Yorkshire Knee Surgery - Mr A Siddiqui Consultant Knee Surgeon
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Mr A Siddiqui

MBChB FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Eng) MSc(Orth Eng) FRCS(Orth)

Consultant Knee Surgeon
Elland Hospital & Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust

Mr Siddiqui is a specialist knee surgeon who grew up in Yorkshire, studied Medicine at The University of Leeds and graduated in 1993. He was trained in Surgery in a variety of centres in the UK, including Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, London (Guy’s Hosp), and Manchester. His Higher Surgical training was in the West Midlands (Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick) alongside his obtaining a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering at the University of Wales, Cardiff. He undertook a fellowship in Knee Surgery for one year at UHCW with a focus on sports injuries and ligament reconstruction of the knee, as well as mini incision knee replacement surgery. Trained and experienced in all aspects of Knee Surgery, he obtained a consultant post at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust as an Orthopaedic Consultant and specialist knee surgeon in 2004. He has over 10 years of expertise in all aspects of knee surgery, and has treated patients from a wide geographical area including Huddersfield, Halifax, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Pontefract, Bradford, Leeds, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Burnley, Blackburn, Todmorden and Manchester. He has had a research interest in his field throughout his career, and has a variety of publications and presentations at learned society meetings.


His specialist interests include the following:
1)   Sports injuries of the knee and their treatment, including Arthroscopy, cartilage repair, and ACL reconstruction (Anterior cruciate ligament) using grafts appropriate for the patient. Revision ACL surgery is also undertaken as are PCL (Posterior cruciate ligament), PLC (Posterolateral corner) and MCL (Medial collateral ligament) reconstructions if indicated.
*Arthroscopy = Keyhole Surgery.
2)    Knee Replacement surgery whether this be partial, or total, minimally invasive, or traditional for more complex situations and Revision Knee Replacement.

Average Numbers of the more common knee procedures per year undertaken by Mr Siddiqui :

Arthroscopy:               400
ACL Reconstruction:   80-100
Knee Replacement:     80-100

 *Last updated Feb 2016





A letter of referral from your Doctor or physiotherapist is required and should be directed to Mr A Siddiqui at the following address:

Private Consultations (Tue am & Thu pm)
Elland Hospital
Elland Lane
West Yorkshire HX5 9EB
Tel: 01422 324000

NHS Choose & Book Clinics (Tue am & Thu pm)
Elland Hospital
Elland Lane
West Yorkshire HX5 9EB
Tel: 01422 324000
*Ask your GP or referrer to send referral addressed to Mr Siddiqui at Elland Hospital

NHS (Direct Booking) (Wed pm)
Dept of Orthopaedics
Calderdale Royal Hospital
Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust
West Yorkshire HX3 0PW
Tel: 01422 357171

To help you use this site, if you can find your symptoms then a list of suggested conditions will follow, and further information on these conditions can be found within this site.

NB This list is not comprehensive and is only to be used as a guide

I had an injury to my knee with pain and swelling?

Torn cartilage(meniscus): Pain on one side usually. Feelings of locking, catching or giving way. Swelling may come and go.

Damaged articular cartilage: Continuous dull ache or throb. Pain made worse on certain manoeuvres or positions. Pain localised to one part of knee. Swelling may or may not be present. Locking if a loose body present.

Ligament injury: Usually very swollen and sore at time of injury. Swelling and pain reduce over a few weeks. Knee may feel loose and wobbly. Giving way especially when turning and changing direction.

Dislocation of kneecap: Feel something come out of place. May have seen a bulge to side of knee and bone sticking out.

My knee locks and catches?

Torn cartilage(meniscus): see above

Ligament injury: see above

Loose body: A detached bit of bone and cartilage can sometimes move around the knee joint and cause intermittent locking or jamming. (see under arthritis)

Kneecap problems: The kneecap can sometimes get stuck and jam in the groove in which it travels.

My knee gives way?

Ligament injury: Usually will have had a noticeable injury in the past. Giving way or a movement in the joint that occurs if knee twists or a change in direction while walking or running. Prevents people playing football, squash and skiing etc. Knee may swell after giving way and pain may be felt on one side of knee when knee gives way.

Cartilage tear (meniscus): Cartilage tears that get trapped in the knee can sometimes give a feeling of giving way.

Kneecap problems: If there is problems with the kneecap, the muscle loses strength occasionally and leg feels like it will let you down. 

Does your knee hurt?

Pain is a very vague symptom and can suggest lots of things.

Arthritis: Pain is the predominant symptom of advanced arthritis

Does your knee stiffen?

Arthritis: When a joint is worn the friction rises and the joint feels stiff especially if you have been sat for some time. 

Do you suffer with crunchiness in your knee?

May be insignificant and sometimes without a clear cause

Articular cartilage roughness: Areas of roughening on the articular cartilage surfaces can give rise to crunching on movement.  

My knee swells?

Vague and could suggest lots of things

Arthritis: Inflammatory conditions such as gout can create a swollen joint

Torn cartilage (meniscus): see above

Torn Ligament: see above

Overuse: If excessive activity is undertaken a reactive swelling can result in a joint. 

*All content on these pages are from cases performed by Mr A Siddiqui and are protected under copyright.