Mr Rajesh Kakwani


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

GMC number: 5205151

Practising since: 1994


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Thursday 13:30 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00
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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.

Other interests

BOFAS (British Foot & Ankle Society) Scientific Committee member since 2019: Review the research proposals for NIHR etc, and abstracts submitted to BOA/BOFAS Conferences.

BOFAS Education Committee member from 2016 – 2019: I developed Foot & Ankle patient information sheet (Bunion ( and co-ordinated the Foot & Ankle section of Wikipaedics: which is now being developed by BOFAS.

Chairman ONTEA (OrthNorth Teaching and Education Association: 2020 - 2021 (Treasurer from 2018-2019) This association facilitates training of HENE trainees by organising funding from Industry to sponsor various orthopaedic courses around the region.

Awarded: ‘Trainer of the Year’ Health Education North-East 2016-7 & 2019-20.

National Orthopaedic ST3 recruitment Selections Design Group member since 2019. Interview Panel Member 2010-2018.

National Orthopaedic Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) member since 2019.

Training Lead for Orthopaedic Trainees at Northumbria NHS Trust.

FRCS Orth Examiner 2022.

Newcastle University MBBS student recruitment interview panel member since 2016.

Personal interests

Cricket, Reading and Travelling.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Rajesh Kakwani at Nuffield Health

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Midfoot fusion
  • Hindfoot fusion
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Subtalar fusion
  • Midfoot osteotomy
  • Toe surgery
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Triple Fusion
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Matrix-induced chondrocyte implantation (MACI)
  • Toe joint fusion
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Tendon transfer in foot and ankle
  • Forefoot reconstructive surgery
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Flat foot correction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Keller's arthroplasty
  • Subtalar arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fusion
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Calcaneal osteotomy
  • Ankle replacement

Locations Mr Rajesh Kakwani works with

Related experience


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. 

Post-Graduate Orthopaedics FRCS Orth Revision Course: India 2018, Singapore 2019, Newcastle 2014-2022

BOFAS Principles Course: 2015-2019

BOFAS Fellows (AFAF) Course: Windsor 2017/2018

BOFAS / IFAS (Indian Foot & Ankle Society) Course: Virtual 2020

AO Principle of Fracture Fixation Course & Under-graduate Course 2020

ICJR (International Conference for Joint Reconstruction (Dubai) 2018/2019

IASCON: Indian Arthroscopy Conference, India 2019

North East Sports & Research Conference: Durham 2018, 2019,2020

BOA Instructional Course 2016-2018

BOTA Conference: Foot & Ankle Section 2018/2019


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

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust.

Insurers Mr Rajesh Kakwani works with

Mr Rajesh Kakwani works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • 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.