Professor Philip Turner

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon

MB, ChB (Hons), FRCS, FRCSEd, FFSEM (UK)


Specialises in

  • Knee surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Cartilage surgery

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in all aspects of knee surgery. I provide a specialist service for knee conditions including sports injuries, simple and complex knee ligament injuries, early and advanced arthritis of the knee, knee deformity and failed knee surgery.

I am highly experienced in 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.

In the last 10 years I have undertaken 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 am a member of The OrthTeam which is a group of specialist orthopaedic surgeons dedicated to the highest quality of patient management. We are dedicated to continuing education of all those involved in the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries and disease.

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General Medical Council Number: C2437521

Treatment information

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

Orthopaedics

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Clinical interests

Arthroscopy
Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

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

President of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) - 2018 to 2019
Member of Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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

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.

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.

Financial interests

Indirectly holds a 2.72% share in Didsbury MSK Limited, which owns the OrthTeam Centre.

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