Manchester Orthopaedic Centre

Welcome to the Manchester Elective Orthopaedic Centre (MOC), based at Trafford Hospital. MOC is a centre providing regional elective orthopaedic surgery services.
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MOC is part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) which was established on 1st October 2017 following the merger of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) to become one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK.

The trust is responsible for running a group of nine hospitals, across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital and community care, through to highly specialised regional and national services.

MOC  is recognised as a  joint replacement centres in the north west and we are  also a centre for shoulder surgery and since opening  in 2013, MOC  has gained a reputation as a centre of excellence, for treating patients with excellent outcomes, low complication rates and high patient satisfaction.

Other sub specialties include young adult hip service, soft tissue, foot and ankle procedures and  soft tissue tumours and hand procedures.

Our objective is to be a world leader in orthopaedic care using innovation, research and education to provide the highest quality experience for all our patients.  At MOC  we are committed to minimising infection rates, other potential complications and the length of stay in hospital.

Here at MOC you will receive world class care with the latest techniques and technologies to help reduce pain and get you back to normal in the shortest time and safest way possible

The Centre’s ward consists of a 20 bedded in-patient area and a 25 bedded day-case area.

Entrance to the ward can be found by entering the hospital at entrance 1 (the clock tower entrance) and following directions for ward 12 (MOC) or entrance 6 Monday to Friday and follow signs to ward 12 entrance A.

Opening hours

The day case area is open 7am – 8.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The in-patient area is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The day case area is also used as an admissions area for those patients that will need to remain in hospital overnight or longer following their procedure.

Single sex accommodation is provided for all patients on the day case and in-patient area of ward 12.

Telephone number 0161 746 2414 (Monday to Friday 07:00- 20:30) or 0161 746 2110.

Clinic times and location

  • General orthopaedic clinic (TGH): Monday afternoon (weekly), Tuesday morning (weekly), Wednesday morning (weekly), Wednesday afternoon (weekly), Thursday afternoon (alternate weeks).
  • General orthopaedic clinic (AGH): Monday afternoon (alternate weeks), Tuesday morning (alternate weeks), Wednesday afternoon (alternate weeks), Thursday afternoon (alternate weeks).
  • Fracture clinic (TGH): Monday morning (weekly), Wednesday morning (weekly), Thursday morning (weekly), Thursday afternoon (weekly), Friday morning (weekly).
  • Check clinic (TGH): Monday morning (weekly), Wednesday morning (weekly), Thursday morning (weekly), Thursday afternoon (weekly), Friday morning (weekly).


Ward Manager: Claire Entwistle

Matron: Gill Stirrup

Lower Limb Surgeons

Foot and Ankle Consultants

Mr Richard Samarji (Foot & Ankle Surgeon)

Mr Amer Shoaib (Limb Reconstruction & Foot & Ankle Surgeon)

Mr Efstathios Drampalos (Foot & Ankle Surgeon)

Hip and Knee Consultants

Mr Nicholas Kenny   (Hip & Knee Surgeon)

Mr Andre Kocialkowski (Lower Limb Arthroplasty)

Mr Pankaj Sharma (Knee surgeon)

Mr Mobeen Ismail (Trafford Medical Director & Hip & Knee Surgeon)

Mr Julian Gilbody (Lower Limb Arthroplasty)

Professor Leela Biant (Academic Lead and Knee Surgeon)

Mr Kan Nyunt (Locum Lower Limb Surgeon)

Mr Irfan Fayyaz (Associate Specialist)

Mr Dave Ellis (Trauma lead) (Hip & Knee surgeon)

Upper Limb Consultants

Shoulder Consultants

Mr Bibhas Roy (Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon)

Mr Praveen Sarda (Shoulder Surgeon)

Mr Ananth Ebinesan (Shoulder Surgeon)

Hand Consultants

Mr Syed Zaf Naqui (Hand Surgeon – Trafford Hand Trauma list)

Mr Lindsay Muir (Hand Surgeon – Trafford Hand Trauma List)

Mr Constantinos Kritiotis (Hand Surgeon – Trafford Hand Trauma List)

Orthopaedic Oncology Consultants

Mr Ashok Paul (Ortho oncology)

Mr Amit Kumar (Ortho oncology + lower limb arthroplasty