Andy Langdown
Andy Langdown

Consultant Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Surgeon


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Andy Langdown: Profile

Andy Langdown specialises in hip and knee replacements for the "younger" patient and other procedures such as hip and knee arthroscopy, including the arthroscopic treatment of hip impingement. 

Training and experience

Mr Andy Langdown, BSc MB ChB FRCS (Tr & Orth), is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practising in Portsmouth. He qualified from Birmingham in 1993, obtained the Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997 and was accredited to the Specialist Register in 2005 having trained in Bristol, Oxford and Australia. His specialist area of interest is surgery of the hip and knee, including primary and revision joint replacement, ligament reconstruction and arthroscopic surgery. He has particular interests in hip and knee replacement in the younger patient and hip arthroscopy, including the arthroscopic treatment of hip impingement.

Andy Langdown is also an accomplished trauma surgeon, having spent time as a consultant on the specialist regional trauma service in Oxford. He has a specific interest in complex fractures around the knee.

In addition to a busy clinical practice Andy Langdown maintains an active interest in medical education, training and research. He is a member of faculty for both the Oxford and Wessex Orthopaedic Specialist Examination Revision Courses and is co-convener and author of the Orthopaedic and Trauma modules of The Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Trainees Educational Programme (STEP). He has presented at many national and international meetings and has published articles in many of the leading orthopaedic journals. He is a keen sportsman who regularly competes nationally in endurance events.

Clinical interests

Andy Langdown is an accomplished hip and knee surgeon and has a particular expertise in knee replacement (both primary and revision, including partial knee replacement), knee arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction, hip replacement (both primary and revision), hip arthroscopy and hip impingement surgery.

As patients’ functional demands following joint replacement have increased, technology has advanced to cater for this need. Mr Langdown is a strong advocate of tailoring treatment to patient demand and uses many modern techniques in his daily clinical practice. Such techniques include the use of minimal access surgery, uncemented hip replacement, partial knee replacement, high performance bearings (e.g. ceramic-on-ceramic hip replacement, Oxinium knee replacement) and rapid postoperative rehabilitation

Research interests

Andy Langdown has published several papers in leading orthopaedic journals on topics relating to hip and knee surgery. A full bibliography of published work is available. His current research interests include:  

  • the long term follow up of joint replacements
  • alignment in knee replacement
  • metal sensitivity and its importance in hip and knee replacement
  • the use of modern bearing surfaces in hip and knee replacement


I specialise in...

  • Primary and revision knee replacement (total and partial)
  • Primary and revision hip replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction
  • Hip arthroscopy and impingement surgery
  • Uncemented hip replacement
  • High performance bearings
  • Minimal access surgery
  • Rapid postoperative rehabilitation

Professional details


BSc, MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Qualified in 1993 in United Kingdom

Registrations and licensing

Memberships and associations

Andy Langdown is a member of the following professional associations and organisations...

Languages spoken

  • English