Mr Dipak Raj

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, D Orth., MS Orth., Mch Orth., FRCS(I), FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Personal profile

Mr Dipak Raj is a senior Specialist Knee and Hip Surgeon. He completed his specialist training in orthopaedic surgery from Oxford Deanery. He developed an interest in knee and hip surgery fairly early in his career, having worked with some famous knee and hip surgeons.

After completion of his training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery from Oxford, he did a fellowship in lower limb arthroplasty and soft tissue reconstruction in Cambridge.

He has continued his interest in knee surgery and likes to stay at the forefront of technology. He routinely performs uni-compartmental knee replacements, as well as patello-femoral replacements.

He has developed a special interest in knee arthroscopy and arthroscopic sports surgery and ligament reconstruction of the knee ( Including Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction )

On-Going Projects and Research Interests

ACL reconstruction: Stiffness of the hamstrings graft fixed with Ezylok and washelok techniques

An investigation of biomarkers in ACL patients and healthy controls:

Lead investigator: Prof David Mullineaux, Professor in Sports Science

School of Sport and Exercise Medicine

College of Social Science, University of Lincoln

Co-Investigator – Dipak Raj, Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

This multi-disciplinary research study aims to investigate novel pre- and post- operative biomarkers as performance-based investigations (PBIs) to improve surgical and treatment strategies in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) patients.

 Clinical Interests

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Sports injuries of the knee
  • Soft tissue knee surgery (sports related)
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction
  • Partial meniscectomy
  • Meniscal repair
  • Partial knee replacement (medial and patello-femoral)
  • Total knee replacement
  • Microfracture
  • Cartilage transplant
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Hip replacement

Professional Memberships

British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
General Medical Council

Year qualified:

1983