Merzesh Magra MBBS, MRCS, FRCS

Consultant Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgeon

Mr Merzesh Magra is an experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee joint replacement surgery. He has 23 years of experience working as an NHS doctor and has been working as a consultant since 2018. He is a results-oriented skilled surgeon and an ardent advocator of enhanced recovery principles.

Merzesh did his basic surgical training in Wiltshire on the Oxford-Swindon Surgical Rotation. Following this he dedicated a couple of years to laboratory research at Keele University, Staffordshire. He attained his higher surgical training with a national training number in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery on the Leeds rotation in Yorkshire. He has also done two prestigious fellowships in lower limb arthroplasty at The Chapel Allerton Hospital in Leeds and Warwick Hospital.

Merzesh is a keen educator and enjoys teaching medical students, junior doctors, and paramedical personnel. He keeps abreast with the latest developments in his field by regularly attending regional meetings, national and international conferences.

Mr Magra is an innovative researcher who has presented and published several peer reviewed papers, a book chapter, and has presented his work in numerous international and national meetings. He has published one of the largest series in the world of ‘reverse hybrid’ total hip replacements and is the first person in the world to describe the presence of ion channels in human tendon cells. More recently, in 2021, Mr Magra has also had a paper published that describes a new classification system for undersized femoral stems in total hip replacements.

Outside of work he enjoys cycling, fell walking, photography, open water diving, and spending quality time with his family and many pets.

Professional Memberships:

  • RCS (Royal College of Surgeons of England)
  • BOA (British Orthopaedic Association)
  • BHS (British Hip Society)
  • BASK (British Association for Surgery of the Knee)


First prize: British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) Congress, Edinburgh

Second runner up prize: Presidents Prize Paper, Royal Society of Medicine, London

Areas of Expertise

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Patient Specific Knee Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy (Keyhole Surgery)
  • X-Ray Guided Hip Injections
  • Knee Injections

Hip Replacements

I offer total hip replacement surgery which is a very successful operation that is routinely performed in patients with hip osteoarthritis.

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Knee Replacements

I routinely perform both total and partial knee replacement surgery. These are very successful operations that can greatly improve your quality of life.

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Knee Arthroscopy

You may benefit from knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) such as meniscal repair, partial meniscectomy, chondroplasty and microfracture.

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Highly Experienced

I am an experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with 23 years of experience working as an NHS doctor and as a consultant since 2018.

Qualified Surgeon

I attained my higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and have also done two prestigious fellowships in lower limb arthroplasty.

Hi-Tech Equipment

All my operations are carried out at first class facilities with hi-tech equipment so you can rest assured you are receiving the highest quality treatment.

Ongoing Patient Care

All my patients receive the best care possible, including consultations with myself before and after the operation and care from our healthcare team on the day.

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    Your Preferred Hospital:

    I am 7 weeks and 6 days post op, for a complicated left hip replacement. Essentially I had no socket for my left hip. Mr Magra virtually reconstructed my whole upper leg. The chronic pain beforehand meant I was unable to walk much more than 100m without intense pain. Post op I have completed in excess of 2 miles with 2 crutches and 1 mile with a single crutch and I am now starting tingling confidence to lose the crutches altogether. I honestly cannot tell you how much of a difference Mr Magra and his team have made to my life.

    Patient at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

    I consider myself very fortunate to have been under the care of Mr Magra for two knee replacement operations. Recovery from my recent left knee replacement operation on 29th November 2022 has been amazing. Within a couple of weeks I was comfortably managing to walk unaided. Seven weeks later and I can walk for some distance without any pain. The level of care and expertise I experienced was exceptional. Mr Magra and following support from staff ensured I gained a positive and speedy recovery.

    Patient at The Lancaster Hospital (Circle Health Group)

    I can’t speak highly enough of Mr Magra’s skill. I’m in mid-recovery (7 weeks) after total hip replacement following severe osteoarthritis, and despite my age (82!) I’m absolutely delighted. Mr Magra is a charming and empathetic surgeon, who treats his patients with the utmost care and professionalism. I’m particularly impressed with his use of very accurate X-rays to pre-plan his operations, which has certainly paid off in my case. After nearly two years of pain, eventually almost unable to climb or descend stairs, I’m rediscovering the delights of walking freely, easily and with pleasure. Heartfelt thanks!

    Patient at The Lancaster Hospital (Circle Health Group)

    I have been in the care of Mr Magra now for a year and he has been amazing. I’ve had 2 hip replacements – one in April and the other in November – the first was great the second more complicated but throughout Mr Magra has been very informative and caring. He’s never in a rush and answers all your questions to put you at ease. I am looking forward to returning to my active life now I am pain-free and mobile due to his skill. I only accept the best which is why I chose Mr Magra as he is excellent and would highly recommend him.

    Patient at The Lancaster Hospital (Circle Health Group)