The WWL Way
Telephone: 01942 244 000

Mr Rafael Sales

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon
Trauma & Soft Tissue Knee Specialist   


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBBS BSc/MD University of Valladolid, Spain (1996)
Post Doctorate Studies (Masters) University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (2001)
Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain (2004)

Further Training

Soft Tissue Knee Fellowship, Wrightington Hospital (2015-16)
Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS)-Expert Witness Certificate (2020)

Specialist Areas

  • Patellofemoral disorders: patella instability, Trochlea dysplasia/trochleoplasty, patellofemoral arthritis
  • Knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
  • Knee ligament injuries and reconstruction (ACL reconstruction, etc.)
  • Sports injuries to the knee
  • Meniscus injuries: Repair, replacement, partial meniscectomy
  • Cartilage regeneration
  • Joint preserving surgery around the knee: Osteotomies (realignment procedure), Partial knee replacement
  • Fractures around the knee
  • Primary knee replacement

Contact Details

t. 01257 256459
f. 01257 256461



Mr Sales did his orthopaedic training in a prestigious hospital in Madrid, Spain (Hospital Ramon y Cajal). He has extensive experience treating fractures and has worked as a consultant in two Major Trauma Centres in the UK (Oxford and Leeds).

Mr Sales is a fellowship trained Consultant Soft Tissue Knee Surgeon (Wrightington, UK) who specialises in sports knee injuries and arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery.

His current practice involves all areas of soft tissue knee reconstructive surgery (meniscus preservation, knee ligament reconstruction, osteotomies, fractures around the knee), with a particular interest and expertise in patellofemoral disorders (patella instability and patellofemoral replacement).

His research is focused on patella instability and trochlea dysplasia.

He also has a Medicolegal Practice and has Expert Witness Certificate from Cardiff University -Bond Solon (CUBS).

Mr Sales is committed to providing excellent patient care and outcomes. He has visited multiple Orthopaedic Excellence Centres in Europe and US.