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knee locking, inability to fully bend or
straighten your knee, numbness, heat
on and around the joint, or constant and
severe discomfort even while resting,
need immediate expert advice.
What are the treatments?
Depending on the diagnosis, surgery
may be necessary. Mr Jamil offers a
number of surgical options, including:
ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY This
is typically undertaken to further
assess pain and to treat damaged
cartilage and some consequences
Performed after a tear to one or more of
the ligaments of the knee, with a tear of
the anterior cruciate ligament being an
extremely common sports injury.
TOTAL AND PARTIAL KNEE
REPLACEMENTS Surgery to replace
the knee is usually needed when the
knee joint is worn or damaged to
such an extent that mobility is reduced
and pain is experienced even while
resting. This type of damage is typically
caused by arthritis.
Partial/total knee replacement surgery
takes 60-90 minutes and involves
enhanced recovery, meaning that you
shall be able to walk on the same day
within hours of surgery.
However, not all injuries will require
surgery - injection therapy and
physiotherapy may be more appropriate
treatments, and Mr Jamil also provides
these alternative options.
When a small part of the cartilage
within the knee joint is damaged in
isolation, certain cartilage regeneration
techniques can be performed. If these
techniques are not suitable or have
previously failed, then patient-speciﬁc
chondral resurfacing can be performed.
The procedure is less invasive than
partial knee replacement and helps to
preserve the bone. Mr Jamil was the
ﬁrst surgeon in Manchester to perform
this technique in the NHS.
Feeling the beneﬁts
Surgery and other specialist procedures
can offer many immediate and longterm beneﬁts, including pain relief,
increased mobility and greater stability,
all of which can lead to a return to an
active life of sports and exercise.
RAPID ONSET OF PAIN AND SWELLING, GIVING
WAY OF KNEE, KNEE LOCKING, NUMBNESS AND
HEAT ON AND AROUND THE JOINT?
SEEK IMMEDIATE ADVICE
MEET THE EXPERT
Mr Wiqqas Jamil
is a consultant
all aspects of
knee surgery and
treatments. He is
in primary hip replacement surgery.
Mr Jamil's practice covers all aspects
of knee surgery, from sports injuries
to arthritis. He commonly performs
arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, cruciate
ligament reconstruction and both total
and partial knee replacements.
His specialist areas of interest include
cruciate ligament injuries and other
sports-related trauma, such as cartilage
injuries and osteochondral defect
Mr Jamil studied medicine at the
University of Leeds, graduating
in 2002. He completed his higher
surgical training within the North West
Orthopaedic training programme,
followed by regional, national
and international (Australia) Knee
He is currently a consultant at
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care
NHS Foundation Trust.
He is the ﬁrst surgeon in Manchester
to have performed patient-speciﬁc
chondral surfacing within the NHS
and is also an advisory surgeon for
this technology. Mr Jamil practises
privately at the BMI Alexandra Hospital
in Cheshire, the Wilmslow Hospital,
Cheshire, the BMI Highﬁeld Hospital,
Rochdale and the Manchester Institute
of Health & Performance, Manchester.
The hips don't lie
Mr Jamil also performs primary hip
replacements. Hip surgery is generally
indicated when the joint is so worn
that mobility is reduced and pain is
experienced even while resting. This
is typically caused by osteoarthritis
or a joint fracture. The operation takes
around 60-90 minutes and involves
enhanced recovery, meaning that you
should be able to walk on the same day,
within hours of your surgery.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Keeping knees strong and healthy
is vital for a normal lifestyle
Call 0800 8600 145/07496 884 294