Mr Sanat Shah is a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon specialising in lower limb problems. His subspecialty is hip and knee replacement including revision, hip resurfacing and knee arthroscopy.
Trained in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in Manchester and Southampton, and with further subspecialist training in lower limb replacement surgery, Mr Shah has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary since 2003. He is highly experienced in both trauma surgery and elective procedures, and is an undergraduate and postgraduate tutor at Manchester University.
Mr Shah is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of knee conditions using arthroscopy, a type of keyhole surgery. Performed under general anaesthetic as an outpatient procedure, a small flexible fibre optic tube (arthroscope) is inserted into the knee, sending back images to a video monitor. This allows Mr Shah to examine the bones, ligaments, cartilage and tendons and determine the cause of any knee pain, or assess the level of damage in an injury. The progression of arthritis can also be monitored.
By inserting tiny surgical instruments through the arthroscope, Mr Shah is also able to carry out a number of knee treatments, including repair to damaged ligaments, tendons and cartilage, drainage of any built-up fluid, and removal of loose sections of bone and cartilage.
Mr Sanat is an expert in hip resurfacing, an alternative to total hip replacement for younger patients with active lifestyles. The head of the femur (the ball part of the joint) is reshaped and covered with a durable, low-wearing metal sphere, and the socket part of the joint is fitted with a corresponding metal cup. Compared to total hip replacement, hip resurfacing allows a better range of movement, retains the natural size and shape of the hip, and has better stability and a lower risk of dislocation. It is suitable for men under 65 or women under 55 who have strong, healthy bones.
Hip resurfacing can relieve the symptoms of arthritis, whilst retaining a high level of mobility for many years. The bone conserving nature of the surgery, leaving the head and neck of the femur intact, make future procedures to replace the implant straightforward, be it more resurfacing or a total hip replacement, thus extending the options available to younger people with arthritic hips.
Mr Shah has special interest in treating young patients with hip and knee arthritis, as well as those with sports injuries. He performs both cemented and uncemented hip replacements and hip resurfacing. He also uses various hip replacements with different articulations (metal on poly, metal on metal and ceramic on ceramic).
Developments in materials and manufacturing techniques have led to artificial knees that are longer lasting, and the advice for patients to take up lower impact forms of sport such as cycling, swimming and walking has resulted in knee replacements that are still working well after 18 years. Mr Shah offers both total knee replacement and partial knee replacement, a less invasive operation which is suitable for people with arthritis localised in just one part of the knee.
Mr Shah is actively involved in teaching of undergraduate as well as postgraduate students at Manchester University. He also regularly teaches on AO trauma courses.
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FRCS (Tr & Orth), FRCS, Mch Orth, MS (Orth), MBBS
Qualified in 1986 in India
General Medical Council (GMC)
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