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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 11 specialists
22 years of experience
Hip Surgery, Sports Injury, Trauma Surgery

Mr Giles Stafford is a London-based Consultant Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon with specialist expertise in sports-related hip injuries, minimally invasive and custom hip replacement (including hip athroscopy), femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) surgery, hip dysplasia (DDH), among many other kinds of hip and pelvis complaints. Having had extensive training and years of experience in hip and knee surgery, Mr Stafford's is a true expert when it comes to hip arthroscopy and sports hip injuries and even shares his insights and expertise through teaching hip arthroscopy courses.

After graduating with a medical degree in 1999 from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital (King's College London School of Medicine), Mr Stafford went on to train at Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Following this, he went onto to complete a specialist training programme in orthopaedics as part of the North West Thames Foundation School (Imperial College London). He also went on to complete fellowships at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, Norfolk and Norwich.

Mr Stafford practices privately at Sport Hip London, where he works closely with leading sports physicians and physiotherapists to help patients receive the optimal care both before and after surgery. He is a firm believer in providing an individual and tailored approach to each of his patients, according to their wishes, needs and their particular injury. Mr Stafford is also equipped with the latest technology and specialist techniques when it comes to treatment, including 3D-printed instruments and customised implants, and often uses a particular technique called ‘Enhanced Recovery’ for patients requiring a hip replacement, which helps to minimise post-operative pain and complications.

Mr Stafford has also published widely in the field of orthopaedics and is often invited to speak at both national and international conferences.

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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 2 specialists
34 years of experience
Hip Surgery

Mr Hugh Apthorp is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon. Within the field Mr Apthorp specialises in Hip Surgery and joint replacement, performing around 600 primary and revision joint replacements each year. His clinical interests lie in rapid recovery hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, complex and revision hip surgery and hip problems in young adults.

After qualifying from St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, Mr Apthorp commenced Orthopaedic training at St Thomas' Hospital. Following this, he moved to Perth, Australia where he spent a year working with Professor David Wood developing his expertise in complex hip surgery.

In addition to his practice, Mr Apthorp assists with the training of young surgeons as well as teaching established surgeons new and advanced techniques. He pioneered rapid recovery hip replacement surgery in the UK with his patients enjoying the shortest length of stay for hip replacements in England.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Rapid recovery Hip replacement

Young Adult Hip Replacement

  • Rapid Recovery Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement
  • Young adult Hip Problems 
  • Complex Hip Surgery


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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 7 specialists
28 years of experience
Foot & Ankle Surgery, Hip Surgery, Sports Injury

Professor Venu Kavarthapu is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgery. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery from South-East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation. Further fellowship training was obtained in specialized MIS (minimally invasive) and computer navigation hip surgery under the tuition of Dr Lawrence Dorr at the Arthritis Institute, and Dr Joel Matta at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, USA; hip arthroplasty at Guy’s Hospital, London and foot & ankle surgery at Royal Surrey County and Frimley Park Hospitals, Surrey.

Prof. Kavarthapu was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London in 2006. He runs a regional young adult hip surgery service, including hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. He also heads a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary complex foot surgery service that undertakes corrective surgery required for foot deformities caused by diabetes.

Prof. Kavarthapu lectures nationally and internationally in conferences particularly on diabetic foot surgery, trauma, hip arthroscopy, and primary and revision hip arthroplasty. He is actively involved in research and published several scientific articles in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Prof. Kavarthapu’s other responsibilities include Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Associate Editor of Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, Education Committee Member of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the President of International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Hip Replacement
  • Revision Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Hip Preservation Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Surgery
  • Charcot Foot Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Foot Sprains
  • Stress Fractures
  • Fracture (broken bone)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Foot Sprains
  • Arthritis (Hip)
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Foot Pain
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Orthopaedic Surgery
Offers video consultation
24 years of experience
Foot & Ankle Surgery, Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery + 2more

Vipin qualified from the University of Bristol in August 1998 and completed basic surgical training in London on the Hammersmith Hospital Basic Surgical Rotation. He achieved membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2002 and England in 2003 and became fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in trauma and orthopaedics in 2011. Vipin went on to complete a 12-month sports surgery and lower limb arthroplasty fellowship at SportsMed SA, in Adelaide, Australia, specialist hip arthroscopy and arthroplasty training in Royal Berkshire Hospital for 12 months, followed by a two-month specialist trauma fellowship training in Vienna.

He completed his specialist registrar training in trauma and orthopaedics on the Imperial College North West Thames rotation in April 2014, training in Orthopaedics at Charing Cross Hospital, London; Hillingdon Hospital; Mount Vernon Hospital; Chelsea and Westminster Hospital; Whittington Hospital, Ealing Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.

Vipin has been a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at North Middlesex University Hospital since November 2014. He organises a clinical audit and assumes the responsibility of leadership in numerous service improvement projects. He uses enhanced recovery techniques to carry out day case ACL reconstruction surgery. Vipin is involved in the design and overseeing of research projects. He has published 18 original scientific journal articles and completed a PhD in articular cartilage biology.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Cartilage surgery 
  • Hip and knee replacement surgery
  • Ankle and forefoot surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Knee sports injuries
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Meniscal repair and ligament reconstruction
  • Hip and Knee joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic ligament
  • Meniscus

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 3 specialists
23 years of experience
Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Injury + 1more

Mr Arfan Malhi qualified from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine London with distinction in the final MBBS examination. His basic surgical training was on the Kings College Hospital rotation. He then undertook a research post at the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust before embarking upon higher Orthopaedic Surgical Training on the prestigious UCLH / Middlesex Rotation.

Sub-specialty training in primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty was undertaken during a near year long fellowship at the University of Manitoba Joint Replacement Group in Canada. This is an extremely high volume centre with in excess of 1400 joint replacements performed per year.

His Consultant career started at University College Hospital London before he was asked to join the team at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. There he very soon established a busy practice in Hip and Knee arthroplasty with a sub specialty interest in revision surgery whilst maintaining a trauma practice. He has a particular interest in arthroplasty in high body mass index (BMI) patients and has presented internationally on this topic in Europe and North America.

He quickly took up the role of Trauma Lead for the trust and then moved on as the Arthroplasty Lead. He then became Clinical Lead for Trauma & Orthopaedics at University Hospital Lewisham in April 2016.

He then moved on to his current post at Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation trust in 2018.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Primary hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
  • Sports injuries
  • Lower limb - Hip and Knee
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Orthopaedic Surgery
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 19 specialists
26 years of experience
Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Injury + 1more

Mr.Culpan is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon working at the largest trauma centre in Europe ,The Royal London Hospital . He is one of the surgeons globally performing customized hip replacements utilising minimally invasive techniques. His areas of interest include hip and knee replacements, revision surgery, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, arthroscopic knee surgery, complex hip reconstruction, and revision hip replacement.

Mr. Culpan graduated from the University of Manchester with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degrees in 1996. He then undertook his basic surgical training through the Bart’s and Royal London surgical rotations. He then went on to complete his higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the University College London rotation.

He was awarded a fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2005 and completed his training in 2007. Following this, he completed a year-long fellowship under the supervision of Professor Judet at his renowned orthopaedic unit in Garches, France. He then worked as a Consultant in Abu Dhabi, and then returned to the UK in 2010 to work for Bart’s Health Trust. He is also interested in research and has many professional publications. 

He now splits his time as a senior consultant at the Royal London Hospital where he teaches and operates on particularly more complex cases and working privately in central London with patients traveling from all over the world for his expertise. He remains a very active surgeon with a particular interest in custom made or CT planned hip and knee replacements, pelvic and acetabular trauma, revision and complex arthroplasty and more recently osseointegration and rehabilitation.

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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 7 specialists
27 years of experience
Knee Surgery, Sports Injury, Hip Surgery + 2more


Mr Amer Khan was educated at Kings College London where he gained a 1st class honours in Physiology and Exercise Medicine before qualifying in 1994. He undertook higher surgical training in orthopaedics in South West England before completing subspecialist fellowship training in Shoulder surgery at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital & Knee surgery at Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital.

He was awarded the prestigious British Orthopaedic Association European Travelling Fellowship, gaining further subspecialist training working with pioneers in arthroscopic Knee, Shoulder and Hip surgery in Ghent, Lyon, Annecy, Nice and Toulouse before embarking on further fellowships in the USA and other European Centres of Excellence.

Later he was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in sports knee, shoulder and hip injuries in 2010 at the Homerton University Hospital, where he was clinical lead for the Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics and Joint Clinical Lead for Sports & Exercise Medicine.

His extensive career ranges to the London 2012 Olympic Games, where Mr Khan was a selected member of the knee team and provided acute care to injured athletes. He treated a number of athletes and performed their surgery at the Homerton University Hospital (designated hospital for the London 2012 Games). He coordinated the provision of a highly specialised multidisciplinary approach to their care securing their return to elite professional sport. Mr Khan continues to treat professional and semi-professional athletes from all disciplines as well as sports & fitness enthusiasts.

As a highly trained surgeon and sports arthroscopist (keyhole surgeon) working within a multidisciplinary team, he is particularly apt in avoiding surgery where appropriate. His expertise includes ACL reconstruction and novel ACL repair techniques, meniscal and cartilage preservation and replacement surgery, all ligament surgery including revision and all arthroscopic procedures to the shoulder and hip as well as Knee & Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery.

He is committed to research and medical education. He regularly teaches at courses on shoulder and knee surgery including soft tissue sports injury, both nationally and internationally and has been involved in teaching Orthopaedic and Sports & Exercise Medicine Trainees.

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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 2 specialists
23 years of experience
Knee Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Hip Surgery + 1more

Mr Henry Atkinson is an award winning specialist in trauma and orthopaedic surgery, with particular interest in managing sports injuries and proficiency in dealing with problems of the hip, knee and ankle. He is currently based at North Middlesex University Hospital as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, where his commitment to service awarded him a NHS Clinical Excellence Award in May 2012.

In 1998, Mr Atkinson graduated with a medical degree from the University of Edinburgh. In 2008, he was accredited as a Bone and Joint (Trauma and Orthopaedic) Surgeon thanks to further qualifications and extensive training. His training included prestigious fellowships worldwide, including one in Adelaide, Australia, Serbia and Canada, through which he gained a wealth of experience in all types of lower limb surgery. Committed to advancing the field and sharing his expertise, Mr Atkinson provides guidance and advice on the design and execution of many research projects in the field of trauma and orthopaedics, and also lectures in Belgrade, Serbia.

Outside of work, Mr Atkinson thoroughly enjoys spending time with his wife and their young family based in North London. He is a highly acclaimed surgeon, who is often praised by patients for the energy and enthusiasm he brings to his practise.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.


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Orthopaedic Surgery
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 4 specialists
31 years of experience
Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Injury

Mr Paul Jairaj is an Internationally trained Orthopaedic Surgeon currently based at HCA at the Shard, London Bridge Hospital, 31 Old Broad Street, Princess Grace Hospital and Lister Hospital.


His areas of specialty are Hip Arthroscopy; Knee Arthroscopy; Knee Replacement; Hip replacement; Patient-Specific Customised/3D planned joint replacements, Meniscus Repair and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction.

Mr Jairaj qualified in Medicine with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees at Birmingham University in 1991. He has a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1996 and Fellowship of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2002. Paul’s surgical training was on the prestigious Imperial College Scheme obtaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Eng) qualification.

In addition, Mr Jairaj is one of UK’s first surgeons to pioneer the use of 3D planned patient specific prostheses for Hip and Knee replacements which are customised to the individual. He is also interested in research and offers courses to GPs. 

His personal interests include tennis, skiing and golf.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Femoroacetabular Surgery (mini-capsular incision)
  • Labral Tear Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Repair Surgery
  • CAM and Pincer Osteoplasty
  • Custom Made Hip Replacement
  • Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (single hamstring)
  • Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Subchondroplasty
  • Custom-Made Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Injections (Including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP And NStride)
  • Knee Ligament Repair
  • Knee Replacement
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patella Realignment
  • Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
  • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Minicapsular Incision Hip Arthroscopic Femoroacetabular Surgery
  • Hip Cartilage Regeneration and Repair
  • 3D Planned / Customised Hip Replacement
  • Knee Cartilage Regeneration and Repair
  • 3D Planned / Customised Knee Replacement
  • Arthritis (Hip)
  • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Hip
  • Hip And Groin Pain
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Impingement
  • Labral Tear
  • The Young Hip
  • Arthritis (Knee)
  • Knee Cyst
  • Knee Pain
  • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • The Young Knee
  • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
  • Hip and Knee


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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 2 specialists
26 years of experience
Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery, Trauma Surgery

Based in Buckhingham, Mr Gurdeep Biring is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee and hip surgery, with particular expertise in primary hip/knee joint replacement, minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, hip and knee arthoscopy, revision joint replacement surgery, hip resurfacing and sports injuries. Since 2007, Mr Biring has been primarily based at the Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe General Hospitals, part of the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, where he is the Arthroplasty Lead. He is also the Director of the Hip2kneeclinic, a private joint restoration and replacement surgery service based at BMI The Chiltern Hospital and BMI The Shelburne Hospital, as well as Spire Thames Valley Hospital. Mr Biring is equipped with a comprehensive understanding of, and extensive experience in, the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions affecting the lower limb.

Mr Biring obtained his medical degree in 1995 at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. He then embarked on Trauma and Orthopaedics training as part of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore Rotation, one of the largest orthopaedic registrar training programmes, where he established a keen interest for lower limb arthroplasty surgery. In 2003, Mr Biring achieved a Master of Science Degree with Distinction in Orthopaedic Engineering, after which he completed the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (FRCS) Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery. He was then awarded with a Surgical Research Grant from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, which allowed him to pursue specialty training in hip and knee reconstruction from 2005-6, at a leading institution in Canada, the Vancouver General and Health Sciences Centre. Mr Biring has received a plethora of other awards throughout his career, including the prestigious Davenport Research Award from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

His research interests have led him to publish a number of articles centred on the management of patients receiving joint replacement surgery, and invitations to give academic research presentations. Striving to further advance the field of trauma and orthopaedics and optimise treatment for his patients, he remains actively involved in research and maintains close links with academic and research institutions worldwide.

Outside of his clinical work, Mr Biring enjoys spending time with his family. He can also often be found on the golf course, playing cricket, travelling or going to comedy shows.

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