Jonathan Webb

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Jonathan Webb

Jonathan Webb MBChB FRCS (Lon) FRCS (Orth)


Mr Webb is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee surgery and Sports Medicine.  He has a particular interest in arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and reconstruction of knee ligament injuries. Mr Webb has had a broad training in Orthopaedic and Trauma surgery in Bristol, Oxford and Sydney.

He has been awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training and is therefore privileged to be listed in the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council.  He undertook a Fellowship at the North Sydney Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre in Australia.  This is a prestigious unit treating National and International athletes from the whole of Australia as well as providing the medical staff in charge of running the Sydney 2000 Olympics.  During this time he was trained in the latest techniques of arthroscopic day stay surgery, which result in rapid patient recovery and subsequent rehabilitation.

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 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.


MBChB (Bristol) 1987
FRCS (London) 1991
FRCS(Orth) 1998


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.

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.

Medico-legal Experience

Mr Webb does not undertake medico-legal expert witness work.

Peer Review Audit

Mr Webb is involved in the systematic and critical analysis o 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:
Topliss-CJ; Webb-JM
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)
Vivaldi-AS; Webb-J
Journal-of-Bone-and-Joint-Surgery-Series-B. 2000; 82(4): 619.

Hamstrings and the anterior cruciate ligament deficient knee,
Webb J
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, 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.
J.M.Webb; B.D.Pentlow.
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.
J.M.Webb; D.A.Murdoch.
Lancet 1992; Vol 339: 129-130.

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