I am a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgery and sports injuries. I graduated from the Royal Free and University College London Medical School in 2006 with a First Class Honours BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology and a Merit award in my MBBS degree.


After completion of specialty training in the West Midlands in 2017, I 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, I went onto complete my second fellowship, focussing on periarticular knee osteotomy surgery and knee ligament reconstruction surgery at the internationally renowned Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital.


My NHS practise is based at The Lister Hospital where I treat all aspects of adult and paediatric knee pathology together with general trauma conditions. My 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.

Throughout my career, I have been committed to medical research and practising evidence-based medicine. I have been awarded multiple research grants, published multiple papers in peer reviewed journals, authored book chapters and presented at regional, national and international scientific meetings. I continue to contribute to scientific research and am currently a reviewer for a number of orthopaedic journals to include The Bone and Joint Journal.  

I am passionate about and have a broad experience of teaching and training ranging from undergraduate level to international lectures. I am invited faculty on the International Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass together with the Royal College of Surgeons of England CCrISP Course.

Outside of work I have a passion for sports and personal fitness. I enjoy rugby, cricket and Formula 1 motorsport and myself am trained in the art of Taijutsu. Much of my spare time is also spent looking after my young family.


Book Chapter: Outcome of Total Knee Arthroplasty for Failed TKR

Thakrar RR, Ibrahim I, Haddad FS


Book Chapter: Assessing the Quality of Knee Component Position Following Kinematically Aligned Total Knee Arthroplasty

Thakrar RR, Oussedik S.

Book Chapter: Oncogenesis and Foreign Material

Thakrar RR, Haddad FS

Assessment of lower limb rotational profile and its correlation with the tibial tuberosity-trochlea groove distance: A radiological study.

Thakrar RR, Al-Obaedi O, Theivendran K, Snow M.

J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2019 Sep-Dec;27(3)

Allograft use in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery: a review of the current literature

Thakrar RR, Yasen SK, Kundra R.

Orthopaedics and Trauma 2019 Apr;33(2): P76-80

Closed reduction methods for acute anterior shoulder dislocation

Theivendran K, ThakrarRR, Deshmukh S, Dwan K.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Jan; 2019(1)

Debridement, antibiotics and implant retention in management of infected total knee arthroplasty: A systematic review.

Horriat S​, Ayyad S, Thakrar RR, Haddad FS

Seminars in Arthroplasty, 2018 Sep;29(3): 244-249

Assuring the long-term total joint arthroplasty: a triad of variables.

Kayani B, Konan S, Thakrar RR, Huq SS, Haddad FS.

Bone Joint J. 2019 Jan;101-B(1_Supple_A):11-18

Indications for a single-stage exchange arthroplasty for chronic prosthetic joint infection: a systematic review.

Thakrar RR, Horriat S, Kayani B, Haddad FS.

Bone Joint J. 2019 Jan;101-B(1_Supple_A):19-24.

Undergraduate and foundation training in trauma and orthopaedics: junior doctors have their say.

Ghani Y, Thakrar RR, Palmer J, Konan S, Donaldson J, Olivier A, Gikas P, Briggs T.

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2015 Jul;76(7):415-9

Bilateral atraumatic tibial tubercle avulsion fractures: case report and review of the literature.

Khoriati AA, Guo S, Thakrar R, Deol RS, Shah KY.

Injury. 2015 Apr;46(4):767-9

Closed reduction methods for acute anterior shoulder dislocation

Kanthan Theivendran, Raj R Thakrar, Subodh C Deshmukh, Kerry Dwan

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Jan; 2019(1)

'Smart' electronic operation notes in surgery: an innovative way to improve patient care.

Ghani Y, Thakrar R, Kosuge D, Bates P.

Int J Surg. 2014;12(5):30-2

Influence of tibial slope asymmetry on femoral rotation in patients with lateral patellar instability.

Thakrar RR, Snow M.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Dec;22(12):31985-8 

Are leg length and hip offset comparable after hip resurfacing and cementless total hip arthroplasty?

Patel S, Thakrar RR, Bhamra J, Hossain F, Tengrootenhuysen M, Haddad FS.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011 Sep;93(6):465-9

Metal-on-metal bearings: the evidence so far.

Haddad FS, Thakrar RR, Hart AJ, Skinner JA, Nargol AV, Nolan JF, Gill HS, Murray DW, Blom AW, Case CP.

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 May;93(5):572-9

Vitreous cryopreservation maintains the viscoelastic property of human vascular grafts.

Thakrar RR, Patel VP, Hamilton G, Fuller BJ, Seifalian AM.

FASEB J. 2006 May;20(7):874-81