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Abhi Gulihar is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specialising in surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has a special interest in shoulder replacement surgery and the management of sports injuries. Abhi believes in evidence based practice whilst utilising the latest techniques, with an emphasis on patient centred care.
Abhi completed his specialist orthopaedic training in East Midlands and Kent, Surrey and Sussex and then went on to do fellowships at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre and the European Arthroscopy Fellowship. He has also taken the opportunity to visit several experts in Shoulder surgery in Europe and USA to learn the latest advances and techniques. He now has a busy NHS practice at the Kings College Hospital NHS trust managing routine and complex conditions and injuries of the upper limb.
Abhi has a particular interest in education and research. He is currently the departmental lead for education and training. He teaches on various training courses and has won several research and teaching awards. He has more than 20 publications in peer reviewed journals and has presented his research at prestigious national and international conferences. He has completed two research degrees including a Masters in Orthopaedic Engineering and an MD in joint cartilage research from the University of Leicester
Areas of interest
Shoulder; Elbow; Wrist; Hand; Surgery; Arthroscopy; Sports injuries; Biceps injuries; Upper limb surgery; Upper limb fractures; Fractures and trauma; Minimally invasive surgery; Rotator cuff repair; Shoulder stabilisation; Tennis elbow; Shoulder impingement; Shoulder instability; Injections; Carpal tunnel syndrome; Ulnar nerve compression; Distal biceps rupture; Golfer's elbow; Dupuytren's disease; trigger finger; trapeziectomy; Shoulder arthroscopy; Elbow arthroscopy; Wrist arthroscopy; Scaphoid fractures; Shoulder replacement; Base of thumb arthritis; radial head fracture;wrist fracture, clavicle fracture; acromioclavicular joint problem, hand fracture; hand and wrist arthritis
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon
Princess Royal University Hospital
Kings college hospital NHS trust
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Conversational
Gulihar A, Shaunak S, Novak PL, Vinayakam P, Dhinsa B, Taylor G. Glucosamine reduces the inhibition of proteoglycan metabolism caused by local anaesthetic solution in human articular cartilage: an in vitro study. Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics. 2017 Nov 13;4(1):37. doi: 10.1186/s40634-017-0106-4.
Gulihar A, Whitehead-Clarke T, Hajipour L, Dias JJ. A Comparison of two monofilament suture materials for repair of partial flexor tendon lacerations: A controlled in-Vitro Study. Journal of Hand Surgery Asian Pac Vol. 2017 Mar;22(1):18-22. doi: 10.1142/S0218810417500034.
Gulihar A, Bryson D, Taylor GJS. Effect of different irrigation fluids on human articular cartilage: an in vitro study. Arthroscopy. 2013 Feb;29(2):251-6.
Gulihar A, Hajipour L, Dias JJ. Comparison of three different peripheral suturing techniques for partial flexor tendon lacerations: A controlled in-vitro biomechanical study. Journal of Hand Surgery Vol.17, No.2 2012
Gulihar A, Balasubramanian S, Nixon M, Taylor Grahame JS. A contribution to the calculation of a safe deltoid split. International Journal of Shoulder Surgery 2008; 2: 52-5
Book chapter: Gulihar A, Singh B. Fixation of midshaft clavicle fractures. EFOST Surgical Techniques in Sports Medicine Series – Shoulder Surgery Vol. 1, 2017
Book chapter: Singh B, Gulihar A. Plate fixation of proximal humerus fractures. EFOST Surgical Techniques in Sports Medicine Series – Shoulder Surgery Vol. 1, 2017
Singh B, Gulihar A et al. MRI scans are not a reliable tool for predicting symptomatic ACJ Arthritis. Shoulder and Elbow. 2018 Oct;10(4):250-254.
Singh B, Bakti N, Gulihar A, Vellala R. Subacromial Balloon Interpositional Arthroplasty for the Management of Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: Five-year Results. Accepted by Open orthopaedics journal 2019.
Khoriati A, Antonios T, Gulihar A, Singh B. Single Vs Double row repair in rotator cuff tears – A review and analysis of current evidence. J Clin Orth Trauma. 2019 10(2), 236-240.
Singh B, Bakti N, Gulihar A. Current concepts in diagnosis and management of subacromial impingement. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics 2017 Sep-Oct;51(5):516-523. doi: 10.4103/ortho.IJOrtho_187_17.
Chiang C, Gulihar A, Little NJ. Management of bone loss in shoulder instability. Journal of trauma and orthopaedics. March 2017, 52-55.
Courses offered to GPs
Shoulder examination and guidelines
- MBBS Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2002
- MRCS Royal college of surgeons 2006
- MSc (orthopaedic engineering) Cardiff University 2010
- MD University of Leicester 2013
- FRCS (orth) Royal college of surgeons 2016
Reference number 6049892
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
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.