Mr Arul Ramasamy

Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon

MA(Cantab), PhD, Dip Sports Med, DMCC, PG Cert Ed, MFSEM, FRCS(Tr+Orth)

Year qualified:2000

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Ramasamy is a fellowship Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Foot and Ankle surgery. He qualified from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in 2000. Following graduation, Dr Ramasamy attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to complete Officer Training and then undertook 2 years as a Regimental Medical Officer to the Light Infantry. He has since been on operational service in Iraq and Afghanistan and continues to serve in the British Army treating Service Personnel.

Dr Ramasamy completed a PhD in foot and ankle trauma within the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. He then undertook further orthopaedic training in Birmingham working at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (University Hospital Birmingham) and the world-renowned Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. Having completed his orthopaedic training, he subsequently undertook specialist foot and ankle fellowships at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He was also appointed to the prestigious sports foot and ankle fellowship at Fortius Clinic London, where he gained significant experience in the management of professional sports injuries. During his training, he was also awarded post graduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Humanitarian Medicine and Medical Education. 

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Ramasamy continues to have a strong academic profile, publishing over 50 peer reviewed academic papers and book chapters. He is a Senior Lecturer within the Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College London and currently supervises numerous PhD students. He has won numerous prizes and over £2 million in grants relating to his research. He was recently awarded the highly prestigious ABC (American-British-Canadian) Travelling Fellowship by the British Orthopaedic Association to present his work in North America. Dr Ramasamy has also been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Bone and Joint Journal as the Foot and Ankle Specialty Editor.

Dr Ramasamy has been an Orthopaedic Consultant on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council since 2017 and holds a consultant appointment at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust.

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Combined Services Orthopaedic Society
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy – Ankle and Foot Associate
  • Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Higher Education Authority
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

Clinical Interests

  • Accessory navicular
  • Achilles tendon
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle cartilage injuries
  • Ankle fracture
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle impingement
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle ligament injury
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle sprain
  • Ankle surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Big toe arthritis
  • Bunion surgery
  • Bunionette
  • Chronic compartment syndrome of the foot and lower leg
  • Flat feet
  • Foot fusion
  • Foot pain
  • Foot surgery
  • Foot surgery
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux valgus (‘bunion’)
  • Hammer toe
  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Midfoot arthritis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Navicular stress fracture
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Osteochondral defect of the ankle
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar fasciitis heel spur pain policeman’s heel
  • Posterior impingement of ankle
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress fractures of the foot and ankle
  • Subtalar arthritis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tibialis posterior dysfunction
  • Tibialis posterior reconstruction 

Arul's research profile can be found at: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/a.ramasamy09


Research Interests:

In addition to his clinical practice, Mr Ramasamy has published over 50 peer reviewed academic papers and book chapters. His current research focus is related to improving outcomes from foot and ankle injuries and developing new methods to heal fractures. He is also an Associate Editor for the Bone and Joint Journal.

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon – Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon – Defence Medical Services
  • Senior Lecturer, Dept of Bioengineering – Imperial College London
  • Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine

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