Mr Andrew Lavender

Mr Andrew Lavender

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 03304532

  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Knee


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a Consultant Knee Surgeon at Spire Hospital, Manchester, where I am also the Medical Advisory Committee Chairman. My entire elective practice is devoted to knee surgery. I have over 21 years experience as a consultant. I undertake all aspects of knee surgery.

I have undertaken over 1200 total knee replacements, over 1000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions and 5000 arthroscopic (Keyhole) knee operations.

In 2019 Spire Manchester purchased a MAKO Robot. I have been trained in its use and have successfully used it to help me perform Total and Partial (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacements. My experience is that the patients have a shorter stay in hospital and recover quicker, getting back to their normal activities, than with conventional knee replacements.

The latest publication of the National Joint Registry in 2022 shows that for all of my knee replacements (Total, Partial / Unicompartmental and patello-femoral) my revision rate is below the national average at both 5 and 10 years from surgery.

I am interested to know how my patients feel about their knee replacements. This is monitored by Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS). The latest report from the National Joint Registry shows the patients I operate on are on average older, larger and having more co-morbidities than other surgeons. Despite this the patients I treat still improve in their activities to the same degree.

The National Ligament Register looks at the outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Data from 2022 shows that my patients at 5 years post-surgery have IKDC scores that are 5 points better than the national average.

Areas of interest

Knee surgery; Robotically Assisted Knee Surgery; Arthroscopy; Arthroscopic knee surgery; Torn cartilage; Torn cartilage surgery; Torn cartilage repair ; Keyhole surgery; Keyhole knee surgery; Osteoarthritis; Knee arthritis; Knee pain; Joint pain; Degenerative knee disorders; Knee replacement; Knee replacement surgery; Total knee replacement; Robotically Assisted Knee Replacement; Partial knee replacement; Unicompartmental knee replacement; Robotically Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Replacement; Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL); Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction surgery; ACL reconstruction surgery; Knee Ligament reconstruction surgery; Osteotomy; Knee osteotomy; High tibial osteotomy; Adolescent knee problems; Sports injuries; Anterior knee pain

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Procedures completed

  • W8500

    Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (1-5)

    Spire Manchester Hospital (1-5)

  • W5200

    Unicompartmental knee replacement - unilateral - (1-5)

    Spire Manchester Hospital (1-5)

  • W8700

    Diagnostic arthroscopic examination of joint, +/- biopsy (not otherwise specified) (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

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