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Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Mr Jonathan D J Eldridge MB ChB, BSc, FRCS (Lon), FRCS (Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, University Hospitals Bristol and Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol, UK)

Jonathan Eldridge joined University Hospitals Bristol and the Avon Orthopaedic Centre as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in February 2002. During the course of his Orthopaedic training as a University lecturer and specialist registrar in Bristol, he gained extensive experience in general orthopaedic surgery, teaching and research. He developed an interest in lower limb surgery, and following a clinical sports knee fellowship with Dr David Wood at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in the Olympic year, and a European Travelling Fellowship, has continued to develop expertise in specialist surgery of the knee. He has become an internationally renowned knee surgeon through his many publications and is regularly invited to teach and lecture both nationally and internationally. His clinical practice encompasses the entirety of knee surgery with particular expertise in patellofemoral instability, ligament reconstruction, compartmental replacement and joint preservation. The majority of his NHS practice is now tertiary referral.

His research interests include the investigation, diagnosis and management of patellofemoral instability and arthritis, the aetiology of anteromedial osteoarthritis of the knee, biological reconstructive solutions, robotics and kinematic alignment in compartmental and total knee replacement. He has pioneered and developed the indications and practice of trochleoplasty and medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction in the treatment of patellofemoral instability. He has supervised trainees through doctoral theses into the aetiology of anteromedial osteoarthritis of the knee and the kinematics of the stable and unstable patellofemoral joint.

He is collaborating with world renowned scientists at the University of Bristol to develop novel stem cell therapies to treat meniscal tears, is assisting in the development and application of robotic surgery to compartmental replacement and has worked on the design teams for replacement prostheses and instruments. He is co-convener of the annual Bristol and Oxford unicompartmental knee arthritis symposium and has convened unicompartmental Masters meetings. He has organised multiple international cadaveric early intervention courses and the Bristol cadaveric knee ligament course. He has in the last few months produced a web based seminar and instructional course on kinematic alignment in total knee replacement. He is a member of the BMA, BOA, BASK, EKA and ESSKA. Mr Eldridge is a dedicated family man and has recently developed a passion for road cycling with the many challenges and the community spirit it brings.

Mr Eldridge is the senior author of two Knee papers in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery [Br]:

The correct rotation of the femoral component in patellofemoral replacement: A laboratory assessment of a surgical technique
D. A. Clark, N. Upadhyay, G. Gillespie, C. Wakeley, and J. D. Eldridge
J Bone Joint Surg Br December 2012 94-B:1637-1640.

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction for patellar instability in patients with hypermobility: A case control study
N. R. Howells and J. D. Eldridge
J Bone Joint Surg Br December 2012 94-B:1655-1659.