Professor Sanjiv Jari is a renowned expert in the treatment of knee joint and muscle problems, with a special emphasis on sports injuries and arthritis. He has been involved in the development and advancement of minimal incision and keyhole surgical techniques and enhanced recovery techniques all of which potentially allow shorter hospital stays and quicker return to function. This is particularly true for the less invasive complete and partial knee joint replacements that he performs routinely.
I have suffered with arthritis in my left knee for several years now .. The last year has been completely miserable - I was having to use a mobility scooter as the pain was so bad and my mobility was extremely restricted. I am 54 years old and my doctor was reluctant to refer me for a full knee replacement as I'm quite young for the operation but it gets to a point where there really is no other alternative. Prof Jari was great at my initial consultation at Oaklands Hospital and explained everything to me. It is quite scary as it is a major operation. When I was admitted at Oaklands the staff were great - everything went smoothly with the operation. I was admitted in the morning had my operation and was back in my room by lunchtime - I was discharged two days later. I was warned by the physio's before the operation that I would be in a lot of pain after the operation - I can honestly say that the pain was less than the pain of the arthritis that I suffered with before the operation. It's now eight weeks after the operation and I am walking without crutches and back in work this week. I am not on any painkillers and my movement is so much better than before the operation - I am delighted with the outcome. Top tips if you are considering this surgery - don't expect miracles - it's not like having a healthy normal knee but it's so much better than having an arthritic one. Do your physio - this is an important as the operation - force yourself in those first few days and weeks to do the exercises you will so feel the benefit in the long run. I wish I'd had the surgery earlier - it has improved my quality of life immeasurably and I am extremely grateful to Prof Jari for his calm professionalism and for an excellent outcome. Julie Evans - Swinton, Manchester
After a number of consultations including Xrays and a MRI Scan and having had the whole procedure with possible associated risks I was booked in for the surgery.On the 6thJune, my 78th Birthday, my replacement knee operation was successfully completed by Professor Jari. From day one, due to good use of analgesics, I was pain free. On the fourth day after the operation I was discharged having been instructed in the use of crutches. After two weeks at home I was walking without crutches. At the end of the two weeks I was able to use an exercise bike. Currently I am performing the exercises as prescribed and biking every day. I am totally pain free taking paracetamol only for post operative soreness. I have got to ascribe the success of the operation to the skill of Professor Jari. The care and management of the whole experience has been amazing. The Surgeon has a well honed machine at his finger tips. Subsequent consultations, dressing changes and physio have all been well co-ordinated. E Di Rollo
I have recently undergone a total knee replacement which was carried out by Professor Jari at Oakland's Hospital. From my first consultation with Professor Jari at which I also had x-ray's done, and my next appointment when the Professor discussed the results of my x-ray's and explained the various options for me to consider, I have been more than satisfied with the way I have been treated. This also includes my operation and the short stay in hospital. I saw the Professor six weeks after the op and he was pleased with my progress,but said that I need to get some more strength in my leg. I have a further appointment in October when hopefully I will be discharged.
I have undergone a second Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair under the care of Professor Jari at Spire Manchester Hospital. The first operation in 2011 was a complete success in that I returned to full fitness and playing netball at the level I was playing at. The second operation in December 2016, is so far just as successful, except this time round I feel even more confident in the progress I am making. This is perhaps partly down to knowing what to expect and completing the 'prehab' work which was required before the operation. 8 weeks post surgery I have full stability, I am able to jog, and my focus is on obtaining equal strength in my right hamstring as to that in my left. Professor Jari has allowed me to return to what I love doing and therefore has made my quality of life better. As a patient, I would suggest taking notes in each consultation with Professor Jari as sometimes the best instructions are not printed on a patient leaflet. Although I don't intend to return for any further knee surgery in the near future, I would certainly want the knowledge, efficiency and skill of Professor Jari. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Professor Jari. Thank you.
Knowing that I needed a knee replacement I undertook a lot of research regarding which specialist I would consider to be the best for me and then decided Professor Sanjiv Jari was my preferred choice. He used the "Signature Knee Replacement" method which was less invasive and my recovery time was much quicker. Throughout Professor Jari monitored my progress and I cannot fault the aftercare I received from him. I have been extremely pleased with Professor Jari and the result of my knee replacement