London Sports Orthopaedics


A unique partnership of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine experts achieving exceptional patient outcomes

Appointments & Enquiries

020 7496 3597

31 Old Broad Street

London  EC2N 1HT

About London Sports Orthopaedics

We are a partnership of leading consultants specialising in Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries. Each consultant subspecialises in knee, hip, spine, shoulder, hand, wrist, foot, ankle, pain management, rheumatology and sports injuries. Located within 31 Old Broad Street our patients have immediate access to state-of-the-art imaging; with rapid assessment, investigation, diagnostics and treatment. If surgery is required we operate at London Bridge Hospital giving patients renowned orthopaedic care in the very best possible facilities.

A ‘Centre of Excellence’

London Sports Orthopaedics has achieved designated ‘Centre of Excellence’ status for meniscal transplantation by Hospital Innovations and a Vivostat ‘Centre of Excellence’ for the use of biological glues in knee surgery.
We are a Surgical Visitation Centre for Conformis, training other surgeons from around the UK in the specialist techniques for implanting custom-made knees.

Our unique combination of specialist expertise has earned us the reputation for:

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    Diagnosing and treating patients with multiple and complex conditions, where a subspecialised team approach is key to success.

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    Giving patients a wide range of surgical and non-surgical advanced treatment options to best manage their condition.

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    Providing patients with expert second opinion advice, when other independent specialists have failed to diagnose correctly.

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    Offering patients cutting-edge treatments, which have been pioneered by our experts and that aren’t readily available elsewhere.

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    Achieving exceptional treatment outcomes for patients, including shorter recovery times, with less pain and better return-to-play to their favourite sport.


Research & Outcomes Centre

Our clinical care is supported by our Research & Outcomes Centre, which enables us to offer patients unrivalled pre & post-operative functional assessments, using state-of-the-art testing equipment.

This enables us to provide patients with a tailored programme of post-operative physiotherapy rehab, and allows us to measure each patient’s speed of recovery. It also ensures that patients only return to sport once they are actually ready and safe, reducing the risk of repeat injuries.

Sports Orthopaedics Research Foundation

In addition to our clinical care, we have a Research Foundation, which aims to push the boundaries of surgical excellence and to educate future musculoskeletal specialists through the training, education, audit and research.

The Sports Orthopaedics Research Foundation is an independent charity established in 2010 and registered with the Charities Commission, and it is strongly supported by the specialist consultants from the London Sports Orthopaedics practice.


Innovative treatments

Our consultants are renowned for being leaders in their field and pioneering innovative new treatments – many of whom hold academic and clinical positions in some of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals. Some of our latest treatments include:
  • Biological knee replacement 
  • Custom-made knee replacements
  • Meniscal repair and meniscal transplantation
  • ACL reconstruction, including the use of allografts and biological augmentation
  • Custom-made hip replacements
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Chronic pain management

Meet the London Sports Orthopaedics team

View all treatments and services

  • Ankle arthritis

    Need to know

    In ankle arthritis also referred to as osteoarthritis, the shock absorbing cartilage of the joint is worn, causing pain, stiffness and a lack of mobility. In the ankle most arthritis cases follow trauma such as an ankle fractures or severe ankle sprains. It can also be caused by rheumatoid arthritis,...

  • Ankle arthroscopy

    Need to know

    Ankle arthroscopy is a keyhole procedure that allows your consultant to see inside your joints. Your consultant uses a small surgical camera (arthroscope) inserted through tiny cuts in your ankle. An arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a range of joint problems — from ligament damage to arthritis...

  • Bunions

    Need to know

    A bunion is a deformity of the big toe. The tip of the big toe tilts towards the smaller toes and a bony lump appears on the inside of the foot and can rub on shoes and become swollen and inflamed. The first metatarsal bone twists and the two pea shaped bones beneath it, called the sesamoids, stop gliding...

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    Need to know

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where there is increased pressure on the nerve that crosses the front of your wrist. This is called the median nerve. The nerve runs through a tight tunnel, together with the tendons that bend your fingers.

  • Hand and wrist arthritis

    Need to know

    Arthritis is condition that causes pain and inflammation in the joint. It's very common and can affect people of all ages. The most common types are osteoarthritis (caused by wear and tear) and rheumatoid arthritis (when the immune system attacks the joints). If you’re experiencing...

  • Hip arthritis

    Need to know

    In hip arthritis the cartilage, which normally cushions the bones in your hip joint, become damaged. This prevents the smooth movement of your joint. Factors that can contribute to this condition include advancing age and being overweight. Sometimes hip arthritis can settle down on its own.

  • Hip impingement surgery

    Need to know

    Hip impingement or Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is caused by abnormally shaped bones rubbing together in your hip joint. It can affect people of all ages, limiting range of movement, causing pain and potentially leading to hip arthritis. A minimally invasive procedure can reshape these...

  • Knee replacement surgery

    Need to know

    The most common cause of knee joint pain in the older age group is arthritis, which can be brought on by wear and tear (osteoarthritis), inflammatory disease (rheumatoid arthritis) or injury (post-traumatic arthritis). A total or partial knee replacement involves replacing the damaged joint surfaces...

  • Joint inflammation caused by sport injury

    Need to know

    Many sports put sustained pressure on joints, leading to overuse injuries and pain. Sometimes injuries in sport lead to traumatic damage to joints, causing joint swelling and synovitis.

  • Knee arthroscopy

    Need to know

    If you’re experiencing ongoing pain in your knee, arthroscopy is a simple, straightforward procedure that allows your consultant to see inside your knee joint using a small surgical camera (arthroscope) that transmits images to a high-definition monitor. It’s used to diagnose a range of joint...

  • Knee pain

    Need to know

    If you have pain, discomfort, swelling or restricted movement in your knee, it can affect every aspect of your day-to-day life. These problems may result from an injury or wear and tear that gets worse over time. Our knee specialists are here to help diagnose a wide range of injuries and conditions,...

  • Ligament injuries

    Need to know

    Ligaments are tough, flexible tissues which connect one bone to another bone and hold them in place. When too much force is applied to a ligament, it can become injured or torn. This makes the joint unstable.

  • Meniscal injury

    Need to know

    A meniscus tear is a common sports injury, and can affect people of all ages. The menisci (plural of meniscus) are c-shaped structures which protect each knee. In younger people, they are tough and rubbery but can tear when twisted with force. In older people, the menisci become less elastic and can...

  • Osteoarthritis

    Need to know

    Over the years, wear and tear affects cartilage in the joints, causing pain, weakness and stiffness. This is known as osteoarthritis (OA). It can affect any joint but is most common in the knees, hip, and spine. It is a degenerative condition and often starts in people over 50-years-old but can affect...

  • Osteoarthritis in sport

    Need to know

    Osteoarthritis is a joint condition that occurs when the cartilage surfaces of a joint, and the bone underlying it, begin to breakdown. Whilst all joints will tend to ‘wear’ this way through advancing age, injuries accrued through sport can sometimes accelerate this process.

  • Tennis elbow release

    Need to know

    Tennis elbow is a common injury caused by the overuse of muscles and tendons in your forearm. It affects around 5% of adults, and despite it's name, the condition isn't necessarily caused by racket sports. If non-surgical methods such as physiotherapy don't improve severe or long-term pain associated...

  • Rotator cuff tears

    Need to know

    Rotator cuff tears are amongst the most common causes of shoulder pain. The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles and their tendons, which connect the shoulder blade to the upper arm bone (humerus) forming the shoulder joint. A rotator cuff tear will weaken your shoulder and restrict mobility.

  • Pain management

    Need to know

    Pain is a complex condition that can have a serious impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. Pain is generally defined as acute or chronic: • Acute pain can occur as a result of an injury, illness or medical procedure • Chronic pain is ongoing or recurrent pain, usually lasting...

Hear from our patients


Tina's biological knee replacement

The surgery has certainly changed my life. I can continue doing my sports and walking is now pain-free, which I couldn’t do before.



Douglas's knee surgery


“I had lots of medical assessments without a firm diagnosis. Coming to London Sports Orthopaedics and finally getting a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan was such a huge relief. The level of care and support I received along the way was excellent – my colleagues at work know exactly where to go should they have a sports injury themselves now!”

LSO patient

Our location

31 Old Broad Street

London EC2N 1HT

Contact us

We are based in the heart of the City, next to Tower 42 & just a few minutes’ walk from Liverpool St, Cannon St and Bank train stations and close to London Bridge Hospital.

020 7496 3597
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