Mr Robert Straw


MB ChB, MRCS (Eng), MRCS (Glas), FRCS (Orth)

GMC number: 4302081

Practising since: 1996


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Straw was born in Derby and was a professional footballer at Derby County FC before beginning a career in medicine.  He Graduated from Leicester University in 1996 and did his Orthopaedic training through Nottingham and Derby.  

Mr Straw undertook a fellowship in Sports Knee Surgery working for the renowned Mr Mark Clatworthy in New Zealand in 2006 treating many professional rugby players.  

He was then appointed as a Consultant Knee Surgeon at the Royal Derby Hospital in 2007 following a further knee fellowship with Mr Geutjens.  

Mr Straw specialises and undertakes all aspects of Knee Surgery at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.  

In addition to treating sports knee injuries Mr Straw has extensive experience in Partial knee Replacements and was involved in the design, development and implementation of the Persona Partial Knee Replacement in 2017, which is now used worldwide. 

Mr Straw also runs the acute knee injuries clinic alongside Mr Geutjens and Mr Bhangoo and has a Private Practice at the Derby Nuffield and the Royal Derby Hospitals.

Other interests

  • Knee replacements/revisions/unicompartmental replacements
  • Arthroscopy including meniscal repair
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions/complex ligament reconstructions
  • Osteotomy

Personal interests

Professional Footballer for Derby County 1989 - 1991.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Robert Straw at Nuffield Health

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

Locations Mr Robert Straw works with

Related experience


Publications in knee and orthopaedic journals including the JBJS.

Teaching on national courses.


  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Orthopaedic Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Derby Hospital

Insurers Mr Robert Straw works with

Mr Robert Straw works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • WPA
  • Healix


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

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

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