Mr Fahad Attar

Mr Fahad Attar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialist in knee and hip surgery
FRCS (Tr & Orth), MRCSEd

Practising at

Spire Cheshire Hospital

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Fahad Attar at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Robot-assisted NAVIO total knee replacement
  • Arthroscopic ACL ligament reconstruction
  • ConforMIS patient specific total knee replacement
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • Knee cartilage procedures
  • Knee resurfacing
  • Partial knee replacements
  • Patella stabilisation procedures
  • Patient specific knee replacements
  • PSI total knee replacement
  • Revision knee replacement surgery

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon for five years, specialising in hip and knee replacements, knee reconstruction surgery and sports medicine. I am an expert in managing anterior knee pain and patella instability, cartilage injuries and treating young patients with arthritis. I have experience and interest in patient specific knee replacement surgery, ligament reconstructions and joint preservation surgery.

I specialise in hip and knee replacements, knee reconstruction surgery and sports medicine. I manage and treat young patients troubled with arthritis pain through a variety of joint preservation treatment options. I have a special interest in managing people with anterior knee pain, patella instability and cartilage injuries. I undertake innovative evidence based procedures which include patient specific knee replacement surgery, knee resurfacing procedures, meniscal replacement operations and PRP injections. Other procedures I routinely perform are partial knee replacements, knee revision surgery, ACL and other knee ligament reconstruction procedures, knee arthroscopies and all cartilage restoration procedures.

In both my NHS and private practice, I routinely perform the following number of procedures on average per year: Total knee replacements - 120; Total hip replacements - 60; Partial knee replacements - 30; Knee arthroscopy procedures - 180; ACL reconstructions - 40; Patella stabilisation procedures - 30; Multi ligament knee reconstruction - 15 and Knee resurfacing and cartilage restoration procedures - 40.

I am the audit and clinical governance lead for trauma and orthopaedics at Whiston Hospital. I have been the enhanced recovery program lead for knee joint replacement surgery in Oxford.

I am a tutor, lecturer and supervisor of trainees and medical students for the University of Liverpool. I am an examiner for medical students at the Liverpool University Medical School. I have previously been an examiner for the University of Toronto Medical School in Canada.

I organise and run teaching courses for physiotherapists and GPs in the North West region.

Clinical Interests

Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Soft tissue injury
Sports injury
Sports medicine

Special Clinical Interests: Sports knee injuries; Young adult knee arthritis; Anterior knee pain and Patello-femoral instability/dislocation.

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Media Coverage

Up to your knees in pain

No two knees are exactly the same, so why should knee replacement patients put up with identical implants? - Article in 'Ask the Doctor' magazine
February 2013

Complexities of treating younger patients with early arthritis
November 2015

Watch a patient testimonial on a total knee replacement on YouTube

Watch a patient testimonial on a revision ACL reconstruction and meniscal transplant surgery on Youtube

Watch a patient testimonial on a total hip replacement on YouTube

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Liverpool / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

MRCSEd / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2004
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for surgery

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2009
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in recognition of completion of specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic training

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
British Orthopaedic Knee Society (BASK)
Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA)
European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
Royal College of Surgeons (RCOS)
World Orthopaedic Concern (WOC)

Professional leadership

Clinical Governance and Audit Lead for the Trauma & Orthopaedic Department at Whiston Hospital

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Current NHS posts

Consultant in trauma and orthopaedics, St Helens and Knowsley University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

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Research and Publication


Total knee arthroplasty in patients with excessive external tibial torsion > 450 and patella instability – Surgical technique and long term follow up
November 2012

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Personal Profile

I enjoy spending my spare time with my family and relaxing with my children. I love travelling and exploring different countries and cultures and try and do this every year with my family.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0161 447 6700 (Spire Manchester) or 01925 215 087 (Spire Cheshire)
Private secretary Victoria Begley
Private secretary telephone 01925 215 087

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