Curtis Robb Biography

At Curtis Robb, we strongly believe in doing everything we can to keep our clients in peak physical condition, which means we only ever consider surgery as a last resort. Together, we work towards the same goals every day: Preservation of the knee through bespoke solutions and untiring patient care.

Until a trip to the operating room is absolutely essential, we utilise the latest techniques in physiotherapy and strength & conditioning to help patients recover naturally. If surgery is the answer, we can perform the procedure to the highest standard – offering you the greatest possible chance of a full recuperation.

Our Founder

Curtis Robb is an Olympic athlete turned Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, specialising in all aspects of surgery. After suffering a string of injuries during his running career, he pursued an interest in managing knee problems and how to deliver better patient care.

A University of Sheffield graduate, Curtis combined his medical studies with athletics in the Nineties, proceeding to represent the country at two Olympic Games, three World Championships and a Commonwealth Games.

He moved into orthopaedic training in the years that followed, becoming an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham and winning the 2015 European Knee Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) Alwin Jager Senior Fellowship in Munich.

A specialist surgeon renowned for his rapport with patients as well as his expert hands, Curtis is the man that many athletes turn to when they need their knee professionally examined.

Learn more about how Curtis Robb can help you with any knee problem today. Get in touch with our team on 01925 215047 or curtis@curtisrobb.co.uk.

Online Research publications
Other Research publications

Parkinson B, Robb C, Thomas M, Thompson P, Spalding T
Factors that predict failure in anatomic single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
American Journal of Sports Medicine 2017; 45(7): 1529-1536

Parkinson B, Gogna R, Robb C, Thompson P, Spalding T
Anatomic ACL reconstruction: the normal central tibial footprint position and a standardised technique for measuring tibial tunnel location on 3D CT.
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2017; 25(5): 1568-1575

Robb C, Kempshall P, Getgood A, Standell H, Sprowson A, Thompson P, Spalding T
Meniscal integrity predicts laxity of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2015; 23(12): 3683-90

Kempshall PJ, Parkinson B, Thomas M, Robb C, Standell H, Getgood A, Spalding T
Outcome of meniscal allograft transplantation related to articular cartilage status: advanced chondral damage should not be a contraindication
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2015; 23(1): 280-9

Matharu G, McBryde C, Robb CA, Pynsent PB
An analysis of Oxford hip and knee scores following primary hip and knee replacement performed at a specialist centre
The Bone and Joint Journal 2014; 96: 928-35

Spalding T, Robb CA, Brown C
Femoral Bone Tunnel Placement (Arthroscopically and with Fluoroscopy)
In: Siebold R, Dejour D, Zaffagnini S (Eds) Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Practical Surgical Guide. The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy. Springer, Heidelberg 2014; 19: 159-179

David M, Robb CA, Jawanda S, Bradish C, Bache E
Late recurrence of developmental dysplasia of the hip following Pavlik harness treatment until normal ultrasound appearance
Journal of Orthopaedics 2014; 12(2): 81-85

Robb CA, Matharu G, Baloch K, Pynsent PB
Revision surgery for failed unicompartmental knee replacement – technical aspects and clinical outcome
Acta Orthopaedica Belgica 2013; 79(3): 312-317

Robb CA, McBryde C, Caddy SJ, Thomas A, Pynsent PB
Oxford scores as a triage tool for lower limb arthroplasty leads to discrimination and health inequalities. Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2013; 95 (4): 1-4

Brown C, Spalding T, Robb CA
The medial portal technique for single-bundle anatomical Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction. International Orthopaedics 2013 Feb; 37(2): 253-69

Robb CA, El-Shazly C, Matharu G, Baloch K, Pynsent P
Survival of autologous osteochondral grafting in the knee and factors influencing outcome
Acta Orthopaedica Belgica 2012; 78: 643-651

Matharu G, Robb CA, Baloch K, Pynsent P
The Oxford medial unicompartmental knee replacement: survival and the affect of age and gender. The Knee 2012; 19: 913–917

Chan S, Robb CA, Chugh S
Medial dislocation of the medial meniscus
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Br 2010; 92(B): 515-517

Robb CA, Harris R, Aslam N, O’Dwyer K
Radiographic assessment of biomechanical parameters following hip resurfacing and cemented total hip arthroplasty. Hip International 2009; 19 (3): 251-256

Robb CA, Nayeemuddin M, Datta A, Bache CE
Assessment of Acetabular Retroversion following Long Term Review of Salter’s Osteotomy
Hip International 2009; 19 (1): 8-12

Robb CA, Deans V, Iqbal M, Cooper J
Comparison of non-operative and surgical treatment of displaced calcaneal fractures
The Foot 2007; 17 (4): 169-173

Robb C.A.
Perspectives. The Lancet 2005; 366 (9494): 1351

Robb C.A., Davies M.B.
A new technique for fixation of calcaneal tuberosity avulsion fractures
Foot and Ankle Surgery 2003; 9: 221-224

Key Strengths
The difference you get working with Curtis Robb
  1. Knee Preservation. We don’t operate unless it is essential.
  2. Our main concern is patient care and safety.
  3. Attention to detail and a bespoke solution specifically for you.
  4. Former 800 metre Olympic finalist who suffered with injuries so he understands your experience first hand.
  5. Empathic and personalised service.
Curtis Robb's 1992 800m Olympic Final
Curtis Robb's 1992 800m Olympic Semi-Final

“As a former athlete, I’ve had more than my fair share of injuries so understand your experience and desire to return to fitness.”

Curtis Robb / Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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