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Sanat Shah: Consultant Knee Surgeon, Manchester

Consultant Knee Surgeon, Manchester: Sanat Shah
Consultant Knee Surgeon, Manchester: Sanat Shah

An experienced knee surgeon with a specialist interest in knee arthroscopy, knee replacement surgery, and the treatment of arthritic knees in younger patients, based in Manchester.

Mr Sanat Shah is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary.  He is available for private consultation at three independent hospitals in the Manchester area:

  • Spire Manchester Hospital
  • BMI The Alexandra Hospital
  • BMI The Beaumont Hospital

Providing expert knee surgery in Manchester

Mr Sanat Shah is a highly experienced orthopaedic and trauma surgeon specialising in conditions affecting the lower limb.  He is able to offer the full range of diagnostic and surgical techniques to treat worn and damaged knees, including knee arthroscopy and total knee replacement surgery.  Mr Shah has a particular interest in treating younger patients with arthritis of the knee, as well as those with sports injuries.

Knee conditions treated by Mr Sanat Shah

Mr Shah provides surgical treatment of knee conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic arthritis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Knee trauma
  • Sports injuries
  • Gout
  • Haemophilic arthropathy

A specialist in knee arthroscopy

Mr Shah is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of knee conditions using arthroscopy, a type of keyhole surgery.  Performed under general anaesthetic as an outpatient procedure, a small flexible fibre optic tube (arthroscope) is inserted into the knee, sending back images to a video monitor.  This allows Mr Shah to examine the bones, ligaments, cartilage and tendons and determine the cause of any knee pain, or assess the level of damage in an injury.  The progression of arthritis can also be monitored. 

By inserting tiny surgical instruments through the arthroscope, Mr Shah is also able to carry out a number of knee treatments, including repair to damaged ligaments, tendons and cartilage, drainage of any built-up fluid, and removal of loose sections of bone and cartilage.

Knee replacement surgery for younger patients

Knee replacement surgery was once reserved for more elderly patients with severe arthritis, however it has become clear in recent years that the benefits associated with replacing a worn or damaged knee in a younger person in terms of quality of life and ability to stay fit, outweigh the risks of surgery and the concern that a replacement may wear out early.  Developments in materials and manufacturing techniques have led to artificial knees that are longer lasting, and the advice for patients to take up lower impact forms of sport such as cycling, swimming and walking has resulted in knee replacements that are still working well after 18 years.

With a special interest in the treatment of arthritic knees in younger people, Mr Shah offers  both total knee replacement and partial knee replacement, a less invasive operation which is suitable for people with arthritis localised in just one part of the knee.


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Date of registration:

01 Nov 1995


Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals  

Mr. Sanat Shah  is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Spire Healthcare.

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Contact details

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Spire Manchester Hospital

Russell Road, Manchester, M16 8AJ

Tel: 0161 232 2261

Private secretary: 0161 276 5068

Email: sanatshh@aol.com

Treatments offered

  • Knee arthroscopy

  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Knee revision surgery
  • Knee ligament surgery

Qualifications and memberships

Places of work


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road

Manchester M13 9WL

Tel: 01612 766 823

Fax: 01612 765 069



Spire Manchester Hospital

Russell Road

Whalley Range

Manchester M16 8AJ

Tel: 0161 232 2261

Private secretary: 0161 276 5068


BMI The Alexandra Hospital

Mill Lane


Cheshire SK8 2PX

Tel: 0161 495 7000


BMI The Beaumont Hospital

Old Hall Clough

Chorley New Road


Lancashire BL6 4LA

Tel: 01204 404444