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Mr Pankaj Sharma is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary, specialising in sports injuries and arthritis of the hip and knee joint. Mr Sharma qualified in Medicine from Guys and St.Thomas’s Hospital Medical School in London. His early surgical training took place in Cardiff and London.

He was subsequently appointed as a Specialist Registrar in the Southampton region. Following this he was selected for the prestigious Canadian Orthopaedic Association Fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery. This training took place in Toronto, Canada. During this time he was involved in the management of professional athletes from the Toronto Blue Jays (Baseball) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (Ice Hockey). In addition to this, Mr Sharma undertook an Arthroplasty Fellowship at Sunnybrook Hospital’s esteemed Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre also in Toronto, Canada.

His surgical practice is almost exclusively hip and knee surgery, with particular expertise in arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, ligament reconstruction, articular cartilage repair, surgical management of arthritis in the young patient, patellofemoral problems, joint replacement and revision surgery. He also has extensive experience of managing trauma patients. Mr Sharma has a particular interest in the management of acute knee injuries, and runs an acute knee injury clinic at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

During his medical career Mr Sharma has given National and International presentations at prestigious scientific conferences. He has always been actively involved in basic science and clinical research. Consequently he has published many scientific articles in world renowned Orthopaedic Surgery Journals. Mr Sharma has authored several chapters for Orthopaedic Surgery textbooks, and in addition has written a book to help trainee surgeons prepare for the FRCS examination.

Mr Sharma is actively involved in teaching medical students from the University of Manchester.

Clinical Interests

  • Primary hip replacement
  • Primary and revision knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Arthroscopic (Keyhole) knee surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Patella (Kneecap) realignment surgery
  • Sports injuries to the knee and lower limb trauma and fracture surgery

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