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Last updated: 11 Jul 2020
I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at a large teaching hospital in Manchester. I specialise in hip and knee surgery, including soft tissue knee surgery.
I have undergone full Higher Surgical Training in the UK followed by International Fellowship training in arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement surgery in Toronto, Canada.
I am the Orthopaedic lead for medical student teaching at Manchester Medical School.
Areas of interest
Knee pain; Joint pain; Soft tissue reconstruction; Degenerative knee disorders; Anterior knee pain; Knee arthroscopy; Lower limb trauma; Carpal tunnel syndrome; Lower limb arthroplasty; Joint injection; Revision surgery (orthopaedic); Cartilage repair; Joint disorders; Hip disorders; Knee replacement surgery; Ligament reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament; Knee surgery; Hip replacement surgery; Joint replacements; Arthroscopy; Sports injuries; Total knee replacement; Total hip replacement; Osteoarthritis; Fractures
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Manchester Royal Infirmary
ACL rupture management
Sharma P, Maffulli N.
Basic Science of Tendon Healing
In Foot and Ankle in Sports Medicine. Altchek DW, DiGiovanni CW, Dines J, Positano R Editors. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2012.
Sharma P, Maffulli N.
Soft Tissue Physiology.
In Mercer’s Orthopaedic Surgery. Sivananthan S, Sherry E, Warnke P, Miller M Editors 10th edition, Hodder Arnold, London, England, 2012.
Sharma P, Whelan D.
Posterolateral corner injury of the knee
BMJ Evidence Based Orthopaedics. Bhandari M Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 2011.
Stirling P, Faroug R, Amanat S, Ahmed A, Armstrong M, Sharma P, Qamruddin A.
False-negative rate of gram-stain microscopy for diagnosis of septic arthritis: suggestions for improvement.
Int J Microbiol. 2014;2014:830857. doi: 10.1155/2014/830857. Epub 2014 Feb 13.
St-Pierre JP, De Croos JN, Theodoropoulos JS, Petrera M, Sharma P,
Li S, Pilliar RM, Grynpas MD, Kandel RA.
Inorganic polyphosphate exhibits anabolic effects on articular cartilage.
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 20, Supplement 1, Page S39, April 2012.
Sharma P, Hughes S, El Haj A, Maffulli N.
Expression of the two pore domain potassium channel TREK-1 in human intervertebral disc cells.
Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2012 Jul;7(4):266-71.
Theodoropoulos J, Dwyer T, Whelan D, Marks P, Hurtig M and Sharma P.
Microfracture for knee chondral defects: a survey of surgical practice among Canadian orthopedic surgeons.
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2012 Feb.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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My re-admission rate and post-operative infection rate is very low.
With regards to joint replacement surgery, my mortality and revision rate is in line with expectations for Hip replacement surgery and lower than average for knee replacement surgery.
Reference number 4424303
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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Mr Pankaj Sharma