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.