Benedict Lankester

Mr Benedict Lankester is a highly experienced specialist knee surgeon with over 20 years of expertise in orthopaedic knee surgery. He currently holds NHS and Private Practice positions in Somerset, performing various knee surgeries such as cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction, and knee joint replacements at Sulis Hospital Bath and Yeovil District Hospital.


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Benedict Lankester

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Mr. Benedict Lankester is a highly experienced knee surgeon based in Somerset. He has been a consultant at Yeovil District Hospital since 2007, specializing in knee and hip surgery. He is also a consultant at Circle Bath and a member of the Knee Specialist Group since 2011. Mr. Lankester's areas of expertise include cartilage surgery, cruciate ligament reconstruction, patella stabilization, and knee joint replacements. In addition to his NHS roles, Mr. Lankester also has a private practice at Sulis Hospital in Bath. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the British Association for Surgery of the Knee, the British Hip Society, and the British Medical Association. He has published several research papers in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent speaker at GP groups and practices, providing talks on hip and knee surgery. Mr. Lankester's qualifications include a MRCS in 1999 from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, an MA in 2001 from the University of Oxford, an FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 2005 from the Intercollegiate Specialty Board, and a BM BCh in 1995 from the University of Oxford. He has a special interest in knee surgery, arthroscopy, cartilage repair, knee replacement, and patella stabilization. Outside of work, Mr. Lankester enjoys tennis, triathlons, sailing, and golf. His research interests include recovery after hip fracture, anatomical tunnel position for ACL reconstruction, variation in knee anatomy causing secondary arthritis, and thromboembolism after joint replacement.

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