Kneecap Care Tailored Just for You

About Professor Caroline Hing

About Professor Caroline Hing

Reclaim Your Mobility

I’m Caroline Hing, a kneecap surgeon in London

I’m passionate about helping my patients understand what has happened to make their kneecap unstable or painful, helping them choose what treatment is best for their lifestyle and ensuring that together with my team we help patients regain their independence.

I can help you with your kneecap problems. I offer a specialist clinic just seeing patients with kneecap disorders. I start with a detailed assessment of your knees, focussing on your needs, concerns and goals. Loosing your mobility can be frustrating and impact on your well-being making you anxious or depressed but my aim is to put you at ease, explaining difficult medical terms in easy to understand language with time for you to ask questions and really understand what is going on.

Embark on Your Personalised Journey to Knee Recovery

Every patient is unique and I provide a holistic approach working closely with a team of radiologists and physiotherapists who also have an interest in kneecap disorders to accurately diagnose and treat your knee.

My aim is to start you on a journey to recovery so you understand what has happened to your kneecap and how you can recover from your injury or pain. We want to get you back to enjoying life pain free and happy with your knee. I work with a team to help you recover which may involve physiotherapy or surgery, so we get you back on your feet and out enjoying life.

Why Me…

Why see a specialist in kneecaps?

Knee problems can be complex and affect different parts of the knee with kneecaps causing specific problems. Seeing an expert in kneecaps can help ensure the right diagnosis and treatment plan.

  • I have a specialist interest in treating kneecap problems and have a research interest in kneecaps
  • I belong to a group of national experts in the field of kneecap surgery
  • I see young adults with dislocating kneecaps as well as children with dislocating kneecaps
  • I treat adults with arthritic kneecaps
  • I have a busy NHS practice in a trauma centre so I see a lot of patients with broken kneecaps needing to be fixed
  • I work both in the private sector and NHS ensuring that I see a large number of patients from all walks of life who have kneecap problems

Qualifications and Training

Professor Hing is a leading expert in the field of kneecap disorders and has a wealth of experience in treating patients with a wide range of conditions, including patellar instability, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and osteoarthritis. She is also actively involved in research and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.

MB BS, BSc(Hons), MSc, MD, FRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Professor Hing graduated from medical school at University College London in 1993. She was also awarded a BSc(Hons) in anatomy and developmental biology. She started her orthopaedic training on the Percival Pott Rotation at Barts and the London hospitals whilst reading for an MSc in orthopaedic engineering and an MD in patellofemoral instability, expanding her experience of dislocating kneecaps.

After completing her orthopaedic training she went to Australia to train in major trauma at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne in 2005, as well as hip and knee surgery fellowships on the Gold Coast and in Melbourne. She returned to the UK and worked at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals on a revision knee fellowship and as a locum consultant before a further post at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital in Norwich to gain experience in patellofemoral instability with Professor Simon Donell.

She currently works at St George’s Hospital in London and has set up a specialist service treating patients with kneecap (patellofemoral) disorders. She is a Professor at St George’s University London and is the research lead for trauma and orthopaedics in the trust.

Professor Hing is editor-in-chief of The Knee journal which publishes research papers on knee surgery and has recently been appointed as a trustee for the British Orthopaedic Association for 2022-2024. She has previously sat on executive committees for the British Association of Knee Surgery (BASK) and has helped to draft national guidelines for knee disorders with NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and BASK.