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Mr Padmanabh Phaltankar
MBBS, MS(Orth), FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Mr Phaltankar qualified from the University of Bombay in 1992. He undertook postgraduate Orthopaedic training in a leading teaching hospital in Bombay. In the UK, he has trained at St George’s Hospital, London as well as other hospitals in Surrey and West Sussex. He gained extensive training in all aspects of knee surgery while undertaking knee fellowships in Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

He has been working as a specialist knee surgeon in Manchester since 2005. He undertakes a large number of surgical procedures related to the knee in his NHS and private practice. He undertakes total as well as partial knee replacements. A large part of his surgical practice involves arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery including arthroscopic anterior cruciate (ACL) reconstruction and cartilage surgery for torn knee cartilage. He performs ligament reconstruction for a multi-ligament knee injury. He offers surgery for recurrent dislocation of the kneecap.

He performs cemented total hip replacements for arthritic hips. His research interest focuses on various aspects of ACL reconstruction. He is currently undertaking a number of research projects related to ACL reconstruction. He keeps himself updated with the latest developments and techniques in the field of knee surgery. He and his team of allied healthcare professionals work closely together to ensure that his patients progress smoothly through the treatment pathway and have a speedy recovery.

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Medical Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cartilage Operation
  • Hip Injection Treatment
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement Surgery


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Special Interests

  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Arthroscopic cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Multi-ligament knee injury
  • Sports knee injury
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement



Primary Medical Qualification

MB BS 1992 Bombay University


Specialist Register entry date

Trauma and orthopaedic surgery From 05 Jan 2005


Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

British Association for  Surgery of the Knee

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

British Medical Association



Superb service before and after surgery.


Mr Phaltankar explained everything what was going to happen to me. He was sympathetic to my injury and polite and courteous each time we met. He has been supportive and gave me good instructions on how to look after my knee.