Mr Bilal Barkatali

The Knee Clinic Manchester | Cheshire is a cutting-edge knee clinic, led by Mr Bilal M Barkatali, consultant super-specialist knee surgeon. We deal with all types of knee problems and injuries and are 100% confident that we can help you.

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The Knee Clinic Manchester

We use the latest techniques and surgical equipment to ensure that your surgery is carried out to the highest possible standards, with bespoke recovery and rehabilitation programmes to ensure the best possible outcomes. 

The clinic is supported by a strong team of highly trained and dedicated staff in clinic, ward, theatres and physio to ensure the best standards of care.

Our Team

Bilal Barkatali
Surgeon

Bilal is a consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in complex knee problems such as sports knee injuries, biological cartilage regeneration and patello-femoral (kneecap) instability, as well as joint replacement surgery. He qualified in 2004 and has performed thousands of surgical procedures with excellent results and high levels of patient satisfaction.

Michelle Platt
Personal Assistant

Michelle is a highly experienced medical PA, having worked in healthcare for more than twenty years. She has excellent organisational, financial and communication skills, ensuring that patients are always kept informed and up to date with their treatment plans. Michelle is professional, enthusiastic and has in-depth knowledge of private healthcare.

Physio and Ward Teams

We have a team approach to making your surgery as safe, efficient and enjoyable as possible. Every member of the team is highly skilled and valued and are there to make your experience as smooth as possible. We have the finest anaesthetists and theatre staff as well as using the finest equipment, surgical techniques and rehabilitation programs to give you the best outcome possible.

State of the art facilities

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Professional Profile

Bilal's Expertise.

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.

He is an NHS consultant at Salford Royal University Teaching NHS Trust - one of the leading hospital trusts in the UK. It serves as the MTC (Major Trauma Centre) for the Northwest of England, treating severe and complex cases of trauma surgery.

He is the clinical lead responsible for elective surgery, national joint registry and enhanced recovery.

He is also actively involved in teaching and training young doctors and surgeons of the future.

Bilal has a passion for research and has published numerous peer-reviewed publications, and presented at international, national and regional academic meetings, winning a number of awards. He is currently involved in a number of multi-centre national trials, as well as collaborations with the universities of Manchester and Salford. His current work is looking into stem cell research and biomaterials. He has recently been appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

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Bilal's Story.

Education

Bilal Barkatali 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 Hospital.

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.

PASsION

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.

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