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Padman Phaltankar: Consultant Sports Injury Specialist, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire

Consultant Sports Injury Specialist, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire: Padman Phaltankar
Consultant Sports Injury Specialist, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire: Padman Phaltankar

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.


GMC no:                                 4596046

Date of registration:      29 Mar 1999                    Check this doctor's GMC registration

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.

Ramsay admitting rights
Spire admitting rights


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North Manchester General Hospital, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, North Manchester General Hospital, Delaunays Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, England, M8 5RB      

Secretary's phone: 01617 873470 Secretary's fax: 01617 873474

Secretary's email: Vicky.Higgins@ramsayhealth.co.uk  

Website: www.manchesterkneeclinic.com / www.pennineorthogroup.com 


Treatments offered

  • Knee arthroscopy

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and revision ACL reconstruction
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) reconstruction

  • Management of knee ligament damage
  • Patellar tendon repair
  • Meniscectomy and meniscal repair

  • Knee cartilage transplantation
  • Knee dislocation and instability surgery

  • Fracture surgery and management
  • Partial knee replacement surgery

  • Total knee replacement surgery


Qualifications and memberships

Places of work

NHS treatment     

North Manchester General Hospital, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust,  North Manchester General Hospital, Delaunays Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, England, M8 5RB


Private treatment 

Spire Manchester Hospital, Spire Manchester Hospital, Russell Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, England, M16 8AJ


BMI The Alexandra Hospital, Mill Lane, Cheadle, Stockport, Cheshire, England, SK8 2PX


BMI The Highfield Hospital, Rochdale, BMI The Highfield Hospital, Manchester Rd, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, OL11 4LZ


Ramsay Euxton Hall Private Hospital, Chorley, Euxton Hall Private Hospital, Wigan Rd, Euxton, Chorley, Lancashire, England, PR7 6DY


Ramsay Oaklands Private Hospital, Salford, Oaklands Private Hospital, 19 Lancaster Rd, Salford, Greater Manchester, Salford, England, M6 8AQ


Bridgewater Hospital, Bridgewater Hospital, 120 Princess Road, Manchester, M15 5AT