A Manchester-based specialist in hip replacement surgery offering expert treatment for hip arthritis, hip/acetabular fracture and femoral deformity, with a particular interest in complex and revision cases.
Mr Nikhil Shah
is Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at the Wrightington Hospital, Wigan. He offers private hip surgery at two independent hospitals in the Manchester area:
- BMI The Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle
- John Charnley
Wing, Wrightington Hospital
A specialist in hip replacement surgery
Mr Shah is a Fellowship-trained specialist in hip replacement and revision surgery, having undergone subspecialist training at the world-renowned Wrightington Hospital in Wigan and at the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Institute at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, one of North America's leading hospitals for musculoskeletal care, education and research. Awarded the gold medal for the highest score in the 2003 FRCS examinations, Mr Shah was appointed as a consultant in 2006 and is part of a team that provides the North West Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Service, which relocated to the Wrightington Hospital in 2009.
Mr Shah's clinical work concentrates predominantly on hip and knee replacement surgery, and he has extensive experience in the treatment of both young and elderly patients with hip arthritis, hip fractures, and congenital and developmental hip deformities. He is skilled in the more demanding techniques needed for revision hip surgery and has a particular expertise in cases of a fractured acetabulum (hip socket) following previous hip replacement surgery.
Fully trained in medicolegal reporting, Mr Shah also provides reports in cases of clinical negligence involving primary and revision hip replacements, and pelvic and acetabular fractures and trauma, and on personal injuries involving the hip.
Hip conditions treated by Mr Nikhil Shah
Mr Shah offers treatment for a range of hip conditions, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
- Hip trauma and fracture
- Perthes disease
- Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE)
- Hip dysplasia
- Pelvic discontinuity
- Sports related injuries affecting the bone of the hip
Ganz osteotomy for adult hip dysplasia in Manchester
Hip dysplasia, where the hip socket is too shallow to correctly hold the ball of the joint, is the most common cause of hip arthritis in young women and also affects men. Despite routine screening of babies in the UK, up to 90% of cases of adult hip dysplasia are not diagnosed in childhood, most probably because current detection methods are not yet able identify which shallow sockets in babies will fail to develop properly in the future.
The malalignment of the hip bones in cases of dysplasia causes the joint to wear out more quickly than normal, causing pain and immobility in relatively young patients. Adult hip dysplasia is often a 'silent' condition and symptoms of the hip damage may not felt until the later stages, however, for reasons that are not fully understood, some patients experience pain before they have severe cartilage damage.
Mr Shah is highly experienced in Ganz osteotomy (periacetabular osteotomy), a specialist hip preserving surgical technique suitable for young patients with hip dysplasia whose arthritis is not too advanced. Involving surgery to re-shape the shallow hip socket so it is in a better position to fit the ball of the hip joint, Ganz osteotomy is a very successful procedure to improve the longevity of the hip joint and relieve pain in patients with adult hip dysplasia.
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals
Mr Nikhil Shah sees private referrals at the John Charnley
Wing at Wrightington Hospital and is an accredited consultant for the UK's
leading private healthcare providers.
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