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Mr Nikhil Kharwadkar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Orth), MS (Orth), DNB (Orth)

Practices at: The Priory Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Kharwadkar specialises in hip and knee surgery. His clinical practice involves hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery and knee arthroscopy. He is a full-time Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Kharwadkar completed his higher surgical training in Orthopaedics and Trauma in March 2011 in the Yorkshire rotation based at Leeds. He then undertook sub-speciality fellowship training in hip and knee surgery at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham for 18 months. He has also undertaken visiting fellowships in complex hip and knee surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA and Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland which are world-famous institutions for the highest quality of care and leading advances in medical research. He worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon on a fixed-term contract for nearly two years at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge prior to his current appointment. To date, he has performed over 500 hip replacements and over 500 knee replacements in both NHS and private practice for the past 10 years.

Mr Kharwadkar regularly attends national and international conferences to keep abreast of the latest advances in hip and knee surgery. He has presented papers in national and international meetings. He has published a number of research projects including prospective randomised trial and retrospective studies and has undertaken audits to improve the quality and safety of health care in the NHS. He is a clinical and educational supervisor for junior doctors in training and is invited as a faculty to teach on postgraduate courses in Orthopaedics and Trauma.

Mr Kharwadkar is a keen runner and cyclist. He has completed many half marathons and long-distance cycling events.

Clinical Interests

Mr Kharwadkar undertakes:

  • Hip replacements
  • Knee replacements
  • knee arthroscopy

His scope of clinical work involves:

  • hip pain in adults
  • knee pain in adults
  • Hip arthritis
  • Knee arthritis
  • Knee injuries
  • Meniscal tears in the knee

Professional Memberships

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Hip Society
  • British Society for the Surgery of the Knee