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Mr Rakesh Dalal

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Practices at: The Alexandra Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Rakesh Dalal is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising primarily in disorders of the foot and ankle. After qualifying from the University of Bombay, Mr Dalal undertook orthopaedic residency training which culminated in the award of the MS(Orthopaedics) and diploma in Orthopaedics in 1988 and 1989 respectively.

Mr Dalal continued his orthopaedic training in the United Kingdom on the North East Thames, Oxford and Cambridge rotations. He obtained the FRCS Orth in 1998 and continued his fellowship training in London, Dallas and Baltimore. He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust in 1998. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester.

Mr Dalal's primary interest is in foot and ankle surgery, a focus area in which he carries out the full spectrum of surgery, from ingrowing toenails to total ankle replacements. He also has special interests in forefoot deformity correction and Achilles tendon disorder, in addition to minimally invasive surgery of the ankle.

Rakesh has published extensively on the topic of foot and ankle surgery, describing several innovative surgery techniques. He has also contributed chapters to orthopaedic surgery textbooks and has lectured at both national and international meetings.

In his spare time, Mr Dalal enjoys both watching and playing cricket, music and travelling.

Clinical Interests

  • Forefoot deformities
  • Achilles tendon injuries and disorders
  • Sports injuries and arthroscopy of the ankle and foot
  • Paediatric and adolescent foot and ankle injuries

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic foot and ankle society
  • Indian foot and ankle society
  • Asia Pacific foot and ankle society 
  • American Orthopaedic foot and ankle society