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Mr Bilal Barkatali

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon


Practises at: The Alexandra Hospital


Personal Profile

Mr Bilal Barkatali is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee and hip surgery.  He grew up in Manchester, attending Bolton School where he was School Captain in his final year, excelling both academically and in sporting pursuits including representing his school at 1st XV rugby. He studied medicine at The University of Edinburgh from which he graduated in 2004.

After completing his house officer year, Bilal spent time at the University of Oxford undertaking a prosectorship, teaching anatomy, which developed his grounding and a passion for surgery. Following his basic surgical training, he gained entry into higher specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery, both on the Northwest rotation.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and has completed a Fellowship in knee surgery, becoming a specialist in this field.

He completed his training in July 2014, and secured a position as a consultant at Salford Royal NHS Teaching Foundation Trust.  He is passionate about the NHS and is involved in a number of quality improvement projects at Salford Royal, helping to deliver the highest possible level of care for the Salford residents.

During his career, he has published numerous peer reviewed research articles and continues his interest in research. This includes current collaborations with the University of Manchester and Salford University looking into stem cell research and biomaterials.

It was as a medical student that Bilal’s passion for Orthopaedic surgery was ignited after injuring his knee in a football match. He required an ACL reconstruction to get him back to sport, and ever since he has understood the importance of getting people back to full activity; whether as a high level athlete or just to keep fit.

Bilal ensures that his surgical practice is delivered to an exceptionally high standard, and prides himself on making the correct decisions for and with his patients, ensuring excellent clinical results and happy patients.

Clinical Interests

Bilal is a super-specialist knee surgeon, able to treat all types of knee problems.

Specialist areas:

  • Sports Knee surgery – ACL reconstruction; Meniscal repair
  • Joint Preservation – Osteotomy, Biologics
  • Joint Replacement – Robotics, Partial and Total Knee Replacement


  • Robot Assisted sugery
  • Cartilage transplant surgery
  • PRP / cellular therapiues

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)

Mr Bilal Barkatali discusses day-case knee replacement surgery pathway

Mr Bilal Barkatali, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Alexandra Hospital, explains the development of a new day-case knee replacement pathway.

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MAKO robotic-assisted knee replacements

Mr Bilal Barkatali explains when patients may need to consider a knee replacement and explains the benefits of MAKO robotic assisted surgery for knee replacements.

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Sports Knee Injuries at The Alexandra Hospital

Mr Bilal Barkatali, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon talks all things sports injuries, how they occur, treatment plans and different procedures to treat the injury.

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