Triathlete back on the road to fitness
A fitness fanatic who was left barely able to walk due to a hip condition completed an ironman triathlon just 14 months after pioneering key-hole surgery. Jon Stead, 37, from Llandudno, suffered severe hip pain that prevented him doing any exercise whatsoever until he was treated by consultant hip and knee surgeon Mr Muthu Ganapathi at Spire Hospital in Wrexham.
Retired marine has pioneering knee surgery
A retired marine academic is back being a hockey umpire and skiing, after a pioneering “made-to-measure” knee operation using 3D moulds. Peter Grove was suffering increasing pain from a knee injury 40 years ago and been forced to give up playing most sports before the operation which has changed his life.
Knee Joints Created on 3D Printer
An 85-year-old from Conwy is enjoying a new lease of life after a top surgeon replaced both her knee joints using models created on a 3D printer. The cutting-edge technology at the Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham has allowed Irena Griffiths to walk unaided for the first time in five years and improved her quality of life.
It’s oarsome to be racing again says rower Sian
A rower who was in such excruciating pain she couldn’t walk is now racing again, after a hip replacement operation by a surgeon who has just scooped a top award. Anglesey holiday cottage owner and all-round action woman Sian Davies paid tribute to orthopaedic consultant Mr Muthu Ganapathi for turning her life around. She was delighted to hear that Mr Ganapathi, who works at Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham and the Spire Consulting Rooms in Abergele, had been named as the best hip and knee surgeon in North Wales.
Ysbyty Gwynedd Launch Online Virtual Joint Replacement Programme
Joint School is a service specifically for people who are about to undergo a hip or knee replacement. It focuses on patient education and allows patients and their families to know what to expect through the various steps they will experience, from preparing for admission through to recovery at home.
Adventurer thanks Ysbyty Gwynedd Orthopaedic Team for life changing surgery
A FORMER Bangor University lecturer is back on his feet and has returned from instructing a mountain leadership course in India following life changing hip surgery last year. Tim Jepson, 67, from Mynydd Llandygai, first started experiencing stiffness in both of his hips around ten years ago and was later diagnosed with arthritis.
Orthopaedic Surgeon at Ysbyty Gwynedd praised for delivering excellent training programme
A surgeon at Ysbyty Gwynedd has been recognised for providing excellent learning opportunities and improving the surgical skills of his trainees. Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Mr Muthu Ganapathi is nominated for the annual ‘Trainer of the Year’ award, which is chosen by trainees across Wales. Mr Ganapathi, who has been nominated for the award by one of his former registrars, is the Orthopaedic Education Lead at Ysbyty Gwynedd…
12 exciting innovation projects given funding at the Welsh Health Hack
The Welsh Health Hack continues to showcase the incredible talent and drive to create solutions for major challenges facing health and social care. Life Sciences Hub Wales was delighted to continue its support at the latest Welsh Health Hack, which aims to encourage cross-sector collaboration with up to £250,000 funding available from Welsh Government to support successful innovative ideas.