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Mr Merzesh Magra

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (Hons), MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practices at: The Lancaster Hospital, The Beardwood Hospital


Personal Profile

Mr Merzesh Magra is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Lancaster specialising in hip and knee joint replacement surgery. He has completed his surgical membership and fellowship exams with the Royal College of Surgeons England.

He did his basic surgical training in Wiltshire on the Oxford-Swindon Surgical Rotation. Following this he dedicated a couple of years to laboratory research at Keele University, Staffordshire.

He attained his higher surgical training with a national training number in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery on the Leeds rotation in Yorkshire. He has also done two prestigious fellowships in lower limb arthroplasty at The Chapel Allerton Hospital in Leeds and Warwick Hospital.

Mr Magra has been working as a consultant in the NHS since February 2018. He is a results-oriented skilled consultant orthopaedic surgeon with substantial experience in elective orthopaedic and trauma surgery with a strong background in hip and knee replacement surgery.

He is a keen educator and enjoys teaching medical students, junior doctors, and paramedical personnel. He keeps abreast with the latest developments in his field by regularly attending regional meetings, national and international conferences.

Mr Magra is an innovative researcher who has presented and published several peer reviewed papers, a book chapter, and has presented his work in numerous international and national meetings.

He has published one of the largest series in the world of ‘reverse hybrid’ total hip replacements, a new classification system for uncemented hip replacements, and is the first person in the world to describe the presence of ion channels in human tendon cells. More recently, in 2021, Mr Magra has also had a paper published that desribes a new classification system for undersized femoral stems in total hip replacements. 

Outside of work he enjoys cycling, fell walking, photography, and spending quality time with his family.  

Clinical Interests

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Patient Specific Knee Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
  • X ray guided Hip Injections
  • Knee Injections

Mr Magra is constantly evolving his orthopaedic practice to help patients recover quicker form joint replacement surgery by following enhanced recovery principles. He is an ardent advocator of safe evidence-based care for all his patients.


Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee