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Last updated: 7 Aug 2020
Mr Thakrar is a double-fellowship trained specialist Consultant Knee and Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based across the Hertfordshire and London regions. His practise delivers a comprehensive adult and paediatric knee service, integrating clinical expertise and patient values with latest innovative evidence based technologies to deliver the highest quality of care to his patients.
He graduated from University College London Medical School in 2006 with a First Class Honours BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology and a Merit award in his MBBS degree. After completion of specialty training in the West Midlands in 2017, Mr Thakrar undertook subspecialty knee fellowship training at the prestigious Academic Lower limb Reconstruction Unit at University College London Hospital and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health under the auspices of one of the highest volume arthroplasty and sports knee surgeons in the country. Following this, he went on to complete his second fellowship, focussing on periarticular knee osteotomy surgery and knee ligament reconstruction surgery at the internationally renowned Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital.
Mr Thakrar's NHS practise is based at The Lister Hospital where he treats all aspects of adult and paediatric knee pathology together with general trauma conditions. His specific interests are centred around the management of young adult knee conditions to include realignment osteotomy surgery, arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction and cartilage surgery and unicompartmental, primary and complex knee arthroplasty surgery.
Areas of interest
Knee Osteotomy Surgery; Arthroscopy; Cartilage Surgery; Knee Ligament Reconstruction Surgery; Patella instability; Sports Injury; Knee Osteoarthritis and Arthroplasty Surgery; Trauma
Current NHS consultant posts held
The Lister Hospital NHS Trust
Coreys Mill Lane
Throughout his career, Mr Thakrar has been committed to medical research and practising evidence-based medicine. He has been awarded multiple research grants, published multiple papers in peer reviewed journals, authored book chapters and presented at regional, national and international scientific meetings. He continues to contribute to scientific research and is currently a reviewer for a number of orthopaedic journals to include The Bone and Joint Journal.
He is passionate about and has a broad experience of teaching and training ranging from undergraduate level to international lectures. He is invited faculty on the International Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass together with the Royal College of Surgeons of England CCrISP Course.
Rugby, Formula One, Martial Arts, Fitness
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Fluent
- Hindi - Fluent
- FRCS (Tr&Orth) The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2016
- BSc(Hons) University College London 2003
- MBBS University College London 2006
- Specilast Osteotomy and Sports Knee Fellowship Basingstoke Hospital NHS Trust 2018
- Specialist Knee Fellowship Academic Lower Limb Reconstruction Unit, University College London Hospital 2017
Reference number 6149386
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Medical Council Specialist Register - Trauma and Orthopedics, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
• The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng)
• British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
• Medical Protection Society (MPS)
• British Association of Surgery of The Knee (BASK)
• The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
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