Mr Tarun Taneja


MS (Ortho), FRCS (Tr & Orth), MCh Orth (Univ. Edinburgh), Dip. Sports Med (Intl. Olympic Comm.), Fellow of European Board of Orthopaedics

GMC number: 5209032


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Mr Tarun Taneja is a fellowship-trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Knee surgery, including ACL reconstruction, meniscus injuries, sports ligament injuries and Knee replacement.

Mr Taneja trained on one of the oldest and most prestigious Orthopaedic programmes in the United Kingdom – Percival Potts, with its base at the Royal London Hospital. He is on the GMC Specialist Register for Trauma & Orthopaedics and has undertaken three knee fellowships, which focussed on treating Sports injuries. He was awarded the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association ( BOSTAA) fellowship, and visited Orthopaedic centres in Europe, including FIFA centres of excellence, to interact with leading Knee surgeons and observe the latest techniques to treat knee injuries. He was accepted as a Fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedics in 2011. In 2017, he was awarded the Sports Medicine Diploma by the International Olympic Committee at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2019 he was elected an International member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Mr Taneja has a special interest in all sports-related Knee injuries, including ACL reconstruction, meniscal injuries, and ligament injuries, and he has been using the latest surgical techniques to treat these. He also performs knee replacements for arthritis.

His current NHS base is the Homerton Hospital, which was the designated hospital for the 2012 London Olympics, and Mr Taneja works closely with Sports Medicine physicians and physiotherapists to treat sportspersons from different disciplines. Mr Taneja also operates at Barts Health. His Trauma practice includes surgical treatment of complex fractures and he has worked at the Level One Trauma Centre at The Royal London Hospital. He is the Trauma Director for the Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust and is on the steering committee of the North East London & Essex Trauma Network.

Mr Taneja has a strong interest in teaching and has been training Registrars and Junior doctors in Orthopaedics for many years. He was awarded a Master of Surgery ( MCh -Trauma & Orthopaedics ) by the University of Edinburgh. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University London and has been a faculty member in courses and workshops. His interest in teaching complements his clinical work and ensures his patients receive the latest evidence-based care.

Mr Taneja firmly believes that good communication, compassion, respect and empathy are key to patient satisfaction and improved outcomes. He and his team will ensure you are comfortable, feel well looked after and have easy and convenient access to the team, both during, and following your treatment.


Patient Testimonials:
“I opted for ACL reconstruction and a meniscus tear repair, the surgery went as planned and after rehab, I am again playing football and racquet sports with no pain or hindrance, my knee feels strong and my confidence in making sudden movements and playing contact sports is as before. I cannot thank Dr Taneja enough for all he has done to enable me to return to an active lifestyle.”

“Mr Taneja is a caring sensitive Surgeon. I had a successful partial knee replacement and I felt totally reassured every step of the way. He explained everything clearly and listened carefully to my concerns. I am now week 6 post-op and have made great progress. I will be having my other knee done in the Autumn by Mr Taneja. He has in no uncertain terms given me my life back as I can’t begin to explain the pain I suffered prior to surgery. Thank you again Mr Taneja you are truly up there with the best!”

Special interests

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Meniscus tears repair
  • Sports knee injuries
  • Total Knee replacement
  • Partial Knee replacement
  • Knee arthritis
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
  • Patella (Kneecap) problems
  • Knee tendon problems & injuries
  • Fractures-surgical fixation (ORIF - open reduction & internal fixation)

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Tarun Taneja at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Steroid injections
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Tarun Taneja works with

Related experience


  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • The European Society of Sports Traumatology
  • Knee Arthroscopy & Surgery (ESSKA)
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA)
  • British Orthopaedic

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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