In 2023 I had two Mako Assisted total knee replacements. The surgery on my right knee was carried out in February, followed by the left knee in August. My recovery from both operations was achieved with exceptional rapidity and with the minimum of discomfort. My gait and my mobility have improved significantly, and I now feel able to negotiate everyday situations and to pursue my hobbies of walking and swimming with confidence. I would like to thank Professor Jari for his advice, support, and his attention to detail throughout all stages of the process. At the initial assessment appointment, Professor Jari gave me a very frank appraisal of my condition and offered me three choices for managing my arthritic knees. The risks and limitations of each choice were clearly explained, all questions and concerns were addressed, and I then felt equipped with all the information I needed to decide how best to proceed. After both operations, I was given, and carried out the very specific aftercare instructions and the recommended exercises. Both my operations have been extremely successful, and I feel I have received the highest standard of surgery and care. Many thanks to Professor Jari for his professionalism and expertise and also to his Practice Administrator, Stephanie, for her patience and efficiency in sorting out all the admission details.
Shelagh Brindle, Stockport
I cannot thank Professor Jari and his team enough for the care and compassion I have received following my ACL reconstruction 12th October 2023 – I tore my ACL in March 2023 following a skiing accident and was uncertain whether to have the reconstruction. Professor Jari was recommended to me by my neighbour’s physiotherapist, he explained everything so clearly and that his practice is to use the patella tendon as gold standard. I am still very active and wish to continue skiing, rounders and occasionally netball. I am now 4 months post op and thanks to a recommendation from Professor Jari, I attend Cosgrove’s Physiotherapy in Westhoughton who have been invaluable in my rehabilitation. I still have a few months to go with my rehabilitation, however, my knee now feels strong again and I can confidently say I will be back skiing and back to playing the sports I love so much soon. Thanks again Professor Jari and team
Sandra Wallwork, Greater Manchester
Knee arthroscopy at Spire Manchester Hospital December 2023
Having recently undergone surgery by Professor Jari for a tear of my meniscus on my knee and arthritis, I would like to say how pleased I was with the outcome. The advice and speed of events enabled a positive outcome, and I was back at work in only 3 weeks, promptly aided by his provision of a Cryo-Cuff to reduce swelling afterwards which was amazing and not something all knee surgeons offer.
I would say overall an enjoyable positive experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to return should my remaining knee require treatment.
Paul Entwistle, Cheshire
ACL reconstruction at The Alexandra Hospital, October 2023:
From start to finish it was a pleasure. I felt such at ease and the knowledge Prof Jari has is next to none. I couldn’t ask for anything more, very honest with me and that is what you want. He is direct and has certain ways his does things which I greatly appreciate and respect.
I would highly recommend Prof Jari to anyone who needed an ACL reconstruction. This is my 2nd ACL operation, and it was nothing like the first one I had.
Prof Jari, thank you for getting me back into football, which is my passion, I will be forever grateful.
Alexander Fattahi, Manchester
I had the MAKO assisted total knee replacement on 09 June 2023. It has improved significantly since the excellent operation. The experience has been first class; the scar has almost disappeared and there is now very little pain. We were in the Lakes in October, and I managed to do a six mile walk unassisted. It continues to get stronger each week as long as I do the exercises and I am extremely pleased.
Gay Taylor, Altrincham
In early 2022, I had a full knee replacement under Professor Jari at The Spire in Didsbury. I made a full recovery so much so that recently I completed The Camino de Santiago, a 810 Kilometre (506 mile) walk from Saint Jean Pied de Port in France across the Pyrenees mountains to Santiago in north West Spain. The walk was over rough terrain and involved more than 40,000 feet of ascent and I had no issues with my new knee. Before my operation, I had not walked more than 200M without substantial pain.
Michael Rooney, Todmorden
ACL reconstruction at Spire Manchester Hospital - October 2023
I want to acknowledge the exceptional support provided by Professor Jari during a critical time for my family. When my 15-year-old son required surgery, Professor Jari demonstrated commendable professionalism. Despite their busy schedule, Professor Jari adjusted their commitments to assist my son during his recovery. In addition, when essential equipment was unavailable, they promptly arranged for its procurement from another hospital. Professor Jari’s exceptional contributions during a challenging period were greatly appreciated. Their support significantly eased a difficult situation. Professor Jari is not just an outstanding Professor but also a genuinely compassionate individual.
Eyal Tzabari, Stockport
From the first appointment with Professor Jari, I felt I was in safe hands. I'd been referred by my physio after suffering with bone-on-bone knee arthritis for a few years. The attention to detail, explanation of the procedure and indeed the whole experience has been exceptional.
The day of surgery was quite daunting, but all went well. Having started with my leg bowing at 5 degrees (by the time of my operation it was bowing to 14 degrees) Professor Jari managed to get my leg straight! I think using the CPM machine gave me a head start in recovery too (only used by Professor Jari). I had a 90-degree bend on the day after surgery. I was up and walking the day after surgery using crutches and did three flights of stairs!
I started using a static bike for rehab four weeks after surgery and started with 6km a day, which is now 12km a day. My first ride outdoors was at four months, and I did 40km. At five months, my longest ride was 55km. I've recently done 272km in one week, including a few 12km indoor and others outdoor, varying from 55km to 74km. I'm now 9 months post op and have been discharged from the hospital.
I would like to thank Professor Jari for what he has done for me. He has given me back a freedom I thought I'd lost. Thanks also to the lovely staff at Spire, to Sharon and all the nurses, and of course to Stephanie for being at the end of an email if I had any questions, which were answered very quickly. You've all helped me through a very emotional time, and I can't thank you all enough.
Anne Fox, Manchester
I wish to convey my sincere thanks and gratitude to Professor Jari for my MAKO Robotic Assisted Total Knee Replacement completed on June 30th. From our initial consultation and discussions, I felt completely confident that I was in safe and expert hands and that I had chosen the “right man for the job”. He listened to my concerns and understood my wish to return to regular exercise. I was offered possible alternatives to the knee replacement surgery, none of which would have given me long-term, pain free mobility. He explained my new knee would require patience and dedication to rehabilitation exercise and that I should go easy on the crutches!! I am now driving, enjoying pain-free walking, and enjoying my pilates and core fitness classes. My days of marathon running may now be over, but I am now pain free and able to cycle and swim which replicates the endorphin buzz I was previously missing. Thanks must also go to Stephanie for her behind the scenes administrative efficiency, to the physiotherapy department, the hospital nurses, the porters and the catering teams. Well Done and Thank You Spire Manchester and to “The Knee Doc” – Professor Jari…and awesome dude.
Susan McLaughlin-Booth, Cumbria