Mr Adrian Butler-Manuel

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS (orth)

Specialises in

  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Sports injuries

Mr Butler-Manuel specialises in knee replacement surgery. According to the latest NJR data, he has performed approximately 600 primary total knee replacements, 200 partial knee replacements and over 100 revision knee replacements in the last 3 years. He is a Faculty Member of the Oxford Partial Knee Group and helps train experienced surgeons in this technique. He also specialises in arthroscopic and ligament reconstruction surgery as well as maintaining his interest in orthopaedic trauma.

Mr Butler-Manuel began his medical training at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. His higher surgical training was carried out on the South East Thames Rotation which included one year at the Royal East Sussex Hospital in Hastings. He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, with a special interest in lower limb surgery, at the Conquest Hospital in 1993.

Mr Butler-Manuel has a major interest in Clinical Research. He regularly presents at national and international Knee Conferences. He helped establish a dedicated lower limb Research Unit at the Conquest Hospital. Current research studies include:- a randomised controlled study comparing functional results between an established (AGC) and a newer (Vanguard) knee replacements, a randomised controlled study comparing the outcomes following mobile bearing (TMK) and fixed bearing (AGC) knee replacements, a long term review of Oxford partial knee replacements to be submitted for publication in 2016, a randomised controlled comparison of ABG II hip replacements using either ceramic / ceramic or metal / poly bearings. He is also principal investigator at the Conquest for an international multicentre study comparing total hip replacement with hemiarthroplasty for fractured neck of femur.

Mr Butler-Manuel has also been Lead Audit Consultant and was Orthopaedic Clinical Lead at the Conquest from 2006 - 2011.

You can find out how many procedures Mr Butler-Manuel has performed on the National Joint Registry website.


General Medical Council Number: C2722030

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Adrian Butler-Manuel at Spire include:


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Additional information

Knee surgery

Unicondylar knee arthroplasty, total and revision knee arthroplasty, arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction.

MB BS / UK / 1981
University of London

FRCS (Orth) / UK / 1992
Intercollegiate Speciality Assessment

FRCS / London / 1986
Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

British Association for Surgery of the Knee

Current research studies include a comparative study of the functional results AGC and Vanguard total knee replacements, long term review of the Oxford Partial knee replacement, comparative study of AGC (fixed bearing) versus TMK (mobile bearing) total knee replacements, ABG II total hip replacement – outcome comparison using ceramic on ceramic versus metal on poly bearings. HEALTH study – multicentre international study comparing total hip versus hemiarthroplasty in hip fracture patients.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Conquest Hospital, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

I am happily married with three children and my wife is a Consultant Radiologist. My main interests outside work are football, tennis, golf, cycling, reading and attending live music concerts. 

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