Professor Waqar Bhatti

Consultant in Musculoskeletal and Sports Radiology

Professor Waqar Bhatti

Consultant in Musculoskeletal and Sports Radiology

Prof Waqar Bhatti is a Consultant Radiologist specialising in musculoskeletal and sports. He’s been the personal radiologist to both Manchester premiership football clubs since 2007, and radiologist to Lancashire County cricket club and several rugby clubs. He was the only radiologist from the region at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and provided support to the 2012 Olympic teams based in Manchester.

He continues to provide support to British Cycling, British Athletics athletes, the national Taekwondo and ladies netball teams, and multiple other sports professionals including boxers and golfers.

Prof Bhatti has a strong team-based approach with sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists and podiatrists, and is in regular contact with them via multidisciplinary meetings, to discuss optimal case management and post-procedural therapy for patients.

In his NHS practice at the University Hospital of South Manchester, he developed the first comprehensive musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostic and therapeutic service in Manchester and MR arthrography service, and over the years has performed thousands of these procedures.

He is a Professor at two local universities, holding a honorary professorship at Salford University Manchester School of Health Sciences, and a visiting professorship at Manchester Metropolitan University Department of Health professions in recognition for development and delivery of two successful courses on applied orthopaedic radiology and sports radiology. Prof Bhatti has delivered more than a thousand postgraduate and undergraduate lectures and has been recognised internationally by being awarded two Cum Laude awards.

Prof Bhatti specialises in:

  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Joint injection therapies
  • Specialised shoulder injection therapies
  • Biological treatments

Find out more by visiting www.orthteamcentre.co.uk