Mr. Sanjiv Chugh qualified as a doctor in 1983 and has trained extensively in postgraduate orthopaedics both in the UK and abroad. He was awarded Master of Surgery (Orthopaedics) higher degree for his research on a form of hip replacement.
While a Specialist Registrar on the Birmingham rotation he was appointed as one of the first Lower Limb Reconstruction Fellows working with Mr Derek Mcminn, the inventor and progenitor of the resurfacing hip replacement - designed to provide a better surgical treatment for younger arthritic patients.
Later he was also awarded a British Limb Reconstruction Society travelling fellowship to Italy to work with international experts in external fixation and limb lengthening procedures.
Mr Chugh is Wolverhampton's Senior Knee Surgeon and deals with both knee replacements (including unicompartmental and patellofemoral replacements) and, particularly, complex ligament injuries. As such he carries out surgical repair and reconstruction following sports injuries, particularly important to patients whose livelihoods depend on it.
He also continues to perform hip replacement surgery including resurfacing hip replacement.
Mr Chugh is a trainer in surgical skills for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is on the local regional training committee which oversees the registrar training in Orthopaedics in the West Midlands. He is currently (2010-2011) President of the Naughton Dunn Society, the West Midlands Educational Society for Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Mr Chugh performs the following treatments at Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital:
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Sanjiv Chugh at Nuffield Health
- Knee replacement revision
- Knee replacement
- Knee arthroscopy
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
- PCL reconstruction
- Hip replacement
Mr Chugh has many published research articles and continues to carry out research alongside his clinical work. Current interests include computer navigated knee replacement surgery. (He is the only surgeon to have carried out this procedure in Wolverhampton).
He is also one of a small number of surgeons involved in the current ACTIVE trial of autologous chrondrocyte implantation. This is a trial of a new treatment for cartilage defects within the knee, which may prevent the need for later surgery such as knee replacements. Wolverhampton is one of only 24 centres in Europe currently engaged in this, with Mr Chuch as the surgeon carrying it out.
- The British Medical Association
- The British Orthopaedic Association
- British Association for Surgery of the Knee
Other posts held
- New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
Mr Sanjiv Chugh does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Sanjiv Chugh does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Sanjiv Chugh does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.