Christopher Rees

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

, Essex

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Christopher Rees: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Essex

Mr Chris Rees is an experienced Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon practising at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. He specialises in knee and hip reconstruction and sporting injuries of the knee, offering a comprehensive range of modern techniques and implants.


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Training and experience

Mr Chris Rees was educated at St Albans School and qualified from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London in 1994. Prior to this, he undertook an intercalated BSc(Hons) degree in ‘Biological and Clinical Science’ in 1992 at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London.

After House Officer positions at the Royal Free and Hemel Hempstead Hospitals, Mr Rees obtained full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) in 1995. As a Senior House Officer, Mr Rees worked at the Hammersmith Hospital, the Royal Brompton Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London as part of his basic surgical training.

In 1998, Mr Rees passed his FRCS examinations before commencing his Specialist Registrar training in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at the internationally renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore, Middlesex.

In 2004, Mr Rees was awarded a highly competitive ‘Knee Fellowship’ by BASK in Derby and Nottingham. It was during this year that Mr Rees consolidated his experience and expertise in reconstructive knee surgery including arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, revision knee replacement and computer-assisted knee surgery. At the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, one of the busiest trauma centres in the UK, Mr Rees was responsible for treating a large number of patients with complex and challenging musculoskeletal injury.

In 2005, Mr Rees passed the FRCS(Tr & Orth) examination, was awarded his ‘Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training’ in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery and was granted Specialist Recognition by the GMC. In 2006, Mr Rees was appointed Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in knee surgery at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex.

Oxinium knee replacement

Mr Rees is among the few surgeons in the UK currently offering knee replacement surgery using an implant made of Oxinium, an alloy of zirconium that forms a ceramic surface when it is oxidised, while retaining a metal core.  Combining the properties of an exceptionally friction-free surface with strength, in tests Oxinium has shown an 85% decrease in the wear of the polythene spacer when compared to cobalt chrome, greatly increasing longevity and making it a suitable option for patients under 65 years of age.

Hip replacement

Although his private practice focuses predominantly on the treatment of knee disorders, Mr Rees is also skilled in hip replacement surgery, having received specialist training while working on the Joint Reconstruction Unit at the RNOH.  Carrying out between 60 and 80 total hip replacements a year, he is one of the main hip replacement surgeons at Broomfield Hospital and offers a comprehensive range of modern techniques and prostheses, including cobalt, chrome and ceramic femoral heads; cemented, cementless and hybrid procedures; and minimally invasive hip surgery.

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I specialise in

Mr Rees is a highly experienced orthopaedic surgeon offering a range of the latest treatments to help patients suffering with knee and hip conditions. 

  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Cruciate knee ligament surgery
  • Hip replacement (Total)
  • Knee arthroscopy (keyhole investigation of the knee)
  • Knee ligament surgery (ACL Reconstruction)
  • Knee osteotomy
  • Knee replacement (Total)
  • Oxinium knee replacement
  • Torn cartilage repair

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Memberships and associations

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