Mr Willis-Owen

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Knee replacement
  • Sports injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee arthritis

Mr Charles Willis-Owen

GMC: 4731210

Mr Charles Willis-Owen is a leading orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in knee problems, and hip, knee, ankle, and foot sports injuries. From his private clinics in Poole and Bournemouth, Mr Willis-Owen provides the latest techniques and expertise when treating his patients, and offers such treatments as shockwave therapy, injection therapy, and stem cell work. He uses a pioneering single tendon hamstrings technique for ACL reconstruction, which provides faster recovery and a stronger ligament. Mr Willis-Owen is also one of the very few surgeons in the UK providing robotic assisted knee surgery, and also provides custom-made, high-performance knee replacement. 

Mr Willis-Owen is a keen sports person, competing in many sports such as running, rowing, and has represented Great Britain in the Cycling World Championships in 2017, which gives him the advantage that he fully understands the kinds of sports injuries people can have, the impact they can have on sports people, and the importance of becoming fully treated and recuperated as quickly, and effectively as possible to continue practising sports. He treats a wide range of sports people, from current world champions to weekend warriors. 

Alongside his clinical practice, Mr Willis-Owen has written and contributed to numerous peer-reviewed articles in medical journals.
  • Professional experience

    • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bournemouth Nuffield Hospital (present)
    • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, BMI The Harbour Hospital (present)
    • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Bournemouth Hospital (2015 - present)
    • Consultant Orthopaedic Knee and Sports Injuries Surgeon, BMI Blackheath Hospital (2012 - present)
    • Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, London Bridge Hospital (2012 - present)
    • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (2011 - 2015)
  • Education

    • BM BCh, Oxford University (2000)
    • MA, Oxford University (2000)
    • MFSEM, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (2008)
    • FRCS (Tr&Orth), Royal College of Surgeons of England (2008)
  • Professional membership

    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
    • Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Prizes and awards

    • Awarded BOTA Presidents Prize
    • Awarded RSM Residents Prize - Orthopaedics
    • Awarded Ethicon Award
    • Awarded Lipman Kessel Prize
    • Awarded St Mary's Short Papers Prize
    • Awarded Simpson Smith Fellowship
    • Awarded Vanderville Foundation Scholarship
    • Awarded Green Studentship
    • Awarded Bowyers Award
    • Awarded Oxford University Collection Prize
    • Awarded National Centre for Biotechnology Education Prize

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • AC joint surgery
  • Achilles tendon
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Biological therapy
  • Bow legged
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chondromalacia (runner's knee)
  • Heel spur
  • Hip
  • Hip pain
  • Knee
  • Knee
  • Knee arthritis
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee cartilage replacement
  • Knee fracture
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee surgery
  • Knock knees
  • Lateral collateral ligament
  • Ligamentoplasty
  • Medial collateral ligament
  • Muscle injuries
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Patellar luxation
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Posterior cruciate ligament
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Sport Medicine
  • Sport surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports physical examination
  • Sports traumatology
  • Sprained ankle
  • Stem Cells
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Traumatic injury

Make an appointment


  • Sports Orthopaedic Specialist, Bournemouth Nuffield Hospital
    67 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth BH1 1RW - Bournemouth
    (+44) 02033148412
  • Sports Orthopaedic Specialist, BMI The Harbour Hospital
    St Mary's Road, Dorset BH15 2BH - Poole
    (+44) 02033148412
  • Bournemouth Private Clinic
    Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East BH7 7DW - Bournemouth
    (+44) 02033148412


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