Mr Karan Malhotra

Mr Karan Malhotra

MBChB (Hons), MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

14 years of experience
3 years as a specialist


  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6157733
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £160

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    1352 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    362 reviews



    Karan Malhotra is an Orthopaedic consultant specialising in foot and ankle surgery. His NHS practice is based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) and privately he works as part of the Stanmore Foot and Ankle Specialists group. His practice includes the full scope of adult foot and ankle surgery including complex neuromuscular conditions, deformity, tendon disorders, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and toe deformities. He has a tertiary referral practice receiving referrals and complex cases from all over the UK and internationally.

    Mr Malhotra is actively involved in numerous research projects and has several publications. He is heavily involved in educational activities, and runs quality improvement projects, both locally and nationally. He holds positions on two BOFAS national committees and his roles include developing systems for capturing patient recorded outcome measures (PROMs) on a national level and running educational webinars with a national and international audience. He has also led on a national study on effects of COVID-19 in foot and ankle surgery.

    Mr Malhotra feels it is of utmost importance for patients to be involved in their care and decision making. He strives to ensure patients are given a balanced and honest opinion of all surgical and non-surgical options available to them for the treatment of their condition and that they can understand these options.  In some instances, this may involve a discussion of complex cases in a multi-disciplinary setting.

    Education and training:

    Mr Malhotra graduated with Honours from the University of Manchester and his Orthopaedic Training was in Yorkshire and London. He has completed renowned fellowships in Foot and Ankle surgery in Melbourne, Australia and the RNOH, UK. He undertook a travelling fellowship to Singapore and was awarded a grant from the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS) for his fellowship training.

    Mr Malhotra’s training in both the UK and abroad included ankle replacements, fusions, arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, minimally invasive surgery and treatment of complex neurological conditions affecting the foot and ankle. His training and current practice also includes the operative and non-operative management of conditions including bunions, toe deformities, tendon disorders, plantar fasciitis, and arthritis of the foot and ankle.

    Having had the opportunity to work with some excellent and world-renowned trainers, he understands the importance of making sure every trainee reaches their maximum potential. He is therefore actively involved with training and is the lead for the junior doctor teaching programme at RNOH and runs simulation training as well. He regularly teaches on teaching programmes and exam courses.

    Special interests:

    • Ankle Arthritis and deformity
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Replacements
    • Flat feet deformity and tibialis posterior dysfunction
    • Forefoot deformity (including bunions, arthritis, and lesser toes)
    • Hindfoot arthritis and deformity
    • Midfoot arthritis and deformity
    • Neuromuscular foot and ankle conditions (including Charcot Marie Tooth)
    • Osteochondral defects of the talus
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Sports and dance injuries
    • Tendon disorders
    • Treatment of pes cavus (high-arched feet)

    Research interests:

    Mr Malhotra has always had a passion for research has numerous peer reviewed publications, book chapters / consensus documents, regional / national / international presentations and audit / quality improvement projects. He currently runs a quality improvement project to redesign patient pathways, improve efficiency, and measure outcomes.

    He is actively involved in cutting edge research into novel methods of treating arthritis, deformity correction, treatment of neuromuscular disorders, and into methods for assessing foot and ankle conditions. The Stanmore Foot and Ankle Specialists group of surgeons all work closely with the Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences affiliated with UCL where they are involved with projects aimed at improving patients care. They are currently engaged with a number of clinical studies and Mr Malhotra is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Ortho and MSK Science, University College London.

    An up-to-date list of Mr Malhotra’s publications can be found here:


    Mr Malhotra has achieved numerous prizes during his career. He has won prizes for the best performance on simulation surgery during his training and won the ‘Best Research Paper’ award for his training rotation. He has also been awarded grants from the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS) for an international fellowship.

    He has been successful in applying for grants for conducting research and was awarded the first prize for ‘Best International Research Paper’ by the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS) in 2018 for work he presented on gastrocnemius tightness. He was subsequently invited to present this work at the BOFAS congress in 2019. In 2020 Mr Malhotra was awarded the ‘Best Published Paper’ award by EFAS for work done on the ankle syndesmosis and in 2021 his work on the UK-FALCON national audit of COVID-19 in foot and ankle patient was awarded the ‘Chang Chen Best Paper award’ by the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.

    Personal Interests:

    Outside of work Mr Malhotra enjoys photography, digital art, graphic design and keeping up to date with technology. He also plays a variety of racquet sports, plays the piano, and enjoys reading. 


    • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
    • Ankle Joint Fusion
    • Ankle Replacement
    • Flatfoot Correction
    • Big Toe Fusion Surgery
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Orthobiologics
    • Cartiva Implant (Big Toe Joint Replacement)
    • Tendon Repair
    • Steroid Injection
    • Chondral Grafting
    • Arthroscopy
    • Revision Surgery
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Video Consultation
    • Partial Nail Removal
    • Joint Injection
    • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
    • Cheilectomy
    • Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Bunionette Deformity Correction
    • Osteotomy
    • Mallet Toe Correction
    • Plantar Fascia Release Surgery
    • Claw Toe Correction
    • Bunionectomy
    • Hammertoe Correction
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Ankle)
    • Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Achilles Tendon Problems
    • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    • Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Mallet Toes
    • Hammer Toes
    • Claw Toes
    • Turf Toe (Toe Sprain)
    • Foot Pain
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Heel Bumps
    • Peroneal Tendinopathy
    • Ankle Tendonitis
    • Stress Fractures
    • Arthritis (Foot)
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Neuromas
    • Bone Spurs
    • Foot Sprains
    • Corns
    • Toe Fractures
    • Foot Fractures
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Tibia Fractures
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    Undergraduate Training

    • University of Manchester Medical School - Graduated with Honours

    Postgraduate Training

    • Manchester Training Rotation - Foundation Training
    • Yorkshire & Humber Training Rotation - Core Training
    • London Deanery (Stanmore Rotation) - Specialist Training

    Foot & Ankle Fellowship Training

    • Ng Teng Fong Hospital (Singapore) - Visiting Fellowship
    • Melbourne Orthopaedic Group (Australia)
    • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore (UK)

    NHS Practice

    • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK

    Other Roles

    • Honorary Clinical Lecturer | Department of Orthopaedics and MSK Sciences, University College London
    • Committee Member | British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
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