Mr Joel Melton

BM, MRCS (Ed), MSc (Orth Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

  • Specialities Orthopaedics
  • Telephone 01223 370 922
  • Year of first qualification 2000
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English, French and conversational German

  • GMC Number 4719087
  • Fax 01223 281310


Mr Melton is a specialist knee surgeon and was trained in the Wessex region during which time he was awarded the FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics followed by a CCT in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery. He spent a year of fellowship training in Knee Surgery at the renowned North Sydney Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Centre. He also spent time completing fellowship training in limb reconstruction techniques in Russia and France. He has completed a Masters Degree in Orthopaedic Engineering and regularly calls on his knowledge of biomechanics and engineering in the clinical practice.

Mr Melton's special interests include surgical and non surgical management of knee injuries, repair and reconstruction of meniscal and articular cartilages, knee arthroscopy, reconstruction of knee ligaments, malalignment operations/osteotomy and knee replacement surgery.

Mr Melton now offers robotic orthopaedic surgery for partial knee and total knee replacements at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital with the state-of-the-art Mako™ robotic arm system. Mr Melton is a member of the group of surgeons known as SMART (Specialist Mako Assisted Robotic Team) based at the hospital.

Robotic-arm assisted surgery provides patients with a personalised surgical plan for joint replacement surgery. The system works alongside the surgeon from the pre-surgery planning stage through to assisting in the surgery itself in order to improve the accuracy and precision of the procedure.


  • By arrangement


Current posts

  • Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Other interests

Mr Melton also has a keen interest teaching and training and is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Personal interests

Sports, music and family

Member of

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons (Ed)
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • Orthopaedic and Trauma Specialists Indemnity Scheme


Mr Melton believes research will improve knee surgery and has published papers and given presentations about meniscal repair and cruciate ligament reconstruction, cartilage repair surgery in the knee, synthetic ligaments, ligament injuries, osteotomy around the knee, survivorship of the knee replacement and biomechanics.


Mr Joel Melton works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • 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 Joel Melton does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

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

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