Muthu Ganapathi
Muthu Ganapathi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Knee and Hip Specialist


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Muthu Ganapathi: Profile

Muthu Ganapathi is a specialist hip and knee surgeon practising in Chester and North Wales with experience in various aspects of hip and knee related problems including primary and revision hip replacement, hip resurfacing, primary and revision knee replacement, partial knee replacement, computer guided surgery as well as hip arthroscopy and knee arthroscopy.

Experienced surgeon

Mr Muthu Ganapathi is a specialist hip surgeon and knee surgeon based in North Wales. He completed his higher specialist training in orthopaedics in Wales and completed an arthroplasty fellowship in Cardiff. He subsequently completed an advanced lower limb fellowship in Montreal, Canada and visited centres in Canada and the USA before starting as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Bangor, North Wales in 2008.

Mr Ganapathi undertakes general trauma work, but his elective practice in both the NHS and the private sector is almost exclusively related to adult hip and knee problems. He offers private treatment at Spire Yale Hospital, Wrexham.

He is one of the UK’s most experienced surgeons performing custom fit knee replacements.

Rapid recovery

Mr Ganapathi firmly believes in accelerated rehabilitation (rapid recovery) after both hip and knee replacements which can lead to early functional recovery and improved patient satisfaction. He employs various techniques including multi-modal pain control and minimally invasive approaches.    

Clinical interests

Mr Ganapathi has an array of clinical interests including:

Minimally invasive total hip replacement

Mr Ganapathi offers a modified and refined minimally invasive technique, using special instruments to perform the majority of hip replacements through an incision approximately 7cm to 10cm long. Exposure is not compromised in any way and the patient still experiences the benefits associated with less soft tissue dissection.

Expert knee arthroscopy

Mr Ganapathi is skilled in the use of knee arthroscopy to investigate the cause of knee pain and problems such as locking and swelling. A thin fibre-optic tube is introduced into the knee joint via a small incision, sending back images to a monitor screen. As well as being a diagnostic tool, knee arthroscopy has a therapeutic role. Small instruments can be inserted through further small incisions to carry out procedures such as repairing meniscal tears and removing loose pieces of cartilage and bone.

Research interests

Mr Ganapathi has also been involved in a number of research projects and has an extensive list of publications and presentations in scientific meetings. He has won various awards for his research work. He keeps himself updated on recent advances by attending various CME sessions. Mr Ganapathi is also keen in teaching the next generation of surgeons as well as allied health professionals. 


I specialise in...

  • Hip surgery  
  • Knee surgery

Professional details


MBBS, MS (Ortho), FRCS, MSc (Ortho Eng), FRCS (Orth)

Qualified in 1997 in India

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 4557489
    Date of registration: 14-Aug-1998

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Languages spoken

  • English