Professor Max Gibbons

Prof Max Gibbons

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Qualifications: MBBS MA FRCS
Year first qualified: 1986
GMC number: 3122655
Main NHS base: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Orthopaedic Treatments


Professor Max Gibbons specialises in hip and knee arthritis with a particular interest in joint replacement including uni-compartmental Oxford knee and patellofemoral joint replacement. In addition, he has an interest in patellofemoral disorders and treatment of bone and soft tissue tumours. He undertakes bone tumour reconstructive surgery and complex revision hip and knee surgery.

Training and background

Professor Max Gibbons initially trained at the University of Oxford and London Hospital Medical College. Post-qualification, he trained in orthopaedic surgery in Bath, Birmingham and Oxford. He subsequently completed a Fellowship in knee surgery in Lyon, France, and Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowships at Walter Reid Military Hospital in Washington and the University of Toronto.

Research and teaching

Professor Gibbons is on the international faculty in teaching and training surgeons in hip and knee surgery, particularly reconstruction after complex bone, joint and tumour surgery and is on the faculty for training surgeons in the use of the Oxford partial knee replacement.

His 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 the Director of the Oxford Bone and Soft Tissue Tumours service and is also the former President of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society.

In 2016 Professor Gibbons was awarded the prestigious Hunterian Professor of Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England for research into the surgical treatment of sarcoma. He is also involved in the COSECSA Oxford Orthopaedic Link programme which provides surgical training in Africa, and teaches on programmes run by the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in the UK.

Professional memberships

British Medical Association, Royal College of Surgeons England, British Orthopaedic Association


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