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Mr Ajeya Adhikari

Mr Ajeya Adhikari
Job title
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Knee Specialist
Primary specialtyOrthopaedic Surgery
FRCS (Tr & Orth), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

MCh (Orth), University of Liverpool

MS (Orth), AIIMS

MBBS, University of Delhi
Year qualified
Date of GMC registration (dd/mm/yyyy)
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A leading Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based in South West London, dealing primarily with lower limb conditions with a special interest in knee surgery.  Mr Adhikari is a high volume knee surgeon and is in the top decile nationally in terms of the number of patients treated. In a typical year, he carries out 200 knee replacement operations, 60 cruciate ligament surgeries and 200 knee arthroscopy operations. He has pioneered the use of computers and robotics in orthopaedic surgery in the UK and is actively involved in the culture of cartilage cells and transplant for cartilage injuries.

Clinical interests
  • Knee surgery: Over the last three years Mr Adhikari has performed on average, both in the NHS and private sectors, 200 knee replacements, 60 cruciate ligament surgeries and 200 arthroscopy operations per year.

  • Sports injuries: He also has a special interest in sports injuries to the lower limb. He provides orthopaedic services to Crystal Palace and other smaller football teams in South London. He also has an interest in skiing, rugby, athletics and other contact sports injuries.

Research interests

Computer and robotic orthopaedic surgery

Mr Adhikari carried out the first computer and robotic assisted joint replacement in the UK in October 2002, as reported by the BBC. He continues to present his research papers all around the world including the United States, Europe and the Far East.


Cartilage transplant

He has been involved in the transplant of cartilage cells into the knee since 2000. He is currently one of the investigators in a pan European trial (Summit trial): 'A comparison between the performance of chondrocytes versus microfracture technique on knee symptoms'.


Sports injuries

He is currently setting up a multicentre study to look at return to sports after ACL reconstruction.

Professional memberships
British Orthopaedic Association

British Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery

International Cartilage Repair Society

International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery International

British Medical Association

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
No. of key procedures performed
Knee replacement - 200 per year

Cruciate ligament reconstruction - 60 per year

Arthroscopy of the knee - 200 per year

Hip replacement - 40 per year

Foot and ankle surgery - 30 per year
NHS Hospital
South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre
Private hospital/Private clinic
St Anthony's Hospital
801 London Road
North Cheam
Mr Ajeya Adhikari
801 London Road North Cheam
United Kingdom
Private practice tel:
020 8335 4690/4691
Call for appointments:
020 8335 4690/4691
020 8335 4645