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Mr. Kakwani completed his Higher Surgical training from Northern Deanery in 2013. He has completed 2 well respected Foot & Ankle Fellowships under Mr Ian Winson, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol, United Kingdom, and under Mr Chris Blundell, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. He has been practicing as a Foot and Ankle Consultant Surgeon at the Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust since February 2014. The fellowships have empowered me to attain excellence in foot and ankle surgery including ankle arthroplasty, foot and ankle arthroscopy, minimally invasive foot and ankle trauma and elective surgery in addition to the basic operations such as hallux valgus surgery, flatfoot and cavus foot correction.
He is a Trainer for Orthopaedic Registrars (Health Education North-East) and Faculty for various national & international courses
Areas of interest
Bunion; ankle fusion; ankle replacement; minimally invasive surgery; sports injuries
Current NHS consultant posts held
Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Group NHS Trust
North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Ln, North Shields NE29 8NH
Hexham General Hospital, Corbridge Rd, Hexham NE46 1QJ
Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Northumbrian Rd, Cramlington NE23 6NZ
Training in Foot & Ankle Surgery
Minimally invasive foot surgery
Cricket, Badminton, Reading,Travelling.
BOFAS (British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society) Travelling fellowship to the Sigvard Hansen Foot and Ankle Unit in Seattle, USA – May 2014
English, Hindi, Sindhi, Marathi, Urdu
Outcome of Minimally Invasive Distal Metatarsal Metaphyseal Osteotomy (DMMO) for Lesser Toe Metatarsalgia
Syed Haque, Rajesh Kakwani, C Chadwick, Mark Davies, Chris Blundell
Foot & Ankle International 2016, Vol. 37(1) 58–63 PMID: 26314303
Two-Year Outcomes of MOBILITY Total Ankle Replacement.
Ramaskandhan JR, Kakwani R, Kometa S, Bettinson K, Siddique MS.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Apr 2;96(7) PMID: 24695930
Pre-operative echocardiogram in hip fracture patients with cardiac murmur
Prithee Jettoo, Rajesh Kakwani, Shahid Junejo, Imtiyaz Talkhani, Paul Dixon.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2011; 6: 49. PMID: 21943077
Podium presentation: BOA 2011 (Co-author)
Immobilisation of the knee and ankle, and its impact on drivers' braking times
Waton A, Kakwani R, Cooke N, Litchfield D, Kok D, Middleton H, Irwin L
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Jul; 93(7):928-31. PMID: 21705565
Podium presentation: EFORT 2011, SICOT 2011
Classic Papers in Orthopaedics
Springer: ISBN 978-1-4471-5450-1 Part 4, Chapters: 51-57
Classic Papers in Foot and Ankle Surgery: R Kakwani, M Siddique
Postgraduate Orthopaedics: Viva Guide for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) Examination.
Cambridge University Press: ISBN: 9781107627369 Section 5, Chapter 18.
Applied Basic sciences: Imaging & Investigative techniques. R Kakwani, M Newby
Courses offered to GPs
Diabetec foot care: when to refer
Ankle arthritis: what are my options
Minimally invasive bunion surgery
Zero re-admission rates for Foot & Ankle surgery
Excellent patient reported outcome scores for ankle replacement surgery
- MBBS University of Mumbai, India 1994
- MS Orthopaedics University of Mumbai, India 1997
- MRCS Surgery (Member Royal College of Surgeons) Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2002
- Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2006
- FRCS Orthopaedics Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2012
- MCh Orthopaedics University of Liverpool 2006
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Register for Trauma & Orthopaedics, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.