About Mr Rajaratnam

Mr Rajaratnam is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in treating knee and lower limb conditions.

Mr. Sam Rajaratnam FRCS (Tr. & Ortho) is one of the leading Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons in the UK specialising in all aspects of knee surgery.

His London Practice (The Chelsea Knee Clinic) is based at the Lister Hospital, Chelsea, and he also runs successful practices in Kent and Sussex (at Horder Healthcare) and in Eastbourne (BMI Esperance hospital).

Sam is recognised throughout the UK as a leading knee specialist , and performs amongst the highest number of successful knee replacement operations on the UK National Joint Registry each year, with excellent outcomes.

He has also pioneered “Day case knee ligament reconstructive surgical programmes” over the last 8 years, and is passionate about “enhanced recovery” and “day case rapid recovery” following surgery to the knee.

TRAINING & AWARDS

Mr Rajaratnam trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital in London where he qualified with a first class degree in anatomy and an MBBS in 1997. He then underwent basic surgical training at the Royal College of Surgeons, England and higher surgical training at numerous centres of excellence across the south east of England and Australia.

He was awarded the Walter Mercer Gold Medal for the best performance throughout Great Britain and Ireland in the final FRCS Orthopaedics and Trauma examination in 2006.

He acted as the British Orthopaedic Association Ambassador to Hong Kong in 2007 and then spent time working in Australia at some of the world’s best knee injury and reconstruction units.

He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2008, and has now become one of the leading knee surgeons in the country with an excellent national reputation.

He has an interest in cartilage repair techniques within the knee, and has developed a successful day case ACL and PCL reconstructive programme. Mr Rajaratnam is passionate about uncovering new advances in knee surgery and is involved in national trials and programmes aimed to advance the knowledge of knee surgery.

He is very keen on medical education, was the Senior Tutor in charge of organising the post graduate training for all the Senior Registrars specialising in Orthopaedics within the London Deanery and Kent, Sussex and Surrey deaneries between 2011-14.  Sam continues to have active role teaching and educating the next generation of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

PERSONAL PROFILE

Outside work, Sam is a keen sportsman, and enjoys numerous sports including Golf, Cricket, Tennis, Badminton and Rugby.

He is also a keen pianist and accordionist, and enjoys the great British countryside.

SUB-SPECIALITIES

Mr Rajaratnam specialises in the following areas:

  • Complex knee surgery including primary and revision joint replacement
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Cartilage repair of the knee
  • Meniscal repair
  • Minimally invasive knee surgery
  • Complex multi ligament injury to the knee
  • Day Case knee ligament surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Sports injuries
  • Knee Surgery

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mr Rajaratnam pursues research in the following areas:

  • Cartilage repair techniques in the knees.
  • Advances in modern knee replacements.
  • Knee injury and ligament reconstruction.
  • Rapid recovery programmes following knee surgery

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS

Mr Rajaratnam’s current memberships include:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
  • Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association of Knee Surgeons UK
  • Member of South East Group of Knee Surgeons