Prof. Lee has an excellent profile in research; after completing his MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2011, he was able to continue his research to a PhD level. He was awarded the Orthopaedics Travelling Fellowship in 2013 to visit the EndoKlinik, Germany and a Sports Medicine travelling fellowship in 2014 to present his work and gain further experience on Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Cells Therapy & Autologous Conditioning Serum (ACS) in Australia. In 2016, he was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association Clinical Leader Fellowship to work and operate with the late Prof. James Richardson in the world-renowned OsCell cartilage regeneration centre in Oswestry, UK. With a sound knowledge of cell biology and tissue engineering principles, he can offer regenerative solutions to cartilage injuries and most musculoskeletal conditions.
Biology in motion
Prof Lee has a strong ethos for biomechanical and biological approaches in treating knee conditions. He has successfully treated many patients with neuromuscular conditioning, bracing, PRP, Fat cells injections, arthroscopies and osteotomies. Understanding the importance of a holistic approach to body movement and the dynamic nature of musculoskeletal medicine, Prof Lee embraces the use of motion capturing techniques and digital technology in his clinical practice.
Doctors base their diagnosis on observations, manual tests, X-ray, MRI and clinical history. However, these are static assessments usually done while the joint is not moving or weight-bearing. However, patients’ symptoms usually present when the knee is in movement, it is difficult to understand the origin of the problem. Using the latest motion technology, Prof Lee can capture movement patterns digitally and provide digital assessments for his patients. Armed with this information, we can personalize the treatment plan to address the causes behind the symptoms.
Bracing is the purest form of orthopaedics and biomechanics. Applying technology and kinematics to movement patterns is the quickest and least invasive way to treat knee issues. Prof Lee has extensive experience in biomechanics, which he applies with medical engineering principles to ensure that his patients have the best results from the correct type of brace.
Joint injection is the most efficient method of delivering a substance to the joint environment, it is extremely powerful. The key to success is knowing what to use and when to inject. Guided by logic, experience and research, Professor Lee has extensive knowledge on the use of biological and pharmcolagical products in treating joint and soft tissue issues
Cartilage repair and regeneration
Prof Lee worked and operated with the late Prof. James Richardson in the world-renowned OsCell cartilage regeneration centre in Oswestry, UK. With a PhD level of knowledge in cell biology and tissue engineering principles, he offers regenerative solutions to cartilage injuries such as biological scaffold and STACI. Being an International Cartilage Repair Society’s Teaching Centre of Excellence, Prof Lee collaborates with international experts to provide cutting edge cartilage regeneration techniques to his patients
Being able to understand and work with athletes is the key to success with dealing with sports injuries. Prof Lee has treated UK premiership footballers for muscle injuries which significantly reduced their time for recovery and return to play. Leading a group of sports healthcare professionals with a logical and personalised approach, Prof lee can offer a customised non-surgical as well as surgical solution to his patients
Knee Replacement is always the last resort in the treatment pathway; with a good understanding of the 3D computer aided design and manufacturing technology, Prof Lee can offer patients a customised approach to knee replacement. Based on the principle of the aggregation of marginal gain, Prof Lee’s surgical pathways have helped many patients recover.
Achilles tendon rupture
Understanding the risks and benefits of non-operative and surgical treatments for Achilles tendon rupture, Prof Lee has developed a biological minimally invasive approach to treat Achilles tendon ruptures. Being able to reap the benefits of both non-operative and avoid the risks of traditional surgery, Prof Lee’s technique has enable patients to return to full function faster.
Prof. Lee has a passion in applying clinical data to hip replacement surgery. He embraces the British heritage and craftsmanship of a well-planned Cemented Total Hip replacement. He completed the highly competitive and prestigious Robin Ling Exeter Hip fellowship in the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital, England; which helped him to further develop his skills and learn the original techniques from the centre which invented the Exeter Hip, S.P.A.I.R.E., impaction bone grafting and cementing since 1970. He is on the faculty for the Exeter Hip course.
Prof. Lee is on the General Medical Council, UK (GMC) specialist register for Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery. Being a double board-certified Orthopaedic surgeon with specialist interests in Regeneration and Sports, he has successfully applied his research to clinical use, for example, he has treated UK premiership footballers for muscle injuries which significantly reduced their time for recovery and return to play. He has treated sports injuries in athletes with PRP, cell therapy and has been practising high-performance ACL reconstruction and minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair techniques. As a champion of biological and joint preservation techniques, Professor Lee is internationally recognised as an ICRS teaching centre of excellence.
His clinical interests are
- Regenerative Medicine
- PRP, Fat Cells, MSc
- Knee dynamic assessment
- Non-surgical treatment of arthritis
- Anterior Knee pain
- Patella issues
- Biological Achilles Tendon Repair
- High-Performance ACL Reconstruction
- HTO, DFO – Combined Osteotomy
- Sports ligament surgery
- Biological cartilage reconstruction
- Custom Knee Replacement
- STACi – Cartilage Cell Therapy
- SPAIRE Hip replacement