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I was appointed a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in January 2003. I specialise in hip and knee replacement and revision or redo surgeries performing over 300 joint replacements a year, which is considered a high volume practice.

I graduated from St John’s Medical College, Bangalore in 1992 and undertook my basic surgical training in Cardiff and Newport in South Wales. I completed my higher surgical training in orthopaedics through the 'The All Wales Orthopaedic Training Programme', most of which was based around Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital. I completed a Master’s degree in 'Orthopaedic Engineering' from Cardiff University during my training and a Master’s degree in 'Legal Aspects of Medical Practice' a few years ago.

I am fellowship trained in 'Hip and Knee Arthroplasty’ from Wrightington Hospital, considered by many a birth place of hip replacement, and a 'Pelvic Fellowship' from Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto. I have visited and continue to visit various centres of excellence in Canada, America and across Europe.

My research interests are mainly in the field of ‘Making Surgery Predictable’. Naturally I am involved in research and projects that help perform surgery more accurately and predictably. Predictable wound healing and enhanced recovery are key components of safe discharge home surgery and naturally this is a keen area of interest. I have been part of an international consultant team for an American based implant manufacturer in developing advanced surgical instruments for a knee replacement which won several awards. I have keen interest in improving wound healing utilising Negative Pressure Wound Dressings in other words active wound management, pioneered their use in Hip and Knee replacements, and our work in this area is not only published but also has also won awards. I was recently appointed a Honorary Senior Lecturer with Keele University.

I am an invited faculty at various national and international meetings, therefore well-travelled and well exposed to clinical practices across the world. I have several publications in my area of interest. I am a member of British Hip and Knee society, British Orthopaedic Association, Welsh Orthopaedic Society and Wrightington Low Friction Society.

I have worked extensively in management for the last 10 years, I have been a chair of the 'Medical Advisory Committee at Oswestry for number of years until 2011. I  took on the role of  'Clinical Director for Surgery' until end of 2016 which I relinquished to focus on research and became a Senior Lecturer. As clinical director, I have lead and chaired several committee’s concerning patient care and excellence. I am a member of various orthopaedic associations. I helped developing  West Midlands Clinical Senate's guidelines on follow up guidelines after hip and knee replacement. I am now the Regional Clinical Co-Ordinator for the National Joint Registry for joint replacements, representing West Midlands.

Both Hip and Knee replacements are probably the most successful orthopaedic procedures. Whilst they are major procedures with risks of complications, they can also be life changing for many, therefore they needs to be done with conviction and care to minimise complications. This requires a good a partnership between the surgeon and the patient, thorough understanding of surgery, respective responsibilities and right expectations to achieve a good and lasting result.

In my free time I enjoy cycling, running, outdoor activities such as mountain walking, skiing,  paragliding and motorcycling.

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