Mr Charles Willis-Owen - Bournemouth and Poole Knee surgeon

Specialising in knee replacement, hip replacement, keyhole surgery and shockwave therapy

Clinics are in Bournemouth on Wednesday Evening, Poole on Monday Evening and Friday Morning


Mr Willis-Owen is an Oxford trained orthopaedic surgeon and sports knee doctor who has raced marathon at international elite level, rowed at Oxford University and continues to race bikes and compete in triathlon. He is the doctor that understands your desire to continue with your chosen sports or pastimes and reach your full potential whether it be professional sport or a stroll along the beach.
He knows surgery even keyhole surgery should be last resort, but when it is needed it should be fast, accurate and perfectly performed. His main area is as a knee doctor and uses the very latest technologies such as computer designed patient specific instruments and stem cells to achieve outstanding results.

Read about Charles's background or his blog.


The following are a speciality:

  • Knee injury / Keyhole surgery
  • Knee arthritis / Knee replacement
  • Hip arthritis
  • ACL (cruciate) ligament reconstruction
  • Stem cell procedures
  • Sports injuries - twisted knee etc
  • Torn cartliage and ligaments

Find out more about the treatments we offer.

Self Funding

We welcome self funded patient no referral is needed just get in touch.  £225 for an initial consultation and £150 for a follow up appointment. Surgery will always be a cost effective fixed price package with no nasty surprises!

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Fee Assured

Charles Willis-Owen is one of the few fee assured orthopaedic surgeons and knee doctors in Bournemouth and Poole, meaning that aside from your excess or maximum policy limits, you insurance should cover all the bills and you wont have to pay extra. Always check with your insurer though! He works with Bupa, Axa, WPA, Cigna, Simplyheath, Vitality and Aviva.


"As an experienced Physiotherapist, I have been hugely impressed with Mr Willis-Owen in every aspect of his work. Nothing but world class in his approach with patients, his diagnostics and surgical outcomes. I trust him implicitly with my patients and wouldn't hesitate to seek him as my own surgeon if I had a hip, knee or ankle problem!" LC Pure Sports Medicine"

"Aside from being a top class surgeon, Mr Willis-Owen really understands the concerns and psychological pressures of major sports injuries. The confidence he instilled in me that the surgery would work, and it would be possible to return to high level competitive sport was priceless. Thank you!"

" are a remarkable surgeon who is so highly respected by everyone who comes in contact with you. Your bedside manor is impeccable and you inspire confidence from staff and patients alike...."