Tim Spalding

Tim Spalding is an award-winning consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee conditions and procedures. Alongside his private practice, he is also Chairman UK National Ligament Registry.

Medbelle positionConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
TitlesMB.BS, FRCS Orth.
SpecialisationKnee surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Tim Spalding


Tim Spalding is a specialist knee surgeon in the Midlands at Warwickshire Nuffield Hospital. His focus is on ligament reconstruction and knee preservation covering meniscal repair and meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage repair, osteotomy, and novel Ortho-Biologics. He also works in London at Cleveland Clinic London, where he is part of a team of expert orthopaedic surgeons. He has pioneered several new techniques and currently has over 100 publications and 12 book chapters. He leads the UK National Ligament Registry for ACL surgery. Internationally, he is the past president of the ACL Study Group and co-leads the European Allograft Initiative and the ICRS Cartilage Foundation. Patients describe him as caring, thorough and hard-working.


  • Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic London, UK
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Cleveland Clinic London
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Nuffield Health Warwick
  • Past President of International ACL Study Group
  • Co-chairman European Allograft Initiative, ESSKA
  • Co-chairman International Meniscal Reconstruction Forum (IMReF)
  • Chairman UK National Ligament Registry
  • Secretary of ICRS Foundation
  • Associate Editor KSSTA Journal (Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy)


  • FRCS Orth Royal College of Surgeons 1992
  • MB. BS. (LOND) 1982
  • FRCS(Ed) 8th July 1988

Awards and achievements

  • O’Donoghue Sports Injury Award AOSSM 2019 “Lateral Extra-Articular Tenodesis Reduces Failure of Hamstring Tendon Autograft ACL Reconstruction –Two-Year Outcomes from the STABILITY Study Randomized Clinical Trial” by Getgood A, Bryant D, Litchfield R, McCormack R, Heard M, MacDonald P, Spalding T, Verdonk P, Peterson D, Bardana D, Rezansoff A, and the STABILITY Study Group.
  • Jan Gillquist Scientific Research Award at ISAKOS 2019 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with or without a lateral extraarticular tenodesis: Analysis of complications from the ISAKOS-sponsored Stability Study. Presented by Mark Heard on behalf of Stability Study Group.

Professional memberships

  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee BASK
  • International Cartilage Repair Society ICRS
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy ESSKA
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine ISAKOS
  • ACL Study Group
  • General Medical Council (GMC) number 2596958

Specialist surgical interests

  • Knee
  • Knee Injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Knee pain
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Degenerative knee disorders
  • Ligament reconstruction, including anterior cruciate ligament
  • Knee surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Articular Cartilage Repair, including Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplantation
  • Meniscal Repair and reconstruction using synthetic ACTIFIT implants
  • Partial Knee Resurfacing using Episurf customised implants
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement
  • Patello-femoral replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement.


Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic

33 Grosvenor Pl



Nuffield Warwickshire

The Chase

Old Milverton Ln

Leamington Spa

CV32 6RW


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