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K Hariharan: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Foot and Ankle Specialist, Cardiff

K Hariharan
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Foot and Ankle Specialist, Cardiff: K Hariharan

Mr Hariharan is an internationally recognised Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Newport and Cardiff in Wales, specialising in the treatment of pathological conditions of the foot and ankle such as bunions, arthritis of the ankle, big toe, complex foot deformity, fractures of the foot and ankle, sports injuries of the foot and ankle, joint replacement of the foot and the ankle, key hole surgery (arthroscopy) of the foot and ankle, ankle soft tissue injuries amongst others.

Mr Hariharan is well known for his expertise with sports injuries of the foot and ankle, diabetic and rheumatoid foot disorders and sees patients from many parts of the world and is actively involved in the treatment of professional and elite athletes in the country.

Mr.Hariharan (or Hari as he is often referred to by his patients!) did his undergraduate medical training at the prestigious Madras Medical College and his orthopaedic training in Wales. He then completed an observer fellowship in foot and ankle surgery visiting many parts of the United States.


Hari sees patients from many parts of the United Kingdom and other countries and has a large tertiary referral practice both on the NHS and in his private practice for complex foot and ankle problems, failed foot and ankle surgical patients and those who want a second opinion on their foot and ankle problems. He is the honorary foot and ankle surgeon for the Newport Gwent Dragons. He also consults/operates on professionals in rugby, football, cricket, athletics, racket sports, and professional dancers from many parts of the country. He is the honorary medical director for Newport County Football Club, and the Newport Cricket Club.


Hari been a consultant from 1994 and is based at the Royal Gwent Hospital Newport South Wales, a sub regional specialist Centre, and  has recently established the Foot and Ankle Centre at the state of the art Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital with his colleagues. This unit enjoys easy road access, excellent facilities and has the latest state of the art foot and ankle technology to complement an exciting team offering foot and ankle surgery to the entire county.

His private patients are seen and operated on at St.Joseph’s Private Hospital in Newport. He also has private clinics at the Cyncoed Consulting Rooms and operates at the Spire Hospital in Cardiff.


Hari is the current president (2011-12) of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) one of the largest orthopaedic subspecialist societies representing foot and ankle surgeons in the entire country. He is a member of the Wales Orthopaedic Surgical training programme and a clinical teacher at The University of Wales, College of Medicine. He is a visiting lecturer at Glasgow University and is a national teacher for the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is also a visiting member of faculty for the University of Dundee on their Mch (Orth) programme. He has been a specialist adviser for MTP joint replacement with The National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

Research interests

Mr Hariharan has extensive research interests with a large portfolio of presentations to distinguished foot and ankle audiences. His main research interests are foot biomechanics, arthroscopic foot and ankle surgery and foot and ankle trauma. He has spoken at numerous international conferences and is an invited speaker to many national and international centres for the last 15 years. He has pioneered many techniques and has brought many ‘firsts’ in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery to Wales.


Key publications

  • Hindfoot Arthritis Review: Current Othopaedics 2011 Paul Hodgson, K.Hariharan
  • Rheumatoid forefoot reconstruction: 1st metatarsophalangeal fusion and excision arthroplasty of lesser metatarsal heads.Acta Orthop Belg. 2007 Feb;73(1):88-9 Kadambande, Debnath, Khurana, Hemmadi,Hariharan   
  • Multiple osseous tarsal coalitions: a case report and review of the literature. Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Aug; 24(8):653-6. Review Kadambande SS, HariharanK.
  • Comparative anthropometric analysis of shod and unshod feetThe Foot , Volume 16 , Issue 4 , Pages 188 - 191 S. Kadambande , A . Khurana , U . Debnath , M . Bansal , K . Hariharan
  • Revision arthroplasty for failed first metatarsophalangeal joint arthroplasties with ceramic arthroplasty and impaction bone grafting. Foot and Ankle  A. Sloan,  R. Ramaswamy, K. Hariharan 

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Date of registration:

23 Nov 1993



Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr. K Hariharan is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including Spire Healthcare

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St Josephs Private Hospital, Harding Avenue, Malpas, Newport, NP20 6ZE
           Tel: +44 1633 820 300
                                     Fax: +44 1633 858 164
                                   Sec: +44 1495 270401
                                      Email: footsecretary@googlemail.com


Areas of expertise

Places of work

NHS treatment

Royal Gwent Hospital, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 2UB

Tel: +44 1633 238915


Private treatment

St Josephs Private Hospital, Harding Avenue, Malpas, Newport, NP20 6ZE            Tel: +44 1633 820 300                                     Fax: +44 1633 858 164                                   Sec: +44 1495 270401                                      Email: footsecretary@googlemail.com


Spire Hospital Cardiff, Croescadarn Rd,
Pentwyn, Cardiff, CF23 8XL

Tel: +44 1495 270401

Email: footsecretary@googlemail.com