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Andy Langdown: Consultant Knee Surgeon, Portsmouth

Consultant Knee Surgeon, Portsmouth: Andy Langdown
Consultant Knee Surgeon, Portsmouth: Andy Langdown

An experienced knee specialist offering the full range of  surgical techniques for the treatment of knee problems, including knee replacement surgery, knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, based in Portsmouth.

Mr Andy Langdown is Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.  He provides private knee surgery at Spire Portsmouth Hospital.

A specialist knee surgeon in Portsmouth

Mr Andy Langdown is a Fellowship-trained knee surgeon with specialist expertise in primary and revision knee replacement, knee ligament reconstruction and arthroscopic knee surgery.  With a particular interest in knee replacement surgery in the younger patient, he uses the very latest techniques and implants to find the most appropriate solution to knee pain and immobility in each individual case.  Mr Langdown is also a skilled trauma surgeon with a specific interest in complex fractures involving the knee.

Knee conditions treated by Mr Andy Langdown

Mr Langdown offers treatment for a wide range of knee conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Meniscal cartilage injury
  • Articular cartilage injury
  • Anterior cruciate ligament tear
  • Knee ligament damage
  • Knee fracture
  • Patellar instability
  • Avascular necrosis 
Andy Langdown in theatre

Knee replacement surgery in the younger patient

Total knee replacement surgery is now a routine operation bringing relief from pain and restoring mobility in approximately 60,000 people in the UK each year.  The procedure involves replacing the worn, damaged or diseased knee joint with an artificial one, most commonly made up of two metal components with a plastic liner inbetween.  The plastic liner wears out over a period of time, typically around 15 to 20 years depending on activity level, making it a suitable option for an older patient, but less suitable for someone who is under 60 and very active.

Mr Langdown is highly experienced in fitting the latest hardwearing implants, such as the Genesis II knee replacement which has a femoral component made of Oxinium, an extremely durable alloy of zirconium with a ceramic surface that can withstand the forces generated by the repeated sliding and rotating motions of the knee joint. Shown in laboratory studies to reduce wear on the plastic liner by 90%, Oxinium knee replacements and technologies like it may be a good solution for a younger patient with an arthritic knee, and Mr Langdown is able to offer his expert opinion in each individual case.

Custom-fit knee replacement in Portsmouth

Mr Langdown is skilled in the latest technology that uses pre-operative computer modelling of x-rays and an MRI image of a patient's knee joint to determine the correct implant size and placement for each individual patient.  The technique is associated with faster recovery times compared to standard total knee replacement, and the more accurate, personalised placement of the implant may also reduce the risk of complications developing and improve the longevity of the replacement.


GMC Number:                 4015886        Check this doctor's GMC registration

Date of Registration:     1 Aug 1994


Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr Andy Langdown is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including Spire Healthcare

Spire admitting rights


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Mr Andy Langdown

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Spire Hospital Portsmouth, Bartons Lane, Havant
, Hampshire, PO9 5NP  

Tel:  02392 370398 - Julie Gibson (secretary)

Fax: 02392 370398

Email:  info@hipandkneeadvice.com

Website: www.hipandkneeadvice.com


Treatments offered

  • Knee arthroscopy

  • Meniscal repair
  • Microfracture and mosaicplasty
  • Autologous chondrocyte grafting

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction

  • Knee ligament repair
  • Primary and revision total knee replacement
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

  • Total knee replacement using high performance bearings, eg Oxinium knee replacement

  • Custom-fit knee replacement
  • Patellar realignment and soft tissue reconstruction
  • Knee osteotomy
  • Rapid postoperative rehabilitation


Qualification and memberships


  • BSc
  • MB ChB
  • FRCS (Tr & Orth)



Places of work

Spire Portsmouth Hospital, Bartons Road,  Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5NP 

Tel: 023 9245 6000 


Clare Park Hospital, Crondall Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5XX   

Tel: 01252 850216