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Christopher Wilson: Consultant knee specialist, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

Christopher Wilson
Consultant knee specialist, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan: Christopher Wilson

A highly experienced knee and trauma surgeon with a special interest in sports injuries. 

Mr Christopher Wilson is Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospital of Wales NHS Trust.  In addition to his busy and varied NHS work, he offers private knee surgery at the Cardiff Bay Clinic, South Wales and The Vale Hospital, Vale of Glamorgan.

A specialist knee and sports injury surgeon in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

Mr Wilson is an innovative and experienced knee surgeon offering all the latest surgical techniques for the treatment of trauma and degenerative changes to the knee joint, including computer-guided knee replacement, re-alignment osteotomy, partial knee replacement and ligament surgery.  He is also actively involved in the use and development of cutting edge procedures to repair cartilage and meniscus damage, such as articular cartilage restoration using stem cells and meniscal transplantation.

Mr Wilson has a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries to the knee, successfully treating elite athletes, rugby players, footballers and ice hockey players.  He always works closely with physiotherapists to produce the best possible outcome for his patients, be they professional sportspeople, weekend amateurs, or less active people with painful and worn out knees.

As an expert in trauma and knee surgery, Mr Wilson can also offer medico-legal advice in cases of personal injury and medical negligence.

Knee conditions treated by Mr Christopher Wilson

Mr Wilson provides treatment for all conditions affecting the knee, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ligament damage, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture
  • Meniscal tears
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Patella fracture
  • Knee dislocation
  • Genu valgum

Expert knee realignment osteotomy

Mr Wilson is highly skilled in knee realignment osteotomy, a good alternative to total knee replacement for patients with arthritic damage affecting only one side of the knee.  By removing a wedge of shinbone he is able to shift the patient's body weight to the area of the knee that is still healthy, relieving pain and preventing further damage.  The surgery is usually very successful and can last many years.  The downside to the procedure is that there is no guarantee how long it will last and they all do eventually fail.  However, when this does occur, a conversion operation to a knee replacement is straightforward.

Computer-guided knee replacement surgery in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

Always staying up with the latest developments in orthopaedic surgery, Mr Wilson is able to offer computer-guided knee replacement surgery, a state-of-the-art procedure that allows him to customise a knee implant to the individual patient.  The advanced MRI and computer technology also mean that the operation can be performed through smaller incisions and in a reduced time, leading to a quicker recovery.





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Date of registration:

07 Aug 1985




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Private practice:

Nuffield Cardiff & Vale Hospitals

Cardiff Bay Clinic

Celtic Gateway

Dunleavy Drive


CF11 0SN


Tel: 029 2083 6702

Fax: 029 2023 6399



Nuffield Cardiff and Vale Hospitals

The Vale Hospital


Vale of Glamorgan

CF72 8JX


Tel: 01443 449 226


Areas of expertise

Treatments available

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • ACL repair
  • Total knee replacement
  • Computer-guided knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Meniscal repair
  • Knee cartilage repair

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