Mr Joel Melton is a specialist knee surgeon treating all aspects of simple and complex knee problems. He consults at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and consults privately with admitting privileges at all local private hospitals. He enjoys the diagnostic process of identifying knee pathology and formulating effective treatment plans for patients and athletes, avoiding surgery whenever possible. Normal biomechanics of the knee joint are essential for proper function and the restoration of these biomechanics is crucial following injury. Mr Melton has a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering and regularly applies his understanding of biomechanics to improve surgical outcomes.
His fellowship training at the world renowned North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in Sydney, Australia provided wide-ranging experience of sports medicine and the management of knee injuries in elite athletes competing at national and international level. His current practice specialises in sports knee injuries and the reconstruction of cartilage and ligaments. Mr Melton performs as much of his surgery as possible using ‘keyhole’ techniques, avoiding the need for invasive procedures when possible. Further fellowships in France and Russia have equipped him with advanced techniques for the management of knee injuries and knee reconstruction.
At Cambridge University Hospitals, Mr Melton is part of a specialist department with many expert colleagues where he benefits from the opportunity to obtain and provide expert second opinions for complicated cases. In the NHS, he enjoys the opportunity of teaching and training junior surgeons, medical students and allied health professionals, holding the position of Associate Lecturer at Cambridge University. He is invited faculty on educational knee surgery courses and convenes several meetings and courses. He has delivered presentations and instructional course lectures both nationally and internationally and is widely published. He has active research interests in knee cartilage repair and ligament reconstruction, osteotomy and biomechanics.
Mr Melton has a passion for knee surgery and is dedicated to achieving the very best outcomes for his patients.