Tim Spalding is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. He has his degree from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London in 1982 and has specialised in knee surgery ever since then. Dr Spalding holds great interest in a wide range of knee surgeries, ranging from arthroscopic cruciate ligament reconstruction for the unstable knee, meniscal surgery and reconstruction for the torn footballer’s cartilage, surgery for patello-femoral problems, articular cartilage repair such as autologous chondrocyte transplantation, to osteotomy and joint replacement for the worn knee. He has been involved in national and international research and teaching and is instrumental in the formation of the UK National Ligament Registry. He holds a number of orthopaedic society memberships, such as member of the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) as well as of International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).