Mr Michael Moss

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

01243 753032

I am a specialist knee and hip surgeon who also has particular expertise in sports injuries.

More and more people actively participate in sport, starting younger and continuing their interest into later life, which can result in joint problems and wear at an earlier age.

I have extensive experience, performing hundreds of ACL reconstructions and thousands of arthroscopic surgeries as well as hip and knee replacements (from partial replacements through to complex revision procedures) since I became I consultant in 1994.

In my experience, the ability to manage all orthopaedic knee and hip conditions from those developing in children and adolescents, through sports injuries in athletes of all abilities (elite professionals to ‘weekend warriors’) and ultimately to joint replacement in patients with severe arthritis, is crucial to providing a complete service.

In addition to working with elite sportsmen (in sailing, rugby, football, polo, squash etc…) I have a particular interest in managing the young, active patient with joint wear. I work closely with the orthopaedic industry to develop and evaluate the latest treatments and techniques ensuring I’m able to offer my patients the most up-to-date procedures and equipment possible.

The key to achieving the best possible outcome for all sports injuries is early, accurate diagnosis because delays can compromise recovery.

I work closely with expert musculoskeletal radiologists (using the latest imaging techniques) and specialist physiotherapists to provide rapid diagnosis and a clear treatment plan for all knee and hip injuries from simple knee meniscus or ligament injuries to major dislocations.

Ensuring my patients fully understand their injury is critical to their successful recovery. Whether you are an elite professional athlete or involved in sport at a recreational level, I will take time with my team to ensure you fully understand what is involved with your treatment with the aim of achieving the best result possible and hopefully, get back enjoying your sport.




Frequently Asked Questions

Why do so many people need their joints replaced?

The most common reason is osteoarthritis which causes a patient to experience aching, stiffness, and eventual loss of mobility within the knee joint. Inflammation may or may not be present. The pain may be severe at times, followed by periods of relative relief. It often worsens after extensive use of the knee and is more likely to occur at night than in the morning. Stiffness tends to follow periods of inactivity, such as sleep or sitting and can be eased by stretching and exercise. Pain also seems to increase in humid weather. As the disease progresses, the pain may occur even when the joint is at rest and can keep the sufferer awake at night.