Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon



Telephone: +44 (0)20 3947 0050

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Foot & Ankle Surgery

All our Foot & Ankle consultants provide expert care for the following conditions:

  • Ankle Arthritis and deformity
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacements
  • Flat feet deformity and tibialis posterior dysfunction
  • Forefoot deformity (including bunions, arthritis and lesser toes)
  • Hindfoot arthritis and deformity
  • Midfoot arthritis and deformity
  • Neuromuscular feet (including CharcotMarie Tooth)
  • Osteochondral defects of the talus
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports and dance injuries
  • Tendon disorders

The Foot & Ankle Unit has a strong pedigree of research. The unit is actively involved with cutting edge research into novel methods of treating arthritis, deformity correction, treatment of neuromuscular disorders, and into methods for assessing foot and ankle conditions. The Foot & Ankle unit collaborates with other renowned centres both nationally and internationally to ensure that the RNOH can continue to provide the best standard of care to its patients. The unit may discuss recruitment to a clinical trial with patients if it is felt to be appropriate.

Karan Malhotra is a consultant orthopaedic foot & ankle surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He undertook his basic medical training in the University of Manchester, graduating with honours. His early training medical and surgical training was in Manchester and Yorkshire. He then joined the Stanmore Orthopaedic training programme. He has undertaken foot & ankle fellowships in Melbourne, Australia and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, UK. He was awarded a grant by the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society for a visiting fellowship to Singapore and his international fellowship to Australia.

Throughout his career Mr Malhotra has been actively involved with research. He is widely published, and his work has won national and international awards. He has also written book chapters and consensus publications. He is actively involved in cutting edge research with the Research Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science based at RNOH and affiliated with UCL.

Mr Malhotra has particular interests in developing technology in healthcare and improving patient outcomes and holds seats on two national committees with the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS). Through these committees he is active in a number of national projects aimed at improving patient care.

Mr Malhotra is a keen educator and trainer. He runs simulation training for registrars and organises the hospital doctor teaching for the RNOH. He is regularly invited to teach on courses and registrar training programmes. He is currently involved in running foot & ankle teaching nationally through BOFAS.

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