Mr Joel Melton

Consultant Knee Surgeon

Mr. Joel Melton
Mr Joel Melton

Mr Joel Melton is a specialist knee surgeon treating all aspects of simple and complex knee problems. He consults at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and consults privately with admitting privileges at all local private hospitals. He enjoys the diagnostic process of identifying knee pathology and formulating effective treatment plans for patients and athletes, avoiding surgery whenever possible. Normal biomechanics of the knee joint are essential for proper function and the restoration of these biomechanics is crucial following injury. Mr Melton has a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering and regularly applies his understanding of biomechanics to improve surgical outcomes.

His fellowship training at the world renowned North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in Sydney, Australia provided wide-ranging experience of sports medicine and the management of knee injuries in elite athletes competing at national and international level. His current practice specialises in sports knee injuries and the reconstruction of cartilage and ligaments. Mr Melton performs as much of his surgery as possible using ‘keyhole’ techniques, avoiding the need for invasive procedures when possible. Further fellowships in France and Russia have equipped him with advanced techniques for the management of knee injuries and knee reconstruction.

At Cambridge University Hospitals, Mr Melton is part of a specialist department with many expert colleagues where he benefits from the opportunity to obtain and provide expert second opinions for complicated cases. In the NHS, he enjoys the opportunity of teaching and training junior surgeons, medical students and allied health professionals, holding the position of Associate Lecturer at Cambridge University. He is invited faculty on educational knee surgery courses and convenes several meetings and courses. He has delivered presentations and instructional course lectures both nationally and internationally and is widely published. He has active research interests in knee cartilage repair and ligament reconstruction, osteotomy and biomechanics.

Mr Melton has a passion for knee surgery and is dedicated to achieving the very best outcomes for his patients.

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee surgery and Arthroscopy
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • General Medical Council

In private practice, Mr Melton provides prompt access clinics, with expert diagnosis, advice and treatment.

Contact Details

Private Secretary: Sam Lilley
Cambridge Medical Consultants
Tel: 01223 516600
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NHS Secretary: Gloria Laverack 01223
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Mr. Melton consults privately at the Spire, Cambridge Lea Hospital and the Cambridge Nuffield Hospital. He has clinic availability on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and can arrange evening appointments if required.

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