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Mr Rafik Yassa - Orthopaedics

Mr Rafik Yassa is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Manchester specialising in Hip and Knee Surgery

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

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Clinical interests

- Hip replacement

- All aspects of sports knee injury treatment

- Ligament reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)


- Arthroscopic Knee surgery, meniscectomy, meniscal repair

- Knee chondral resurfacing procedures, micro.

- Knee Tendonopathy treatment (e.g. Patella tendonopathy); 

- Kneecap joint (Patellofemoral joint) instability procedures (Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction)

- Hip injection 

- Knee replacement

- Partial Knee replacement

- Arthroscopic meniscal surgery

- Joint Injections

- General Trauma

- Platelet Rich Plasma injections(PRP)


Academic background

Mr Yassa is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Manchester University NHS foundation Trust.

Mr Yassa graduated in 1998 and obtained his M.Sc. in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2002. Mr Yassa has completed his Higher Orthopaedic training in Manchester rotation. Mr Yassa gained his Royal College of Surgeon of England membership in 2008 and the intercollegiate fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2018. In addition Mr Yassa specialized in lower limb arthroplasty and  various aspects of Knee surgery.

Throughout his orthopaedic  training in the north west, Mr Yassa  focused on lower limb surgery. therefore, Mr Yassa achieved his  requirements  for completion of his training a year earlier than his certification date. Mr Yaassa spent the last year of training at specialist units in the North West such as Wrightington Hospital and Stockport Knee unit.

Mr Yassa was competitively selected and completed a Post-CCT DePuy Knee Fellowship at York Teaching Hospital NHS foundation Trust. During his fellowship, he gained significant experience through exposure to high volume of knee surgery including knee arthroplasty, various knee soft tissue procedures and joint preservation surgery.

Mr Yassa  completed a travelling Knee reconstruction (Patello-femoral disorders) Fellowship with Dr. David DeJour, Lyon, France.

Mr Yassa  has led innovation and the introduction of new services related to trauma and knee surgery at Manchester University NHS foundation Trust.

Mr Yassa has numerus publication, national and international presentations themed on Knee surgery and trauma.


Professional Memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England





NHS base

Manchester University NHS foundation Trust

Clinic Times

Tuesday and alternate Thursday

01612 410 136