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Ajeya Adhikari

Ajeya Adhikari
Sports Injury Specialist & Orthopaedic surgeon, London


A leading Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based in South West London, dealing primarily with lower limb conditions with a special interest in knee surgery.  Mr Adhikari is a high volume knee surgeon and is in the top decile nationally in terms of the number of patients treated. In a typical year, he carries out 200 knee replacement operations, 50 cruciate ligament surgeries and 200 knee arthroscopy operations.


He has pioneered the use of computers and robotics in orthopaedic surgery in the UK and is actively involved in the culture of cartilage cells and transplant for cartilage injuries.

    Clinical interests

  • Knee surgery: Over the last three years Mr Adhikari has performed on average, both in the NHS and private sectors, 200 knee replacements, 50 cruciate ligament surgeries and 200 arthroscopy operations per year.

    Sports injuries: Mr Adhikari has a special interest in sports injuries to the lower limb. He provides orthopaedic services to Crystal Palace and other smaller football teams in South London. He also has an interest in skiing, rugby, athletics and other contact sports injuries. 

    Research interests

  • Computer and robotic orthopaedic surgery

    Mr Adhikari carried out the first computer and robotic assisted joint replacement in the UK in October 2002, as reported by the BBC. He continues to present his research papers all around the world including the United States, Europe and the Far East.

    Cartilage transplant

    Mr Adhikari has been involved in the transplant of cartilage cells into the knee since 2000. He is currently one of the investigators in a pan European trial (Summit trial): 'A comparison between the performance of chondrocytes versus microfracture technique on knee symptoms'.

    Sports injuries

    Mr Adhikari is currently setting up a multicentre study to look at return to sports after ACL reconstruction.

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