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Bilal is a knee specialist consultant Orthopaedic surgeon. He specialises in all knee conditions including sports knee injuries, cartilage regeneration and knee and hip joint replacement surgery.
He qualified in 2004 and has performed thousands of surgical procedures with excellent clinical results and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Bilal is an NHS consultant at Salford Royal University Teaching NHS Trust, which is one of the leading hospital trusts in the UK. It serves as the MTC (Major Trauma Centre) for the Northwest of England, treating severe and complex cases of trauma surgery. He is the clinical lead responsible for elective surgery, national joint registry and enhanced recovery. He is also actively involved in teaching and training young doctors and surgeons of the future.
Bilal has a passion for research and has published numerous peer-reviewed publications, and presented at international, national and regional academic meetings, winning a number of awards.
He is currently involved in a number of multi-centre national trials, as well as collaborations with the universities of Manchester and Salford. His current work is looking into stem cell research and biomaterials. He has recently been appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.
Areas of interest
Knee pain; Knee instability; knee locking; knee giving way: Knee cap instability; knee cap dislocation; knee arthritis; knee swelling; Knee surgery; knee injections; knee rehabilitation; knee cartilage; knee ligaments; knee tendons
Sports trauma of the knee:
Knee ACL reconstruction; knee multi-ligament reconstruction; knee meniscal repair/resection; knee patellofemoral instability; knee MPFL reconstruction; knee tibial tubercle transfer.
knee replacement; hip replacement; partial knee replacement; knee high tibial osteotomy; knee cartilage regeneration (if suitable); revision knee replacement
- Michelle Platt
- BMI Alexandra Hospital Mill Lane Cheadle Cheshire SK8 2PX
- 07722 646372
- 07722 646372
- 0161 667 4473
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Barkatali BM, Imalingat H, Childs J, Baumann A, Paton R. MRI versus computed tomography as an imaging modality for postreduction assessment of irreducible hips in developmental dysplasia of the hip: an interobserver and intraobserver reliability study. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016
Pape HC, Andruszkow H, Pfeifer R, Hildebrand F, Barkatali BM. Options and hazards of the early appropriate care protocol for trauma patients with major fractures: Towards safe definitive surgery. Injury. 2016;47(4):787-91
Pfeifer R, Teuben M, Andruszkow H, Barkatali BM, Pape HC. Mortality Patterns in Patients with Multiple Trauma: A Systematic Review of Autopsy Studies. PLoS One. 2016;11(2):e0148844
Hildebrand F, Lefering R, Andruszkow H, Zelle BA, Barkatali BM, Pape HC. Development of a scoring system based on conventional parameters to assess polytrauma patients: PolyTrauma Grading Score (PTGS). Injury. 2015;46 Suppl 4:S93-8
Pfeifer R, Andruszkow JH, Busch D, Hoepken M, Barkatali BM, Horst K, Pape HC, Hildebrand F. Development of a standardized trauma-related lung injury model. J Surg Res. 2015;196(2):388-94
Barkatali, B., Lea M, Marynissen, H. Arthroscopic medial capsular plication using the suture anchor technique. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2014;22(10):2513-7
Lea MA, Barkatali B, Porter ML, Board TN. Osteochondral lesion of the hip treated with partial femoral head resurfacing. Case report and six-year follow-up. Hip Int. 2014;24(4):417-20
Hildebrand F, Andruszkow H, Barkatali BM, Pfeifer R, Lichte P, Kobbe P, Pape HC. Animal models to assess the local and systemic effects of nailing: review of the literature and considerations for future studies. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(6):1495-506
Barkatali BM, Sundar M. Isolated talonavicular arthrodesis for talonavicular arthritis: a follow-up study. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2014;53(1):8-11
Barkatali, B., Heywood, N., Paton, R. MRSA screening in elective orthopaedic surgery at ELHT. Is the screening programme effective? An analysis of 8,867 patients. Acta Orthop Belg. 2013;79(4):463-9
Javed S, Barkatali B, Siddiqui M, Sarin R. Combined avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity and lateral tibial plateau in an adolescent: case report. 2013;7(1):82-4
Desai A, Barkatali B, Dramis A, Board TN. A simple intraoperative technique to avoid limb length discrepancy in total hip arthroplasty. 2010;8(2):119-21
Courses offered to GPs
Common knee problems and how to deal with them.
Knee replacement surgery - what options do I have?
Sports knee injuries - what could possibly go worong?
The paediatric knee - avoiding the pitfalls!
Physiotherapy and knee surgery - a symbiotic relationship
- Medical degree The University of Edinburgh 2004
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2008
- FRCS (T+O) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2012
Reference number 6097233
Affiliations / memberships
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, we will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
07722 646 372
fax: 0161 667 4473