Muthu Ganapathi
Muthu Ganapathi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Knee and Hip Specialist

North Wales

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Treatments provided by Muthu Ganapathi

Mr Ganapathi offers expert assessment and treatment for a range of hip and knee problems.

Conditions treated include:

  • Anterior knee pain (AKP) and chondromalacia patellae
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis and related disorders
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Treatments, operations and tests

Hip arthroscopy (keyhole investigation of the hip)

Arthroscopy is one of the most frequently used investigations for the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries. It is a minor surgical procedure that is done as an outpatient. An arthroscope is a small, soft tube with a light and lenses on the tip. The surgeon inserts the arthroscope into your knee through a small incision. This allows the surgeon to see the entire knee joint and facilitates the repair of some knee injuries. Arthroscopy is normally done as a day case procedure.

Hip Impingement Surgery (FAI)

This is a condition that has been recognised and understood only relatively recently. Hip impingement is normally caused by too much contact between abnormally shaped parts of the head of the thigh bone and the hip socket. This results in restricted hip movement and pain. The aim of femoro–acetabular arthroscopic surgery is to improve range of movement and to reduce pain. It is intended to prevent hip arthritis in the future and therefore avoid a total hip replacement.

Hip replacement (Total)

Hip replacement surgery, or arthroplasty, is usually undertaken when osteoarthritis has resulted in the wearing down of the hip joint. In a hip replacement operation the worn out and arthritic parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with a new, artificial hip joint. The new hip joint is called a prosthesis. Total hip replacement surgery should improve an individual's mobility, by reducing pain and improving the function of the hip joint. The procedure can also be performed via keyhole (minimally invasive) surgery in the right circumstances.

Hip replacement revision

A hip replacement tends to last between 10 to 20 years. After that time, it is often the case that a further procedure is required to have it replaced. This is known as a hip revision.

Knee arthroscopy (keyhole investigation of the knee)

Arthroscopy is one of the most frequently used investigations for the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries. It is a minor surgical procedure that is done as an outpatient. An arthroscope is a small, soft tube with a light and lenses on the tip. The surgeon inserts the arthroscope into your knee through a small incision. This allows the surgeon to see the entire knee joint and facilitates the repair of some knee injuries. Arthroscopy is normally done as a day case procedure.

Knee replacement (Total)

Knee replacement surgery is usually undertaken when osteoarthritis has resulted in the wearing down of the knee joint. In a knee replacement operation the worn out and arthritic parts of the knee joint are removed and replaced with a new, artificial knee joint. The new knee joint is called a prosthesis. More recently, Computer Guided Total Knee Replacements as well as a new technological development called “patient specific instrumentation” or a “custom fit knee” is beeing performed.

Knee replacement revision

A knee replacement tends to last between 10 to 20 years. After that time, it is often the case that a further procedure is required to have it replaced. This is known as a knee revision.

Torn cartilage repair

A meniscus tear is a common injury to the cartilage that stabilizes and cushions the knee joint. The pattern of the tear can determine whether your tear can be repaired. Radial tears sometimes can be repaired, depending on where they are located. Horizontal, flap, long-standing, and degenerative tears-those caused by years of wear and tear-generally cannot be repaired.

Features

I specialise in...

  • Hip surgery  
  • Knee surgery