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Mr Richard Samarji

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBCh, BAO (NUI), LRCP, LRCS, MCh (Dublin), FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Practises at: The Highfield Hospital, The Alexandra Hospital


Personal Profile

Mr Samarji is a leading orthopaedic surgeon in the North West of England with over 20 years experience in knee, foot and ankle surgery. He specialises in sports and ligament injuries, arthritis and toe disorders and uses innovative techniques, including minimally invasive and keyhole surgery.

Mr Samarji patients have included top-level professional athletes and global celebrities.

Mr Samarji runs a busy NHS and private practice. He places emphasis on his patients receiving a clear explanation of their problem and the available treatments. He is keen to ensure patients are always involved and fully informed with their treatment decisions.

Mr Samarji was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Manchester Foundation Trust in 2001. He was the Clinical Director of the orthopaedic department at Manchester Royal Infirmary between 2012 and 2015. He has been extensively involved in teaching at Manchester University department of orthopaedics, playing a lead role in medical student and junior surgeon education over the last two decades.

Mr Samarji's surgical practice is almost exclusively knee, foot and ankle work. He has particular expertise in arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery of the knee and ankle, ligament repair and reconstruction of the ankle, joint replacement of the knee, surgery for bunions, toe disorders and flat foot, including minimally invasive techniques.

He qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin in 1990 and completed his specialist surgical training with a fellowship concentrating on foot and ankle and knee surgery.

He was awarded the Leopold Muller Research Fellowship in 1994 spending a year in full-time research. He is amongst a fewer number of surgeons who have been awarded a Master of Surgery degree (Dublin), which he received for his work in 2000. 

He has published peer-reviewed papers on knee, foot and ankle surgery, and founded a local foot and ankle interest group. He is actively involved in on-going research projects.

Clinical Interests

  • Hallux valgus (bunion)
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle and Hindfoot arthritis
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle ligament repair/reconstruction
  • Osteochondral lesions
  • Surgical management of the Rheumatoid foot 
  • Joint replacement surgery to the big toe
  • Sports injuries of the ankle and foot
  • Ligament injuries in the ankle and foot
  • Ankle and Foot fractures
  • Metatarsalgia 
  • Mortons neuroma
  • Hammer/Claw/Mallet Lesser toe problems
  • Achilles pain
  • Plantar fasciitis/Heel pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip and Knee arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
  • Sports injuries
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Anterior knee pain
  • PRP injection

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Medical Association
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Manchester Orthopaedic Group

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