Professor Leela Biant

Professor Leela Biant

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBBS, AFRCSEd, FRCSEd (Tr&Orth), MSres, MFSTEd

Specialises in

  • Bespoke knee replacement
  • Cell therapy for cartilage repair
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip surgery

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My clinical and research expertise is in cartilage assessment, stem cell regenerative medicine, early arthritis and joint preserving surgery and advanced bespoke joint replacement. I completed Orthopaedic Training in London, and advanced fellowships in Knee and Hip Surgery in Sydney and London. I worked as a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Clinician Scientist in Edinburgh for eight years prior to moving to Manchester to become Academic Head of the Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery.

In 2010 I was selected to represent the UK on the prestigious ABC Fellowship, where I toured the top centres in Canada and America for an educational exchange. Other awards include NRS Clinician Scientist Award, BASK Travelling Fellowship Award, Best paper at the British Orthopaedic Research Society, Presidents Prize Paper at the Royal Society of Medicine, The William Little Medal (twice) and I have been peer-selected as one of the top 15 cartilage repair surgeons in the world to attend research summits on advancing the science and surgery of cartilage repair. I was Orthopaedic Tutor of the Year twice at Edinburgh University.

I have been recognised as a leader in the field with Senior Fellowship status of the International Cartilage Repair Society.

I currently serve on the Executive of The British Association for Surgery of the Knee as Treasurer, The Board of the ICRS and Chair the International Cartilage Repair Society Registry and The British Orthopaedic Association Research Committee. I am a Clinician Advisor to NICE and review grant awards and research manuscripts for 15 different institutions.

I have published over 100 scientific research papers and books, including authorship in the latest edition of Grays Anatomy. I have supervised many higher degree students.

I prioritise the best evidenced-based care of my patients with the latest research-proven treatments.


General Medical Council Number: 4194516

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Leela Biant at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Bespoke knee replacement
  • Hip surgery
  • Stem cell regeneration of damaged joints

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Additional information

Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Sports injury

Special clinical interests: Cartilage assessment and repair, early arthritis and joint preserving treatment.

MBBS / University of London / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

BSc (Hons) / UCL / 1993
Orthopaedic Basic Sciences

AFRCSEd / RCS Edinburgh / 1999
Surgery in General

FRCSEd (Tr&Orth) / RCS Edinburgh / 2007
Speciality Fellowship Exam

CCST (Tr&Orth) / Postgrad Ed / 2008
Completion Speciality Training

MSres / University of London / 2008
Thesis: Articular cartilage injury

MFSTEd / RCS Edinburgh / 2014
Faculty of Surgical Trainers

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

British Orthopaedic Research Society

British Association for Surgery of the Knee

The International Cartilage Repair Society

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Seddon Society

Professional leadership

Executive and Treasurer, British Association for Surgery of the Knee
Senior Fellow Status, Board Member and Chair of the Registry Committee, International Cartilage Repair Society
Research Committee, British Orthopaedic Association
Clinician Advisor to NICE
Executive Committee, North West Surgical Trials Centre

Cartilage repair, stem cell repair of damaged joints, bespoke joint replacement, improving outcome of hip and knee replacement, hip and knee surgery in the ‘super-elderly’, prevention of infection in orthopaedic surgery, bone graft sterilization and safety.

Academic Head of Dept, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Manchester.

Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Central Manchester University Hospitals.

Reader, Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Manchester.

Honorary Professor, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Salford.

My interests include fitness, fencing, cycling, scuba diving, saxophone and travel.

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