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Mr Madhu Rao

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS Orthopaedics, FRCS, FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics

Practices at: BMI Goring Hall Hospital

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Mr Madhu Rao is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon working in University Hospitals Of Sussex, primarily working in Western Sussex Hospitals (St. Richard’s Hospital; Chichester and Worthing Hospital; Worthing).

He has been Clinical Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics for Western Sussex Hospitals (St Richard's and Worthing Hospitals) since July 2019.

He offers his professional services at BMI Goring Hall Hospital and Chichester Nuffield Hospital for both private and NHS patients.

He has special interest in lower limb Orthopaedic surgery.  He has expertise in -

  • Minimal invasive primary hip replacements
  • Primary knee replacements
  • Partial Knee replacements
  • Revision (redo) Hip replacement surgeries
  • Revision (redo) Knee replacement surgeries
  • Periprosthetic fractures - Fractures around Hip and Knee replacement
  • Limb Reconstruction - Proximal & Distal Femoral replacement, Proximal Tibial Replacement
  • Soft tissue injuries around knee and ligament reconstructions
  • Management of muscle tears/weakness following hip replacement surgery.

Mr Rao is currently part of an on-call orthopaedic team at St Richard's Hospital, and he manages acute Orthopaedic emergencies and all fractures with specialist interest around Hip, Femur, Knee, Leg, Ankle, Elbow, Forearm and Wrist.

Having qualified in 1991, Mr. Rao undertook his higher specialist training in Orthopaedics in Kent, Surrey and Sussex deanery including London hospitals. He obtained his Fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons in 1999 and did his FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2007. Post qualification he has trained in specialist hospitals in Germany, Belgium and USA to obtain more experience in lower limb arthroplasty including hip and knee revision arthroplasty.

He lectures nationally and internationally on primary and revision knee arthroplasty, hip abductor (muscles around hip) repairs and on management of fractures around hip and knee replacements.

He is part of emergency Trauma and Orthopaedic on call consultant team at St Richard’s hospital and manages acute O
rthopaedic emergencies and fractures.

He is involved in teaching of Higher Surgical trainees, Core Trainees and medical students from Kent Sussex and Surrey Deanery, Southampton university hospitals and Brighton Medical school as well as other trainees at Western Sussex Hospitals.

  • Minimal invasive primary hip replacements
  • Primary knee replacements
  • Partial Knee replacements
  • Revision (redo) Hip replacement surgeries
  • Revision (redo) Knee replacement surgeries
  • Periprosthetic fractures - Fractures around Hip and Knee replacement
  • Limb Reconstruction - Proximal & Distal Femoral replacement, Proximal Tibial Replacement
  • Soft tissue injuries around knee and ligament reconstructions
  • Management of muscle tears/weakness following hip replacement surgery.
  •  Day case & Enhanced recovery for joint replacement
  •  Sports injuries
  •  Management of simple and complex trauma of lower limb fractures and fractures around Hip and Knee replacements
  • Management of Hip Bursitis


  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Mr. Rao has devised and published a new surgical technique for repair of torn hip abductor muscles which can cause intractable pain and limp using a Human acellular dermal Allomatrix (Graft jacket regenerative tissue matrix). This has been widely published in peer reviewed journals and presented in international meetings around Europe, Australia, USA and Asia.

    Mr. Rao has done extensive work on management revision knee arthroplasty, distal femoral replacements, Rotating Hinge knee replacements, MRSA carriers and risk of infections in joint replacements, Enhanced recovery in hip and knee replacements etc., which has been published and presented internationally.

    From the fabulous consultant Dr Rao to the superb nursing staff and physio’s I cannot thank and recommend BMI Goring Hall Hospital enough for my hip replacement surgery and wonderful aftercare”

    Google review October 2021, Doctify October 2021

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