Andy Williams MB, BS; FRCS (Orth.), FFSEM(UK)
Knee surgeon at Fortius Clinic, London; Reader at Imperial College London; and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford. Andy qualified from King’s College Hospital, London in 1987. Orthopaedic training was at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, and with a year’s Fellowship in Brisbane, Australia with Peters Myers and McMeniman.
This is where his experience with sports-related surgery began. On return to the UK in 1997 he became Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
Elective practice is exclusively ‘sports knee’ surgery. Andy undertakes around 100 ACL reconstructions per year, of which half are on professional athletes, and a multi-ligament reconstruction every 2 weeks. This latter work represents one of the World’s largest experiences. He has been the primary knee surgeon for many of the professional sports teams in the UK and abroad, including 75% English Premier League Football teams, and 80% English Premiership rugby for many years. 70% of his patients are professional sportsmen and women, and 50% of all his operative cases are on professional athletes. He is a founder of Fortius Clinic in central London.
He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles. His study of knee motion employing weight-bearing, ‘dynamic’ MRI fundamentally changed thinking in the field. For this he was awarded The Hunterian Professorship by The Royal College of Surgeons of England for 2005-2006. Current research interests are in the fields of inflammatory response to knee injury, and biomechanics at Imperial College, London, where an anatomical study of the lateral soft tissue restraints aiding the ACL was awarded the Trillat Prize at ISAKOS 2015 to Christoph Kittl. Current work there focuses on the medial ligament complex. He was a lead editor of the 39th Edition of Gray’s Anatomy published in December 2004. He was on the executive of The British Association for Surgery of The Knee. He sits on the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine, and previously the Editorial Board of The Bone and Joint Journal and serves on the Knee: Sports and Preservation committee for ISAKOS, as well as The ESSKA Sports Committee. In 2002 he was awarded the ABC Travelling Fellowship. He was named in the UK’s Top 100 Doctors by the Times newspaper in 2011. He is the first UK member of The Herodicus Society, a U.S. sports surgery organisation.