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Mr Karan Johal

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

BMBS (Hons0 MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practices at: The Chiltern Hospital, The Shelburne Hospital

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Mr Johal is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in management of Foot and Ankle conditions.

After attending Colchester Royal Grammar School he obtained a First Class degree in Biomedical Science and graduated with Honours in Medicine from the University of Nottingham. He then undertook higher surgical training in London on the prestigious UCH/Middlesex rotation. He completed an MSc in Sports Medicine at UCL during surgical training.

Following completion of training he undertook a high volume fellowship at Stoke Mandeville Hospital covering all aspects of Foot and Ankle surgical reconstruction. He was also awarded a British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) Travelling Fellowship to work with Professor Hintermann in Switzerland. In addition, he was selected to complete an AO Trauma Surgery Fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

He is currently Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage and QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City. Mr Johal also undertakes consultations and operating lists in Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire.

He has published and presented internationally and has a strong interest in teaching and training. He is currently the Lead for Education in the Orthopaedic department, which includes undergraduate teaching for University of Cambridge medical students.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons (London)
  • British Orthopaedic Assocaition
  • British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

Clinical Interests

  • Sports related Injuries;
  • Arthroscopic procedures;
  • Bunion management;
  • Lesser Toe correction;
  • Ankle & Hindfoot reconstruction;
  • Midfoot & Forefoot disorders;
  • Ankle ligament reconstruction;
  • Achilles tendon disorders;
  • Peroneal tendon disorders;
  • Morton's Neuroma;
  • Diagnostic Injections;
  • Therapeutic Injections;
  • Deformity correction;
  • Children’s Foot and Ankle conditions
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma surgery;
  • Shockwave Therapy

Research Interests

  • Foot & Ankle Trauma
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Sports injury

Current NHS Post

  • East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust