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Mr Charles Willis-Owen
BM, BCh(Hons)(oxon), MA(oxon), MFSEM, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Knee Surgery
Hip Surgery
Foot & Ankle Surgery

LANGUAGES

english

About

Mr Willis-Owen studied medicine at Oxford University and then completed his training in Orthopedics in some of the most prestigious hospitals of central London.  He is dual qualified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, for which he received extensive training during his fellowship in Australia’s most successful sports clinics, Sportsmed SA.  Mr Willis-Owen is therefore in an excellent position to offer highly specialist surgical treatment for sports injuries.

His patients are both athletes and active people of any age. He makes sure to use the most advanced technologies such as computer designed patient specific instruments and stem cells, achieving remarkable results. He is currently a very successful consultant working in Bournemouth, providing treatments and surgery for sports injuries, specializing in knees.

His passion for medicine extends into the research field as he is the author of more than 40 internationally peer reviewed publications, many of which have won prestigious awards. When he is not operating, Mr Willis-Owen is himself a serious athlete and this enables him to provide his patients with the most suitable and personalised care possible.

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Medical Procedures

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Meniscus repair
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Lower limb surgery
  • Patella tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shockwave and injection therapy

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Special Interests

  • Sports injuries
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Cartilage regeneration
  • Stem cell procedure 
  • Latest techniques in joint replacement

Education

Education:

  • BM BCh Oxford University 2000
  • MA Oxford University 2001

Memberships:

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • British Orthopaedic Association

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-11-2017
I was referred to Mr Willis Owen early this year following a previous 17 surgeries on my right knee following major trauma and repeated dislocations and instability whilst serving in the forces. For the first time under a suregeons care, I had been through 5 different knee specialists, he listened to my actual symptoms and devised a plan and way forward for potential investigation and solution. This involved the normal scans but also the main difference was the attention to detail and the receptive nature he showed. I was astounded by his personal touch and devotion to fixing my knee when so many other surgeons seemed to be just following a standard run book without thought, he genuinely seemed interested in my issues and looking at it with a completely new set of eyes. Following initial consultations he asked if he could present my case at a knee specialists conference as well as practice a brand new procedure designed for my knee on a cadaver. He then contacted me on the plane on the way home from Germany to tell me how this had gone. The personal service was second to none. The surgery has so far been a success and his after care was the best I have received, providing full picture, video and explanations of what he had done and how it should help. Although a brand new procedure only ever performed on my knee it is going well and I can not recommend Charles highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-10-2017
Dr Willis-Owen, recently undertook an operation on my knee following some time of discomfort walking, and an inability to run or perform any high impact exercise. The operation took place on a Friday afternoon and whilst some discomfort I was able to walk without crutches and didn't experience any pain either that evening or over the course of the following week, and was able to start light exercise again after 4 weeks, and now into week have started to undertake light running again which was always a goal to be able to do that again which is fantastic ! Thanks again to Dr Willis-Owen making this possible.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-10-2017
It is now 4 months since I was fitted with my replacement knee and I am elated with the outcome. From the very beginning of this journey Mr. Willis-Owen has been informative, honest and above all understanding. I have never once felt that he did not have my best interests at heart and no question of mine, no matter how inane they may have appeared to him, was left unanswered. I would most certainly recommend Charles to anyone.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-10-2017
I am 60 and a keen tennis player and thought I'd jarred my knee on court circa three months ago. The NHS told me, based solely on an XRAY, that my knee was sufficiently damaged and that my tennis career was effectively over. So I sought the advice of a specialist and specifically sourced Mr. Charles Willis-Owen. If anyone could do something it would be him. Following a considered consultation and an MRI scan, he was of the view there was something that could be done. I have since undergone keyhole surgery to repair a torn cartilage and have recovered very quickly with no pain or discomfort. Time will soon tell if I can play to the standard I have been accustomed to, but Charles has maximised the possibility for me to do so. In my opinion, you could not be in the hands of a more capable, considerate and professional orthopaedic surgeon, plus, he is a gentleman.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-10-2017
Charles put me at ease and explained what he thought should happen and when. Listed my options and outcomes and all pretty straightforward. The whole experience from first meeting through to operation on 8th Sept was very straightforward and I am very happy to recommend Charles.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-06-2017
I was booked in for knee op after seeing the surgeon. The initial prognosis was correct in that I required an op after 2 years of pain and discomfort. From checking in on my op the day the whole experience was first class, the nursing staff were extremely attentive and nothing was too much trouble. I had slight reservations regarding the anaesthetic however that went very smoothly as the the knee op. I woke up in recovery pain free and no discomfort at all. It's now been 2 weeks since the op and I have had no swelling or after effects and am now back to hill walking in a pain free zone. Thanks again to the surgeon and staff all were fantastic.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-03-2017
I am a retired golf professional but have been unable to play for some time due to a painful knee condition. I recently underwent a uni-compartmental knee replacement performed by Mr Charles Willis-Owen. The operation proved a great success and after just a few weeks, I am pain free and looking forward to returning to my sport. I cannot praise Mr Willis-Owen and his team too highly. His confident and friendly manner, together with his great skill were of great reassurance. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Willis-Owen to anyone suffering with knee problems. Craig DeFoy

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30-03-2017

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18-03-2017
An extremely experienced, competent, professional and pleasant Orthopaedic Surgeon who operated on my right leg fitting a full replacement knee joint on 6Jan2017. I am extremely pleased with the entire procedure including aftercare and thoroughly recommend him and his team at the Harbour Hospital, Poole Dorset. My left knee joint will need replacement in due course and if available I will definitely select Mr Willis-Owen again.

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11-03-2017

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21-02-2017
Great experience with mr Willis - Owen. He explained what was wrong with my knee and took the time to answer my questions face to face and on email. During the operation I stayed away and he explained what was happening through out the operation. I have told lol my friends if you have a knee problem you want to see Mr Willis Owen 😀

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-02-2017
Mr Charles Willis-Owen is a truly professional surgeon who cares about me as a patient and as an individual. His ability to understand your needs in a personable way is so reassuring that any worries you may have are completely dismissed. I could not recommend a better person and surgeon.

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12-02-2017

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10-02-2017
Mr Willis Owen ha sundertaken two knee operations for me and from the very first meeting has always shown me every courtesy, providing information about the operations and the treatment. Post op he has followed up my progress both in hospital and as an out patient.. I have always fet#lt 100% confident about the surgery he proposed and undertook.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-02-2017
I had a rupture of the ACL while on a skiing holiday in Jan 15. After I found out it would be a very long wait on the NHS to have the reconstruction surgery, I decided to finance the surgery privately. As an active person in my 50's I wanted to be able to return to sport as soon as possible. Charles was very reassuring that this should be possible, and gave me the chance to have surgery within 2 weeks of the injury. Charles has an excellent bedside manor and made things very easy for me to understand. The rehab is tough and painful but again Charles was on hand to reassure me and always replied to my many email questions. I was back cycling within 5 months and gradually other sports. Unfortunately a year later I had a tear to my cartilage and again Charles performed surgery. Again everything has gone exactly the way he said it would and I was back to all my usual sports within weeks, and recently returned from a skiing trip without any problems. Charles has been amazing and I would recommend him to anyone with knee problems.

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