Mr Dennis Edwards


  • Specialities Orthopaedics
  • Telephone 01223 370 922
  • Year of first qualification 1983
  • Email
  • GMC Number 2888811
  • Fax 01223 281 310


Mr Edwards qualified in 1983 and undertook his orthopaedic training in Sheffield and in Cambridge. He undertook a sports surgery Fellowship in Adelaide, Australia prior to taking up my Consultant post at Addenbrooke’s University Teaching Hospital in 1994. His Fellowship focused on knee surgery and reconstruction in the professional athlete.

Mr Edwards’ specialities are knee and sports surgery in particular but he sees and manages a wide range of adult and paediatric lower limb conditions. He has developed a specialised practice in Cambridge dealing with soft tissue injuries and degenerative conditions of the knee, as well as hip and ankle joints.

He has a particular interest in arthroscopic surgery and this includes meniscal injuries, chondral defects and ligamentous reconstructions in addition to meniscal repair, regeneration and transplantation.

Mr Edwards performs various chondral grafting techniques and re-alignment procedures including patella stabilisations and osteotomies for degenerative conditions.

He does a vast number of primary knee replacements including complex cases referred from around the country. He prefers to use a mobile bearing knee replacement as he believes this gives a better result than the standard replacements. He also does a number of personalised knee replacements where the procedure is tailor-made to an individual’s knee.

As a part his regular practice he runs a seasonal ski clinic and look after a number of rugby, football, hockey, netball and athletic teams and sports players.

Mr Edwards performs the following treatments at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital:


  • Weekly Wednesday 13:30 - 17:30


Current posts

  • Consultant Surgeon, Addenbrookes NHS Trust  Hospital Cambridge


Other interests

Mr Edwards teaches under and postgraduate trainees at Addenbrooke's University Teaching Hospital and is in charge of a recognised sports surgery Fellowship programme (recognised by the International Arthroscopy Association).

Member of

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association
  • International Society of Surgery and Arthroscopy of the Knee
  • European Surgery of the Knee
  • Medical Defence Union


Whilst at Addenbrooke's Mr Edwards worked with Mr David Dandy who pioneered arthroscopic surgery in the UK. With David he co-authored one of the most internationally used orthopaedic undergraduate text books. He has also contributed to other orthopaedic and trauma books as well as written a number of papers in peer reviewed journals.


Mr Dennis Edwards works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA

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

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

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