Mike Lemon

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon FRCS (Tr&Orth), Knee and Hip

Mike is a knee and hip specialist with extensive experience treating the complete range of knee injuries through to early and advanced knee, and hip, arthritis. He has a particular interest in tissue and bone preserving treatments to enable natural joint function.

Mike performs:

  • complex sports injury meniscal repairs
  • tendon preserving (anterior cruciate ligament) ACL techniques
  • partial joint replacement/resurfacing
  • fully bespoke computer-aided design joint replacements (where applicable)

Mike is proficient in all the latest technical advances in knee sports injury repair, and is referred cases by colleagues which require complex reconstruction. He receives referrals from knee specialists for assessment of all types of partial knee replacement.

Mike’s hip practice is focussed entirely on total hip replacement with a particular interest in intra-operative techniques to preserve hip biomechanics.


Mike studied medicine at Oxford University. His surgical training started in Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospitals, followed by an invaluable post in a major trauma centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

Specialist training continued on the South West London rotation, followed by two UK specialist knee and hip surgery fellowships where Mike was able to develop his skills, working with internationally renowned specialists, in uni-compartmental, total/revision knee replacement, and sports knee surgery.

Mike then spent a year at South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC), one of the busiest knee and hip centres in Europe, learning advanced hip replacement techniques including multiple surgical training visits to Paris.


British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons
British Association for Surgery of the Knee

Research and clinical interests

Mike spent time at the world-renowned clinical institute of John’s Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA, where he carried out biomechanics research in lower limb injury treatments. He has published numerous academic and clinical papers on knee and hip surgery in the world’s leading orthopaedic journals, and has lectured internationally as invited overseas faculty on tissue preserving knee surgery.

In 2020 Mike was appointed as the Orthopaedic Clinical Lead at Royal Surrey Foundation Trust and is privileged to work with his colleagues there to support its very high-quality Orthopaedic service.

Personal interests

Outside of medicine Mike spends much of his free time with his wife, three children, and their dog. With the children he enjoys mini rugby, and is keen on tennis, five-a-side football, golf, and winter holidays.


BMI Mount Alvernia
Guildford Nuffield
Royal Surrey Foundation Trust

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