Manchester based 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 works with many professional and elite sports teams and players to help prevent and treat injuries.
Jamie Goodwin, Territory Manager, TRB Chemedica presenting the OSTENIL Approved Clinic certificate to Professor Sanjiv Jari
On May 28 I had knee arthroscopic surgery at the Alexander hospital in Cheadle, by Professor Jari. When I went for my appointment with him he explained everything to me and what to expect, I found him to be a caring, and understanding person,
And with my physiotherapy following the procedure, I can now do the things I enjoy.
I cannot thank Professor Jari. enough for what he has done. I have no hesitation in recommending Professor Jari. and the healthcare and physiotherapy team at Alexander Hospital.
to anyone who is experiencing problems with their knees and should I ever need knee surgery again he would be the consultant I would want to go to.
Mrs Maggie Conway
Small words, thank you, big difference to my life and wellbeing, thank you
Wonderful to be playing golf again only four weeks after my arthroscopy. Almost back to normal having followed all the advice regarding physio, exercise, ice etc. I have complete confidence in Professor Jari and the team of professionals looking after me and know I can get support at any stage if I need it.
Mrs Angie Shaw-Davidson
I am extremely happy with my recent knee surgery (knee arthroscopy) by Professor Jari at the Alexander Hospital in Cheadle. I was in a lot of discomforts before my operation and amazed at the speed of my recovery. I am already back in the gym, under strict supervision, and enjoying my active life again.
I can’t thank you enough, my stay was such a positive experience, not a usual response to a hospital stay.
Many thanks again
Professor Jari performed my ACL reconstruction in August of 2017. I am about to begin my 2nd season of rugby since my surgery.
From last October I played 70-80 minutes of nearly every game (other little knocks depending). I worked my way up from 4th XV to 2nd XV by the end of the season. In addition to this I have also climbed Ben Nevis, Helvellyn and walked Hadrian’s Wall.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could pass this message of thanks on to Professor Jari.
After many years of progressive knee pain due to arthritis, I was referred to see Professor Jari. He took the time to fully explain the procedure from start to finish alleviating any worries I had.
My care could not have been better with everything arranged to aid my recovery. The whole team were excellent as was Liz in physiotherapy.
I would like to thank Professor Jari for his skill and professionalism and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing knee surgery.
Special thanks to Claire the practice manager who went above and beyond to help and make sure everything went perfect for me.
Would I have another knee replacement if one was necessary, in a heartbeat, and I would want Professor Jari to do it.
The thought of a stay in hospital made me a little anxious, but the experience was fine, as I was guided and informed every step of the way, clearly and pleasantly.
when I saw Professor Jari at my final clinic appointment, he asked me how I was feeling, my reply was “fantastic”.
I can’t think him enough for his expertise, he’s a great surgeon.
Thank you so much,
After many months of physio, I self-referred to the Knee Doctor. An initial appointment was received within weeks and scans & x-rays followed. Once Professor Jari had a plan to put to me. After suffering from knee issues for 25 years post-rugby I opted for surgery. The whole process was very smooth and I was in the Manchester Spire hospital day surgery within weeks.
I am now four weeks post-surgery and nearly mended fully. I am pain-free and back in the gym; something I haven’t done in a while.
I have seen Professor Jari over the years for the management of various knee problems as I have continued to play 11 aside amateur football into my mid 40’s. December 2018 he repaired my cartilage and gave my left knee a ‘clean up’ as this knee had previous ACL reconstruction. 12 weeks post operation I was back in training and played competitively inside 4 months for Styal Football Club in the Mid Cheshire football league. As ever Claire has been supportive and provided impeccable care. I intend to have further injections in my other knee to help mobility there too as part of my build up for a masters football competition in Mexico this summer.
Thank you Professor Jari and team and for anyone looking for a Knee specialist I would highly recommend seeing The Knee Doc!
Six months ago I underwent a Total Knee Replacement under the care of Professor Jari. I have to admit to some trepidation at major surgery as I am 81 years old, but the care I received was second to none. From first meeting Professor Jari he explained everything to me in detail as what to expect and what I had to do so I was completely prepared as far as I could be. The whole experience went as smoothly as possible and following all the advice I was given I soon began to gain control of my life again. I can not thank Professor Jari enough for what he has done and consider myself very lucky.
I would like to say a huge thanks to Professor Jarfi for his excellent surgical skills, guiding me and making appropriate clinical decisions based on our consultations, his patience and wise words. Also, I would like to say thanks to the surgical team and a special thanks particularly to Claire at Knee Doc who has been amazing, so helpful and makes so much happen. I would also like to say a special thanks to Ste at Wolves Physio, for sharing his clinical skills and expertise.
Once again, I would like to say thank you and would have no hesitation in recommending Professor Jari and his team.
My first meeting with Professor Jari was very clinical and at times I thought he was trying to talk me out of the procedure. In fact he was going through, in some detail, all the aspects that need to be considered before committing to surgery, which I really appreciated. I needed a total knee replacement and once I decided to go ahead the whole process was very easy and when I had some admin issues with my insurer, Claire Lawrence was on hand to smooth out the problem and keep the process flowing. Claire was also very helpful in managing the appointments with the various hospital departments.
It’s been eight weeks since the operation now and my knee is getting stronger and more flexible every day, ably assisted by a really good physio which Claire recommended. I did a 4 mile walk yesterday and attend the gym regularly and can see the difference because I have, for the first time in a very long time, had no pain.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Professor Jari and his team who certainly provided me with a first class, five star service.
Very pleased with full replacement right knee .Now able to walk and play golf without the severe pain and stiffness .My quality of life is so much improved thanks to the excellent care and attention provided by professor Jari’s whole team. I would not hesitate to recommend Professor Jari and the Spire Hospital.
18 months after surgery I am about to finish another skiing holiday. I am about to complete my 32 days of skiing for this season. Please express my great thanks for my improvement in quality of life as a result of the more than successful operation.
In August 2018 I had a total knee replacement performed by Professor Sanjiv Jari at the Alexandra hospital. Six months on I have excellent movement in my replaced left knee and I am able to walk a couple of miles with no problem.
I would like to thank Professor Jari and his team for a very successful operation.
I decided to go for a knee replacement with Professor Jari in February 2018, as I’m only 60 this was a big decision to make. I had a full knee and patella replacement and a lateral release of the ligaments to hopefully stop the new patella being pulled out of place, the knee operation all went very well. Professor Jari was excellent both with the operation and throughout my post op recovery period. He saw me regularly, arranged extra physio and advised me how to continue on the road to recovery. Then after about 6 months everything took an amazing turn for the better. My new knee is now fantastic and as a result of being so much stronger has also taken pressure off my left knee so that is also now much improved. I am back to mountaineering, cycling and swimming and I’m stronger and fitter than I’ve been for years.Prof Jari and all his team was excellent and it has been very, very well worth undergoing this knee replacement.
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Mr Warren Gibson
Now 4 weeks on I feel I have a ‘normal’ knee. No pain and a full range of pain-free movement. So even though words could never be enough to tell you how grateful I am and how wonderful the n-STRIDE procedure is. THANK YOU.
Mr Brian Hudson
I have no hesitation in recommending Professor Jari and the healthcare and physiotherapy team at Spire Manchester Hospital. Professor Jari performed a signature knee replacement on my left knee in February 2018. The operation was very successful and my recovery has been incredible. As an added bonus, Professor Jari re-aligned my lower left leg during the operation which had been at an angle of 22 degrees. I have gained 2cm and now walk tall and straight! As Professor jari will tell you, it is extremely important that you don’t destroy all his good work and that you must follow the physiotherapy recommended by the staff there. I can honestly say that I did this and the results were incredible. The best compliment I can give is that after months and years of pain and walking strangely I am now pain free and have even taken up golf which I am enjoying tremendously. To say that Professor Jari changed my life is an understatement. I felt so emotional meeting him at the 6 weeks review and thanking him for everything that he had done for me. Even then he was modest enough to say that I played my part but without him there would have been no part to play. I have just had my 6 month review with Professor Jari and we are both very impressed with the progress so he has now signed me off. If I ever need my right knee replaced, I will have no hesitation in returning to the care of Professor Jari. He is easy to communicate with, very professional and clearly a dedicated and skilful surgeon.
Mr TJ – Warrington
To Professor Jari and all your team in theatre, with grateful thanks for all your kindness shown to me during my recent knee operation.
You may not remember me, but about 6 years ago you performed an ACL reconstruction of my left knee when I was based in Manchester.
Anyway, I am in Guildford now and thought you might like to know that I am training for the London Marathon this year raising money for Christian Aid – in case it is of interest, I am running a blog and have given you a credit this week on account of it being the 6 year anniversary of the surgery.
I trust that all continues to go well for you – thank you again for your part in making this possible
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.
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 saw 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 the 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 would recommend Professor Jari to anyone who is experiencing problems with their knees – a caring, calming and understanding Consultant.
During my stay, my right knee was replaced as agreed. After the operation, I came round to the care of the wonderful staff who medicated me as instructed. I had a knee bending machine (probably got a proper name) in the bed, pressure cuffs on my calves and a routine of exercises as provided by attentive physio staff. The same day I was up on my leg on a frame and the following day, tackled the stairs on crutches.
Prof. Jari came to see me to assure that all had gone as intended. Nursing staff were excellent in manner and care and during my stay, I elicited from them that Prof. Jari’s patients usually recovered more quickly and exited hospital more quickly than others. I know that Prof. Jari is an expert, this is the second time for me in his care.
He is straightforward in his manner, explaining things in detail and in my case patiently answering questions, he is realistic and obviously very experienced but moreover, he is a really nice bloke. I will not hesitate to recommend him to others. Only eight weeks on and back at the gym and in the pool getting stronger.
Thanks, I mean it,
Bob Berrington, 61 yrs
Professor Jari was superb in his treatment and I would highly recommend him to anybody suffering from pain in their knee.
Mr I Modlin
I attended the Spire Manchester on Friday the 9th March for a total knee replacement procedure by Prof’ Jari. I arrived at 7am and left on Monday afternoon the 12th March.
From start to finish I can’t speak highly enough of all the staff involved from, reception, to admission on the ward / room. The catering staff, cleaners, nurses, physio’s etc were all very kind, pleasant and accommodating. The physio’s and nursing staff were excellent, very professional and efficient.
Prof Jari performed a sterling job on my knee as well. I am just nine weeks into recovery and all is going really well. After just two weeks my physio said the knee mobility was far better than she would expect. I was off the stronger pain relief within two weeks, without the relief the pain was minimal, I’d say there was more discomfort than pain. The range of movement continued to improve and I was able to drive again after just 3 weeks. After eight weeks I was able to start using a static bike and do some swimming. I could walk unaided at eight weeks although with a bit of a limp as the minimal swelling still causes discomfort and restricts the full movement.
The scaring is very neat and hardly visible. I am now at 9 weeks and delighted with my progress.
I had a knee replacement carried out by Professor Jari in November last year. Previously I had been in crippling pain even though I had had an arthroscopy which proved to be unsuccessful. It was decided that he best solution would be a knee replacement. The result has been life changing. During my initial appointment , Professor Jari fully explained the process and sequence of events. The treatment and care provided at the Spire was excellent.
Professor Jari was reassuring throughout and filled me with confidence that I could progress by following his advice on exercise and rehabilitation .I am now fully active and have resumed work and am looking forward to the future.
Thanks to Professor Jari and all the staff at the Spire
Professor Jari fitted me with a new knee in early April this year.
The Hospital I opted for was the Alexandre at Cheadle and I have nothing but praise for the standard of care shown by all the team there. They were so caring and understanding, so much so that I wrote to the Hospital’s Director singing their praises generally and highlighting 4 members of staff who were “stars amongst stars”
Equally, I have nothing but praise for Professor Jari. I have total respect and appreciation for the professional way he has handled everything from the original consultation all the way through to the post-operative consultations.
At 4 weeks I was able to cope with 1 crutch rather than 2 and at the same time to start walking around my home without any crutch at all.
At the 6 week stage I was able to pick up static cycling and using the cross-trainer in the gym at pre-operation intensity.
I am now at the 8 week stage and am starting to get out in the open air without any crutches and gradually extending the distance walked.
My knee is settling down well and the post-operative pain and swelling I expected was I believe kept to a minimum because of how professionally the operation was carried out.
Professor Jari was objective in his opinions and gave me all the information I needed to reach a decision that I felt was right for me.
To summarise, based on my experience I have zero hesitation in recommending Professor Jari to anyone who is considering a new knee. He is excellent.
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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.