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Padmanabh Phaltankar

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee and Hip Surgeon

, Greater Manchester

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Padmanabh Phaltankar: Consultant Orthopaedic Knee and Hip Surgeon in Greater Manchester

Offering private treatment at leading independent hospitals in the Greater Manchester area, Mr Padmanabh Phaltankar is a highly experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in knee surgery, hip surgery and treatment of knee sports injuries. He is skilled in arthroscopic knee surgery, including knee ligament reconstruction and torn cartilage repair, and provides a full range of joint replacement procedures for the hip and knee, including those suitable for the younger patient.

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Training and experience

Mr Padmanabh Phaltankar qualified from the University of Mumbai, India in 1992. His postgraduate orthopaedic training was at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai.  He trained as a specialist registrar at St George's Hospital, London as well as other hospitals in Surrey and West Sussex, gaining expertise in knee and hip replacement surgery.  His training was completed with knee fellowships at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne and at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The fellowships provided him with extensive training in all aspects of knee surgery, with a particular focus on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and sports injury of the knee.

Mr Phaltankar has worked as a specialist knee and hip surgeon in Manchester since 2005 and holds an NHS consultant post at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. He undertakes a large number of surgical procedures related to the knee and hip, both in his NHS and private practice.

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A large part of Mr Phaltankar's surgical practice involves arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery, including arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and surgery for torn knee cartilage. He performs a large number of total and partial knee replacements. He also performs realignment procedures directed towards younger patients with knee arthritis and surgery for recurrent dislocation of the knee cap.

With a specialist interest and expertise in sports injuries, Mr Phaltankar and his team at Manchester Knee Clinic offer quick and accurate diagnosis of knee injuries. Treatment is designed to suit the needs of the individual sportsperson and recovery is supported by a specialist sports rehabilitation team. 

Mr Phaltankar offers a comprehensive range of knee replacement procedures, including total knee replacement, partial knee replacement for younger patients with localised knee arthritis and revision knee replacement.

He also performs total hip replacement and hip injection for hip arthritis.

He works closely with physiotherapists and allied health professionals to ensure a quick recovery and optimal outcome for all his patients.

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Mr Phaltankar is available for consultation at a number of leading independent hospitals in the Greater Manchester area.

New consultation fee: £200

Follow up consultation fee: £150

The above charges apply to self-pay patients.

As a fee assured consultant, Mr Phaltankar works closely with all the private health insurance providers to avoid any shortfall to the patient.

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Research interests

Mr Phaltankar's research interests focus on various aspects of ACL reconstruction and he is currently involved a number of research projects in this field. Committed to staying abreast of the latest developments in knee and hip surgery, he regularly attends courses and seminars and has published a number of papers on current practice in knee surgery in peer reviewed journals.

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What patients say about Padmanabh Phaltankar

A very big thank you to you for all your care and attention, given to me with my knee replacement. The care I received in your hospital was second to none. I am now on the road to recovery as you know, and hope it won't be long before I am running after my 9 grandchildren again. Many thanks to you and your wonderful staff that looked after my needs.

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Accreditation and admitting rights

Padmanabh Phaltankar is an accredited consultant for the following hospitals, clinics and groups...

Professional details


MBBS, MS (Orth), D Ortho, FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Qualified in 1992 in India

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 4596046
    Date of registration: 29-Mar-1999

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
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