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Ben is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in all aspects of knee surgery. He trained at Oxford University Medical School, and undertook postgraduate orthopaedic training in Bristol, followed by fellowship training in knee and hip surgery. In 2007 he was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association European travelling fellowship, and an AO trauma fellowship to Harborview Medical Centre in Seattle, USA.

He has been a consultant at Yeovil since 2007 and is currently Clinical Director of Orthopaedics. He undertakes total knee replacement, partial knee replacement via a minimally invasive approach, keyhole knee surgery (including cartilage repair and stimulation techniques), anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, patello-femoral joint surgery, lower limb sports injury surgery and fracture fixation surgery.

He has an active interest in teaching and research, and is an invited reviewer for “The Bone and Joint Journal” and “The Knee”.

Mr Lankester is regularly visited by surgeons from the UK and abroad to observe partial knee replacement surgery.  He also teaches other surgeons on specialist knee surgery courses.