Mr. Pramod Achan
Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
|Mr. Pramod Achan
I have developed a practice focusing on lower limb joint preservation surgery, arthroscopic intervention, primary, complex primary and revision joint surgery. I offer the latest techniques in surgery of the hip and knee in order to maximise function with the least disruption or loss of your own tissues.
|FRCS(Tr & Orth)
||Royal College of Surgeons of England
||Royal College of Surgeons of England
||St Bartholomews Hospital Medical School
Personal and Training
Mr Achan was born in Barnstaple, North Devon. He boarded at Mill Hill School for his O’levels and A’levels where he was a monitor and head of his boarding house. He represented the school First XV at rugby and captained the school First XI at hockey and cricket.
In 1988 he left school having obtained a place to read medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital medical college. He graduated from “Barts” in 1993, having captained the college cricket side and represented London University and United Hospitals at hockey. He met his future wife, Sarah, in his final year at medical school and exchanged vows at St Bartholomew’s the Less, a chapel within the hospital in 2000. They have one son.
Mr Achan did his first house officer jobs at Barts spending three months on the Professorial Surgical Unit, and three months in the Orthopaedic Department. He developed his love for Orthopaedics there, before working as a Senior House Officer in Hillingdon, Banbury, at St George’s in Tooting for Martin Bircher on the pelvic trauma unit and the late Paul Calvert before finally moving to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and working for Professor Rolfe Birch on the Peripheral Nerve Injuries Unit.
He obtained his Fellowship in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1998 before working as a Trauma Fellow at the Royal London Hospital.
In 1999 he was appointed on to the prestigious Percival Pott training programme under the late Hugh Phillips. He trained with Professor George Bentley on the Professorial unit at RNOH Stanmore, before working at the Royal London Hospital, Great Ormond Street, The Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow, The Norfolk & Norwich Hospital and finally back at the RNOH as Senior Registrar on the Bone Tumour Unit. He obtained his Fellowship in Orthopaedics & Trauma in 2004 from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was placed on the Specialist Register in 2005.
He completed fellowships in Trauma at the Hospital for Joint Diseases NYU in New York and in Arthroplasty on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia with Ray Randle.
He was appointed to the Staff of Barts and the Royal London Hospitals NHS trust in 2005, and commenced his practice as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in January 2006.
In 2009 He was awarded the British Hip Society Travelling Fellowship to the USA as a guest of the American Hip Society. This award is made to two young upcoming surgeons chosen to represent the best of British Hip surgery practice.
He has now established close links with the following institutions:
- Massachussettes General Hospital – Harvard Medical School; Boston
- Hospital for Special Surgery; New York
- Hospital for Joint Diseases NYU; New York
- The Mayo clinic, Rochester Minnesotta
- University of British Columbia; Vancouver
- Parkland Memorial Hospital; Dallas
- Stanford University; Palo Alto, California
- University of Utah; Salt Lake City
- The Rothman Institute; Philadelphia
- Sport: Cricket, Golf, Hockey, Rugby, Soccer
He continues to play competitive cricket for the Hurlingham club in Fulham.
- Photography: Travel, Portrait, Medical
- Painting: Oil on Canvas
- Food & Wine:
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, With fellowship training in joint preservation, Primary and revision Joint replacement of the Hip & Knee, Arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery of the hip, soft tissue reconstruction of the knee including cruciate reconstruction and meniscal surgery, as well as treatment for cartilage defects including chondrocyte transplantation.
Early Intervention of Hip arthritis and Impingement, Hard bearing Surfaces including ceramic and Partial replacement of Knee compartments.
Hip Replacement in Neuromuscular Disorders such as Cerebral Palsy in early adulthood.
Management of Infected Joint Arthroplasty.
Teaching & Training Responsibilities
- Deputy Programme Director of the Percival Pott Orthopaedic Training Programme
- Course Convenor for the Barts & The London FRCS Basic Science Revison Course
Faculty for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore courses:
- Basic & Intermediate Knee Arthroscopy
- Basic Knee Arthroplasty
- Faculty for the Norfolk & Norwich Revision Course for the FRCS Tr & Orth
- Faculty for the Cambridge Basic Science Revision Course
Research Interest in Trauma and outcomes in High Energy trauma, and in Basic science of Early osteoarthritis and its intervention.
Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of cancer, Involved with research at Queen Mary University, The William Harvey Institute and The Trauma Clinical Academic Unit.
Areas of Expertise
- Orthopaedics and Trauma
- Hip and Knee Arthroscopy
- Joint Preservation Surgery
- Hip and knee surgery
- Joint replacement and revision
- Knee reconstruction
- Musculoskeletal trauma
- Sports injuries
- Hip arthroscopy
- Treatment of impingement
- Complex primary hip and knee replacement
- Hip replacement surgery (using hydroxy-apatite ceramics)
- Knee ligament repair and reconstruction
- Fracture treatment