the Knee
Overseas Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional leadership

Member of Council of the British Orthopaedic Association
Chairman of the Training Standards and Curriculum Committee of the British Orthopaedic Association
Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations and Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examinations
Founder and Chairman of the Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport

Honorary Professor, Department of Health Sciences, University of Salford

Domain Clinical Lead, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester

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Personal Profile

I have a long-term interest in remaining fit – running and cycling on both mountain bikes and road bikes. I previously held a private pilots license.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0161 447 6700

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