Mr Stephen McDonnell


MBBS Bsc MD FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics MA (Cantab)

GMC number: 6028352

Practicing since: 2001


Orthopaedic surgery

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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.

Special interests

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.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Stephen McDonnell at Nuffield Health

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Knee surgery (ACL repair)
  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Tibiofemoral
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Hip revision
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Hip replacement
  • Medial facetectomy
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Bone Graft
  • Osteotomy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Hamstring Repair
  • Patella stabilisation
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Bilateral Tenotomy
  • Matrix-induced chondrocyte implantation (MACI)
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Stephen McDonnell works with

Related experience


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.


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

Other post held

  • Addenbrookes Hospital

Insurers Mr Stephen McDonnell works with

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.