Kash Akhtar

Consultant Knee Surgeon


Mr Akhtar specialises in all aspects of knee injuries and treatments. He has a particular expertise in sports injuries, arthroscopic knee surgery, meniscal surgery and repair, cartilage injuries, knee ligament reconstruction (including multiligament injuries), realignment surgery and unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement.

His academic research focuses on achieving the best patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and optimising patient safety through surgical education and training using cutting edge techniques.

Recent and current appointments

  • Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust, London
  • Senior Clinical Academic Lecturer, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, QMUL
  • Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • Winston Churchill Fellow, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Publications, lectures and teaching

  • Course Director, MSc Orthopaedic Trauma Sciences, Blizard Institute, QMUL
  • Faculty, MSc Trauma Sciences (Military & Austere), Blizard Institute, QMUL
  • Senior Internal Examiner, Year 1 MBBS, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, QMUL
  • National Selection Design Committee, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Health Education England
  • Has published widely in peer-reviewed journals on knee surgery, patient safety and virtual reality simulation for surgical training and education (MD and MEd)
  • Holds a BSc in Exercise Physiology & Applied Biophysics
  • Regularly convenes organised training courses for postgraduate surgery (MRCS and FRCS [Tr & Orth])
  • Reviewer for Surgical and Medical Education journals
  • Convenor Jackson Burrow and Moreton Prize in Orthopaedics
  • Has given over 100 national and international lectures on knee surgery, patient safety in surgery and technology enhanced surgical education

Society memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons (RCS England)
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • AO Trauma (AO)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
  • British Orthopaedic Association

Contact details

To find out more, or to arrange an appointment please contact my secretary, Ella Davison, who will be more than happy to help:

DDI: +44 (0) 203 870 8998
Fax: +44 (0) 203 070 0106
Email: akhtar@fortiusclinic.com

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Partial meniscectomy is where the damaged part of the meniscus is removed during arthroscopic surgery.
ACL reconstruction involves taking a piece of tissue from a tendon is used to replace a torn tendon.
Arthroscopy allows surgeons to use a type of keyhole surgery to diagnose and treat joint problems.
Sometimes the meniscus can be repaired using small sutures (stitches)