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Ajeya Adhikari

Sports Injury Specialist & Orthopaedic Surgeon

, London

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Ajeya Adhikari: Knee surgeon and sports injury specialist in London

Based in Southwest London, Ajeya Adhikari is a leading knee surgeon and sports injury specialist offering the full range of modern surgical techniques for the treatment of knee conditions, including computer-guided knee replacement, knee cartilage transplantation, knee ligament reconstruction and knee arthroscopy. Ajeya is also in the top decile nationally in terms of number of patients treated, as well as being a pioneer in the use of computers and robotics in orthopaedic surgery in the UK. 


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Training and experience

Mr Adhikari is able to provide full range of customisation to his joint replacements. Over the last few years his focus has been on managing post operative pain and blood loss. This is an area which affects patients the most and he has had great success using new technology and instruments.

Mr Adhikari has a keen interest in, and attends to, sport injuries in the Wimbledon and Chelsea areas of South-West London. He currently provides orthopaedic services to Crystal Palace Football Club.

He is the Vice-President of the British Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as also being the Chairman of the 'Computer Assisted Surgery & Enabling Technology' section of SICOT.

Mr Adhikari completed his MBBS training at Delhi University in 1984, obtaining a gold medal in the final examination. He then undertook postgraduate training in orthopaedics at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He obtained his masters degree in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1990 through thesis and examination.

In the UK Mr Adhikari trained in the North East Thames Registrar Rotation in Orthopaedic Surgery from 1992, going on to undertake a knee fellowship with Mr Jamie Flanagan at the Orthopaedic Centre, Black Notley Hospital. He obtained his Masters Degree in Orthopaedics through dissertation and examination from the University of Liverpool in 1996 and then passed the FRCS (Orth) examination in 1999. Since then Mr Adhikari has trained in various aspects of orthopaedic surgery in Austria, Switzerland, the USA and Germany.

Mr Adhikari currently works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust. He is one of the founding surgeons at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, which is the largest joint replacement centre in the UK. Prior to that he worked in the same capacity for four years at King's College Hospital and University Hospital Lewisham in London.

Mr Adhikari runs a fellowship and mentoring programme which trains orthopaedic surgeons from as far away as Australia. He is actively involved in the software and hardware development of computer navigated systems used for orthopaedic surgery.


Mr Adhikari treats all lower limb problems and performs more than 600 operations a year. In the last few years his referrals have increasingly been patients with knee problems as more and more general practitioners and patients have become aware of his special interest in the field. He provides both operative and non-operative treatment of lower limb conditions. He also provides second opinions for difficult knee problems.

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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, 50 cruciate ligament surgeries and 200 arthroscopy operations per year.

Sports injuries: Mr Adhikari has a special interest in sports injuries to the lower limb. He provides orthopedic 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

Mr Adhikari 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

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

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I specialise in

Mr Ajeya Adhikari offers expert assessment and treatment for the whole range of conditions affecting the knee, including osteoarthritis, ACL and knee ligament damage, cartilage damage, kneecap instability and patellofemoral injuries.

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament rupture
  • Damage to the knee ligaments
  • Sports injuries
  • Cartilage damage
  • Meniscus tears
  • Knee replacements 
  • Knee malalignment
  • Knee instability and dislocation

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What patients say about Ajeya Adhikari

I had my ACL Torn four years ago while playing football. I went to my GP and told him that I keep on twisting my Knee and he keep on saying do exercise to make you knee stronger. I put extra session in gym to make it stronger but my knee never got better. I asked GP to refer me to specialist after 4 years of pain and he referred me to DR Adhikari. I must say that I am very lucky to get refered to Dr Adhikari. He is very experienced and very good after my MRI he explained me the problem and suggested for surgery. He told me exactly what was happening to my knee. Its my third week to surgery and my knee is recovering very nicely. To be honest he does not need recommendation he is so good and experienced that you just Google his name and see his achievements very impressive.

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Accreditation and admitting rights

Ajeya Adhikari is an accredited consultant for the following hospitals, clinics and groups...

Professional details



Qualified in 1985

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

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Memberships and associations

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