Simon Barton

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon




Soft Tissue Knee Surgery - ACL / PCL / MCL / PLC Reconstruction / Meniscal Repair

Patellofemoral Disorders - Anterior Knee Pain / Patella Instability - MPFL Reconstruction / Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy / Trochleoplasty


Joint Preservation Surgery - High Tibial and Distal Femoral Osteotomy


Knee Arthroplasty -  Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty / Patellofemoral Arthroplasty / Total Knee Arthroplasty



PA: Bernadette Oglivie
Telephone: 01257 256 332


Wednesday AM: Royal Albert Edward Infirmary - Wigan Trauma & Fracture Clinic
Friday AM: Wrightington Hospital - Elective Knee Clinic


Simon Barton is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in the treatment of disorders of the knee. His practice includes the management of sports injuries, anterior knee pain, patella instability and arthritis.

He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2005 and completed his early surgical training in the South East of Scotland, Western Australia and Yorkshire. His higher orthopaedic training was on the North West Rotation, and he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2015.

Simon’s sub-speciality expertise in knee surgery was gained through two UK based knee fellowships, at the Wrightington Sports Knee Unit and The Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol.

Simon’s time in Bristol was focused on developing the expertise to manage complex disorders of the patellofemoral joint (instability and anterior knee pain). He is one of a handful of fellowship trained surgeon’s in the North of England able to offer the Bereiter trochleoplasty technique for the management of severe dysplasia. This condition, which results in recurrent dislocations of the patella, can only be effectively managed by deepening the groove at the end of the femur (trochlea). He offers a tertiary referral service for this and associated disorders of the patellofemoral joint at the Sports Knee Clinic, Wrightington.

Simon delivers a modern, patient specific approach to soft tissue injuries of the knee and is passionate about joint preserving solutions for arthritis. He performs a full spectrum of knee surgery from biological joint reconstruction, osteotomy and partial knee arthroplasty.

Simon has had a lifelong interest in sports and exercise, having played representative rugby into his 20s. In 2019 he was awarded a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Bath University for his research into the surgical management of patellar instability.