Rafael Sales

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon 

Trauma & Soft Tissue Knee Specialist


Lower Limb Consultants (Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot)


Patellofemoral disorders: patella instability, Trochlea dysplasia/trochleoplasty, patellofemoral arthritis
Knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
Knee ligament injuries and reconstruction (ACL reconstruction, etc.)
Sports injuries to the knee
Meniscus injuries: Repair, replacement, partial meniscectomy
Cartilage regeneration
Joint preserving surgery around the knee: Osteotomies (realignment procedure), Partial knee replacement
Fractures around the knee
Primary knee replacement


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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBBS BSc/MD University of Valladolid, Spain (1996)
Post Doctorate Studies (Masters) University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (2001)
Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain (2004)

Further Training
Soft Tissue Knee Fellowship, Wrightington Hospital (2015-16)
Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS)-Expert Witness Certificate (2020)

Mr Sales did his orthopaedic training in a prestigious hospital in Madrid, Spain (Hospital Ramon y Cajal). He has extensive experience treating fractures and has worked as a consultant in two Major Trauma Centres in the UK (Oxford and Leeds).

Mr Sales is a fellowship trained Consultant Soft Tissue Knee Surgeon (Wrightington, UK) who specialises in sports knee injuries and arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery.

His current practice involves all areas of soft tissue knee reconstructive surgery (meniscus preservation, knee ligament reconstruction, osteotomies, fractures around the knee), with a particular interest and expertise in patellofemoral disorders (patella instability and patellofemoral replacement).

His research is focused on patella instability and trochlea dysplasia.

He also has a Medicolegal Practice and has Expert Witness Certificate from Cardiff University -Bond Solon (CUBS).

Mr Sales is committed to providing excellent patient care and outcomes. He has visited multiple Orthopaedic Excellence Centres in Europe and US.