Phil Turner is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, The Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle and Spire Hospital, Manchester

He was appointed in 1989 and has wide experience in all aspects of trauma and orthopaedic surgery.  His practice is now concentrated on surgery of the knee and sports related trauma.  He trained in the North West and has visited many knee units in the UK, Europe and America.

He has developed the knee unit at Stepping Hill Hospital which now provides a regional service for all aspects of knee surgery and has recently grown to a total of 4 specialist knee surgeons.

His interests encompass arthroscopic knee surgery, meniscus repair, primary and revision knee ligament reconstruction, articular cartilage repair, surgery for the younger patient with arthritis, osteotomy around the knee, partial and total knee replacement and revision knee replacement.   Within knee surgery he has a specific interest in the patello-femoral joint where the unit has pioneered  several new surgical techniques.

He provides a knee surgery and sports injury service to professional and elite athletes, including Premiership and League football teams and rugby teams.

He is actively involved in research, audit, recording of results and outcomes of surgery and in training and education.

In addition to his clinical work, he is also a past training programme director and then Head of the School of Surgery in the North Western Deanery.  Nationally, he has contributed to the development of the orthopaedic training curriculum and has been an examiner and assessor for the FRCS(Orth).  He has been awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and Fellowship of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers.  He has been a Council and Executive member of the British Orthopaedic Association and is President from 2018 to 2019.  He has received a National Silver award for clinical excellence.

This web-site provides patients with a reliable source of information on knee surgery and will be regularly up-dated to ensure recent advances and developments in the field are presented in a way that is balanced and understandable to patients, families, carers and other medical staff.

The aim is to provide a specialised but comprehensive service for patients with knee problems that may be helped by surgery.  All patients should be offered advice, education and treatment based on evidence and experience.

This web site has been created as a source of information for all patients with knee problems and injuries. 

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