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Mr Kunasingam grew up in Kent and trained in the South East of London and England. He is married with three children with whom he tries to make the most of any time outside work. He played college rugby and hockey to first team level and still plays club hockey when family time allows. His passion for sport nurtured his interest and qualification in Sports Medicine after completing his Medical and Orthopaedic training. Mr Kunasingam teaches internationally on keyhole foot and ankle surgery.
Medical and Surgical training -
Mr Kunasingam graduated in medicine from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital known as United Medical and Dental Schools at the time with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Science in Experimental Pathology and Genetics.
After completing his house officer training in Tunbridge Wells he taught anatomy under Professor Harold Ellis at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ medical school. He completed his basic surgical training in Sussex attaining his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons England.
He was then selected for specialist registrar training through the London deanery and South East Thames attaining his Diploma in Orthopaedics from the University of Brighton and his Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England.
Specialist training -
Mr Kunasingam underwent specialist foot and ankle fellowship training at several centres in Sydney Australia which included the treatment of elite athletes and minimally invasive surgery - keyhole bunion surgery techniques. On return to the UK he did a second fellowship in trauma surgery at the Kings College London major trauma centre.
Mr Kunasingam took up a consultant post and set up the foot and ankle unit at Croydon University Hospital. His practice covers all aspects of foot and ankle surgery striving for excellence using evidence based methods. He is an exponent of minimally invasive surgery - keyhole surgery allowing the majority of his cases to be performed as day case procedures. Kumar strongly believes communication is the key to successful treatment and believes in involving them this experience.
Areas of interest
Foot; Ankle; Trauma; Sports; Sports medicine; Keyhole bunion; Minimally Invasive Surgery; MIS; MICA; Minimally invasive chevron Akin; Arthoscopy; Ankle arthroscopy; Achilles; Bunion; Toes; Toe; Soft tissue ankle; tissue foot; Flat foot; Flat foot reconstruction; Bunions; Hallux valgus; Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery; Minimally Invasive Ankle Surgery; Morton’s neuroma; Metatarsalgia; Plantar fasciitis; Ankle sprains, Key hole surgery; Keyhole surgery; Toe deformity corrections; Hammer toe; Mallet toe; Curly toe; Cartilage injuries; Microfracture; OCD; Ankle fractures; Achilles; Achilles rupture; Achilles reconstruction; Achilles repair; Foot tendon injuries; Tendinopathy; Tendonitis; Tendonosis; Stress fracture; Foot arthritis; Ankle arthritis; Ankle fusion; Foot fusion; Foot fractures; Forefoot reconstruction; Foot reconstruction; Ankle pain; Foot pain; Sports injuries; Arthroscopy; Non-union fractures; Arthritis; Ankle surgery; Foot surgery; Peroneal tendon; Ankle tendon
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- Dr Ravishankar Jakkala Saibaba Fee Assured
- Dr Zacharia Jose Fee Assured
- Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly Fee Assured
- Scientific paper on keyhole bunion surgery
- The Daily Mail - Me and My Operation - Rapid Achilles recovery surgery
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at Croydon University Hospital
Keyhole bunion surgery
Family, hockey and rugby
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Courses offered to GPs
Available for talks to therapist groups GP talks on request
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1071100719874360
Third-Generation Minimally Invasive Chevron Akin Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus
Kumar Kunasingam, FRCS
First Published September 14, 2019 Research Article
Multiple operative techniques have been developed for hallux valgus with varying success. The most recent developments in minimally invasive surgery have evolved into the third-generation minimally invasive chevron Akin (MICA) osteotomy. Good results have been shown from originator centers, but this is one of the first series from a nonoriginator center, and the first to use a validated patient-reported outcome measure.
Forty consecutive patients undergoing third-generation MICA for hallux valgus were included. Primary outcome measures included Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOXFQ) and American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) scores and Coughlin satisfaction rates at 12 months. Secondary outcome measures included radiographic parameters, complications, and recurrence rates.
At 12 months, the MOXFQ score improved from 58 to 10 and the AOFAS score improved from 48 to 93, with 70% of patients reporting excellent outcomes and 30% good ones.
The third-generation MICA technique was a safe and effective approach to treating hallux valgus. Further research should focus on long-term outcomes and comparative data with other commonly performed operative techniques.
- Diploma in Orthopaedics University of Brighton 2014
- Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine (DipSEM) Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2013
- FRCS(Eng) Royal College of Surgeons England 2012
- MRCS(Eng) Royal College of Surgeons England 2006
- BSc(Hons) Guys and St Thomas' 1998
- MBBS Guys and St Thomas' 2001
Reference number 6031323
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.