Mr Rahul Patel
Mr Rahul Patel is a fellowship trained knee and hip surgeon specialising in all aspects of knee surgery and sports hip surgery. He cares for elite and amateur athletes in a range of sports and over a range of ages. He has particular professional sport affiliations in international cricket, rugby and football. He is an international educator and surgical skills trainer in sports arthroscopy.
Mr Patel is a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics at the University College Hospital, London. He is actively involved in the training of higher surgical trainees on the London orthopaedic rotations and is also a co-developer and course tutor on the MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health at University College London. He is an Honorary Associate Professor of UCL. He is also the medical director of MyRecovery, a digital health platform for the surgical patient.
Amongst others, he is a member of the British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK), The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).
Rahul Patel qualified from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. He trained in surgery at various London teaching hospitals before undertaking a formal two-year research period culminating in a higher degree from the University of London. His specialist orthopaedic training was on the Middlesex/University College Hospital, London rotation. Mr Patel then undertook subspecialist fellowship training in reconstructive arthroscopy and sports orthopaedic surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Vail, USA as well as the Mayo Clinic, USA.
Areas of Expertise
- Sports/soft tissue injuries of knee – ACL, PCL, multi-ligament injuries, meniscal tears, cartilage injury
- Joint preservation – meniscal transplantation, cartilage regeneration, osteotomy of the knee
- Patello-femoral disorders –instability, pain syndromes
- Knee joint replacement – total, partial, focal & MAKO robotic and revision procedures
- Sports injuries of the hip and groin – femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), adductor injury
NHS Base: UCLH
Consultant Website: rahulpatel.net