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Mr Christian Kinmont

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MB BS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practices at: Shirley Oaks Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Christian Kinmont is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in knee surgery. He provides a broad range of treatments, both operative and non-operative (knee injections) for knee conditions using the support of the latest imaging techniques and physiotherapy at Shirley Oaks Hospital. His private and NHS practice includes both elective and trauma (injuries) work.

He manages all aspects of knee surgery from sports injuries and fractures, to arthritic conditions, the most common treatments being for meniscal (cartilage) tears, ligament injuries and osteoarthritis. He has extensive experience in arthroscopic techniques (keyhole surgery) including meniscal repair and ligament reconstruction, as well as an interest in orthobiological treatments including the use of Platelet Rich Plasma. Mr Kinmont has performed over 1600 knee replacements as a Consultant and continues to develop techniques, closely collaborating with the anaesthetist, to optimise the patient experience. He also has significant experience in partial knee replacements and osteotomies ( re-alignment surgery).

Mr Kinmont was educated at Clifton College, Bristol. He qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1989 and undertook his specialist orthopaedic training in orthopaedics in the South West Thames Region. Further posts as a clinical research fellow at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and subsequently in Melbourne, enabled him to develop a specialist interest in knee and sports surgery. 

He was appointed as a Consultant Knee Surgeon to Croydon University Hospital in 2004 and is the senior knee specialist with an extensive elective and trauma practice. He is actively involved in trauma provision, specifically providing a sub-specialist knee trauma service. In addition, he is regularly voted one of the best trainers in the region by the Specialist Orthopaedic Trainees.

He is married to a Paliiative Care physician and has two children at school. He remains, from childhood, a keen road cyclist and as a member of London Dynamo can occasionally be found towards the back of the peloton in sportive events in rural France.


Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Knee ligament repair and reconstruction
  • Posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Minimal access partial knee replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Complex primary knee replacement
  • Patella instability
  • Sports knee injuries

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association of Surgery of the Knee