Knee surgery

The Kingston Wing offers a comprehensive service for surgery in and around the knee area. We want you to feel strong and healthy and to get a fast return to the things you love. Our expert knee consultants and private surgery team can guide you through the process and procedures so you feel comfortable, confident and fully informed at all times. Our services include full knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction and revision knee surgery. These procedures are available to private patients that choose to self-fund their surgery or those that have private healthcare insurance and are referred to us.

Self referrals now accepted, use the form at the bottom of the page to self-refer.

Total knee replacement and arthroscopy surgery

We offer a variety of knee surgery to private patients in a safe and reassuring environment. Our services include:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy (criteria dependent)
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Revision knee surgery.

Knee replacement and arthroscopy prices

Please visit Our Prices page for up-to-date costings of our private patient services.

Private experience. NHS peace of mind

Receive the professional care you expect from a private hospital and get added peace of mind – because you’ll know your treatment is being delivered within the supporting structure of an established NHS hospital. We will always be here to support you when you need us. You can read more about The Kingston Wing experience.

To find out more or to ask us a question call 01935 606589 or complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Meet our expert knee consultants and surgeons

Matthew Hall BSc(Hons), MBChB, FRCS(Trauma & Orthopaedics)

Training: I graduated from Aberdeen University with my subsequent postgraduate Orthopaedic training in the South West Peninsula region working in Plymouth, Truro and Exeter. I then undertook specialist fellowship training in Australia for a year working in Melbourne and Perth focusing on all aspects of hip and knee replacement surgery as well as keyhole surgery of the knee. After returning to the UK I worked in the internationally renowned Exeter Hip Unit followed by further hip and knee fellowship at Plymouth for a year. I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Yeovil District Hospital in May 2013.

I specialise in hip and knee replacement surgery, primary and revision, as well as keyhole surgery of the knee. During my fellowship I used patient specific knee replacement technology as well as regularly using computer navigation for knee replacements. I have an interest in trauma care after my time working in Plymouth, the major trauma centre for the South West Peninsula region.

Membership of Professional Bodies: British Orthopaedic Association. AO Trauma, British Hip Society, National Joint Registry (NJR).

Mr Sam Heaton (MSc, FRCS Tr. and Orth)

Mr Sam Heaton is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in hip and knee replacement primary and revision surgery. He has expertise in young adult hip surgery and knee surgery using keyhole techniques. Sam is also trained in all aspects of trauma surgery including major trauma and fragility fractures.

He qualified from Kings College London in 2005 and undertook his orthopaedic training on the prestigious Royal London Hospital rotation which includes time at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He also undertook a master’s degree in engineering at Cardiff University during this time. He was entered onto the specialist register in 2015.

Sam subsequently completed a one year arthroplasty and trauma fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia. He then went on to complete a specialist hip surgery fellowship at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in all aspects of hip surgery, also for one year. In 2017 he was the visiting fellow at R. Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore USA specialising in major trauma.

Sam has presented nationally and internationally numerous times winning the AO Asia pacific young investigator of the year for his work presented in Cheng Du China. He has published many papers, is a visiting fellow at the Orthopaedic Research Unit at Bournemouth University and teaches trainee surgeons both locally and on national courses.

Mr Ben Lankester, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, MA, BM BCh, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Training: Oxford University Medical School, postgraduate training in orthopaedic surgery in Bath and Bristol region, specialist training in hip and knee surgery and complex trauma in Bristol and Seattle, USA.

Specialises in hip and knee replacement surgery, partial (unicompartmental) knee replacement via a minimally-invasive (MIS) approach, keyhole knee surgery (including cartilage repair and stimulation techniques), Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction (arthroscopic hamstring tendon technique), patello-femoral joint surgery (realignment / stabilisation of kneecap, PF joint replacement) & lower limb sports injuries.

Mr Paul Latimer, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, MBChB, MSc, PGCME, FRCS (tr & orth)

Paul Latimer comes to us from Derriford hospital where he worked as a locum consultant, having just returned from a fellowship in Australia. Specialises in revision hip and knee replacement, trauma and foot and ankle surgery. Paul trained at Bristol, qualifying in 1996.
Patients who require a private appointment with Mr Latimer can usually expect to be seen within one week.

Mr Paul Porter, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, BM BSc(Hons) FRCS FRCS(Orth)

Appointed in 2004.

Training: Southampton University Medical School 1991, F.R.C.S. (Glasgow) 1996, F.R.C.S. (Orth) 2002, Orthopaedic Registrar training – Yorkshire Rotation, 1997-2004. Fellowships: Arthroplasty Fellow at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

“I have experience across a wide range of orthopaedics and have a broad general interest. I undertook a Fellowship at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals in lower limb joint replacement and developed a special interest in this area. However, I also spent a year at St James’ Hospital in Leeds working for six months in the Hand Surgery Unit and for six months with the Reconstructive Trauma Team”.

Membership of Professional Bodies: British Orthopaedic Society (Fellow), British Medical Association, Medical Defence Union, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (Fellow).

Specialises in hip & knee replacement, lower limb surgery, including hip and knee arthroplasty and knee arthroscopy, general orthopaedics and trauma.

Orthopaedics self referral

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Terms of use:

Please be aware that if you are privately insured your insurer may require a GP referral to progress your case.

To ensure we have the most up-to-date and relevant information about you we may request access to your GP medical record as part of our initial investigations. We will also review your Yeovil Hospital medical records.

Your referral may be re-directed by our surgeons to the most appropriate specialist.

Please be aware that following your consultation a clinic letter will be sent to your GP.