A specialist offering private knee replacement surgery and knee arthroscopy, based in Bolton and Wigan, Lancashire.
Anil Gambhir is Clinical Director and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Wrightington Hospital for Joint Diseases in Wigan. He specialises in knee arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery) and is involved in academic research in the fields of arthroplasty and bone infection. He is also able to diagnose and treat certain knee conditions using arthroscopy.
Providing knee surgery in Lancashire
Mr Gambhir is able to provide knee replacement surgery and knee arthroscopy for:
- Osteoarthritis of the knee
- Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee
- Knee injuries
Knee surgery procedures performed by Anil Gambhir
Total knee replacement
Knee replacement surgery is undertaken when a knee joint has worn down, usually as a result of osteoarthritis, or has been damaged by trauma or disease. The worn or diseased knee joint is replaced with a new, artificial joint (prosthesis). Knee replacement surgery is a common and successful procedure, improving the knee function and reducing pain in the majority of patients
Unicompartmental knee replacement
Unicompartmental knee replacement surgery may be used as an alternative to total knee replacement surgery when only one side of the knee has been damaged by osteoarthritis. The procedure involves smaller incisions, less bleeding, quicker recovery times and less bone loss than with total knee replacement surgery. The relatively small prosthesis does not interfere with existing ligaments, tendons or nerves.
Revision knee replacement
For most people, a knee replacement will last for 15-20 years. Occasionally, the metal implant may loosen or an infection can develop. In these cases, it is possible for the surgeon to remove the previous implanted prosthesis and replace it with a new one. Studies have shown that patients with revision knee replacements have the same positive results at 6 month follow up as patients who had primary knee replacements.
Computer-assisted knee replacement
One of the most critical aspects of knee replacement surgery is to ensure correct positioning of the new knee joint. An incorrectly aligned joint can lead to early wear and loosening of the knee replacement. Computer-assisted surgery uses special probes to help the surgeon position the prosthesis correctly.
Knee arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery that is used both to diagnose knee joint problems and to repair the damage to the joint. It can be used to repair damaged cartilage or remove fragments of loose bone or cartilage. Arthroscopy results in less post-operative pain, faster recovery times and lower risks of complications than conventional surgery.
Areas covered for knee replacement surgery in the Lancashire area
Mr Anil Gambhir welcomes patients seeking private knee replacement surgery and knee arthroscopy from all areas in and around Lancashire including Bolton, Wigan, Blackburn, Southport, Blackpool, Warrington, Liverpool, St Helens and Manchester. A referral from a GP is not required.
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