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Mr Ben Lankester

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon



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Professional profile

Ben Lankester is a specialist knee surgeon at Circle Bath and has been a consultant since 2007. After training in Oxford, Bath and Bristol, he completed fellowship training in arthroscopic knee cartilage surgery, ligament reconstruction and all types of knee replacement surgery.

He has an active interest in teaching and research, and reviews articles for "The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery" and "The Knee".

Ben is regularly visited by surgeons from the UK and abroad to observe partial knee replacement surgery. He also teaches other surgeons on specialist knee surgery courses.

He is Honarary Secretary of the South West Orthopaedic Club.

Personal profile

He spends the majority of his spare time with his young family, and enjoys cycling, running, triathlon and occasional golf.

Current NHS or research position

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Yeovil District Hospital.

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

Arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery
Cruciate ligament reconstruction
Partial and total knee replacement
Patella (kneecap) stabilisation

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

British Association for Surgery of the Knee
British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
British Trauma Society