Mr Charles A Willis-Owen


GMC number: 4731210

Practising since: 2000


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Thursday morning between 8:00 and 12:20
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Charles studied at Oxford University, then trained in Orthopaedics in Central London. He travelled to Australia for a year long fellowship in Sports surgery and learned a number of cutting edge techniques in sports knee surgery.

He has been a Consultant in London since 2011 working in the major trauma unit at St Mary's, then in Lewisham and Greenwich as well as London Bridge and Blackheath privately. He has built up a reputation as being a specialist in sports injuries and knee surgery and has developed a number of innovative surgical techniques for getting elite athletes recovered from injuries and back to sport with minimal disruption. Charles sees sports people from all around the world and has enjoyed treating a number of high-level athletes. However, Charles prides himself in giving the same level of treatment to active individuals of any age or discipline.

He has now moved to Bournemouth and Poole to allow his young family to enjoy all of the benefits of the area and to put the skills he has honed in the cut and thrust of London in to practice here.

Mr Willis-Owen Specialises in the following:

Special interests

These include:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Meniscus repair
  • Stem Cells
  • Cartilage regeneration
  • Sports injuries of any sort
  • Latest techniques in joint replacement

Personal interests

Marathon running, Cycling (road racing, sportives, etc), Triathlon, Skiing, Snowboarding.

Charles loves nothing more than exploring new sports and testing himself in competition. When not operating or doing sport he loves spending time with his wife and three young children (teaching them new sports!). 

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Charles A Willis-Owen at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Chondroplasty
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Medial facetectomy
  • Bone Graft
  • Osteotomy
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Patella stabilisation
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Charles A Willis-Owen works with

Related experience


Charles has over 40 internationally peer reviewed publications and book chapters many of which have won awards or been recognised as significant contributions. 

He is on the editorial board on an orthopaedic journal and remains committed to useful relevant clinical research and advancing the science of orthopaedics and sports injuries. 

He also presents locally nationally and internationally on knee and sports surgery.

Other posts held

  • Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust