Professor Wilson is a specialist knee surgeon who qualified with a BSc in Biochemistry from Manchester University in 1989 and then went on to study medicine at St Bartholomew’s medical school, graduating in 1994. He did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Brisbane Orthopaedic Centre with Peter Myers in 2004.
Since becoming a consultant Professor Wilson has developed a specialist interest in knee preservation surgery particularly focusing on complex ligament and osteotomy surgery. Most recently he has set up a dedicated centre for osteotomy surgery at The Wellington Hospital in London and has also set up “The Children’s Knee Centre” based at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London. This brings together a group of knee surgeons to focus on the management of the paediatric knee including a programme for ACL damage prevention in the UK.
He has helped to develop the instruments and surgical techniques for a number of surgical procedures. He is particularly well known for his work on the All Inside ACL and PCL ligament which Adrian helped to pioneer and he has presented and published extensively on these procedures.
Professor Wilson has also pioneered and helped to develop several other surgical techniques including his ligament reinforcement concept for ligament reconstruction, the minimally invasive Posterolateral corner technique. Professor Wilson has also helped to pioneer the new “Anterolateral Ligament Procedure” and is a member of the anterolateral ligament expert group.
He has a particular interest in knee osteotomy surgery and is considered one of the leading world experts in this surgery and the management of the young arthritic knee. He is a co-founder of the UK Knee Osteotomy Registry (UKKOR) the first dedicated national database for osteotomy surgery. He has developed a number of instruments for osteotomy surgery and pioneered a minimally invasive technique for High Tibial Osteotomy Surgery. He co-founded the Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass in 2007. Professor Wilson handed on the role of vice chairman of the ESSKA osteotomy committee in 2017 he has a recognised centre for the ESSKA Osteotomy travelling fellowship.
Professor Wilson is also a member of the ESSKA Osteotomy Committee and the ESSKA Arthroscopy Committee.
He also set up a successful fellowship training programme for ligament and osteotomy surgery in 2012 and has a chair at the University of Winchester where he is a visiting Professor to the department of Sport & Exercise.
He frequently has international and UK visitors to observe both osteotomy and ligament surgery.