Mr Winston KimMBChB, MSc, FRCSGlasg (Tr & Orth)Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Specialist Hip &
Knee Surgeon, Private Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Winston Kim, FRCS (Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon is a specialist Hip and Knee Surgeon. He performed the largest number of Robot-arm assisted hip and knee replacements in the United Kingdom (more than 300 cases, Year-end 2022, MAKO/Stryker; previously performed 2nd largest number year-end 2021, Stryker UK data). Many consider robot-arm assisted joint replacements to be transformative, leading edge technology in joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee.*
The focus of his practice is on arthritic conditions of the hip and knee, from early to severe hip and knee arthritis. His routine surgical practice is robot-arm assisted hip, knee and partial replacement surgery. In total, he has performed over 850 robot assisted hip, knee and partial knee replacements. (All private patients, almost equal split of hip and knee replacements). In addition, Mr Kim has performed over 2,000 conventional hip and knee replacements.
Mr Kim graduated MB ChB from the University of Aberdeen in 1996. He completed higher specialist training in the North West Rotation in England, obtaining the FRCS (Orth). He underwent a further one-year sub-specialist training in Vancouver, Canada. He was awarded the British Orthopaedic Foundation Travelling Fellowship visiting the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and the Hospital of Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, USA. He was recipient of the PLUS Award to the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Salford Royal University Hospital June 2006. He was an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the University of Manchester and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford. He is currently in full time private practice at The Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle and Spire Manchester Hospital.
Mr Kim pioneered Robotic-Assisted lower limb surgery in the North West. He was the first to perform robotic assisted partial (MAKO, STRYKER) and total knee replacements (NAVIO, SMITH AND NEPHEW) in the North of England. He was the first to complete the triad of partial, total knee and total hip replacement in the North West. He has the largest experience of robotic-assisted hip and knee replacements to date in the North West. His practice has a heavy emphasis on clear decision-making tailored to the individual patient, outcome analysis and feedback from patients and from a multi-disciplinary team. The goal is to ensure the best possible care and outcome for each patient, every time and first time.
He has garnered several awards and prizes, including Prizes for Best Basic Science Research (Peter Mallimson Prize, Best Fellow Research Award UBC, Vancouver), Ronald Ravens Barbers Award, Current Concepts Foundation Scholarship and the Sir John Charnley Trust Award. He was awarded the Harvey Green Surgical Teacher Prize. He is a member of the British Hip Society (BHS) and British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK).
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- Suarez-Ahedo C, Gui C, Martin TJ, Chandrasekaran S, Lodhia P, Domb BG. Robotic-arm assisted total hip arthroplasty results in smaller acetabular cup size in relation to the femoral head size: a matched-pair controlled study. Hip Int. 2017;27(2):147-152. doi:10.5301/hipint.5000418
- Kayani B, Konan S, Pietrzak JRT, Haddad FS. Iatrogenic bone and soft tissue trauma in robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty compared with conventional jig-based total knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study and validation of a new classification system. J Arthroplasty. 2018;33(8):2496-2501. doi:10.1016/j. arth.2018.03.042
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- Hampp E, Chang TC, Pearle A. Robotic partial knee arthroplasty demonstrated greater bone preservation compared to robotic total knee arthroplasty. Poster presented at: Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting; February 2-5, 2019; Austin, TX.
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- Kayani B, Konan S, Tahmassebi J, Pietrzak JRT, Haddad FS. Robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty is associated with improved early functional recovery and reduced time to hospital discharge compared with conventional jig-based total knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study. Bone Joint J. 2018;100-B(7):930-937. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.100B7.BJJ-2017-1449.R1
- Kleeblad LJ, Borus TA, Coon TM, Dounchis J, Nguyen JT, Pearle AD. Midterm survivorship and patient satisfaction of robotic-arm-assisted medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: a multicenter study. J Arthroplasty. 2018;33(6):1719-1726. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2018.01.036
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- Mahoney O, Kinsey T, Mont M, Hozack W, Orozco F, Chen A. Can computer generated 3D bone models improve the accuracy of total knee component placement compared to manual instrumentation? A prospective multi-center evaluation. Poster presented at: 32nd Annual Congress of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA); October 2-5, 2019; Toronto, Canada.
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- Lonner JH, John TK, Conditt MA. Robotic arm-assisted UKA improved tibial component alignment: A pilot study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010;468(1):141-146. doi:10.1007/s11999-009-0977-5