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Sports Knee Clinic

This service is led by four of the North West’s most highly experienced Knee Injury Consultants. The clinic is available at both Wrightington Hospital and the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (Wigan), and provides diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of knee injuries, both acute (severe) and chronic (constant or persistent). Common problems treated include:

Knee Ligament Injuries:

  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
  • PCL (posterior cruciate ligament)
  • Combined Ligament injuries
  • Revision Surgery

Meniscus Injuries:

  • Repair
  • Resection (trimming)
  • Replacement/Transplant

Cartilage Injuries and Early Arthritis Management:

  • Microfracture
  • Osteochondral Grafting
  • Osteotomy

Patellofemoral disorders/patellafemoral clinic:

  • Patella instability
  • Patella femoral OA
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Anterior knee pain

Mr Rob Gilbert (View Consultant Profile)
Friday 8.30am - 5pm Wrightington

Mr Ben Coupe (View Consultant Profile)

Friday 8.30am - 12.30pm Wrightington Hospital (elective clinic)
Friday 1.30pm - 5pm Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan (trauma and fracture clinic)

Mr Rafael Sales (View Consultant Profile)

Mr Simon Barton (View Consultant Profile)

Patients are usually referred to this service by their GPs or another healthcare professional. The team are on Choose and Book.

Contact Details 

  • Mr Rob Gilbert's Secretary: Liz Heyes 01257 256300 
  • Mr Ben Coupe's Secretary: Jackie Orange 01257 256459
  • Mr Rafael Sales' Secretary: Jackie Orange 01257 256459
  • Mr Simon Barton's Secretary: Bernadette Oglivie 01257 256332


Microfracture Femoral Condyle 
Microfracture Trochlea   
MPFL Protocol 
Multi-ligament PLC 
Multi-ligament ACL & MCL

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