Mr Julian Gilbody

Mr Julian Gilbody

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MSc, FRCSEd(Tr&Orth)

"Spire Manchester is a fantastic new hospital with state-of-the-art facilities. I feel confident that my patients will enjoy their stay here and are in the best place to make a swift recovery."

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I have been working as a consultant in Central Manchester since March 2016. I have extensive experience in hip and knee replacement surgery, revision hip replacement surgery and arthroscopic knee surgery. For my knee replacements, I use the innovative Medacta GMK Sphere knee replacement, which utilises MyKnee technology – surgical instruments which are tailored to each individual patient to offer a more accurate and less traumatic procedure with faster rehabilitation. For my hip replacements I use the Exeter Hip system, which has excellent longevity and remains the standard by which other hip replacements are measured.

I completed my higher surgical training in the West Midlands in 2011 and then undertook fellowships in advanced arthroplasty surgery at the prestigious Exeter Hip Unit and at Toronto Western Hospital. I held consultant appointments in Cornwall and Reading before moving to Manchester. In my current position I am the clinical governance lead for hip fractures and am leading a fracture clinic transformation team.

My MSc in Health Sciences has given me the skills to review and critically appraise published research in order to improve my care of patients, as well as an understanding of how high quality research projects should be designed. I am a keen surgical educator and teach surgical trainees in the North West and medical students from the University of Manchester.

I am a provider for the following insurers: BUPA, Aviva, AXA, WPA, Vitality, Cigna and Healix, as well as able to see self-pay patients.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Julian Gilbody at Spire include:


Other treatments

MyKnee - using patient-tailored instrumentation and Medacta GMK Sphere knee replacements.

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery
Hip revision surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery

Special clinical interests: primary and revision hip arthroplasty surgery, primary knee replacement surgery and arthroscopic knee surgery

BSc / University of London / 1994
Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Immunology and infection)

MBBS / University of London / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCSEd / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2001
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

(MSc) (Health Sciences (Trauma and Orthopaedics) / University of Warwick / 2009
Master of Science

FRCSEd(Tr&Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2009
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

British Hip Society

British Association for Surgery of the Knee

British Medical Association

I have actively engaged with research throughout my career. I have published 11 articles in peer-reviewed journals and I have presented or contributed to nine presentations to learned societies.

Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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