Mr Shanmugasundaram Rajkumar

Personal profile

Mr S Rajkumar is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley. He has previously worked as Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Craigavon Area Hospital, Northern Ireland.

He graduated from the University of Madras, India in 1992 and underwent post-graduate training in orthopaedics in India leading to PG degree in Orthopaedics and subsequently trained in trauma and orthopaedics in Nottingham, Berkshire and Reading leading to FRCS-Trauma & Orthopaedics degree. He completed a fellowship in lower limb arthroplasty surgery (primary/revision) and ACL reconstruction/arthroscopic knee surgery in Reading, UK.

He has worked as a consultant in trauma and orthopaedics since 2010 in various hospitals in England including Wrightington Hospital (Centre of Excellence for joint replacement surgery) before moving over to Scotland. He was the lead for quality improvement in trauma & orthopaedic surgery, spearheading day surgery arthroplasty and cartilage preservation surgery for the knee in his last trust.

His specialist interests include hip and knee replacement surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery and foot surgery.

Mr Rajkumar has published in peer review journals and is a reviewer for a number of medical journals including JBJS (BJJ). He is a Consulting Editor for three peer reviewed international orthopaedic and surgery journals. He has vast experience in research having conducted a RCT study and multicentre trials in UK and Europe.

He presents regularly both nationally and internationally and has been invited to lecture and examine for undergraduate/postgraduate medical students and orthopaedic trainees. He is a faculty member for Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow for training and development and has recently been appointed as Regional Surgical Advisor for Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow.

Mr Rajkumar uses 100% ODEP 10A rated implants for his hip and knee replacement surgeries.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow
  • Fellow of Academy of General Education, Manipal, India
  • Member – British Orthopaedic Association
  • Member – British Medical Association
  • Member – Orthopaedic Trauma Society, UK
  • Member – Medical Protection Society
  • Member – British Indian Orthopaedic Society
  • Member – Academy of Clinical Education, RCPS, Glasgow
  • Member – International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, USA
  • Member – British Society of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery

    Clinical Interests

    • Hip pain/bursitis/tendonitis/arthritis
    • Knee pain/arthritis/injury/cartilage problems
    • Total hip replacement (including ceramic bearing)
    • Total knee replacement
    • Revision hip replacement
    • Revision knee replacement
    • Partial knee replacement
    • Arthroscopic knee surgery – including cartilage preservation
    • Trauma surgery – upper limb and lower limb fracture fixations and
    • complex peri-articular fracture fixations
    • Foot surgery – bunion/toe pain/neuroma

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