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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
Mr Vivek Gulati
Consultant Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgeon
Honorary Lecturer Imperial College
Visiting Fellow Orthopaedic Research Institute, Bournemouth University
BA(hons) MA MBBChir(Cantab) MRCS MRes Dip(IC) FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Mr Gulati is the lead Consultant Hip Surgeon at Homerton University Hospital where he specialises exclusively in treating patients who suffer from complex hip and knee problems. He combines state of the art, modern, evidence based, proven technologies with an excellent bedside manner to achieve the best possible results for every patient under his care.
His particular expertise includes performing hip, knee and partial knee replacement surgery with a special interest in revision hip replacement. He additionally uses a range of modern, biologic joint preservation treatments to treat patients with symptomatic joints not severe enough to require joint replacement thus preserving their native joint. He has also contributed to the development of a young adult hip pathology service treating related conditions such as femoro-acetabular impingement and tendinopathies.
Mr Gulati strives to deliver patients the best possible outcomes by employing optimally timed evidence based treatments, tailored physiotherapy and enhanced recovery pathways.
Mr Gulati completed his entire medical school training at St.John’s College, Cambridge University. During this period he was awarded the prestigious ‘Rolleston’ prize culminating in a clinical internship at Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA.
Mr Gulati was selected to undertake his speciality Registrar training on the highly competitive Imperial College North West Thames Surgical Rotation. Whilst in training, he took one year out of programme to complete a Higher Masters Research Degree at the Musculoskeletal Laboratory, Imperial College. Here he carried out novel, pioneering biomechanical research using three dimensional state of the art gait analysis technology to evaluate various mechanisms which may contribute to Osteoarthritis progression. He also spent time contributing to the development of a motion sensor which will be used to objectively monitor patient performance following Joint Replacement Surgery. This work was published in ‘Gait & Posture’ and presented internationally at the ‘Orthopaedic Research Society’ in the USA.
Mr Gulati received both Hip and Knee fellowship training at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital which has an outstanding reputation as a centre of excellence for Joint Replacement Surgery. Here he was mentored by Professors Middleton & Harvey and Mr Pavlou, some of the highest volume joint replacement revision surgeons on the National Joint Registry. This was complemented by an overseas fellowship at the world renowned St.Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Here, he gained considerable exposure to Revision Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery under the stewardship of Professor Waddell, the former president of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.
Mr Gulati has an extensive research background. He has published over 30 peer reviewed publications in a range of international high impact orthopaedic journals including the Bone & Joint Journal, Hip International, Skeletal Radiology, Gait & Posture, Clin Orthopaedic Related Research, Journal of Trauma and the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has presented his work at both national and international forums over 30 times.
Mr Gulati has a strong interest in medical education, training both medical students and junior surgeons. His positive feedback for teaching and mentoring has led to the award of an Imperial College Honorary Lectureship. He is a member of the Imperial Orthopaedic Teaching Faculty. He has helped to validate one of the first ever knee replacement simulators.
Professional Body Membership
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.
General Medical Council.
British Orthopaedic Association.
British Medical Associa
Areas of interest
Common conditions treated include:
Hip & knee osteoarthritis
Hip avascular necrosis
Hip & Knee Pain
Hip & Knee Tendonitis
Hip Groin Sports Injuries
Knee Sports Injuries
Hip trochanteric bursitis
Hip Joint Preservation treatments
Young Adult Hip Problems
Total Hip Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Partial Knee Replacement
Revision Hip Replacement
Knee Arthroscopic Surgery
Revision (Re-do) Hip Replacement Surgery
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Samson Nallamilli Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgeon
Homerton University Hospital
1. Robotic Surgery
2. Enhanced Recovery in Joint Replacement and Hip Fracture Surgery
3. Use of Simulation in Orthopaedic Junior Doctor Teaching
4. Biomechanical Studies into Knee Osteoarthritis
5. Hyperextension Knee Injuries
6. Joint Sensors
1. Awarded Colours at Cambridge University for 1st XI Football Team at St. John's Collge.
- Keen Manchester United Fan.
2. Travel. All types of cuisine!
3. Keeping fit- defying the ageing process!
1. Smith & Nephew ‘Richard Villar’ Hip Arthroscopy Award.
2. Honours for performance in surgery at Harvard Medical School.
3. Rolleston Elective Prize, Cambridge University.
4. Distinction Award in ‘Trauma & Orthopaedics,’ Cambridge University.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Fluent
I have appeared in both The Times and The Guardian:
I have published over 30 publications in high impact peer reviewed publications. My work has been presented in multiple national and international conferences.
Some of my publications are listed below:
Gulati V et al. Implications of anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy in patients presenting with hip fractures: a current concepts review. Hip int. 2018 May;28(3):227-233. Doi: 10.1177/1120700018759300
Newman S, Gulati V et al. http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32064/. http://ispub.com/IJOS/27/1/53658. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, Vol 27, Issue 1, Internet Scientific Publications. ISSN: 1531-2968.
Ali AM, Pillai JK, Gulati V et al. Hyperextension injuries of the knee: do patterns of bone bruising predict soft tissue injury? Skeletal Radiol. 2018 Feb;47(2):173-179. Doi: 10.1007/s00256-017-2754-y. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
Vivek Gulati et al. Surgical care practitioners in orthopaedics: a current concepts review. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2016.
Farrier AJ, C Sanchez Franco L, Shoaib A, Gulati V et al. New anti-resorptives and antibody mediated anti-resorptive therapy.
Bone Joint J. 2016 Feb.
Gulati V et al. Management of Achilles tendon injury: A current concepts systematic review.
World J Orthop. 2015 May.
Farrier AJ, Ihediwa U, Khan S, Kumar A, Gulati V et al. The seasonability of slipped upper femoral epiphysis – meta-analysis: a possible association with vitamin D.
Hip Int. 2015 May 29.
Duffell L, Southgate D, Gulati V et al. Balance and Gait Adaptations in Patients With Early Knee Osteoarthritis.
Gait & Posture. 2014 Apr.
Jeroen HM Bergmann, Salzitsa Anastasova-Ivanova, Irina Spulber, Vivek Gulati et al. An Attachable Clothing Sensor System For Measuring Knee Joint Angles.
Sensors Journal IEEE. Volume 13, Issue 10, 2013.
Tibrewal S, Gulati V et al. The Pavlik Method; a systematic review of current concepts.
JPediatric Orthopedic Surgery b. 2013 Nov.
Gulati V et al. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in the newborn; a systematic review.
World Journal of Orthopedics. 2013 Apr.
Duffell L, Gulati V et al. Measurement of body weight distribution during the sit-to-stand task in patients with early knee osteoarthritis.
Gait & Posture. 2013 April 15.
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly offer talks to my GP and Physiotherapy colleagues covering the breadth of my hip/knee practice, hoping to deliver useful information to guide managing these conditions within the community and provide insights when to refer.
These didactic discussions also allow me to learn a great deal from my peers.
- BA (honours) University of Cambridge 2000
- MB BChir (Cantab) University of Cambridge 2003
- Masters of Research Imperial College 2012
- Member of The Royal College of Surgeons The Royal College of Surgeons 2007
- Masters of Art University of Cambridge 2004
- Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons The Royal College of Surgeons 2013
- Diploma of Imperial College Imperial College 2012
- Specialised Hip and Knee Fellowships The Royal Bournemouth Hospital 2016
- Specialised Hip and Knee Fellowships St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada. 2017
Reference number 6078916
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
Home Fellow of The British Orthopaedic Association.
Home Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons.
Member of The Medical Defence Union.
Home Fellow of The British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association.
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