Nick London

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yorkshire-knee-clinic-nick-london-0002Nick London is a specialist knee surgeon with particular expertise in sports injuries and knee replacement surgery. He has extensive experience performing hundreds of ACL reconstructions and thousands of arthroscopic surgeries and knee replacements (from partial replacements through to complex revision procedures) since his appointment as a Consultant in 2000.

The ability to manage all orthopaedic knee conditions from those developing in children and adolescents, through sports injuries in athletes of all abilities (elite professionals to ‘weekend warriors’) and ultimately to knee replacement in patients with severe arthritis is crucial to providing a complete service.

In addition to working with elite sportsmen (in rugby, football, cricket etc…) he has a particular interest in managing the young, active patient with arthritis and works with the orthopaedic industry to develop and evaluate the latest treatments and techniques.

Training background

Following training at Cambridge University, a Yorkshire surgical rotation and a Fellowship year in Australia, he was appointed Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at Harrogate District Hospital in 2000 and maintains a busy and active NHS practice. In addition to clinical practice he has extensive teaching, training, development and research commitments.

Research and Development

Nick London has produced multiple, peer-reviewed publications in the field of knee surgery. His broad research portfolio includes:

  • Management of ACL injuries in children
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Anatomical gender differences at knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement vs. Conventional – RCT (a randomised controlled trial)
  • Load absorption for knee arthritis
  • Bilateral simultaneous knee replacement

He has worked closely with Zimmer, DePuy and Moximed (orthopaedic implant companies) and has consultancy, educational and developmental roles. Contracts with these companies are fully disclosed and approved by Harrogate District Foundation Trust, to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

Teaching and Training

Mr London lectures and teaches about knee surgery procedures and developments worldwide. This includes convening regular workshops in the UK and across Europe to train consultant colleagues and senior trainees. He regularly hosts visiting surgeons interested in learning specialised surgical procedures.


‘Knee fellowships’ are competitive attachments to an expert consultant with a special interest in the treatment of knee conditions. Mr London spent a year in Brisbane working with two of Australia’s most experienced and renowned knee surgeons from 1999-2000.

In 2003 he set up an international fellowship in Harrogate to give senior orthopaedic trainees the opportunity to study knee surgery and be involved in ongoing research and development activities. This is a 6-month fellowship and has now attracted more than 16 knee fellows with both local and international backgrounds.

Membership of Societies

Nick London is an active member of the following societies:

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic and Sports Trauma Association
  • ICRS (International Cartilage Research Society)

Nick London is a founder member of The European Knee Society (EKS)

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