Mr Tahir Mahmud

Mr Tahir Mahmud

Consultant Specialist Knee Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialises in

  • ACL surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

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I am an experienced fellowship trained knee and hip surgeon specialising in both sports injuries and arthritis.

I have a particular interest in knee ligament surgery (anterior cruciate ligament), meniscal repair and cartilage regeneration, as well as knee preservation techniques (high tibial osteotomy), bespoke and robotic knee replacement surgery and minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery.

Since being appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Macclesfield District General Hospital I have built up a busy practice in lower limb surgery dealing with complex knee problems and am the lead surgeon for sports related knee injuries.

Following my graduation from University College London Medical School in 2000, I went on to complete my orthopaedic training in London at St Mary's Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where I undertook specialist fellowship training in sports knee surgery. At the prestigious University of Western Ontario in Canada, I was selected to undertake a year long fellowship in complex knee and hip joint replacement surgery.

My research interests include knee ligament reconstruction and outcomes following joint replacement surgery, which I have presented at national and international conferences. I have published numerous articles in renowned orthopaedic journals and have authored chapters in major orthopaedic textbooks. I am heavily involved in training the surgeons of the future.


General Medical Council Number: 4737687

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Tahir Mahmud at Spire include:

Other treatments

    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction
    • Cartilage regeneration
    • ConforMIS patient specific total knee replacement
    • Knee resurfacing
    • Mako robot-assisted procedure
    • Meniscal repair
    • Minimally invasive total hip replacement
    • Partial knee replacement
    • Revision total knee replacement


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Additional information

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

Special clinical interests: Arthroscopic ACL ligament reconstruction, ConforMIS patient specific total knee replacement, knee cartilage procedures, knee resurfacing, meniscal repair, minimally invasive total hip replacement, one stop knee clinic, partial knee replacements, patella stabilisation procedures, patient specific knee replacements, PSI total knee replacement and revision knee replacement surgery, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, high tibial osteotomy.

  • Knee ligament reconstruction and outcomes following knee and hip joint replacement surgery

Medical journals

T Mahmud, MC Lyons, DD Naudie, RB Bourne, SJ MacDonald, RW McCalden.
Assessing the gold standard: a review of 253 Two-stage Revisions for Infected total knee arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2012 Oct;470(10):2730-6.

T Mahmud, DD Naudie.
Partial Hip Resurfacing for an Osteochondral Defect of the Femoral Head. A case report.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am). 2012 Apr;2(2);e14 1-6.

S Gupta, T Mahmud, A Davy, A Mitchell, AM Williams.
Isolated Ischaemic Contracture of Medial Head of Gastrocnemius. Knee Surgery, Sports, Traumatology, Arthroscopy.
2011 Dec 29 (Epub ahead of print)

T Mahmud, AM Williams.
A Technique for Bone Grafting Tibial and Femoral Tunnels in Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2011 Mar;93(2),173.

A Narvani, T Mahmud, J Lavelle, AM Williams.
Injury to the proximal deep medial collateral ligament: A Problematical Subgroup Of Injuries.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br). 2010 Jul; 92(7):949-953.

B Akinola, T Mahmud, N deRoeck.
Fracture of an Exeter stem- A case report.
The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2010 Vol 16(1).

T Mahmud.
Bilateral Acute Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Following Combined Pancreas and Kidney Transplant- A Case Report and Review of The Literature.
Scandinavian Journal Of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery. 2009;43(3):Volume 43 (3):174-6.

T Mahmud, PHP Dyson, D Basu.
Clinical Presentation of Crystal Arthropathy of the Lumbar Spine: A Series of Six Cases and a Review of the Literature.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br). 2005 Apr;87(4):513-17.

T Mahmud, M Arastu, H Ellis.
The Distribution of Fluid Within the Intra-peritoneal Cavity: A Cadaveric Study.
Clinical Anatomy. 2005 Sep;18(6):443-5.

M Jones, T Mahmud, AA Narvani, I Hamid, AM Williams.
Epidemiology, Management and Outcomes of the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br). (Article currently being reviewed)

T Mahmud, M Crocker, H Ellis.
The Functional Anatomy of the Gastro-Oesophageal Junction.
Clinical Anatomy. Volume 17, Issue 3, Page 280 (2004)

T Mahmud, M Arastu, H Ellis.
The Distribution of Fluid Within the Intra-peritoneal Cavity:
A Cadaveric Study. Clinical Anatomy. Volume 17, Issue 3, Page 281 (2004)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Macclesfield District General Hospital.

As well as being a sports knee surgeon, I am a keen cyclist and have raised thousands of pounds for charity through some of my cycling expeditions.

I am married and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Telephone 0161 706 0547
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