Mr.Ganapathi is a specialist hip and knee surgeon based in North Wales & The Wirral. 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 and Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral.
Mr.Ganapathi Uses Innovative Techniques for Optimal Outcome
Personalised knee replacement using Robotic Assistance (ROSA)
Robot-assisted joint replacement is a new advance in the field of total knee arthroplasty. This has been shown to improve the precision of knee replacement surgery. ROSA stands for Robotic Surgical Assistant. The precision of the Robot allows personalization of the knee replacement. Read More.
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
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-
Personalised Knee Replacement Using 3D Moulds
Personalised knee replacements using MRI based 3-D mould technique (PSI knee/ Signature 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). Read More.
Day Surgery Hip & Knee Replacements
Mr. Ganapathi has been instrumental in introducing day surgery hip and knee replacements at Ysbyty Gwynedd. Hip and knee replacements are usually done as inpatient procedures and patients stay in the hospital for 2-3 days. With day surgery hip and knee replacements, the patients go home within few hours after surgery. This required a number of factors.’ Read More
Hip arthroscopy is a relatively new 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
Virtual Joint School
Mr. Ganapathi has been pioneering the Virtual Joint School in his NHS practice. Pre-operative education is very important for optimal outcome following joint replacements. This model has two components: 1. Online videos and 2. Virtual interactive session with multi-disciplinary team..
Higher Specialist Training
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 replacement, hip resurfacing, primary 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. 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 has also been using the concept of personalised alignment for knee replacement initially using patient specific 3-D mould and using Robotic Assistance (ROSA) since 2021. Read More.
Mr. Muthu Ganapathi MBBS, MS(Ortho), FRCS, MSc (Ortho Eng), FRCS (Orth)
Mr Ganapathi Offers Various Hip Surgery & Knee Surgery Treatment Options Including:
- Hip injections
- Hip arthroscopy
- Hip impingement surgery
- Hip replacement
- Minimally Invasive hip replacement
- Day surgery hip replacement
- Knee injections
- Knee arthroscopy
- Robotic assisted personalised knee replacement
- Personalised knee replacement using 3D mould technique
- Day surgery knee replacement
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. Mr. Ganapathi is 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. Mr. Ganapathi has 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.