The National Ligament Registry (NLR) was set up in 2018 by a group of core surgeons, with an aim to help improve the management and outcome of knee ligament reconstructive surgery. It was initiated in association with BASK, BOSTAA and the BOA and is run by a Steering Group.

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Knee Surgeons in the UK

The surgeons below are registered on the National Ligament Registry and use it to collect patient outcomes on their anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patients.

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Number Impact

The NLR has been successfully gathering patient data since 2013, after it was launched at BASK. There are currently:

  • 720Number of active users
  • 12098Number of Pathways
  • 11796Total Number of Registered Patient
News & Events
  • Nuffield Health
    "Nuffield Health first independent hospital provider to support the introduction of the UK's National Ligament Registry"
    Download the press release announcement from Nuffield Health.
  • "Online data capture - the cost effective means of improving compliance."
    Download our editorial featured in The Knee
    [Sean O Leary et al.]
  • Download our new UK NLR poster.
    Presented at the 2014 ESSKA meeting, Amsterdam.
Steering Committee
  • Mr Tim Spalding

    Mr Tim Spalding

    Specialist Knee Surgeon

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  • Professor Fares Haddad

    Professor Fares Haddad

    Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

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  • Mr William Hage

    Mr William Hage

    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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  • Mr Sean O'Leary

    Mr Sean O'Leary

    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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  • Honorary Professor Mike McNicholas

    Honorary Professor Mike McNicholas

    Consultant Soft Tissue Knee and Trauma Surgeon

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  • Mr James Robinson

    Mr James Robinson

    Specialist Knee Surgeon

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