We started the SWSO clinic in 2018 as new discoveries of biologic reparative technologies promised innovative new options in musculoskeletal care. Our team's decades of experience in both conservative care and orthopaedic surgery identified a huge need for such tailored, effective, non-operative care. We aim to provide a unique skillset to provide seamless, holistic care of the injured patient across the southwest of England, integrated with physical therapy, to achieve the best rehabilitation and recovery possible. 

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Ioannis  Pengas

Mr Ioannis P. Pengas

MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (T&O), MPhil (MedLaw & Ethics), M.D. (Medical Doctorate)

Sports Knee Consultant

Joint Preservation & Soft Tissue Knee Specialist 

Royal Cornwall Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 


Email: contact@swso.co.uk

I have undertaken both my Undergraduate (Dundee University-Scotland) and Post Graduate training in the UK.


Completed my Trauma & Orthopaedics training (CCT) through the prestigious Percivall Pott Orthopaedic Rotation based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.

Thereafter, I undertook two highly sought after, post CCT, knee and joint preservation fellowships with Mr. Tim Spalding & Mr. A. Wilson.


Upon completion of my fellowships I was appointed as a Knee Consultant at the Royal Cornwall Hospital with a special interest in joint preservation surgery, primary joint arthroplasty and paediatric knee pathology.

My operation portfolio comprises of all trauma work with a focus on multi-ligament injuries and complex fractures around the knee. Electively I undertake both arthroscopic and arthroplasty knee surgery.

Some of the procedures I offer are: meniscus repair/ augmentation/ transplantation, Cartilage biologic/ synthetic repair and resurfacing, ligament reconstruction/ repair/ augmentation, patellofemoral joint stabilisation, joint off-loading (Atlas Kinespring)/ knee osteotomy, compartmental arthroplasty and total knee replacement.

During my training I undertook and completed both a Doctorate (M.D.) in Knee Pathology, titled Meniscectomy & Osteoarthritis, as well as a postgraduate Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Medical Law & Ethics.

I maintain an active interest in research with ongoing national and international collaborations as well as teaching (academic tutor). Currently the Trust’s Consent and Knee Pathway Lead.


Chris Ireland

Dr Chris H Ireland

MBBS, MRCGP, BSc (Biomedical science), PgDip(Sports & Exercise Medicine)

Sports & Exercise Medicine Specialist, multi-joint 

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 


Email: contact@swso.co.uk

My Biomedical Science BSc from University of Leeds led to Undergraduate Medicine at St George's Medical School, University of London. I received a double merit in pre-clinical and clinical studies and went on to complete my Post Graduate training in the UK.


I completed my Trauma & Orthopaedics and several Emergency medicine rotations during my CCT training before studying on the University of Wales Sports & Exercise Medicine MSc course.

I have since worked as a GPwSI with specialty in Musculoskeletal Medicine for the NHS and have developed a keen interest in all aspects of maintaining function of our bodies with the least invasive, most effective approach healthcare offers.

I also work for the National Institute of Health Research (PenARC) in assessing the evidence that the diagnostic and care approaches available to us work and for whom. This gives me insight into both the complexity of the human body but also the options available to support function, limit pain and promote quality of life.

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