Mr Stephen McDonnell

MBBS Bsc MD FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics MA (Cantab)

  • Specialities Orthopaedics, Joint replacement, Key Hole Surgery, Musculoskeletal
  • Telephone 01223 370922
  • Year of first qualification 2001
  • Email
  • GMC Number 6028352
  • Website
  • Fax 01223 281095


Mr McDonnell is a University Lecturer and Consultant Knee and Hip Surgeon working at Addenbrookes in Cambridge. He undertook his research MD and orthopaedic surgical training in Oxford, based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.  He has a specialist knee and hip “Sports and Joints” fellowship in Melbourne with the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group. He gained an extensive experience in patients with sports injuries and arthritis. He believes that each patient should be prescribed a personalised package of care and treatment program.

He has a keen interest in sport and has been the match orthopaedic surgeon for first class rugby internationals, and is a regular motor sport doctor at Silverstone for the Formula One British Grand Prix.

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

Mr McDonnell now offers robotic orthopaedic surgery for partial knee replacement, total knee replacement and total hip replacement at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital with the state-of-the-art Mako™ robotic arm system. Mr McDonnell 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.


  • Every Tuesday morning


Current posts

  • Addenbrookes Hospital


Knee Surgery - Sports Knee injuries, Early arthritis management - Knee replacement (Partial / Unicompartmental, Total and Revision) Arthroscopic meniscal Surgery and Ligament Reconstruction (ACL)

Hip Surgery - Early arthritis management, Hip replacement.

Member of

  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association of Knee Surgeons
  • World Orthopaedic Concern


Mr McDonnell is heavily involved in research and education and lectures locally, nationally and internationally.  He has developed the undergraduate orthopaedic curriculum, inspiring orthopaedic medical students to be orthopaedic surgeons of the future.


Mr Stephen McDonnell works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP International
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)

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

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

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