Andy Williams

Andy Williams – ACL Reconstruction in Professional Athletes – A Surgeon’s Perspective

Location Online (Zoom)

The second Injury Rehab Network event of 2023 features Mr Andy Williams, knee surgeon from Fortius Clinic.

Andy’s presentation will discuss a surgeon’s perspective on ACL reconstruction in professional athletes. Taking place online on Wednesday 8th February from 7pm – 8pm.

Read the post event blog and watch the recording 

Andy Williams MB, BS; FRCS (Orth.), FFSEM(UK) – Fortius Clinic

Mr Andy Williams is a Knee surgeon at and founder of Fortius Clinic, London; Reader at Imperial College, London; and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Mr Williams completed a fellowship in Brisbane, Australia, with Peters Myers / McMeniman. Andy was a Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, from 1997 – 2000 and then spent 15 years as a consultant at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Andy focuses exclusively on ‘sports knee’ surgery. 80% of patients are professional athletes.

He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles. His study of knee motion employing weight-bearing, ‘dynamic’ MRI was awarded The Hunterian Professorship by The Royal College of Surgeons of England for 2005-2006. The current focus of Andy’s work is on the MCL after a period of work on the anterolateral soft tissues and surgery.

He was a lead editor of the 39th Edition of Gray’s Anatomy. He was on the executive of British Association for Surgery of The Knee. He sits on the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine and previously that of The Bone and Joint Journal. He was awarded the ABC Travelling Fellowship (2002). He was named in the UK’s Top 100 Doctors by the Times newspaper in 2011. He is the first UK member of The Herodicus Society, a U.S. sports surgery organisation.

ACL reconstruction in professional athletes – A surgeon’s perspective

Football Knee Injury

Andy’s presentation, “ACL reconstruction in professional athletes – A surgeon’s perspective” will discuss the following:

  • Surgery is ‘always’ needed in this group
  • Timing
  • Reconstruction or repair? (Not yet for repair)
  • Graft choice
  • Femoral tunnel placement
  • Making the operation work – addition of surgery for peripheral lesions, e.g. menisci, lateral tenodesis, and MCL
  • Rehab principles: effusion is the enemy, and restoration of neuromuscular control and motion patterns the best friend
  • Mr Williams’s results recently published data for pro football and other sports.


The next event of the Injury Rehab Network

The next event of the Injury Rehab Network in partnership with BASRaT will take place online on Wednesday, 8th February 2023 from 7pm – 8pm. Anyone professionally involved with or studying sports medicine, performance and rehabilitation from injury is welcome to attend.

Read the post event blog and watch the recording here

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