Spire Manchester Hospital has moved!

We have now opened our brand new hospital in Didsbury.

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We have now opened our brand new hospital in Didsbury.

Please note your visit to Spire Manchester Hospital will take place at:

Spire Manchester Hospital
170 Barlow Moor Road
M20 2AF
(For sat nav please use M20 2YA)

If you have any questions or queries about your visit to Spire Manchester Hospital call us on 0161 447 6677.

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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

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 and revision knee replacement surgery. 

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon for 5 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, multiligament 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 Universty 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

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

Sports knee injuries, young adult knee arthritis, anterior knee pain and patello-femoral instability/dislocation.

Private contact details

Website http://www.kneespecialistmanchester.co.uk
Private secretary Victoria Begley
Private secretary telephone 0161 393 3996
Private secretary email victoriabegley@osom.org.uk


Reviewer for 'The Knee' Journal and regular contributer to 'The Cartilage' Journal

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
MBChB is a degree given to a doctor on completion of medical training

MRCSEd / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2004
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for surgery
MRCSEd is a degree given to surgeons by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh following their successful completion of basic training in surgery prior to undertaking specialist training.

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
FRCS Tr & Orth is given by the Royal College of Surgeons of Surgeons of Edinburgh in recognition of completion of specialist Orthopaedic training. This is prior to completion of training and starting up a consultant job.

Professional memberships

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

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 12

Walking tall
March 2015

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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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