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Mr Robin Gilbert

Mr Robin GilbertConsultant Soft Tissue Knee Surgeon   


MB.BS, B.Med. Sci (Hons), FRCS (Tr&Orth), DIP Sports Med

Specialist Areas

  • Sport knee injuries
  • Knee ligament injuries: ACL, PCL, collateral ligament injuries and knee disclocations 
  • Meniscus injuries: Repair, replacement/transplant
  • Cartilage regeneration
  • Knee arthroscopy

Contact Details

Secretary Telephone: 01257 256300

Clinic Times

Thursday: 9.00-12.30 (Acute knee injuries) Wigan
Thursday: 13.30-17.00 Wrightington


Rob Gilbert is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in sports knee injuries and arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery.

Initially from Cumbria, Rob qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical School (London) in 2001. He completed his basic surgical training in the North West before being selected for specialist orthopaedic training on the Oswestry Orthopaedic Rotation in 2006.  Whilst at Oswestry, Rob trained under eminent sports/ knee surgeon Mr Dai Rees, which helped shape Rob’s career in sports knee surgery.

Rob specialises in sports knee injuries / reconstructive knee surgery and regularly treats professional and elite athletes. Due to his specialist interest in sports injury, he does not perform knee replacement surgery.

In 2011 Rob was awarded the BOSTAA (British Orthopaedic Sport Trauma and Arthroscopy Association) travelling fellowship in sports surgery. This enabled him to visit centres of excellence throughout the USA, and learn from leading knee surgeons.

Rob is committed to teaching and training.  He is the Programme Director for the Wrightington Sports Knee Fellowship programme where orthopaedic surgeons gain specialist training in soft tissue knee surgery.

Rob’s clinical commitments include treating knee ligament injuries, meniscus preservation surgery and cartilage restoration techniques. He also has an active interest in research and has been appointed as the Associate Editor for Sports Medicine at “The Knee” Journal.