The specialist knee surgeon who understands sports

Mr Charles Willis-Owen has clinics in both Bournemouth and Poole.
He specialises in knees and sports injuries, including regenerative treatment, shockwave therapy, ligament reconstruction and knee replacement.

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About Charles
Expert Knee Surgeon Charles Willis-Owen

Common procedures

Knee arthroscopy


Knee arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is a technique I use to treat all sorts of problems inside the knee joint.

Knee replacement


Knee replacement

If you have bad knee arthritis then you may well need to have a knee replacement.

What happens at a consultation?

First Mr Willis-Owen will ask about your symptoms, how and when they started, about your work and recreational pastimes (to understand the impact), previous medical history and current medications. Next, he will examine you, and based on your history and examination, identify a shortlist of potential causes and solutions. Often some sort of test is required (e.g. X-rays or an MRI scan). This can usually be done within a few days or sometimes the same day. After he has reviewed your test results and reached a diagnosis there will usually be a follow-up appointment where he will outline a range of options to fix the problem.

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Clinic times and locations

You can see Mr Willis-Owen at several locations in Poole and Bournemouth. If none of these fit in with your schedule then it is also possible to arrange online (video) or telephone consultations. Please mention which type of consultation you prefer at the time of booking.

Friday afternoon

Nuffield Hospital

67 Lansdowne Road
Thursdays morning & evening
The Bournemouth Private Clinic Limited
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East
Wednesday evening, Friday morning
BMI The Harbour Hospital

St Marys Road
BH15 2BH

Self funding

You do not need health insurance to enjoy the benefits of private healthcare. Indeed, in many ways a lack of insurance makes things very simple. It means that you do not need a GP referral, and for ease of financial planning it is also possible to arrange fixed price packages for your surgery.


Mr Willis-Owen works with most insurers, the only exceptions being Axa and Bupa. If you wish to make an appointment with Mr Willis-Owen please contact your insurer to check what they require to authorise treatment. You will usually need a GP referral. You then just need your policy details to hand when booking your appointment.

My wife, Elizabeth, recently had a partial knee replacement carried our by Mr Willis-Owen. It is clear that he is a highly skilled and knowledgeable surgeon, but he also has a professional, caring and approachable manner. He addressed all my wife's questions and concerns in a most caring and sympathetic way. She wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking treatment for knee problems. We both thank him for his care.