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Consultant Q&A Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Sudhir Rao qualified in Mumbai (MBBS) at the Seth GS Medical College (1985), following a three year training scheme he passed the Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics exam.

His UK training was in the Wessex Orthopaedic Training Scheme and he was awarded the MCh (Orthopaedics) by the University of Liverpool in 1991. He passed the FRCS(Ed) and FRCS(Glas) exam, following his senior registrar training in the North West he was awarded the FRCS (Orthopaedics) in 1996. He has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 1997.

In 1993 he undertook a knee fellowship in Manchester and a hip fellowship in 1994. Mr Rao has had specialist training in knee and sports injuries in Boston, USA (1996) and in shoulder surgery at the University of Washington (1996) during visiting fellowships before becoming a consultant in 1997.

Since 1997 Mr Rao has held specialist knee, shoulder and sports clinics in the NHS and privately. He has carried out hundreds of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, multi-ligament and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Additionally he has performed large numbers of knee and hip replacements, Birmingham hip resurfacing and a full range of arthroscopic shoulder operations including joint replacement and the reverse shoulder (Delta) replacement over the last 10 years.

Mr Rao has a special interest in knee and shoulder surgery and possess expertise in football, rugby and skiing injuries combined with management of arthritis of these joints. Mr Rao is happy to see self funded and insured patients. His NHS practice is at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, Kent. In addition to being fluent in English, he speaks fluent Hindi, Kannada.

Professional Memberships

  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • British Shoulder and Elbow Society (BESS)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Clinical Interests

  • Sports injury and sports surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder
  • Knee, hip and shoulder - arthroscopic surgery (keyhole surgery)
  • Knee arthroscopy, knee replacement and revision knee replacement
  • Shoulder arthroscopy surgery and shoulder replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy surgery, hip replacement and hip resurfacing

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