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    leading out-patient facility with a specialist interest in all musculoskeletal disorders.
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    Tuesday AM and/or PM
    Wednesday AM and/or PM
    Thursday AM
    Additional clinics as required at various times during the week depending on Professor Ribbans’ commitments.

Latest news & Blog

    • MARCH 26, 2018
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    Vitamin D deficiency in Foot and Ankle Surgical Patients

    Bill and his colleagues in Leicester have published in December their combined audit results of the pre-operative Vitamin D status of patients being admitted for foot and ankle surgery. The results were published in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Only 17% of patients had vitamin levels deemed within normal levels. 22% were grossly deficient. Our advice

    • MARCH 26, 2018
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    Stress Injuries in the Older Athlete

    In Bill’s practice a lot of “Masters Athletes” – those older than 40 years old – present with stress injuries to bone and soft-tissues. Diagnosis and Management is an important part of Bill’s working week. However, he is equally concerned about preventing injury recurrence. One of the most important predictors of suffering from a fracture

    • DECEMBER 12, 2017
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    March Sports Medicine Meeting

    The March Meeting of the Northampton Sports Medicine and Science Group will take place at Moulton College on March 20th at 645pm. Once again, we have an excellent programme organised. Neil Redman, the Director of SEMPRIS, will speak on the medicolegal minefield associated with the clinical treatment of sportsmen and women. Shirley Hancock will be

    • DECEMBER 12, 2017
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    Happy Christmas and New Year to all our Patients

    May all of the Team at The County Clinic wish our patients, friends and families a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Bill’s Practice will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. For the rest of Christmas week, the office will be staffed at various times to pick up messages and


Welcome to the website of Professor Bill Ribbans, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor of Sports Medicine.

The site provides information about Bill’s background, clinical practice, and educational and research interests.

Bill’s training is in the assessment and surgical treatment of bone, joint and soft-tissue problems. He has undergone extensive training in medicine and surgery in general and Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in particular.

His work is divided between commitments to his practice at The County Clinic, Northampton, academic commitments, particularly at the University of Northampton and Moulton College.

He works closely with a network of colleagues in sports medicine, rheumatology, surgery, radiology, anaesthesia, physiotherapy and podiatry locally, nationally and internationally, to try and provide for his patients optimal assessment, advice and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

Bill was appointed as an Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon in 1991 to the Royal Free Hospital in London. In 1996, he returned to his home town to commence work at Northampton General Hospital. In 2012, Bill entered into full-time Private Practice having opened The County Clinic with his colleague, David Stock, in 2011.

In 2005, he was appointed Visiting Professor in Surgical Sciences to the University of Northampton and to a full personal Chair in Sports Medicine in 2010. Bill is Medical Director of the Chris Moody Rehabilitation Centre at Moulton College since its inception.

Bill is also involved with a number of local and national sporting organisations and acts as Chief Medical Officer to Northamptonshire County Cricket Club and Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to the English National Ballet and to Northampton Town FC. Bill has received an invitation to be a member of the British Athletics Ethics Panel.

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