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Specialist hip and knee surgeon based in North Wales

Mr.Ganapathi  is a specialist hip and knee surgeon based in North Wales. He completed his higher specialist training in orthopaedics in Wales and did an arthroplasty fellowship in Cardiff. He subsequently completed an advanced lower limb fellowship in Montreal, Canada and visited centres in Canada and U.S. before starting as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Bangor, North Wales in 2008. Although he undertakes general trauma work, his elective practice in both the NHS and the private sector is almost exclusively related to adult hip and knee problems. He offers private surgery at Spire Yale Hospital, Wrexham.

Patient Testimonial

“Thank you Mr Ganapathi for giving me my life back. I now have no pain. Also I would like to say that my care at the Spire Yale Hospital was excellent.”


hip and knee surgeon

During his higher specialist training and subsequent fellowships, Mr.Ganapathi has gained experience in various aspects of hip and knee related problems including primary and revision hip replacementhip resurfacingprimary and revision knee replacement, partial knee replacement  as well as hip arthroscopy and knee arthroscopy.

Mr.Ganapathi  is also trained in computer guided joint replacements and routinely uses computer guidance while doing knee replacements and hip resurfacing. Computer guidance allows the surgeon to be very precise during joint replacements and decreases the chance of outliers (beyond the tolerance of the joint replacements) and this hopefully would result in optimal outcome. Mr.Ganapathi has also published his experience in peer reviewed journals on the improved accuracy of hip resurfacing using computer guidance. Mr. Ganapathi also has been one of the early adopters of using MRI based patient specific 3-D moulds for performing knee replacements to improve efficiency and outcome. He has one of the largest personal series of knee replacements performed by this technique in the UK. He has been an invited speaker in a number of national and international meetings and also hosts visiting surgeons who come to see this technique. Mr.Ganapathi also specializes in hip arthroscopy (key hole surgery of the hip) and is one of the few surgeons in UK offering this still relatively new procedure. Mr.Ganapathi

Mr. Muthu Ganapathi  MBBS, MS(Ortho), FRCS, MSc (Ortho Eng), FRCS (Orth)

Mr Ganapathi Offers Various Treatment Options Including:

Hip Surgery

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Impingement Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement

Knee Surgery

  • Knee Arthroscopy (Excluding ACL Reconstruction)
  • Computer Guided Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Custom fit knee replacement (PSI knee/ Signature knee replacement)
  • Revision Knee Replacement

Personalised Knee Replacements (PSI Knee/Signature Knee)

A very recent technological development is “patient specific instrumentation” or a “custom fit knee”. In this technique, MRI scan of the person’s hip, knee and ankle is done few weeks before the operation.

A special computer software creates the three dimensional model of the patient’s knee and allows the surgeon to plan the bone cuts and component placement  on a personal computer. The model also allows the best sizing option and shape).

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Personalised Knee Replacement S4C Documentary

Mr.Ganapathi performing PSI knee replacement using custom made patient specific 3 D moulds – shorter surgery and rapid recovery. S4C documentary (edited).

PSI Knee Replacement computer workflow

PSI knee replacement video showing how planning is done with the computer software – Mr Ganapathi orthopaedic consultant.

Mr.Ganapathi Uses Innovative Techniques for Optimal Outcome.

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a newly emerging technique for diagnosing and treating hip problems which were not diagnosed until few years ago. Most people would be familiar with knee arthroscopy (key hole surgery) and is quite a common procedure done for treating knee problems like cartilage tear, ligament injuries etc., Knee arthroscopy is also relatively straightforward. Read More


Proponents of MIS hip replacement suggest various potential benefits including faster recovery, less blood loss, decreased length of stay, better cosmesis etc. Some studies have shown better outcome in the early postoperative period, while other studies did not find a significant benefit. The benefits are probably multi-factorial including rehabilitation protocol, pain management etc. Read More


Traditional incisions used to do hip replacements are long (20 to 25 cm). In the past few years there has been a trend to use smaller incisions (nominally less than 10 cm –mini incision surgery – MIS) and with less soft tissue damage (minimally invasive surgery –MIS) often combining with accelerated rehabilitation techniques to decrease the length of hospital stay and faster recovery. Read More

Award Winning Research

Mr.Ganapathi has also been involved in a number of research projects.  He has presented and published his research work in a number of national and international meetings and peer reviewed journals. He has won various awards for his research work. He keeps himself updated on recent advances by attending various CME sessions . He is also keen in teaching the next generation of surgeons as well as allied health professionals.