About us

The Bristol Knee and Sports Injury Clinic provides expert help to anyone who is suffering from joint problems, sports injuries or pain. We treat the full range of orthopaedic problems and offer comprehensive diagnostic, surgical, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services. If you are suffering from a joint problem or sports injury you can book a consultation and receive treatment from us directly as a self-paying patient, private insured patient or you may be referred by your general practitioner or insurance company.

You can find out more about each member of the team in this part of the site.


Dr David Coates
Consultant Anaesthetist

16tTrained at Guys Hospital Medical School London, qualifying in 1976, David did his post graduate training in medicine, anaesthesia and intensive care in Cambridge, Oxford and Bristol and was Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Virginia USA 1983-84.

He has been Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Bristol Royal Infirmary since 1987 and is currently Director of Anaesthesia. David is a post graduate examiner of the Royal College of Anaesthesia and lectures frequently both in this country and overseas on his particular research interest of intravenous anaesthesia. He was the chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at the BUPA Hospital Bristol from 1993-1996 and has recently been appointed President of the Society of Intravenous Anaesthesia UK.