Mr Alexander Dodds


BSc (Hons), MBBCh, MSc, MD (Res), FRCS (Tr and Orth)

GMC number: 6074858

Practising since: 2003


Orthopaedic surgery

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His undergraduate and initial training was in Wales. He moved to London where he completed his specialist training in 2013, gaining extensive trauma experience working in St Marys, one of London’s most renowned teaching hospitals and a designated Major Trauma Centre. His advanced training included a prestigious UK fellowship in London where he was involved in knee operations on premiership football and rugby players, and a year in Australia working in Sportsmed, one of the countries most successful private sports medicine centres. His training there focused on hip and knee primary and revision surgery and soft knee tissue surgery including arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and patello-femoral surgery and included computer navigated surgery and other advanced techniques. On his return to the UK Mr Dodds worked as a Knee and Hip fellow in the Royal Berkshire Hospital before taking up the Consultant post in Gloucestershire in January 2015.

He has served on the British Association for Surgery of the Knee executive committee from 2017 to 2022, helping to organise national conferences, and has been involved in a national program to reduce the incidence of knee injuries in children. He is currently lead for knee surgery in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS. He also provides knee surgery services to Cheltenham Town FC having operated on first team players and also acts as a pitchside sports doctor for some of the first team games.

Special interests

Mr Dodds has a specialist interest in arthroplasty and sports injuries of the knee. This includes arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery for cartilage lesions including microfracture, menisectomy and meniscal repair and ligament reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (hamstring, patellar tendon, quadriceps tendon), posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and multi ligament reconstruction including medial collateral ligament and posterolateral corner. 

He regularly performs arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery) including partial knee replacement, total knee replacement and revision knee replacement. He also performs a high volume of primary total hip replacements. He performs other non arthroplasty knee surgery including knee osteotomy and surgery for patellofemoral disorders.

Personal interests

Mr Dodds lives in Cheltenham with his wife and their three young children who keep him busy as taxi driver and side line supporter. He has been involved in grassroots football as a coach for a number of years. He has taken up playing the piano with mixed results.  

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Alexander Dodds at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip replacement
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair

Locations Mr Alexander Dodds works with

  • Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SY

    01242 246574
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Selected publications:

  • Dodds AL, Halewood C, Gupte CM, Williams AM, Amis AA. The anterolateral ligament: Anatomy, length changes and association with the Segond fracture. Bone and Joint Journal 2014; 96B: 325- 3
  • Stephen JM, Dodds AL, Lumpapopong P, Kader D, Williams A, Amis AA. The ability of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction to correct patellar kinematics and contact mechanism in the presence of a lateralized tibial tubercle. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015; 43: 2198- 207
  • Dodds AL, Narvani A, Williams AM. Multiple ligament injuries of the knee. Orthopaedics and Trauma 2013; 27: 106-112
  • Stephen JM, Lumpaopong P, Dodds AL, Williams A, Amis AA. The effect of tibial tuberosity medicalization and lateralization on patellofemoral joint kinematics, contact mechanics and stability. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 20145; 43: 186- 94
  • Dodds AL, Bauze AJ, Keene GC. Revision surgery for failed anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Orthopaedics and Trauma 2014; 28: 116-122
  • Al-Hadithy N, Dodds AL, Akhtar KSN, Gupte CM. Current concepts of the management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in children. Bone and Joint Journal 2013; 95B: 1562-9
  • Dodds AL, Keene GC. Controlled eversion of the patella during Total Knee Replacement. Ann R Coll Surg Eng 2015; 97: 320


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Other posts held

  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Insurers Mr Alexander Dodds works with

Mr Alexander Dodds works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Mr Alexander Dodds does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Alexander Dodds does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Alexander Dodds does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.