Mr Rob Gilbert

Mr Rob Gilbert

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

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rob Gilbert at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in soft tissue knee injuries at the Sports Knee Clinic, Wrightington Hospital. 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.

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.

I specialise in soft tissue / reconstructive knee surgery and sports knee injuries, however I do not perform joint replacement surgery.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Knee surgery
Sports injury
Soft tissue injuries

Cartilage regeneration and early arthritis management, Knee ligament injuries, Osteotomies around the knee Meniscus injuries, Sport knee injuries

Private contact details

Private secretary Liz Heyes
Private secretary telephone 01257 256300
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

International Cartilage Repair Society
Arthroscopic Association of North America

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Orthopaedic Hospital

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Personal Profile

I enjoy most sports but my passion is rugby league.

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