Charles Willis-Owen is qualified in Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Sports Psychology, and is also an elite athlete himself. He loves all forms of sport and treating sports people. He has a specialist sports injuries practice and has experienced many of the injuries that his patients present with. He uses up to the minute technology to ensure the best outcomes for his patients and strives to give all of his patients the same standard of care that elite athletes enjoy. Although he is a busy surgeon he prides himself in treating more than 80% of his patients without surgery getting them back to the top of their game with minimum fuss.


BM BCh MA (Hons) (Oxon)MFSEMFRCS (Tr&Orth)Dip Sports PsychBOA FellowAPIL expert witness


Mr Willis-Owen has gained extensive experience in sports surgery following a fellowship in Australias largest sports surgery clinic and years of consultant practice. He performs some of the largest numbers of ACL reconstruction and knee arthroscopy for sports people in his region. He has published around 45 international papers and counting! He is a journal editor and peer reviews for many more. He consults to the orthopaedic device industry and the BSI.

Mr Charles Willis-Owen's Places of Practice


BMI Blackheath Hospital

40 - 42 Lee Terrace

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Lewisham High Street
SE13 6LH

Articles written by Mr Charles Willis-Owen
  • The Latest Treatment Options for Cruciate Ligament Injuries

    The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is the most commonly injured knee ligament.  Each year in the UK there are about 30 ACL ruptures per 100,000 people.  The ACL is typically ruptured during a twisting, or pivoting movement. Playing football, netball, volley ball and skiing are amongst the most common ways to rupture the cruciate ligament, but I have seen many other causes. 
    "The unfortunate victim often feels, or even hears a loud pop, or snap at the same time as their knee buckling, or giving way underneath them."

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  • My Hip Replacement Options - Mr Charles Willis-Owen

    Mr Charles Willis-Owen, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, discusses his approach to hip replacement surgery and getting his patients back to cycling over the Alps

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