Home - Mr Joel Melton

Joel is a specialist knee surgeon.
Born in Cambridge, he is now a consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
He also offers treatment at the Spire, Cambridge Lea and Cambridge Nuffield Hospitals.
He was trained in the Wessex region during which time he was awarded the FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics followed by the CCT in Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery.
After this, he spent a year of fellowship training in knee surgery in Sydney, Australia working at the world renowned North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre with founder of the clinic, Dr Mervyn Cross and his team.
Here, he gained further experience in all aspects of sports medicine, the management of knee ligament injuries, the management of knee arthritis and knee replacement surgery.
He has also spent time completing fellowship training in limb reconstruction techniques in Russia and as an AO fellow in Marseille, France.
He has attended international training courses and specialist meetings in the USA, Australia and throughout Europe.
Mr Melton completed a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering (Cardiff University) and regularly applies his knowledge of biomechanics and engineering to his clinical practice.  
Mr Melton believes strongly that research improves knee surgery outcomes and has over 80 published papers and presentations about a wide range of knee surgery topics including meniscal repair and cruciate ligament reconstructions, cartilage repair surgery in the knee, synthetic ligaments, ligament injuries, osteotomy around the knee, survivorship of knee replacement and biomechanics.

Special interests
All aspects of simple and complex knee problems including both surgical and non-surgical management.
    Arthroscopic knee surgery.
    Repair and reconstruction of the meniscal and articular cartilages.
    Reconstruction of knee ligaments.
    Malalignment and arthritis surgery.
        including osteotomy and knee arthroplasty in young patients
    Knee replacement surgery (total, partial and revision joint replacement)
    
Current NHS/University posts
Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. 
 

Appointments and contact details


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Membership with professional bodies


General Medical Council
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College Surgeons (Edinburgh)
OTSIS
British Association Surgery for the Knee