About Mr Webb
Mr Jonathan Webb is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee surgery and Sports Medicine.
He qualified from the University of Bristol Medical School in 1987, and his orthopaedic training was at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, and in 1996 he undertook a Fellowship at the North Sydney Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre in Australia with Leo Pinczewski and Merv Cross. In 1999 he took up a Consultant post at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
In 1997 he was awarded a Research Fellowship by the British Association of Surgery for the Knee. This was undertaken at the prestigious Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre and led to several presentations and publications on the biomechanics of ACL reconstructive surgery.
He divides his time between the Nuffield Chesterfield Hospital in Bristol and the Fortius Clinic situated in Marylebone, central London. He is a founder member of this clinic which is the largest Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic in the UK.
His practice is exclusively knee surgery, approximately 75% keyhole (ligament reconstruction, meniscal and chondral surgery) and 25% corrective osteotomy and replacement surgery (partial and total knee replacements). Research interests include graft fixation in ligament reconstruction and computers in joint replacement surgery.
He successfully combined his medical training with a first class rugby career, playing for Bristol and Bath Rugby Clubs. He played 33 times for England, winning two Five Nations Grand Slams and reaching the Rugby World Cup Final in 1991. In 1992 he was voted Rothmans Rugby Player of the Year. His sporting background gives him an invaluable insight into the pressures faced by top-class sportsmen and women when they suffer injury. His empathy combined with the latest techniques in orthopaedic surgery for the knee has already helped treat National and International athletes from a variety of sports.
In 2013 Jonathan was elected onto the Rugby Football Union Council and in 2016 was chosen to become the RFU World Rugby Representative sitting on the World Rugby Council representing the views of the RFU to World Rugby whilst helping shape the development of rugby around the world. In March 2021 he was elected to the World Rugby Executive and will serve on this until 2024.
Jonathan also chairs the Medical Advisory & Sports Science group and the RFU’s Concussion Risk Management Group. This latter group has input from the key divisions within the RFU (coaching, legal, communication and medicine) and reports to the RFU Board. The scope of the group is to oversee the strategies undertaken by the RFU across the game to manage and to mitigate the risk of concussion for those playing rugby union throughout the game in England.
Mr Webb is a member of the British Association of Surgery for the Knee. He is also an active member of the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is an examiner for the Sport and Exercise Medicine Course held at Bath University.
Mr Webb provides the Orthopaedic Knee service for a number of local and regional sports teams including Bristol Rugby Club, Bristol City Football Club, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, and Swansea City Football Club.
MBChB (Bristol) 1987
FRCS (London) 1991
Research Interest and Publications
Mr Webb continues to conduct and publish research on current orthopaedic practice. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and written chapters for standard orthopaedic textbooks. Mr Webb has published the results of one of the largest series of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon grafts. He continues to conduct basic scientific research into new ways of advancing the techniques of ACL reconstruction. His interests also include; tendon healing and repair, cold compression as an adjunct to postoperative painkillers after knee surgery and injuries occurring during rugby.
He has presented his findings at local, national and international orthopaedic meetings.
Mr Webb does not undertake medico-legal expert witness work.
Peer Review Audit
Mr Webb is involved in the systematic and critical analysis of his own and his colleague’s standards of medical care. He has designed and built a database to provide a real-time analysis of both his outpatient and operating experience.
Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Percutaneous repair of the ruptured tendo Achillis (multiple letters):
Deakin S, Wood J, Barrie JL, Webb JM
J Bone Joint Surg B 2000; 82(3): 461.
Interface pressure produced by the traction post on a standard orthopaedic table:
Injury. 2001; 32(9): 689-691.
Quantified kinematics of the injury to the posterior cruciate ligament: A computer-aided design simulation study
Karnezis-IA; Fragkiadakis-EG; Webb-JM; Hardy-JRW
Clinical-Biomechanics. 2001; 16(1): 54-60.
Rapid recovery after Oxford unicompartmental arthroplasty through a short incision
Price-AJ; Webb-J; Topf-H; Dodd-CAF; Goodfellow-JW; Murray-DW
Journal-of-Arthroplasty. 2001; 16(8): 970-976.
Percutaneous repair of ruptured tendo Achillis (multiple letters)
Journal-of-Bone-and-Joint-Surgery-Series-B. 2000; 82(4): 619.
Hamstrings and the anterior cruciate ligament deficient knee,
The Knee 2001; 8(1): 65-67.
An audit of tunnel position in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
CJ Topliss, JM Webb
The Knee 2001; 8(1): 59-63.
Healthcare Workers’ views on the management of routine cases
J.R.W. Hardy, V.de Georgio-Miller, J.M. Webb
Ann R Coll Surg Eng (Suppl) 2001; 83: 62-63
Anatomy of the Sural nerve and its relation to the Achilles Tendon
J.M.Webb, N. Moorjani, M. Radford
Foot and Ankle International 2000; 21: 6; 475-476.
Percutaneous repair of the ruptured tendo Achillis.
J.M.Webb, G.C. Bannister
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Br.] 1999; 81B: 877-80.
Endoscopic reconstruction for isolated anterior cruciate ligament rupture
J.M. Webb, I.S. Corry, A.C. Clingeleffer, L.A. Pinczewski.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Br.] 1998; 2 (March): 288-94.
Endoscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament; a comparison of patellar tendon with four strand hamstring autograft.
I.S. Corry, J.M. Webb, A.C. Clingeleffer, L.A. Pinczewski.
American Journal of Sports Medicine (accepted for publication)
The Use of Cold Compression Dressings after Total Knee Replacement.
J.M.Webb; D. Williams; S. Day; J.P.Ivory; D.M.Williamson
Orthopaedics 1998; 21 (Jan): 59-61.
Manual Assessment of Fracture Stiffness.
J.M.Webb; G. Herling; T Gardner; J. Kenwright; H. Simpson
Injury 1996; 27(5): 319-20.
The Effect of Surgical Technique on Cement Mantle Strength in Total Hip Replacement.
J.M.Webb; A.J.Mahajan; G.C.Bannister; R.C.Haynes; A.W.Miles.
Hip International 1995; Vol. 5, No. 3/4: 102-107.
Double Gloving and Surgical Technique.
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
July 1993; Vol 75, No. 4: 291-292.
A comparison of three methods used for antibiotic prophylaxis in arthroplasty.
J. Field; J.M.Webb; G.C.Bannister; A.M.Lovering; D.S.Reeves.
Journal of Arthroplasty. 1992; Vol 7, No. 1: 17 – 19.
Acromioclavicular joint disruption in first class rugby players.
J.M.Webb; G.C. Bannister
British Journal of Sports Medicine. 1992; Vol 26, No.4: 247-248.
Tropical ulcers after sports injuries.
Lancet 1992; Vol 339: 129-130.