Mr Rajesh Kakwani

MBBS, MS Ortho, DNB Ortho, MCh Orth, FRCS Orth, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Specialities Orthopaedics, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Key Hole Surgery, Sports Medicine, Joint replacement
  • Telephone 0191 2816131
  • Year of first qualification 1994
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English, Hindi, Sindhi, Urdu and Marathi.

  • GMC Number 5205151
  • Fax 0191 2811379


Mr Kakwani studied medicine and then completed his post-graduation (Masters Degree) in Orthopaedics from the Mumbai University, India. He completed his MCh Orthopaedics degree from the University of Liverpool in 2006. 

Mr Kakwani completed his Higher Surgical Training at the Northern Deanery, gaining the FRCS (Orth) accreditation in 2012. He was fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery at Bristol and Sheffield.

Mr Kakwani completed the AO Trauma Fellowship in Hannover, Germany in 2011. He was awarded BOFAS Travelling fellowship to the Sigvard Hansen Foot and Ankle Unit, Seattle in 2014. He is and has been a Clinical and Educational Supervisor for the Orthopaedic Specialty Trainees and teaches in a variety of regional and national courses.


  • Thursday 13:30 - 17:00


Current posts

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust.


Other interests

·        Education Committee Member: British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Chief Editor for the UKITE 2010 

·        2015- Initiator & Faculty for ITCA ( In Training Clinical Exam) since 2012

·        Faculty for the Northern Deanery & Post-graduate Orthopaedics FRCS Orth courses

·        Organisor for the BOFAS Principles of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Newcastle 2016

·        Regular Interview panel member for National ST3 Orthopaedic & Newcastle University MBBS recruitment

Personal interests

Cricket, Reading and Travelling.

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland


A Feasibility Study Comparing Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection With Saline for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Using a Prospective, Randomized Trial Design.

Johnson-Lynn S, Cooney A, Ferguson D, Bunn D, Gray W, Coorsh J, Kakwani R, Townshend D.

Foot Ankle Spec. 2018 May 1:1938640018776065. PMID: 29779399

A randomized controlled trial comparing the Thompson hemiarthroplasty with the Exeter polished tapered stem and Unitrax modular head in the treatment of displaced intracapsular fractures of the hip.

Sims AL, Parsons N, Achten J, Griffin XL, Costa ML, Reed MR; CORNET trainee collaborative.

Bone Joint J. 2018 Mar 1;100-B(3):352-360. PMID: 29589786

Total ankle replacement versus arthrodesis (TARVA): protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial.

Goldberg AJ, Zaidi R, Thomson C, Doré CJ, Skene SS, Cro S, Round J, Molloy A, Davies M, Karski M, Kim L, Cooke P; TARVA study group.

BMJ Open. 2016 Sep 6;6(9):e012716. PMID: 27601503

Outcome of Minimally Invasive Distal Metatarsal Metaphyseal Osteotomy (DMMO) for Lesser Toe Metatarsalgia.

Haque S, Kakwani R, Chadwick C, Davies MB, Blundell CM.

Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Jan;37(1):58-63. PMID:26314303

Two-year outcomes of MOBILITY Total Ankle Replacement.

Ramaskandhan JR, Kakwani R, Kometa S, Bettinson K, Siddique MS.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Apr 2;96(7): PMID:24695930

Pre-operative echocardiogram in hip fracture patients with cardiac murmur--an audit.

Jettoo P, Kakwani R, Junejo S, Talkhani I, Dixon P.

J Orthop Surg Res. 2011 Sep 23;6:49, PMID:21943077

Immobilisation of the knee and ankle and its impact on drivers' braking times: a driving simulator study.

Waton A, Kakwani R, Cooke NJ, Litchfield D, Kok D, Middleton H, Irwin L.

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Jul;93(7):928-31.

Medium term results of revision total hip replacement using radial impaction grafting and a collared textured stem.

Kakwani RG, Saquib M, Kashyap S.

Hip Int. 2009 Jul-Sep;19(3):227-33. 

Rupture of the pectoralis major muscle: surgical treatment in athletes.

Kakwani RG, Matthews JJ, Kumar KM, Pimpalnerkar A, Mohtadi N.

Int Orthop. 2007 Apr;31(2):159-63. 

Autologous blood transfusion following total knee arthroplasty: is it always necessary?

Tellisi N, Kakwani R, Hulse N, Abusitta G, Ashammakhi N, Wahab KA.

Int Orthop. 2006 Oct;30(5):412-4. 


Mr Rajesh Kakwani works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth

Mr Rajesh Kakwani does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Rajesh Kakwani does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Rajesh Kakwani does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.