Mr Amit Kumar, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Manchester Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, GB, OL11 4LZ
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170 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester, GB, M20 2AF
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About Mr Amit Kumar
GMC number: 6076314
Year qualified: 2003
Place of primary qualification: University of London
Mr Kumar is currently a Consultant at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the Greater Manchester and Oswestry Sarcoma Service (GMOSS). He has been a Consultant since 2016. Mr Kumar performs hip and knee replacements along with knee arthroscopy for meniscal and cartilage conditions. His specialist interest is in musculoskeletal oncology in particular soft tissue sarcomas.
He first qualified at the Royal Free and University College London medical school in 2003 and undertook early surgical training here in the North West. His specialist post-graduate training in Trauma & Orthopaedics was in the East Midlands (South) T&O rotation.
Mr Kumar subsequently completed fellowships in lower limb arthroplasty and sarcoma in Leicester, Nottingham and Wrightington hospitals.
Other medical interests include teaching and training along with research in arthroplasty and sarcoma.
What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present when they see you?
The most common symptoms that patients present with are knee pain, knee locking, knee giving way, generalised joint pain. In relation to the hip, groin pain, thigh pain, back pain. There may have been an issue with the hips, history of trauma, sporting injuries, loss of sleep or walking distance.
In relation to the subspecialties I deal with, they may present with a lump anywhere on the body. There may be concern of cancer or for cosmetic reasons, like removing a benign lump, but I also treat tumors.
When it comes to the upper limb conditions, they could be conditions like pain in the thumb or in the wrist and may be nerve-related symptoms such as carpal tunnel or it could be tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, so pain around the actual elbow.
Sarcoma is essentially either soft issue or a bone tumor that can be either benign or malignant. Essentially, these can affect any tissues in the body. As an orthopaedic surgeon, I deal with all those on the trunk and abdominal wall, along with upper and lower limb, including the back.
It's a very specialised subspecialty. It forms only 1% of all malignant cancers. I am myself a director on the Manchester Cancer Board of Sarcoma. We provide service to the whole of Greater Manchester and East Cheshire.
What are the treatments that you are able to offer your patients?
Essentially, with hip, it may be a hip injection therapy, advice on managing their pain control and use of braces with hip and knee. I'm working with an orthotics company to pilot a new hip brace, which defers patients for hip surgery.
Hip surgery itself could include essentially total hip replacement, which can be cemented or uncemented.
With regards to the knee, it would involve soft tissue procedures. So, it could be releases of soft tissue to patellar tracking; meniscal repair; knee arthroscopy; knee replacement, which can be either total or partial uni-compartmental; customized knee replacements, according to patients' geometry, along with knee injections, platelet rich plasma (also known as PRP), viscosupplementation and bracing.
With regards to the upper limbs, it could be carpal tunnel decompression, cubital tunnel decompression, it could be problems around tendons around the wrist and hands which are De Quervain tenosynovitis.
In the sub-specialism of sarcoma, it will be essentially lump excision to send for histology, biopsies and diagnoses.
Are there any charities that you're affiliated with that you'd like us to know and champion on your behalf through social media?
I am heavily into Sarcoma UK, which is the main UK sarcoma charity. I am affiliated professionally with Bone Cancer UK charities and a lot of memberships related to my subspecialty which are not charities. I interact as much as I can Arthritis UK, but not heavily charity involved just yet. But I am a specialist expert for Sarcoma UK if any patient ask queries.
Areas of expertise
- Cartilage and Meniscal injury
- One Stop Knee Clinic
- One Stop Sarcoma Clinic
- Knee conditions
- Hip conditions
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