The Knee Doc online resource provides a comprehensive patient knowledge database and also professional educational material on knee problems – giving current information about knee conditions and up to date information about the range of treatments available.


Professor Sanjiv Jari is a renowned expert in the treatment of knee joint and muscle problems, with a special emphasis on sports injuries and arthritis. He has been involved in the development and advancement of minimal incision and keyhole surgical techniques and enhanced recovery techniques all of which potentially allow shorter hospital stays and quicker return to function. This is particularly true for the less invasive complete and partial knee joint replacements that he performs routinely.

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Knee Surgeon – Professor Sanjiv Jari

BSc(Hons), MBChB, FRCS[Eng], FRCS[Tr & Orth]

Professor Sanjiv Jari is a Consultant Knee, Lower Limb & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Salford Royal Foundation Trust and at The Manchester Sports Medicine Clinic. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery at the University of Manchester where he is also an examiner for undergraduate medical students. Professor Jari is the Team Surgeon to the British Olympic Wrestling Team and works with many other professional and elite sports teams and players to help prevent and treat injuries.


I recently had a Knee Arthroscopy performed by Prof. Jari. I have had 2 of these operations before, but this one was by far less painful, even though I left with crutches and painkillers the next day I did not need them. I was able to walk a couple of miles after 4 days, even the Physio commented how advanced I was. I can only complement Prof. Jari on his work.

I was referred to Professor Jari, unable to walk far due to constant pain.  After knee replacement surgery on both knees, I am able to enjoy walking again pain-free.

I’d like to thank you for a successful treatment of my knee injury. I have now completely recovered and right now enjoying skiing again in Portillo, Chile (couldn’t wait till next winter…)

Having returned recently from my holiday I wanted to thank you for your skills and consideration.Thanks to the injection you administered during my appointment on 7 June I was able to enjoy walking again. The relief from the Baker’s cyst seemed miraculous, in fact the only pain I still experience in my knee is arthritic. I can only say you made an immeasurable difference to the enjoyment of my holiday.

I would like to thank Mr Jari for my knee operation before my operation my quality life was severely affected as I could not work very far as the pain was excruciating.  Since the operation was such a success I am now able to move with ease & carry on with my life as normal & I feel I have lost 20 years.

I was first referred to Prof. Jari by my health insurer (Bupa) with osteoarthritis in my big toe. As I am in my early 30’s, he recommended a course of treatment that he thought would benefit me most, allowing me to continue to be active, without going down the route of surgery. My health insurer became very awkward at that point and said that as there was no plan to go down the route of having surgery, they would not cover me, as they seen it as a short term fix. This annoyed me massively as I really don’t think they should be encouraging surgery when there are other, safer treatments. Prof. Jari wrote to Bupa on my behalf explain the reasons for his recommended treatment, but yet they refused to cover me. To cut a long story short, I brought Prof. Jari’s recommended treatment to my doctor, who agreed it was the best course of action, and referred me to Prof. Jari on the NHS. I was seen by Prof. Jari in the weeks after this and had the treatment on my toe and I feel much better and am back to being just as active as I was previous to having issue with my toe, which was the plan from the start, and all of this without having to have surgery. Throughout the whole process Prof. Jari, Claire and the team were extremely professional, friendly and welcoming. More importantly they were knowledgeable and represented my impeccably when I was been asked medical questions by either my Doctor or my health insurer. I would most definitely return for further treatment if the need arose, and recommend them to friends or family. RG

I was introduced to Professor Jari via a friend who has had previous knee surgery carried out by Professor Jari. Professor Jari was extremely professional and reassuring during Consultations – detailing options available to me, i.e. injections, procedures, physiotherapy following procedure, together with anticipated recovery periods. Everything explained to me in great detail – that I could understand! I would recommend Professor Jari to anyone who is experiencing problems with their knees – a caring, calming and understanding Consultant. Debra Nickson

Knee Anatomy and Function

The knee joint is a synovial joint and is the largest joint in the body. As a complete system, the knee joint comprises bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, soft tissues, veins and nerves and blood vessels.


Conditions and Injuries of the Knee

The knee can be affected by various conditions and can suffer many different injuries to its contents and surrounding structures. Most of the injuries sustained to the knee joint occur as a result of sports, but it can also suffer from non-traumatic conditions such as arthritis.


Investigations and Diagnosis of the Knee

Investigations of the knee can be used by a surgeon as an aid for diagnosis and used to monitor preparation for surgery as well as post-operative rehabilitation, providing data for readiness to return to function, activity, and sports.


Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Knee

Conditions and injuries are often treated with surgeries such as ACL reconstruction surgery or knee replacement surgery. Find out about the different ways these procedures can be performed.