An experienced Manchester-based orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in the treatment of hip arthritis, offering total hip replacement surgery, including hybrid techniques for younger patients.
Mr Padman Phaltankar is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at North Manchester General Hospital. He offers private hip replacement surgery at a number of independent hospitals in the Greater Manchester area:
- Spire Manchester Hospital
- Bridgewater Hospital, Manchester
- Ramsay Oaklands Hospital, Salford
- BMI The Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle
- Ramsay Euxton Hall Hospital, Chorley
- BMI The Highfield Hospital, Rochdale
An expert in hip replacement surgery
Trained in India and at St George's Hospital London, Mr Padman is a specialist hip surgeon focusing predominantly on hip replacement surgery for arthritic hips. Offering both cemented total hip replacement and a hybrid hip replacement technique suitable for younger patients with hip arthritis, he works closely with physiotherapists and allied health professionals to ensure a quick recovery and optimal outcome for all his patients.
Hip conditions treated by Mr Padman Phaltankar
Mr Padman specialises in the treatment of arthritic conditions affecting the hip, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Hip dysplasia
- Avascular necrosis
Total hip replacement in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire
The hip joint is a ball and socket-type joint, the ball being formed by the head of the femur (thigh bone) and the socket by a cup-shaped structure on the pelvis bone (acetabulum). The bones are able to move easily over one another due to the presence of articular cartilage, a smooth tough material that covers the joint surfaces, and of a lubricating fluid produced by the synovial membrane.
Over time, the protective articular cartilage in the hip can become damaged and worn, allowing the bones surfaces to rub directly against each other, causing the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis. Damage to the cartilage can also occur as a result of injury, disease, developmental hip problems and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis that affect the synovial membrane.
Where conservative treatment options such as medication and physical therapy fail to control the symptoms of hip arthritis, modern hip replacement surgery can offer long-term relief from pain and a return to everyday activities such as driving, walking, golf, swimming and low impact sports.
Mr Phaltankar is highly experienced in cemented total hip replacement, a popular procedure that accounts for the vast majority of hip replacements carried out in the UK. Most suitable for older patients over 65, cemented fixation of the hip implant components with an acrylic polymer allows patients to become mobile almost immediately after surgery, speeding their recovery.
Hybrid total hip replacement surgery for younger patients
Total hip replacement surgery is now a routine procedure that can relieve the symptoms of arthritis for 15 to 20 years, however it may not be suitable for younger patients as they are more likely to need a replacement hip implant in the future (revision hip replacement), a procedure that is longer and more complex than primary hip replacement.
Mr Phaltankar offers hybrid hip replacement surgery for patients too young to be considered for cemented total hip replacement. In this procedure one of the components (usually the metal stem that fits into the femur) is fixed with cement, whilst the other (the artificial socket) is made of special material that allows the bone to grow into it, holding it in place (uncemented). Hybrid hip replacements can be a good option for younger patients as uncemented components are easier to revise than cemented ones, and Mr Phaltankar is happy to offer his expert opinion regarding suitability for the procedure in each individual case.
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals
Mr. Padman Phaltankar is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Spire Healthcare.
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