Mr Godfrey Charnley is a highly experienced consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon based in Essex, who specialises in hip and knee replacement surgery. He has almost 25 years of consultant experience in joint replacement surgery of the lower limbs.
Mr Charnley qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital in London in 1983 and received training as a registrar in London and as a senior registrar in Bristol. Before moving to Chelmsford in 2002, he was both a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and honorary senior lecturer in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and at the Plymouth Post Graduate Medical School between 1995 and 2002.
At the hospital, he was the Lead Surgeon in Trauma and was Surgical Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. On the basis of his educational status there and subsequently in Chelmsford, in 2007 Mr Charnley achieved the status of the Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
His private practice is at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford. He has introduced to mid-Essex many new techniques in joint replacement surgery, including trabecular metal acetabular components, the CPT cemented stem system, the Corail cementless stem system, a minimally invasive anterolateral approach to the hip joint, and the Birmingham hip resurfacing.
Mr Charnley has been a Regional Clinical Co-ordinator for the National Joint Registry and was an examiner, for over 10 years, for the FRCS Orth examination.
Mr Charnley reviews papers for an international hip surgery journal on a regular basis and is also recognised as an expert witness, both by lawyers and NHS Trust legal departments, to give an opinion in cases of possible medical negligence in relation to hip and knee replacement surgery.