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Profile of Max Gibbons

Max Gibbons

Mr Max Gibbons MA FRCS

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialty: Orthopaedic oncology and knee reconstruction surgery

Special interests: Treatment of bone and soft tissue tumours, knee and hip replacement surgery, soft tissue knee surgery, complex revision surgery, sports knee reconstruction and management of patello-femoral disorders.

Mr Max Gibbons is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Specialist in Orthopaedic Oncology and hip and knee surgery. He was appointed in 1996 to his current post at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital, and undertakes clinics at Chipping Norton and Bicester hospitals.

He is Director of the Sarcoma Unit at the NOC, which is one of five in the UK that has National Specialist Commissioning status for the treatment of bone sarcoma.

Mr Gibbons undertook his training at the University of Oxford and the London Hospital Medical College. Following qualification he trained in orthopaedic surgery in Bath, Birmingham and Oxford, followed by a Fellowship in knee surgery in Lyon, France, and Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowships in Walter Reid Hospital in Washington and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. His clinical and research interests are in knee reconstruction surgery and orthopaedic oncology.

He has a particular interest in the surgical treatment of tumours of soft tissue and bone. He has wide experience in knee arthritis surgery including partial and total knee replacement, soft tissue reconstruction for sports related injury of the knee and treatment of rare conditions of the hip and knee including osteonecrosis, PVNS, synovial chondromatosis and metabolic bone disease.

Mr Gibbons' research interests include bone biology, osteonecrosis and outcomes following sarcoma surgery. He has a particular interest in patello-femoral arthritis and treatment of patella instability.

He is Hunterian Professor of Surgery 2016 at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, awarded for research on the surgical treatment of sarcoma. He is also involved in surgical training in Africa through the COSECSA Oxford Orthopaedic Link programme, and teaches on FRCS programmes in the UK.