Mr Vladimir Bobic



GMC number: 3636149

Practising since: 1980


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Weekly Monday 09:00 - 13:00
  • Weekly Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00
  • A referral letter from a GP is not essential for the initial consultation but is required at some stage of the patient journey
  • Knee patients only
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Professor Vladimir Bobić is an experienced knee surgeon and director and founder of Chester Knee Clinic, based at Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital, Chester since 1996. Chester Knee Clinic is recognised as an International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) approved Teaching Centre in knee surgery.

Professor Bobić has over 25 years of extensive experience in treating sports knee injuries and osteoarthritis, and all aspects of knee surgery, including arthroscopic surgery, articular cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction and knee arthroplasty. 

He is an internationally recognised expert, and one of the UK’s clinical pioneers, in knee articular cartilage repair.

Professor Bobić is the inventor and instrument designer of Arthrex OATS (Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System) articular cartilage repair technology. He performed the first ACI (Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation) in the North West of England in 1998, and continues to perform a wide range of cartilage repair procedures in Chester, including ACI surgery, on a regular basis.

Professor Bobić has over 25 years of experience in digital clinical, surgical and arthroscopic imaging, including video editing, and over 10 years of experience in clinical and MR digital imaging of articular cartilage. He introduced web-based MRI TeleRadiology at The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester in 2004, in collaboration with the late Gene Hughes, Dr David Ritchie, Kodak and Alliance Medical. He is a founder and former chairman of the ICRS Articular Cartilage Imaging Committee, and Visiting Associate Professor at the Musculoskeletal Imaging Section, Stanford University School of Medicine, Radiology Department, Stanford, California, USA (1998).

He continues to focus on articular cartilage repair, which is his main clinical, imaging and research interest. His clinical and surgical practice includes all contemporary articular cartilage repair technologies like subchondral drilling (or microfracture), OATS (autologous osteochondral grafting, which is often combined with implantation of autologous bone marrow aspirate), AMIC (deep subchondral drilling combined with collagen ChondroGide membrane), ACI or CCI (autologous chondrocyte implantation or characterized chondrocyte implantation) and autologus stem cell based therapies.

Professor Bobić has six years of experience with using autologous bone marrow aspirate in combination with deep subchondral drilling and autologous osteochondral grafting (OATS) for the treatment of mild to moderate distal femoral osteoarthritis. He organised the first regional seminar on the use of Autologous Stem Cell Therapies in Orthopaedics which was held in Chester in June 2013.

Special interests

  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair Surgery
  • Osteochondral Repair Surgery 
  • OrthoBiologic Surgery
  • Knee MR Imaging Optimised for Articular Cartilage and Subchondral Bone
  • Treatment of Running Knee Problems
  • Treatment of Cycling Knee Problems
  • Treatment of Skiing and Snowboarding Knee injuries
  • Treatment of Patello-Femoral Problems
  • Treatment of Osteoarthrosis and Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Resurfacing Procedures
  • Knee Injections 
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement/Arthroplasty

Other interests

Professor Bobić is also a Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Sciences and Medical Practice at University of Chester, UK, since July 2012 (being invited as a visiting scholar is often regarded as a significant accolade and recognition of the scholar's prominence in the field).

He also has an interest in shockwave treatment (for patella and quadriceps tendinosis only).

Personal interests

Photography, skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, clay-shooting.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Vladimir Bobic at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair

Locations Mr Vladimir Bobic works with


    Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QP

    01244 680 444
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Related experience


  • AOSSM-ESSKA Travelling Fellow
  • Founding Member, International Cartilage Repair Society
  • ICRS Diagnostic Imaging Work Group
  • ACL Study Group
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Honorary Member, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Honorary Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Regenerative Medicine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Medical Defence Union

Other posts held

  • Consultant in private practice

Insurers Mr Vladimir Bobic works with

Mr Vladimir Bobic works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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