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…).
Mr Jari asked if I’d send him a photo of me climbing when I was in seeing him about my knee last week. This is on the summit of Cerro Torre in Patagonia with Fitzroy in the background.
Mr Dave Turnbull
6 months on I still get the odd ache which I expect. My recovery was very smooth with no real setbacks along the way and I think a massive part of this is professor Jari’s all-round approach. It was noticeable professor Jari had done a lot of extra work to research the quickest and safest way to return to sport and his knowledge was always re-assuring.
Thanks to Professor Jari and Jill the physio at the spire Manchester. (August 2016)Richard Williams
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 make sure 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.
(December 2016)Bob Berrington 61 yrs
It is now some 7 months since my full knee and kneecap replacement op.
Firstly I would like to say that from the first time I stood on my leg after the operation I was amazed at how quickly I recovered. After a few days I could weight-bear on it. Then the subsequent progress to walking on the leg. Even after a week I found myself forgetting my crutches.
I must say that I followed my exercise regime rigidly and I am sure that I gained great benefit from building up the muscle-tone in both my legs. Equally I believe that the care and attention to detail you showed in the surgery meant that my knee was disturbed minimally so there was as little soreness as there could possibly be. The mechanical cushion you had set up for me under my knee in bed which bent my leg whilst just lying there and the excellent physio and advice given to me regarding exercises have all contributed to my quick and sound recovery
My progress has continued and I went for my first walk, 1 Mile at 5 weeks after my op. I was staggered at my progress. From there I gradually worked my way up to 3 miles after 2 months, 4 miles – 4 months, 6 miles – 5 months. Since when I have stopped counting.
May give you my utmost thanks for the wonderful job which you did for me.
I am a 68 year old lady and underwent a total knee replacement as an NHS patient on 7th March 2018 under the care of Professor Jari. I found Professor Jari to be a very particular and exacting surgeon. I followed all of his advice and had no complications throughout the healing process. I did all the prescribed exercises and although they were hard at first, I persevered and they got easier. I recently realised that my knee was not painful for the first time since I was 17. I cannot thank Professor Jari enough and think he is fabulous.
I had suffered with pain in my left knee since a biking accident in 2015. I had injections in early 2016 this helped for about a week.
I recently had an arthroscopy and repair of a tendon by Prof. Jari. I cannot believe how this has given me my life back. I am a staff nurse working 12 hour shifts, this was agony before the surgery. Now I am back to my normal self, taking my grandchildren on long walks which they love on my days off. Prof. Jari is such a down to earth person. I felt very comfortable the first time I met him and knew that I was in good hands for my surgery.
I would recommend Prof. Jari to my family and friends with the knowledge that they are in great hands. (August 2016)
Professor Jari had been recommended to me by a family friend who had bilateral knee replacements, with a marvellous outcome after suffering for many years.
On my first appointment Professor Jari explained knee replacement surgery to me in great detail. I decided that a knee replacement would be the best way forward for me. On a further appointment Professor Jari gave me his reassurance before signing the consent form. I am extremely delighted with the outcome of my surgery. The aftercare I found to be excellent. The physiotherapy team were very good and at one point mentioned that Professor Jari’s patients always do very well. I am extremely delighted with my replacement knee surgery. At follow-up appointments, I always found Professor Jari to be very professional, with a charming manner at all times.
Professor Jari’s team are so courteous and his Practice Manager, Claire is a very pleasant and helpful lady.
Prof Jari did such a good job on my personalised total knee replacement knee last August that I’m undertaking a 190 mile charity walk from Northumberland to Cheshire this July. I’m going on 14 mile practise sessions at present and able to carry on when others more experienced in ‘walking’ fall by the wayside.Dave Spencer
I started agility work around the 13 week mark and return to full training on 17/07/16. 1 month of full contact training and a return to sport on 16/08/16. After Professor Jari’s advice to take my time returning back, I gradually built up my time on the pitch from 30 minutes with 2 games a week and played my first full 90 minutes in the first team on 10/09/16. (March 2016)Right Ipsilateral Patella Tendon ACL Reconstruction
I was told by my local hospital I needed a knee replacement. I came home and researched for a knee surgeon who I could have confidence in. I read about Professor Jari and he accepted me as a patient. I am so glad he did. My treatment had been excellent at all times. I was in hospital for 2 days during which time I had excellent nursing. After that I went for physio sessions and was encouraged at all times. Already after only 7 weeks my knee is much less painful than before the operation and is improving each day. I would highly recommend Professor Jari and if I ever need orthopaedic treatment he will be my first choice. February 2016Sandra Gill
After 4 weeks post op and being able to kneel professor Jari advised me to start strengthening every other day alternating between high rep low load and low rep heavier load with a particular focus on single leg strengthening so that I didn’t favour my left leg. I did this up to the 12 week mark. My acute sharp anterior knee pain over the patella tendon graft area had gone after approximately 9-10 weeks after keeping to the advised single leg strengthening programme. (October 2015)Knee arthroscopy
I was always aware of the next Goal between each visit and knew what I needed to do myself. The benefits of understanding the importance of restoring full knee motion have been key to my recovery. 6 months on from my operation I still kneel every day and hyperextend my knee which gives instant relief following sport and managing swelling. From experience if you don’t do these 2 simple range of motion exercises on the majority of days aching and stiffness will become a major barrier in your recovery. (September 2015)
I would highly recommend Professor Jari if you require an ACL Reconstruction. From the first time I was diagnosed with an ACL rupture I was aware of the plan and what was required to ensure the best possible outcome. Many surgeons I’m aware of use the hamstring graft and combine any possible meniscal repair at the same time. However professor Jari’s preferred method is to prioritise any potential meniscal repair and to restore full range of motion in the knee before undergoing the ACL Reconstruction. His preferred method is using the patella tendon graft as the graft site from the patella tendon will regenerate to 100% whereas the hamstring tendon doesn’t. Although it took almost 7 months to have the ACL Reconstruction following my injury, I felt the preparation beforehand and professor Jari’s use of strict pre op parameters allowed a smoother rehabilitation and return to sport in just under 5.5 months post ACLR. (2 months of this was before I decided to see him, 4 weeks to go through the process of the MRI scan through my cash plan, 2 weeks to then get referred back to my GP for an NHS referral and fill in a cancellation slot for my arthroscopy, 6 weeks until my post arthroscopy review, a further 3 weeks to work towards getting the full knee bend I hadn’t quite achieved and then an 8 week wait until my ACL reconstruction). During this period I worked at strengthening and range of motion exercises regularly in the gym to prepare myself for the ACL reconstruction. (July 2015)Ruptured ACL
I was having terrible pain in my left knee, I had an injection in it but unfortunately it made no difference, then I had key hole surgery to no avail, I went to see Mr Jari at the Oaklands, a private hospital which took N.H.S patients what a beautiful place, the staff are lovely, I had an appointment to see Mr Jari he told me I needed a total knee replacement, I was shocked at first so that is what it had to be, I was only in hospital one night that was five months ago,the hospital staff were all very helpful, I went back to see Mr Jari he said it was doing nicely, I am very pleased with my knee, no knee pain, it doesn’t happen over night, but I am getting there, I was told it could take up to twelve months to heal properly. I am really pleased with the treatment I received, Mr Jari was lovely, a really nice man. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.Lesley Rawlinson
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.Mark Rimmer
I would like to thank you for your recent attention to repair a complex meniscus tear. From my initial consultation, through surgery and rehabilitation to my final visit to your clinic, I have been absolutely delighted with the professionalism, care and consideration shown by you and your team.At each stage, you provided clarity and realism which enabled me to make appropriate choices regarding my treatment. The surgery itself proceeded exactly to plan with very little discomfort or inconvenience. Incredibly, the first thing I noticed was the complete absence of the knee pain I had been suffering for almost two years. Within a couple of hours of surgery I was walking with the aid of crutches; within the space of a couple of days I had dispensed with crutches; after only one week I was driving and able to carry out routine day to day tasks without difficulty – not bad for a sixty three year old! Two months on, I can describe the overall result in one word …… incredible! I’m now building up on the walking and expect to be fit to tackle the great outdoors again in Spring.
With kind regards and much appreciation of your skill and expertise. January 2015Anne Knowles
Hi my grandson Scott Wylie had his right knee rebuilt by Mr Jari on 8th February 2012 after cruciate ligament injury whilst playing football, Mr Jari requested a photograph when Scott had regained full fitness. Scott made his comeback at the start of the 2014 / 15 season where he scored 35 goals and helped his team win the league and cup. He says his knee is stronger than ever and he can’t thank Mr Jari enough for his expertise and his recovery advice which he kept to throughout. During his rehabilitation he was helped by a friend at a fitness centre which has led to him now being self employed as a personal trainer. As a grandparent can I add my personal thanks to Mr Jari it’s great to see my grandson back playing football. Scott is the player in green and sends his grateful thanks.Steve Bayes
After recovering and getting the all clear for bowel cancer , I discovered I was still housebound due to a torn knee cartilage.
I was unable to leave the house without family help as my knee would regularly lock and my regular swimming stopped along with any independence I had vanished.
A simple shopping trip couldn’t be done without my daughters assistance.
On 23rd July Professor Jari operated on my torn cartilage which was a huge success and after one week I was walking around without the use of a walking stick.
Within 6 weeks now free of pain I am back swimming, actioning my daily walks and have gained my full independence back.
I am extremely grateful to Professor Jari who I call “my miracle man” and the caring attitude of all the staff at the Oaklands Hospital.
I have recommended Professor Jari to several of my friends who are suffering with knee problems.
Thank you for giving me my Independence back.
A very grateful patient
It was with some trepidation that I went for my first appointment with Professor Sanjiv Jari. I need not have worried. Such a kind and courteous man, who spent a lot of time explaining what a knee replacement operation entailed. On every further visit I received the same reassurance. The operation went well and his wonderful CPM machine made all the difference to my recovery, (I had previously had a knee replacement operation 12 years ago). His follow up visits were much appreciated and future check-up visits will, I am sure, be met by his charming and courteous manner.
His Practice Manager, Claire, was more than helpful and I think he is lucky to have her.Denise Challen
Having played Judo, Roller Hockey and Rugby over the last 10 years with a recurring knee problem, persevering with the pain, and sometimes locking up, or even giving way we knew it was time to get it sorted out, Having Bupa family insurance and spoke to them about seeing a specialist in this field of surgery.
Professor Jari assessed my 15 year old son Luke, and from the MRI scan and hands on evaluation expertly diagnosed the problem with his knee, he needed an Arthroscopy for a torn Meniscus cartilage in November 2013 at the Bridgewater Hospital, and then a 2nd operation in April this year at the Oakland’s Hospital to reconstruct his ACL, I thought the worst this would be the end of his sporting activates, But the way Professor Jari explained everything about the operation and the problems with Luke only being 15 and still growing and the processes and with the right post-operative treatment, gave me and Luke the trust and confidence that a return to club rugby was possible, it’s so hard watching your team in a county final from the sidelines.
Three Months on he’s now is back in the Gym, pre season weight training with the team 3 times a week slowly getting back to full fitness, but looking good, no pain or problems, now working on his speed and agility and looking forward to playing full contact again in October 2014.
I have to express a big thanks to Professor Jari for his brilliant surgical skills, and Claire for arranging appointments etc, plus the care and support from both hospitals;
Many thanks again
Following severe pain in my foot , I went to see Professor Jari earlier this year. I found him sympathetic and caring with regard my problems , which were preventing me from being able to walk. He arranged a scan and X rays and, as a result, gave a full diagnosis and authorised treatment . I felt confident he was always doing his best to alleviate my painful condition. I would be very happy to see him again should the tendonitis and arthiritis worsen again.Melanie Charnley
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.
Thank youLynda Downie
You can read the very many experiences, words of gratitude and best wishes on the website and if you are still undecided, then please read below and it might help you in making a decision.
Imagine at the age of 82 years waking up through the night and every morning to such intense knee pain that you can hardly get out of bed, function through the day and are unable to take part in activities with family and friends. Quality of life is getting worse. You’ve had trips to the G.P., knowing it’s all linked to age and general wear and tear, you take anti-inflammatory tablets, have had cortisone injections and courses of physiotherapy. You think at the grand age of 82 that there is no light at the end of the tunnel and it’s ‘your lot’ to put up with the constant pain.
Then please, think again!
I did a little research and found ‘The Knee Doc’ and six months later, after Professor Jari performed a knee replacement, my Mother is fully recovered and mobile again, and it’s wonderful to see. We cannot thank Claire, Prof. Jari’s Practice Manager, enough for explaining our options which led us to asking our G.P. to refer Mum to Prof. Jari as an NHS patient. The G.P. acted swiftly and Claire organised a speedy consultation.
Prof. Jari was very attentive and thorough and put Mum totally at ease whilst fully explaining the cause of the pain and how orthopaedic surgery could help. In January 2014 Prof. Jari performed surgery at The Spire Hospital. The staff were caring and considerate and with Mum’s determination and family assistance in maintaining her exercise programme, as well as the excellent physiotherapy after care she received, we are pleased to say that she has now made a full recovery.
As a family we had complete trust and confidence in Prof. Jari’s approach to surgery and the assurances that, even at the tender age of 82, he could make a real difference to Mum’s life. We cannot thank him and his team enough for their care and attention, before, during and after surgery.
Prof. Jari and Claire – “we thank you”.Elsie, Jeff, Sue and ‘the family’
I have a history of problems with my right knee following a lifetime of playing football, rugby , badminton, squash and running marathons (one knee arthroscopy 1994 for a torn meniscus and a second in 1999 for damage caused by a mis-tracking patella) . Since the second knee operation I have managed flair ups of pain and swelling by the usual methods, but in December 2013 I woke one morning in considerable pain following a game of squash the previous day. Over a few days this got worse such that I couldn’t walk properly. A visit to my GP followed and she agreed that I could have another torn meniscus. Waiting times for NHS treatment are about 4 months to consultation in my area (and then wait for a scan and a further wait for any operation ) and I was very keen to get help from an expert . Fortunately I have private health insurance through BUPA and I did some research and decided to visit Prof Jari. I very quickly got an appointment to see him and he diagnosed a torn meniscus to be confirmed by an MRI scan. I arranged this within a few days and very helpfully, Claire , Prof Jari’s practice manager , was able to provisionally book me in for surgery if the scan suggested I needed it. The scan confirmed the diagnosis and I had surgery within a few weeks at Oaklands in Salford. Prof. Jari was very helpful in explaining what would happen pre-op and the hospital stay was excellent , in and out in a few hours.
Post –op pain management and care was fantastic with a good mix of drugs, physiotherapy and a cooling pressure cuff.
After my previous two arthroscopies I had significant bleeding, bruising and swelling. This time my wife said she didn’t believe I had had surgery because all I had were a few small incisions! The acute pain in my knee was gone and much of the continual aching I had learned to live with too – Prof Jari having sorted the tear out and smoothed out my cartilage. I will always have an arthritic knee but this operation allowed me to manage this from a good start and hopefully with exercise and good sense I will not need a knee replacement. If I do however , I will not hesitate to come back to Prof. Jari – he is a very easy person to deal with, very straightforward and good humoured but, most of all , he has demonstrated the technical skill to sort my knee out which after all is what I wanted him to do !
The team around him are also excellent- BUPA were very easy to deal with and Claire was very efficient and helpful. All in all, as much as these things can be, it was a pleasant experience!Professor George Baxter
Dear Claire , I am pleased to be able to contribute to the website . I saw Professor Jari in October 2013 . I had been suffering with knee pain which was tender to touch and restrictive during but mainly after exercise . Professor Jari examined me , explained what he thought it was and presented me with the options . I chose surgery . On Friday 7th March 2014 at The Spire hospital I had the surgery . Prior to the operation Professor Jari explained what he would have to do , the recovery period and the likely physiotherapy . After the operation I had no pain and within a few hours I was able to exercise the knee . I was given crutches , which I used for the next two days but by performing the directed exercises I was able to walk without them soon after . At my six week check up I was fully mobile with only residual swelling and able to exercise as before but without the pain or restriction . The Professor has a manner which made me feel comfortable and safe and I thank him and his team very much . I would not hesitate to recommend him to others and have already in fact done so to one of my golfing partners .Bob Berrington
First let me say thank you for your letter. Mr Jari, as I know him was wonderful. On my first meeting with him I found him to be very approachable and he made me feel so at ease, regarding the operation. He explained everything to me and answered all my questions, even if some of them might have not been relevant to what I was having done. On the day of my operation he came to make sure I was happy with what was going to be done. After the operation, he was there again, checking that I had been made as comfortable as possible. At my six weeks check up he noticed I was walking a lot better and I can say that I am now doing things that I have not be able to do in the last 10 years. I told Mr Jari he was my hero and I am looking forward to seeing him in July. I must state that he gave me a print out of exactly what he had done during my operation. I would just like to say thank you Mr Jari for your time and patience, it was really appreciated and I came away from the Oaklands Hospital very happy with the comments you had made. Good luck to you in the future and keep up your good work.Jane Barlow
After suffering severe knee pain and mobility problems for several years I feel very fortunate to have had a consultation with Professor Jari.
From day one he showed great respect and understanding of my problem and his care was, without doubt, excellent.
I am pleased to say that after having a full knee replacement I am now enjoying a new lease of life. In no time at all I was out of pain and walking without any aids. I still do the exercises, as advised, and I am absolutely delighted with my progress since having the operation. I just wish I had consulted Professor Jari sooner.
So thank you Professor for giving the me a better quality of life.
In November last year I needed surgery to repair a torn cartilage following a sporting injury. Since both my work and leisure involve being highly active it was vital that I find the best surgeon . My research led me to Mr Jari because everyone told me he was the best knee man around !! I was not in any way disappointed .At my first consultation Mr Jari put me at ease totally and has left me with the tiniest of tiny scars following the procedure despite there being plenty of wear and tear to sort out as well in my knee. Post operative I followed all his advice and that of his team and have returned to full range of movement and activity as before my injury. I would highly recommend Mr Jari to anyone requiring knee surgeryGillian Spencer
Professor Sanjiv Jari operated on my knee in Sept. I had already had one knee replacement some 10 years ago but the left knee was now so bad that walking was virtually impossible. Since the operation in Sept. I am now walking totally without pain, am cycling 4.5 kms every day and still doing the exercises twice a day. It has given me a new lease of life and I couldn’t feel better. As far as I am concerned it is a miracle although Prof. Jari said it was my hard work that did it. The feeling is mutual. Many thanks Prof.Jennifer Massey
I am so very happy with the outcome of the operation that Mr Jari performed. I was in so much pain in my right knee, caused by Arthritis.
I had my knee replacement in July, and I was up the next day, and on my way home by the third day. I was soon up and walking around with crutches, with no pain any more. Within days I was doing longer walks, and soon was without the crutches. I am now starting with Arthritis in the other knee and if it gets worse I will not hesitate to contact Mr Jari, to seek treatment. i will be recommending Mr Jari to anyone I know with knee problems. I am so thankful for the confidence and peace of mind he has given me, and I am pain free.
As a 61 year old who has had a worsening knee condition for 7 years or more, with decreasing mobility, it was decided by myself and Professor Jari that a total knee joint replacement would be in my best interests.
All risks and what benefits I could reasonably expect from the replacement were explained and I was booked in at the Spire Hospital at Whalley Range for the procedure by Professor Jari.
The whole process, from start to finish was as promised, with not one problem encountered. I was out of hospital and mobile in 3 days, albeit on crutches and now, 12 weeks on I am fully mobile with full flexibility and extension of the operated knee. I can walk comfortably, with more improvement to come, as my strength builds.
This operation has given me a new lease of life and has far exceeded my expectations, with very little pain, improving my quality of life no end.
As echoed by my Physiotherapist, a very fine piece of work by Professor Jari. January 2014
My name is Catherine and I’m 84 years of age.
On 15th December 2015 at The Oaklands Hospital Salford, Professor Jari performed surgery to replace my arthritic knee with a new tungsten joint. I had previously suffered for years with pain and had earlier had an arthroscopy on the same knee as well as pain killing injections for short term relief.
When I arrived at the Oakiands that morning, I was soon put at ease by the kind staff who prepared me for my operation.
I woke after the procedure and I was in bed and my leg was being gently exercised by a machine flexing it slowly to and fro, instantly improving the mobility of my new knee joint. I had no pain, just a little discomfort and I thought that I must have been given Morphine.
The physiotherapist came to see me the morning after my operation to begin my rehabilitation and he came again before I was discharged and explained to me which exercises I needed to do to help my recovery. He gave me a handbook with all the exercises in it. This little booklet was never far from me during the following days and weeks, I was aware that the exercises were very important, and I did my best to adhere to the programme as much as I could. My family made me rest and cared for me during the following couple of weeks and my pain relief was two paracetamol but only when necessary.
I was seen by the physiotherapist on the 26th January and he said I was doing very well and to keep up with my exercises, I was still using my crutches then. One month later I went to the physio again, using a stick this time, and was told that I did not need to go again. I went to see Professor Jari for the first time since the operation also on the 26th January, immediately after my first physiotherapy appointment and he was very satisfied with my progress and said he would see me again in six weeks time and to keep up with my exercises.
After another six weeks I returned and this time Professor Jari was delighted with my continued progress and how well my replacement knee had settled, he said I did not need to go to see him again. He also told me my leg would continue to improve over the next 12 months and to do some resistance exercises to help the improvement.
I would like to thank Professor Jari and his team at The Oaklands Hospital for their dedication to their profession and congratulate them on the success they have in helping fellow human beings, like me, to become pain free.
Thank you so much and long may your success continue.