Professor Wilson is a specialist knee surgeon who qualified with a BSc in Biochemistry from Manchester University in 1989 and then went on to study medicine at St Bartholomew’s medical school, graduating in 1994. He did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Brisbane Orthopaedic Centre with Peter Myers in 2004.
Since becoming a consultant he has developed a specialist interest in knee preservation surgery, particularly focusing on complex ligament and osteotomy surgery. He has helped to develop the instruments and surgical technique for a number of surgical procedures. He is particularly well known for his work on the All Inside ACL and PCL surgical technique and has presented and published extensively on these procedures.
He has also helped to develop a number of new surgical techniques for ACL and PCL surgery helping to pioneer the “All Inside Technique”. He has developed a number of other surgical techniques including a technique for ACL repair. Professor Wilson is has also helped to pioneer the new “Anterolateral Ligament Procedure” and is a member of the anterolateral ligament expert group.
Professor Wilson has a particular interest in knee osteotomy surgery and is considered one of the leading world experts in this surgery and the management of the young arthritic knee. He is a co-founder of the UK knee osteotomy registry (UKKOR) the first dedicated national database for osteotomy surgery. He has developed a number of instruments for osteotomy surgery and pioneered a minimally invasive technique for High Tibial Osteotomy Surgery. He co-founded the Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass in 2007. Professor Wilson is also vice chairman of the ESSKA osteotomy committee and his centre is a recognised centre for the ESSKA Osteotomy travelling fellowship.
He frequently has international and UK visitors to observe both Osteotomy and ligament surgery. Professor Wilson is a member of the ESSKA Academy editorial board is a visiting Professor to the department of Sport & Exercise at Winchester University.