Dave Duffy


Dave Duffy

Dave Duffy

Dave Duffy

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & District NHS Foundation Trust

“Mr Duffy is a wonderful knee surgeon but he’s a very approachable guy as well… That makes a huge difference.”

Jean Drake,
YKC patient.

Dave is currently the lead surgeon for acute knee Injuries at Harrogate District Hospital and has successfully treated many professional athletes. He has performed thousands of arthroscopic procedures (ACL reconstruction and meniscal surgery) throughout his career. His approach is directed at diagnosing the extent of a new injury quickly. Being able to start treatment early, especially for conditions where this is time critical, is essential to achieving the best result. The support of specialist physiotherapists, plus swift and high quality investigations help to achieve this goal.

A significant part of his practice is the management of arthritis of the knee and he treats a high volume of patients. According to current National Joint Registry data, he performs almost double the number of total knee replacements each year relative to the national average and more than four times the average number of partial knee replacements.

Read Dave’s surgeon profile on the National Joint Registry.

At the heart of Dave’s practice is a commitment to patient communication and care

Providing a clear and concise explanation of the diagnosis – something that should be taken for granted – plus all the treatment options available and their goals is a fundamental part of patient satisfaction.

Dave’s passion for clear patient communication is reflected by his education videos, which have now been viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube. Some are now among the most watched surgical videos ever produced in the UK.

Dave has also built close links with high calibre specialist health professionals (radiologists & physiotherapists), essential for his bespoke and holistic approach.

Specialist Interests

Sports Injury


Knee ligament reconstruction


Meniscal (cartilage) surgery


Isolated chondral injuries

Healthy knee x-ray

Joint Replacement


Total knee replacement

Partial knee replacement

Revision knee surgery


Dave Duffy trained at Newcastle University

Dave studied Medicine at Newcastle University. After graduation, he spent a number of years working in Australia. Part of this period was in the outback of Queensland where he worked in the Emergency Department of the mining town of Mount Isa.

From here he ventured to the isolated indigenous Australian reserves of Mornington Island (off the north coast of Australia) and Doomage as the lone medical practitioner – a true life-changing experience.

Following further intensive care training in Brisbane he returned to the UK to pursue his passion for orthopaedic surgery and undertook specialist training in Yorkshire.

His expertise in knee surgery was gained from renowned fellowship posts in the UK & Australia:


  • Harrogate with Prof. Nick London (knee replacement, arthroscopy and knee ligament reconstruction)
  • Leeds with Mr Stuart Calder (knee replacement, arthroscopy and knee ligament reconstruction)
  • Australia (Brisbane Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Clinic). Working with leading knee surgeons, Dr Peter Myers and Dr Peter McMeniman, where he gained experience in treating elite sports athletes

Dave maintains an active interest in education and is a clinical supervisor for junior doctors.

He is a regular faculty member who teaches on national and international ligament reconstruction and partial knee replacement surgery courses for orthopaedic surgeons.

Clinic Locations

Harrogate District Hospital

Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Rd, Harrogate HG2 7S
Main switchboard: 01423 885959
Out-patient bookings: 01423 553373

BMI Duchy Hospital Harrogate

The Duchy Hospital Harrogate

Queens Road, Harrogate, HG2 OHF
Main switchboard: 01423 567136
Out-patient bookings: 0808 101 0337

Nuffield Health Hospital Leeds

Nuffield Hospital Leeds

2 Leighton street, Leeds, LS1 3EB
Main switchboard: 0113 388 2000
Out-patient bookings: 0113 388 2067


Dave Duffy is Fee Assured with most major insurance companies.

Fee Assured Specialist Knee Surgeon

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