Professor David Murray



GMC number: 2589507

Practising since: 1983


Orthopaedic surgery

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David Murray is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford, and a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Oxford. He specialises in hip and knee surgery.

He initially read Engineering at the University of Cambridge (where he was awarded the Wright Prize for Engineering), but subsequently changed to Medicine and trained at the Universities of Cambridge, London and Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has a doctorate from the University of Cambridge.

In collaboration with his research team, clinical colleagues and the orthopaedic industry, Professor Murray has developed the Oxford Partial Knee. This device has a mobile bearing, is implanted using a minimally invasive approach and is the most widely used partial knee replacement. The success of this development has led to a worldwide increase in the use of partial knees, mobile bearings and minimally invasive approaches. Professor Murray offers the treatments listed below.

Other interests

Professor Murray is involved with teaching both hip and knee surgeons. He runs twelve unicompartmental knee replacement courses each year and has trained many surgeons worldwide in partial knee replacement. He is also involved in teaching surgeons on resurfacing hip replacements and total hip replacement.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor David Murray at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip revision
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Hip replacement

Locations Professor David Murray works with

Related experience


Professor Murray leads a team of clinical scientists who undertake biomechanical and clinical studies related to the knee and hip. This team is the most productive in the field in the UK and one of the most influential in the world.

Professor Murray and his group have made major contributions in the field of hip resurfacing, total hip and total knee replacement and revision surgery. The group is also carrying out pioneering work in the treatment of pain and early arthritis in the hip and knee as well as soft tissue injury.


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Hip Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
  • Professor Oxford University

Insurers Professor David Murray works with

Professor David Murray works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Bupa
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Simplyhealth
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • SecureHealth
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Universal Provident
  • HealthFund
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Police Mutual
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Healix Healthcare


Professor David Murray does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor David Murray does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor David Murray does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.