Charles Willis-Owen - The Bournemouth and Poole Private Knee surgeon

Specialising in Knees, Regenerative treatment, Sports Injuries, Knee Replacement, and Shockwave Therapy

Currently, there are no face to face private consultations only, but I am able to offer video consultations click here to find out more

COVID-19 UPDATE: All patients please click here

NHS waits for orthopaedics and sports will be very long after COVID 19 has passed. There will even be waiting in the private sector. Get in touch now.

Do you have an injury holding you back from the sport or pastimes you love? 

Have you had a pain that isn't settling and you need an expert to look at it? 

Are the years catching up with your knee and it is starting to be a pain? 

I can help! Contact him directly and get a fast personal answer direct from him.

See a Video of Charles explaining what happens in a consultation and click here to learn about video consultations 


Mr Willis-Owen is an Oxford-trained orthopaedic surgeon and sports knee doctor who has raced for Great Britain in cycling,  run marathon at the 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 high-performance knee replacements, computer designed patient-specific instruments, Robot-assisted surgery and regenerative techniques harnessing your bodies own healing potential to achieve outstanding results.

Read about Charles's background and his blog.


  • Knee injury / Keyhole surgery
  • Knee arthritis / Knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement / Knee resurfacing
  • Robot-assisted surgery
  • ACL (cruciate) ligament reconstruction
  • Regenerative procedures using cells from your bone marrow
  • Sports injuries - twisted knee etc
  • Torn cartilage and ligaments
  • Shockwave therapy

Find out more about the treatments we offer.

Self Funding

We welcome self-funded patients, 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! At the Bournemouth Private Clinic, we can offer the most competitive Self Pay treatment in the region.

Self Pay and insured: Charles specialises in self-pay patients and about 80% of his work is people without insurance. He knows how to keep the bills low and has negotiated some of the best prices local for your treatment. He does not see NHS choose and book patients for free in private hospitals he does not think this is fair on his private patients or on the true NHS. Charles only specialises in knees. Most 'specialists' turn out to be a 'jack of all trades'!

Why is this important? Some surgeons choose a supermarket model of seeing lots and lots of patients as fast as they can, and they will be doing hips and knees and other things, but this can mean you are one of many and if you need some extra attention, or to ask an extra question it can be hard work to get a response. Charles prefers to focus his time on fewer people but gives them his full and undivided bespoke attention, so for example, if you need to get in touch you can email him directly and he will always answer.


"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...."

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