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Professor Kuntal Patel

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS(Orth), MRCS(Ed), Diploma Sports and Exercise Medicine (GB&I), FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics), MSc (Science of Sports Injuries), MSc (Health Science and Practice)

Practices at: The Beardwood Hospital, The Lancaster Hospital

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Personal Profile

Professor Patel completed his specialist Registrar Rotation in Trauma and Orthopaedics with North Western Deanery, rotating through various hospitals in Preston, Chorley, Bolton, Stockport, Blackburn, Burnley and Wrightington. He obtained fellowship experience as a lower limb arthroplasty fellow in one of the most prestigious orthopaedic hospitals in the country (Wrightington Hospital). Wrightington Hospital is widely regarded as a centre of excellence for orthopaedic surgery.

Professor Patel works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interest in lower limb surgery.  He has performed more than 2000 hip and knee replacements including complex revision surgery. He also has special interest in management of sports injuries including arthroscopic (key hole) surgery, management of young adult hip problems, minimally invasive surgery and complex hip and knee arthroplasty.

He regularly teaches in regional and national training courses. He keeps his knowledge up to date by attending regular conferences and collaborating with other surgeons.  He regularly conducts visitations for surgeons from around the world in order to share his knowledge and experience.

He enjoys fell walking, swimming, cricket, badminton and travelling. He also enjoys cooking.  He is married to a G.P. and has two boys, who keep him busy at home!

Training and Appointment

Professor Patel completed his specialist Registrar Rotation in Trauma and Orthopaedics with North Western Deanery, rotating through various hospitals in Preston, Chorley, Bolton, Stockport, Blackburn, Burnley and Wrightington.

He obtained fellowship experience as a lower limb arthroplasty fellow (Sir John Charnley Fellow) in one of the most prestigious Orthopaedic Hospitals in the country (Wrightington Hospital). The fellowship and the previous training have given him an excellent experience in a wide range of hip and knee surgery including complex revision arthroplasty.

He has been working as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon since 2011.

Research Interests

Professor Patel has a keen interest in research. Through taught courses and research, he obtained two postgraduate Diploma qualifications and two Masters Qualifications, namely:

  • Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine (G.B. & I.)
  • Diploma in Science of Sports Injuries (MMU)
  • MSc. In Science of Sports Injuries (MMU)
  • MSc. In Health Science and Practice (UCLAN)

He has published widely on various topics related to Trauma and Orthopaedics. He also has numerous presentations at national and international level.  He has also published a book.  Professor Patel is also an honorary senior clinical lecturer for Edge Hill University.

Clinical Interests

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Revision hip and knee surgery
  • Forefoot surgery
  • Medico-legal work

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • MDDUS
  • British Hip Society
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • North West Orthopaedic Association
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