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Mr Pimpalnerkar is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Heart of England Foundation Trust and Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust, Sutton Coldfield.
Having completed his higher training in orthopaedics within the West Midlands Mr Pimpalnerkar completed to advanced surgical fellowships; the first in knee surgery (joint replacement and sports injuries) at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, the second in sports surgery at the Sports Medicine Centre, Calgary, Canada.
Apart from general orthopaedics he specialises in sports surgery performing open and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and ankle as well as joint arthroplasty and cartilage grafting procedures.
Mr Pimpalnerkar is the honoury club surgeon from Walsall Football Club and a number of other sporting teams in the region.
Professional bodies of which Mr Pimpalnerkar is a member include the British Orthopaedic Association, World Orthopaedic Concern and the British Associaltion of Knee Surgery.
Whilst in Canada Mr Pimpalnerkar worked with the Calgary Flames, a professional Ice Hockey team in the NHL.
Until recently Mr Pimpalnerkar was a member of HM Forces and a Surgeon Commander in the Royal Navy, he has now retired from these duties.
Mr Pimpalnerkar has had papers published in international journals and lectures at national and international meetings. He is an international appraiser for Orthopaedic Surgeons in Europe including Romania and assesses surgical skills of orthopaedic surgeons in knee and shoulder surgery at the Foisor Institute in Bucharest
Areas of interest
Knee and shoulder surgery; Sports injuries and surgery; Knee replacement including computer assisted navigation; Cartilage repair and transplant; Shoulder resurfacing and replacement; Hip resurfacing and replacement; Ankle surgery; Minimal access / invasive surgery;
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon sub specialist interests in knee, shoulder and sports surgery and stem cell transplant and computer assisted surgery
Good Hope Hospital and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Computer assisted surgery of the knee
Cartilage repair of the knee and stem cell transplant surgery
Program Director for teaching at Good Hope Hospital, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
International Assessor and Appraiser
Distinction in Microbiology
Distinction in Surgery Final MBBS
National Merit Scholarship
Courses offered to GPs
Mr Pimpalnerkar is avaialble to provide GP education talks and seminars through Spire Little Aston Hospital.
He also delivers GP education at Good Hope Hospital
International and national course organiser and convener and conference organiser
- MBBS University of Poona 1988
- MS Orth University of Poona 1992
- DNB (Diplomat National Board) NBE New Delhi 1993
- MSc Trauma University of Birmingham 1997
- MCH University of Liverpool 1998
- FRCS (Trauma and Orth) Intercollegiate Board 1999
- FRCS Glasgow Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow 1999
- Fellowship in Shoulder, Knee and Sports Injuries University of Calgary, Canada 2002
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
One or two injections, +/- aspiration, into joint(s), cyst, bursa or soft tissue, with image guidance - (5-50)
Spire Little Aston Hospital (5-50)
Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (5-50)
Spire Little Aston Hospital (5-50)
Injection(s), +/- aspiration, into joint(s), cyst, bursa or soft tissue - (5-50)
Autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (including arthroscopic and meniscectomy) - (1-5)
Complex primary total knee replacement (i.e. including bone graft, augmentation or osteotomy) - (1-5)
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