A Manchester-based orthopaedic surgeon offering rapid diagnosis and treatment for sporting injuries to the knee, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear and knee ligament damage, meniscal tear, cartilage damage, anterior knee pain, fracture and early onset arthritis.
Mr Padman Phaltankar is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at North Manchester General Hospital. He provides private assessment and treatment for sporting injuries to the knee at six independent hospitals in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire:
- Spire Manchester Hospital
- Bridgewater Hospital, Manchester
- BMI Highfield Hospital, Rochdale
- BMI Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle
- Euxton Hall Hospital, Chorley
- Oaklands Hospital, Salford
A specialist in sports injuries to the knee
Trained in Bombay and leading hospitals in the UK, including St George's Hospital, London, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, Mr Phaltankar is a highly experienced and extensively trained orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee surgery and the treatment of sports injuries to the knee. Using the latest diagnostic technology and surgical techniques, he works closely with physiotherapists and sports rehabilitation specialists to help sportsmen and women regain previous levels of fitness and activity, regardless of age or sporting prowess.
Knee sports injuries treated by Mr Padman Phaltankar
Mr Phaltankar offers expert assessment and treatment for the full range of sporting injuries to the knee, including:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injuries
- Meniscal tear
- Knee cartilage damage (osteochondritis dissecans, OCD)
- Jumper's knee (patellar tendonitis)
- Kneecap instability and dislocation
- Ilio-tibial (IT) band syndrome
- Osgood Schlatter's disease
- Early onset arthritis
- Fracture of the knee
Expert diagnosis and treatment of knee ligament damage
Injuries to the knee ligaments are commonly sustained during sporting activities, particularly in those sports that involve twisting and cutting movements, sudden deceleration, hyperextension of the leg, or blows to the leg and knee. Rapid assessment of such injuries is essential to determine the nature of the injury and carry out the correct treatment at the earliest opportunity, maximising the chance of a successful outcome.
With access to the most up-to-date diagnostic technology, including MRI and knee biomechanical testing, Mr Phaltankar is highly experienced in correctly identifying the cause of knee ligament damage symptoms such as pain, swelling, weakness and instability. If diagnosed early, tears to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) can usually be treated non-surgically with appropriate rehabilitation regimes. Damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL), however, usually requires surgical reconstruction.
Knee arthroscopy in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire
Knee arthroscopy, also known as keyhole surgery, involves the insertion of a miniature camera into the knee joint through a small incision usually no larger than 1cm to investigate symptoms such as pain, locking, clicking and instability. Therapeutic procedures such as the removal of loose pieces of bone or cartilage, or repair of a torn meniscal cartilage can been undertaken at the same time using specially designed instruments introduced through a second small incision.
Generally performed under general anaesthetic as day surgery, knee arthroscopy takes around 20 minutes to complete. The incisions are small enough to be closed with steristrips and most people are able to return to everyday activities within two weeks of surgery.
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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