Mr Manoj Sood
BSc.(Hons) MB.BS. FRCS(Eng.) FRCS(Tr. & Orth.)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hip, Knee & Sports Specialist
Mr Sood is a leading and respected hip and knee surgeon who deals with all hip and knee issues as well as sports injuries. He treats all lower limb sports injuries and tendon pain, particularly tendinopathies. He also has considerable expertise in knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, cartilage regeneration procedures, and hip and knee replacement (including revision and complex cases).
He is proud to have been nominated as a top doctor by his peers and to have been awarded both the Top Doctors Certificate of Excellence for his patient ratings in 2020 and 2022 and the iWantGreatCare Certificate of Excellence in 2021 and 2022 for delivering outstanding care. He has also been recognised by his NHS Trust with the award of 3 Clinical Excellence Awards.
Mr Sood is a firm believer in preserving native joints (joint preservation) by reconstructing joint damage using cartilage regeneration techniques and biological therapies, but is also an expert hip and knee joint replacement surgeon when arthritis is too advanced for joint preservation. His data from the National Joint Registry shows that he has excellent patient outcomes and a very low risk of complications.
Mr Sood has excellent communication skills and provides his patients with jargon-free explanations of their problems. He assesses his patients very carefully and organises specialist scans when needed to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. He only works with a very select team of specialist radiologists to ensure high-quality scan interpretation. After diagnosis, he provides a clear, individualised treatment plan for his patients that considers their individual circumstances and their exercise/activity goals. He offers a wide range of treatment choices suited to each patient, including non-surgical options.
His extensive experience allows him to diagnose and treat rarer conditions, and he is often sought out to provide second opinions. In his referral practice, he manages the most complex and challenging cases, such as hip and knee replacements that have failed and must be redone. Mr Sood runs a hip and knee unit at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and has earned three Clinical Excellence Awards for his work.
Mr Sood treats all lower limb sports injuries in athletes and weekend warriors and also has an interest in the treatment of tendon pain, especially tendinopathies.
Mr Sood graduated from Guys Hospital in 1992 and went on to train at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), where he became a clinical lecturer in the Professorial Unit. In 2004, he received additional specialist training in hip and knee surgery at two centres of excellence in North America: The Mayo Clinic and Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was mentored by two of the world's best hip and knee surgeons. He has worked in Specialist Consultant Practice since 2004.
Qualifications & Memberships
- Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) London
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery - MB.BS. London
- Fellow of The Royal College Of Surgeons of England - FRCS (Eng.)
- Specialist Qualification in Trauma & Orthopaedics - FRCS(Tr. & Orth.)
- Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
- International Associate Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Other Positions of Responsibility
- Member of the Court of Examiners at The Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Sub-Editor Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (Elsevier)
- Reviewer - Hip International
- Member of the University Court – University of Hertfordshire
Practice Manager & PA to Mr Sood
Debbie is an experienced medical PA who handles the everyday aspects of the practice. This includes dealing with all patient enquiries, appointment enquiries and surgery bookings. She is always available to answer any questions or to troubleshoot. She can be contacted in all the usual ways. Please see the "Contact Us" section for details.
Katie works closely with Debbie in the office assisting her with manning the telephones and dealing with enquiries from patients.
Sophie deals with all accounts and billing matters. She works in the accounts office daily from 9:00-14:00. Outside of these hours you should either email the accounts office or leave a voicemail message for her. She will respond to your message promptly.