Mr Muthu Ganapathi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MSc (Ortho), FRCS, MSc (Ortho Engineering), FRCS (Ortho)


Specialises in

  • Hip and knee surgery
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Robotic assisted knee replacement
  • MRI / 3D mould technique knee replacement
  • Hip and knee injections

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I am a hip and knee surgeon with a special interest in robotic assisted knee replacements and minimally invasive hip replacements. My elective practice in both the NHS and the private sector is almost exclusively related to adult hip and knee problems with details available on my website https://ganapathihipkneesurgeon.com.

I specialise in knee replacements using MRI based 3D mould Patient Specific techniques and have done close to 1,000 knee replacements using that technique and have one of the largest series in UK using this technique. As a further advancement of personalised knee replacement, I have been doing personalised knee replacement using Robotic assistance since 2021 in my NHS practice. I now also offer Robotic assisted knee replacement for private patients at Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral and Spire Yale Hospital.

I firmly believe in a rapid recovery (accelerated rehabilitation) after both hip and knee replacements which will lead to early functional recovery and improved patient satisfaction. I employ various techniques including minimally invasive surgery and multi-modal pain control techniques. I have pioneered the introduction of day surgery hip and knee replacement at my NHS hospital with patients going home on the same day of surgery following hip and knee replacements.

I completed my higher specialist training in orthopaedics in Wales and undertook a joint replacement fellowship in Cardiff. I subsequently completed an advanced hip and knee fellowship in Montreal, Canada before starting as a substantive orthopaedic consultant in 2008. During my fellowship in Canada, I also gained experience in managing hip impingement (which is increasingly considered to be a cause of hip pain in young adults often leading to hip arthritis at a younger age) using hip arthroscopy. 

I am also a regular trainer for Specialist Trainee Registrar from Oswestry and Wales rotation for Orthopaedics and have been nominated for Trainer of the Year Award. I have also won the Welsh Hack 2022 award to develop an app-based solution for remote monitoring of knee replacement patients using machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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General Medical Council Number: C4557489

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Muthu Ganapathi at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Day surgery hip and knee replacements
  • Hip and knee surgery
  • Hip and knee injections
  • Knee replacement using patient-specific 3D moulds
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement 
  • Personalised knee replacement using robotic assistance (ROSA)

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Additional information

Arthroscopy
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery
Hip resurfacing
Osteoarthritis

I have been involved in a number of research projects which have been published and I have presented in a number of scientific journals and meetings. I have won various awards for my research work. I keep myself updated on recent advances by attending various CME sessions. I am also keen on teaching the next generation of surgeons as well as allied health professionals.

Media Coverage

PSI / Signature Knee Intraoperative Demonstration by Mr Ganapathi

Surgeon gives Conwy pensioner new lease of life by replacing knee joints with models created on 3D printer

Retired marine from North Wales undergoes pioneering knee surgery

Ironman Jon back in running after pioneering hip surgery

Consultant's pioneering surgery helps Ironman triathlete back on the road to fitness

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Ysbyty Gwynedd, North Wales

I am a keen painter and I enjoy indoor sports (although I live in North Wales!).