Mr Charles Willis-Owen - Bournemouth and Poole Knee surgeon

Specialising in Knees, Sports Injuries and Shockwave Therapy

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

Self-funded / self-paying and insured patients are welcome. Charles sees lots of patients for second opinions.


Mr Willis-Owen is an Oxford-trained orthopaedic surgeon and sports knee doctor who has raced for Great Britain in cycling,  run marathon at international elite level, rowed at Oxford University. 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 that surgery, even keyhole surgery, should be the 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 custom knee replacements, computer designed patient-specific instruments, Robot-assisted surgery 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 problems
  • ACL (cruciate) ligament reconstruction
  • Stem cell procedures
  • Sports injuries - twisted knee etc
  • Torn cartilage 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.  £250 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, your insurance should cover all the bills and you won't have to pay extra. Always check with your insurer though! He works with Bupa, Axa, WPA, Cigna, Vitality, Aviva and Exeter amongst others.


"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 manner is impeccable and you inspire confidence from staff and patients alike...."