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Mr Rafael Sales Fernandez - Orthopaedics

Mr Rafael Sales Fernandez is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Lancashire who specialises in Knee surgery

Based at: Renacres Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Patellofemoral disorders: patella instability, Trochlea dysplasia/trochleoplasty, patellofemoral arthritis

Knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)

Knee ligament injuries and reconstruction (ACL reconstruction, etc.)

Sports injuries to the knee

Meniscus injuries: Repair, replacement, partial meniscectomy

Cartilage regeneration

Joint preserving surgery around the knee: Osteotomies (realignment procedure), Partial knee replacement

Fractures around the knee

Listen to Mr Sales talk more about the services offered at Ramsay Health Care here.

Academic background

Mr Sales did his orthopaedic training in a prestigious hospital in Madrid, Spain (Hospital Ramon y Cajal). He has extensive experience treating fractures and has worked as a consultant in two Major Trauma

Centres in the UK (Oxford and Leeds).

Mr Sales is a fellowship trained Consultant Soft Tissue Knee Surgeon (Wrightington, UK) who specialises in sports knee injuries and arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery.

His current practice involves all areas of soft tissue knee reconstructive surgery (meniscus preservation, knee ligament reconstruction, osteotomies, fractures around the knee), with a particular interest and

expertise in patellofemoral disorders (patella instability and patellofemoral replacement).

His research is focused on patella instability and trochlea dysplasia.

He also has a Medicolegal Practice and has Expert Witness Certificate from Cardiff University -Bond Solon (CUBS).

Mr Sales is committed to providing excellent patient care and outcomes. He has visited multiple Orthopaedic Excellence Centres in Europe and US.

Professional Memberships

General Medical Council

Medical Protection Society

BPFS (British Patellofemoral Society)

ESKKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy)

NHS base

Wrightington Hospital

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01704 335 398