Mr Andrew Lavender

Mr Andrew Lavender

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

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

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


Other treatments

Adolescent knees (12 years +)

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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. During my training I undertook 2 internationally renowned fellowships. In Melbourne, Australia I learnt about soft tissue knee problems. At Wrightington, Wigan I learnt about joint replacements.

I am very interested to know how my patients progress after treatment. I review patients as required in clinic. I have also employed a company (Amplitude) to survey all my patients by email after surgery. This data allows me to see what effect 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 from the National Joint registry shows that my revision rate (re-do rate) for cemented Total Knee Replacements is 0.9% (9 in 1,000) at 5 years post surgery. This compares to the national average of 2.2% (22 in 1,000). My revision rate for Unicompartmental Knee Replacements at 3 years is 3.3% (33 in 1,000) compared to the national average of 4.3% (43 in 1,000).

I have a special interest in arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery. This allows torn menisci (Cartilages) to be resected or repaired. Damage to the articular cartilage can be treated and loose bodies removed. I have performed about 4,000 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 treatments available and tailor these to the needs of each patient. My revision (re-do) rates for Total Knee Replacements (TKR’s) and Unicompartmental Knee Replacements (Uni’s) compare favourably with the national average (see above). The close follow-up of patients by Amplitude will allow me to view the Patient reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) for all of my patients. I have performed over 1,000 Total Knee Replacements.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

Meniscus (cartilage) surgery, Ligament reconstruction (ACL) surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Unicompartmental knee replacement, Adolescent knees (12 years+), Patellofemoral knee problems (knee cap)

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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

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Private contact details

Private secretary Imogen Gill
Private secretary telephone 0161 413 8238
Private secretary fax 0161 413 8239
Private secretary email