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Angus Strover FRCS President and Founder of The Knee Foundation

Angus Strover


  • Specialist Knee Surgeon at London Sports Orthopaedics
  • Founder of the Droitwich Knee Clinic
  • President and founder of The Knee Foundation. He also regularly teaches on The Knee Foundation’s arthroscopy and ACL workshops.

Mr Strover is also the Founder of the model company “United Surgical Services” where he has developed a range of anatomical training models which the Knee Foundation uses extensively during training courses.

Clinical interests and specialisation

Mr Strover specialises in:-

  • knee arthroscopy with meniscal repair
  • repair of joint surface defects using the latest stem cell technology
  • knee ligament reconstruction
  • longstanding experience in the successful diagnosis and surgical treatment of anterior knee pain, patellar maltracking and dislocation

Angus Strover is an internationally known Consultant Knee Surgeon and a pioneer of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.

Having qualified MB BCh in Capetown, South Africa in 1962, Angus completed his specialist training as an Orthopaedic Surgeon and was listed on the Specialist Register for Orthopaedic and Trauma of the South African Medical & Dental Council before moving to the UK.

Mr Strover has been on the UK GMC Register since 1976 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1979. Having moved to the UK he was appointed an NHS Consultant to Bromsgrove and Redditch District General Hospital in 1985 where he remained a Consultant until 1988.

In 1988 Mr Strover founded the Droitwich Knee Clinic, the first private knee surgery clinic in the UK for treatment of knee disorders with which he remains affiliated. He established the Droitwich Knee Foundation in 1991 and also set up The London Knee Clinic in 2000.

Mr Strover currently practises at London Sports Orthopaedics, situated at the London Bridge Hospital, in South East London.

Mr Strover is part author and editor of a seminal book on the subject of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, first published in 1993. He specialises in ligament reconstruction at the knee, meniscal transplantation, cartilage transplantation, and knee arthroplasty.

Mr Strover has particular interest in conditions that are often not diagnosed or treated by the general population of orthopaedic surgeons, such as:

  • Inflamed synovial plicae of the knee causing symptoms of pain, clicking, giving way, swelling, stiffness and locking. All these symptoms can and do masquerade as problems of the menisci, (semilunar cartilages), ligaments or joint surfaces. The plica syndrome can affect people of all ages and of various activities. The undiagnosed plica syndrome can be crippling in some people and has been known to ruin the careers of promising sportsmen and is often associated with medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee. Diagnosing the problem on MRI scanning can be difficult and the clinical signs on examination can be misleading. The undiagnosed suprapatellar septum is a related subject, and in Mr Strover's opinion it is the single most commonly missed diagnosis in the knee.
  • The maltracking patella associated with high riding patella (patella alta) and trochlear dysplasia with chronic subluxation and/or dislocation. This subject is often underdiagnosed and not adequately treated. With better diagnostic tools including MRI , CT and radioactive bone scanning, the details of the clinical picture can be more accurately diagnosed and appropriately treated. During the last few years Mr Strover has utilised an improved technique for tibial tubercle transfer to correct patella alta without immobilisation, with obvious advantages to the patient.
  • Comprehensive arthroscopic debridement of the knee in degenerate osteoarthritis of the knee. Many elderly patients can defer total knee replacement for long periods following adequate removal of all inflamed synovial tissue, debris and impinging osteophytes, with dramatic symptomatic relief.

Membership of Learned Societies

  • British Medical Association
  • South African Medical Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
  • Honorary Member in the Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • Member of the International Arthroscopy Association
  • Member of the British Association of Sport & Medicine (BASM)
  • Member of the European Society of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
  • Member of the International PCL Study Group
  • Past Editor: Isokinetics and Exercise Science
  • Member of the Board of Certification for British Association of Sports Trainers
  • President of the Droitwich Knee Foundation
  • Past President of the International Society of Clinical Isokinetics

Research interests

  • Clinical outcome in patients who have had their surgery more than 10 years ago.
  • Patellofemoral joint pathology related to patella alta and trochlear dysplasia in the young and in the older patient.
  • Blood loss during total knee surgery without the use of tourniquet.
  • The sizing of the femoral component in total knee replacements and its relation to range of movement post-operatively.
  • Deep vein thrombosis related to the use of tourniquets.
  • Deformities of the knee and their treatment.
  • Meniscal replacement using allografts and/or scaffolds.


"Intra-articular protrusion of malpositioned Transfix implant following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction."
Misra R, Strover A, El-Shazly M.
Arthroscopy. 2006 Feb;22(2):226

"Suction dressings in total knee arthroplasty--an alternative to deep suction drainage."
Panousis K, Grigoris P, Strover AE.
Acta Orthop Belg. 2004 Aug;70(4):349-54

"Early complications of unicompartmental knee replacement: the Droitwich experience."
Vardi G, Strover AE.
Knee. 2004 Oct;11(5):389-94

Isokinetics and the Plica Syndrome
Strover, AE, Rao, S.B

"Suction dressings: a new surgical dressing technique."
Strover AE, Thorpe R.
Journal of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 1997 Apr;42(2):119-21

Quadriceps strength and pain during isokinetc concentric and eccentric contractions before and after arthroscopic excision of synovial plicae.
Strover A.E, Dvir Z
Isokinetics and Exercise Science 5 (1995) 99-102

"MRI of the knee following prosthetic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction."
Cassar-Pullicino VN, McCall IW, Strover AE.
Clin Radiol. 1994 Feb;49(2):89-99

"A technique for prevention of sudden pressure loss on emptying of irrigation bags during arthroscopic surgery using gravity-fed irrigation systems."
Davison JA, Strover AE.
Arthroscopy. 1993;9(3):336-7

"An arthroscopic technique of demonstrating the pathomechanics of the suprapatellar plica."
Strover AE, Rouholamin E, Guirguis N, Behdad H.
Arthroscopy. 1991;7(3):308-10

"Replacement of the rabbit medial meniscus with a polyester-carbon fibre bioprosthesis."
Wood DJ, Minns RJ, Strover A.
Biomaterials. 1990 Jan;11(1):13-6

"Bilateral cysts of the lateral femoral trochlea."
Vaishya R, Strover A.
Acta Orthop Belg. 1990;56(3-4):617-9

"The use of carbon fiber implants in anterior cruciate ligament surgery."
Strover AE, Firer P.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Researc. 1985 Jun;(196):88-98

"Technical advances in the reconstruction of knee ligaments using carbon fibre."
Strover AE.
Aktuelle Probl Chir Orthop. 1983;26:127-34

[Technical progress in the reconstruction of knee ligaments using carbon fibers] - German.
Strover AE.
Aktuelle Probl Chir Orthop. 1983;25:136-45