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Mr Nimalan Maruthainar was born and largely brought up in London with schooling at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s School. He qualified from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, 1993.
He worked as demonstrator in Anatomy at Leeds University. His Basic Surgical Training was at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital with further training on the SpR rotation of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Royal Free Hospital. Higher training included 1 year as Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics, University College London (UCL).
He also spent time as a member of the Circuit Medical Team at Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit.
Mr Nimalan Maruthainar has been a Consultant at the Royal Free Hospital since July 2005. His is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, University College London.
Areas of interest
Meniscal disease; Femur; Hip replacement surgery; Hip; Knee replacement surgery; Ligament reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament; Knee surgery; Trauma; Knee; Hip disorders; Wrist fractures; Degenerative knee disorders; Anterior knee pain; Knee pain; Knee arthroscopy; Lower limb trauma; Carpal tunnel syndrome
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Gaucher's disease, (Lysosomal Storage Disorders)
Chapter: Orthopaedics and Trauma, Lower Limb.Kirk’s General Surgical Operations, 6th Ed
In vivo roughening of retrieved total knee arthroplasty femoral components. Knee.
Gaucher disease: outcome following total hip replacements and effect of enzyme replacement therapy in a cohort of UK patients.
Advanced trauma life support radiographic trauma series: Part 3--The pelvis radiograph.
J Periop Pract
Advanced trauma life support radiographic trauma series: part 2--the chest radiograph.
J Periop Pract
Advanced trauma life support radiographic trauma series: part 1--The cervical spine radiograph. J Periop Pract
Perioperative blood transfusion: the role of allogenous and autologous transfusions, and pharmacological agents. J Periop Pract
The use of ionising radiation in trauma and orthopaedic theatres. J Periop Pract
Adedeji R. Oragui E. Khan W. Maruthainar N.
The importance of correct patient positioning in theatres and implications of mal-positioning.
J Periop Pract
Chapter in Basic Orthopaedic Sciences, The Stanmore Guide. Hodder Arnold
The use of thyroid protective x-ray radiation shields by trainee orthopaedic surgeons.
Occ Env Med
Functional outcome following excision of tumours of the distal radius and reconstruction by autologous non-vascularized osteoarticular fibula grafting. J Hand Surg
The posterior cruciate ligament to sacrifice or preserve? A prospective clinical and radiographic comparison of the Kinemax and Press-Fit-Condylar total knee arthroplasty systems. JBJS (Supp)
Airline travel and DVT: a cautionary tale.
The treatment of scaphoid nonunion. A review of a novel technique using precision bone grafting compared with Herbert screw fixation and bone graft. J Hand Surg
A hip that will never wear out. BMJ
Courses offered to GPs
Have delivered lectures on a variety of aspect of management of hip and knee problems.
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.http://www.njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk/SurgeonProfile?gmccode=4018573
All hip and knee replacement, whether performed in the NHS or Private Sectors are submitted to the National Joint Registry. The NJR continually monitor the revision and mortality rate. This data is available through their website.
- FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2005
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1997
- MB BS Royal Free Medical School, University of London 1993
- BSc (Hons) University of London 1990
Reference number 4018573
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
Member of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society
Member of the British Medical Association
International Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, NW8 9NH
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 07871 269062
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- 17:00 - 20:00
- 07871 269062
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