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Professor Sanjiv Jari: Consultant Knee, Lower Limb and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Manchester

Sanjiv Jari
Consultant Knee, Lower Limb and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Manchester: Sanjiv Jari

A specialist in keyhole surgery of the knee and ankle, ligament reconstructive knee surgery including Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, cartilage transplantation in sports injuries and early arthritis, knee-cap realignment surgery as well as foot and ankle surgery.


Professor Sanjiv Jari, BSc(Hons), MB ChB, FRCS[Eng], FRCS[Tr & Orth], Ortho Sports Med Fellowship, qualified in medicine from the University of Manchester in 1990.


His post-graduate training was in London, Manchester and the North West of England. Following the completion of his training, he worked in the USA for a year at a prestigious sports medicine clinic treating, amongst other things, injuries in elite and professional athletes.


He was appointed Consultant in Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery at Hope Hospital (University of Manchester Teaching Hospital) in Salford in 2001. In addition he was also appointed as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He was a Sports Medicine consultant to the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and also provided cover to the 2001 World Police and Fire Games in Indianapolis. He was also medical consultant to the USA amateur boxing association.


Professor Jari is the Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Great British Olympic Wrestling squad. He also works with many other professional and elite sports teams and players, treating various injuries especially around the knee. He has written articles on Sports Medicine and Injuries in Fighters Magazine.


Clinical interests

Professor Jari's NHS and private practice involves lower limb surgery and trauma surgery.


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Research interests and publications

  Professor Jari’s research interests include:

  • ACL reconstruction and types of graft used

  • Cartilage transplantation in arthritis and trauma

  • Meniscal transplantation

  • Total knee replacement – minimal access

  • Gait biomechanics and sports injuries

  • Sports injuries


He has published a BSc Thesis, 17 peer-reviewed articles in a number of respected international journals, 14 abstracts following presentation of papers at various meetings around the world and a number of invited articles including book chapters.


Professor Jari is a national and international speaker on knee surgery and sports injuries. He has a number of ongoing research studies in various aspects of lower limb surgery. His research commitment includes supervision of post-graduate doctors undertaking higher degrees.


Some of Professor Jari’s publications include:

  1. Neuroma of the distal posterior interosseous nerve. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – British 1998; 80-B: 629-630.

  2. Congenital dislocation of the patella – the genetics and conservative management.  Knee. 1999; 6: 225-226.

  3. Clinical Comparison of Two Total Ankle Replacements. Foot & Ankle International – 2000; 21:546-550.

  4. Meniscal Tearing and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The KNEE – 2001; 8:157-158.

  5. Unilateral limitation of abduction of the hip: a valuable clinical sign for DDH?Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: 2002; 84-B:104-107.

  6. Staged bilateral ACL reconstruction using contralateral patellar tendon autograft. A case report. American Journal of Sports Med. 2002 May-Jun; 30(3):437-40. 

  7. Current Concepts: The outcome of untreated isolated traumatic articular cartilage defects of the knee.ISAKOS Newsletter June 2002; 6(1): 17.

  8. Simultaneous Bilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2002 Nov-Dec; 30(6):891-5.

  9. The outcome of untreated isolated traumatic articular cartilage defects of the knee.
    A 12-year natural history study.
    J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003; 85-A Suppl 2:8-16.

  10. Chapter 47: Management of Acute Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. p 763-776
    In: THE ADULT KNEE Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Eds: J Callaghan, A Rosenberg et al. 2003

  11. Natural history and non-operative treatment of posterior cruciate ligament injuries. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2001 April; 9(2)

  12. Non-operative or delayed surgical treatment of combined cruciate ligaments and medial side knee injuries. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: 2001 July; 9(3): 185-192


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GMC Number:              3471160        Check this doctor's GMC registration 

Date of Registration:  1 Aug 1991

Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals  

Professor Sanjiv Jari is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Spire Healthcare .

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Professor Sanjiv Jari

Tel: 0161 445 4988

Fax: 0161 448 2031

Email: claire@thekneedoc.co.uk

Website: www.thekneedoc.co.uk, www.sportsmedclinic.com


Qualifications and memberships


  • BSc(Hons)
  • MB ChB
  • FRCS[Eng]
  • FRCS[Tr & Orth]


Professional memberships 


Places of work

Spire Manchester Hospital, Russell Road

Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8AJ

Tel: 0161 226 0112  

Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle


Bridgewater Hospital, Manchester


Oaklands Hospital, Salford