Mr Gareth G Jones is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Imperial College London - a role that enables him to combine his cutting-edge research with clinical practice. He sub-specialises in knee surgery, with the treatment of knee injuries and knee osteoarthritis the focus of both his clinical and academic work.
Gareth graduated from Imperial College London in 2003, with a 1st Class Honours degree in Physiology, and a Medical Degree with distinction. He completed his specialist training at Imperial College in 2017. During this time he was also awarded a PhD for his research into the use of personalised 3D printed guides to improve the accuracy of joint preserving surgery for knee osteoarthritis.
Knee Sub-specialist Fellowship Training
Gareth completed two prestigious travelling fellowships. The first learning highly specialist knee replacement techniques, including same-day knee replacement surgery, with both Dr. A. Lombardi and Dr. M. Berend in the USA. The second with a number of pre-eminent members of the European Knee Society in Denmark, France, Italy and Germany. Gareth subsequently completed a one year sub-specialist knee fellowship at Guy’s and St.Thomas’ Hospitals.
Joint preservation, personalisation and accuracy define Gareth’s surgical approach. He uses 3D motion-capture alongside traditional imaging to assess the way in which patients walk and inform surgical decision making. Patients undergoing surgery are routinely scanned to create a 3D computer bone model of their knee. Working closely with Embody Orthopaedic (https://www.embody-ortho.com), this bone model allows Gareth to first perform a virtual operation – planning the optimal position for saw cuts and implant size/position. Once finalised, this surgical plan is used to inform the design of personalised surgical instruments. These instruments only fit the patient they are intended for, and are used to accurately deliver the surgical plan in the operating theatre.