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David Houlihan-Burne

BSc (Hons), MB BS (Hons), MRCS, FRCS (Orth)

+44 020 3870 8990


Consultant Orthopaedic Hip, Knee and Sports Injury Surgeon
Previous Clinical Advisor to NHS London
Former Executive Member British Association of Surgery for the Knee

Private Appointments


    • Fortius Clinic, London, W1H (Weds and Thurs)- 020 3693 2127
    • Bishops Wood Hospital (Mon am, Fri am) - 01923 834206
    • The Chiltern Hospital (Tues pm ) - 01494 890890
    • One Stop Doctore (Mon pm) 01442 331900


Training and Background


A consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2005, Mr Houlihan-Burne qualified form St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Imperial College in 1995. His Orthopaedic training took place in London with specialist and fellowship training in knee and sports injury surgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Jonathan Webb Clinic, Bristol. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) and the British Association for Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM). Mr Houlihan-Burne has experience in all aspects of knee reconstructive surgery and is one of the UK and European lead surgeons in developing a rapid recovery protocol following hip and Knee replacement surgery.

Special Interests


Mr Houlihan-Burne has particular interests in cartilage regeneration, arthritis in the young patient and kneecap (patellofemoral) problems. He performs cartilage transplantation both on the NHS and in private practice and well as ligament reconstruction (anterior and posterior Cruciate), osteotomies, and partial and total knee replacements.

Working out of Bishops Wood Hospital, Northwood and The Chiltern Hospital, Great Missenden, Bucks he provides a complete outpatient and inpatient service to patients with problem knees.

Mr Houlihan-Burne lectures to national and international audiences on rapid recovery programmes following hip and knee replacement as well as techniques in ligament reconstruction and partial knee replacement surgery.

Outside work, he maintains a career as a competitive triathlete and road runner.

NHS Service


Mr Houlihan-Burne was a Consultant at the Hillingdon and Mount Vernon NHS trust from 2005- 2015, now working full time in private practice

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