Mr Shanmugasundaram Rajkumar

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon


Professional Memberships

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

    Clinical Interests

    • Hip pain/bursitis/tendonitis/arthritis
    • Knee pain/arthritis/injury
    • Knee 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
    • Investigation and non-operative management of low back pain

    Personal profile

    Mr Rajkumar is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley. He has been working as a Consultant for the last 11 years, holds a honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer post at University of Glasgow and has been appointed as College Tutor for Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow.

    Mr Rajkumar specialises in lower limb surgery of hip and knee including primary & revision hip replacement surgery, ceramic bearing joint surgery and total/partial knee replacement surgery. His expertise also covers knee arthroscopic surgery, cartilage preservation surgery and foot surgery. He advises on the investigation and non-operative management of low back pain and sciatica. His trauma practice covers a wide spectrum of both upper and lower limb trauma surgery and complex peri-articular fracture surgery.

    He graduated from University of Madras, India in 1992 and did postgraduate training in Orthopaedics in India leading to PG degree in Orthopaedics and subsequently trained in Trauma and Orthopaedics in UK 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 UK 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 previous hospital.

    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 multi-centre trials in UK and Europe. He is currently involved as a researcher in a qualitative prospective study looking at shared decision making in major surgery with Oxford University funded by National Institute for Health Research.

    He presents regularly both nationally and internationally and has been invited to lecture and examine for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and orthopaedic trainees. He is a faculty member for Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow for training and development and Academy of Clinical Educators, RCPS, Glasgow.

    Mr Rajkumar uses only 100% ODEP 10A rated implants for his hip and knee replacement surgeries (industry gold standard - bench mark for high quality implants). He has high quality outcomes from his joint surgery as evidenced from National Joint Registry (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) data.

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