Mr Raghbir Khakha
Mr Raghbir Khakha
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Mr Raghbir Khakha

FRCS (Tr & Orth), MBBS, MSc

Consultant Orthopaedic & Specialist Knee Surgeon

Mr Khakha is a fellowship trained specialist trauma and orthopaedic knee surgeon. His surgical expertise revolves around all aspects of knee problems including trauma, sports injuries, arthritis and joint preservation surgery. He regularly works in partnership with Professor Adrian Wilson with whom Mr Khakha carried out his knee fellowship.

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Mr Raghbir Khakha

Mr Khakha’s NHS practice is based in central London teaching hospital Guy’s and St Thomas’. He has been in consultant practice since 2017 dealing with all elements of knee related injuries ranging from children’s knee injuries right the way through complex redo surgery for failed joint replacements. His philosophy is based on joint preservation surgery, where he routinely performs ligament repairs and reconstructions, meniscal repairs and osteotomy surgery. He regularly accepts referrals from other orthopaedic centres to manage complex primary and redo knee reconstructive surgery.

Following his successful completion of fellowship in the US at Massachusetts General Hospital in trauma surgery and knee fellowship at North Hampshire Hospitals, Mr Khakha embarked on his consultant career at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Prior to this, he trained on the prestigious South East London Training Rotation, for which he is now the lead for knee surgery teaching and involved with managing surgeons in training. He has a passion for education, training and research and regularly speaks at international and national meetings on modern minimally invasive knee surgical techniques.

Mr Khakha completed his medical degree at St Georges University Hospital in 2006. He was awarded a BSc with honours at University College London in Orthopaedics and went to complete a Masters in the same field at the University of Brighton. He is an honorary senior lecturer at King’s College London and oversees surgical fellows looking to refine their skills in knee surgery.

Mr Khakha is a great surgeon and such a lovely man who pays great attention to detail and presents as a very pleasant and caring man. I am so grateful for his care when I had my second knee replacement in 2018. My previous experience of a knee replacement 10 years earlier was not a pleasant one and I was a bit anxious about having the second one operated on, but I worried needlessly! The whole process from initial consultation through to post-op check up was very well organised and my recovery under Mr. Khakha’s care was very speedy; I was able to dispense with my crutches very quickly and have been virtually pain-free ever since. If you need to have a knee procedure, do not delay, it will really be worth it!!

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Mr Raghbir Khakha

FRCS (Tr & Orth), MBBS, MSc

Consultant Orthopaedic & Specialist Knee Surgeon

Professional background:

  • European Knee Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery
  • British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association
Teaching Experience

2016
Founder of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ FRCS Viva course

2016
King’s College London Orthopaedic Society Lecture

2010 – Present
Bedside teaching for pre-MRCS candidates

1998 – Present
Shotokan Karate Martial Arts instructor – Senior National Level

2004 – Present
Clinical Skills Tutor

Publications

Published Articles:

2019
The biomechanical effects of allograft wedges used for large corrections during medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy.
Belsey J, Diffo Kaze A, Jobson S, Faulkner J, Maas S, Khakha R, Pape D, Wilson AJ.
PLoS One. 2019 May 10;14(5) PMID: 31075145

2019
Graft material provide greater static strength to medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy than when no graft is included.
Belsey J, Diffo Kaze A, Jobson S, Faulkner J, Maas S, Khakha R, Pape D, Wilson AJ.
Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics. 2019 March 28;6(1):13 PMID: 30923931

2017
Improved Survival of Computer Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Replacement: 252 Cases with Minimum Follow-up of 5-years
Khakha RS, Chowdhry M, Norris M, Kheiran A, Chauhan SK.
Journal of Arthroplasty Apr 2017 PMID: 28110847

2016
Acute Surgical Management of Traumatic Knee Dislocations – Average Follow-up of 10-yrs
Mr R S Khakha, Mr A Day, Mr J Gibbs, Miss S Allen, Lt Col P Hill, Mr J Hull, Mr A Perry, Mr H Chissell.
Knee. March 2016 3 PMID: 26545616

2015
Radiological and Functional Outcomes in Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty between Consultants and Trainees – a prospective randomized controlled trial
Khakha RS, Chowdhry M, Norris M, Kheiran A, M. Sivaprakasam, Chauhan SK.
J Arthroplasty. 2015 Mar 14. (15) PMID: 25820119

2015
Low Incidence of Complications in Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty – a retrospective review of 1596 cases.
Khakha RS, Chowdhry M, Norris M, Kheiran A, Chauhan SK.
Knee. 2015 Mar 24 PMID: 25819156

2015
Corrective osteotomy for mal-united metacarpal fractures: Long-term results of a novel technique.
Karthik K, Tahmassebi R, Khakha RS, Compson J.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2015 Feb 2. PMID: 25646144

2014
Five-year follow-up of minimally invasive computer assisted total knee arthroplasty (MICTKA) versus conventional computer assisted total knee arthroplasty (CATKA) – a population based study.
Khakha RS, Chowdhry M, Norris M, Kheiran A, Patel N, Chauhan SK.
Knee. 2014 July 2. PMID: 25086899

2013
Technique to aid elastic nailing of paediatric femoral shaft fractures
Ashman O, Khakha R, Abhishetty N, Lahoti O
Injury. 2013 Nov; 44(11): 1651-3 PMID: 23870397

2013
Hip Arthroscopy for femero-acetabular impingement: results of 118 consecutive cases in a district general hospital
Trompeter A, Colegate-stone T, Khakha R, Hull J
Hip International 2013 May 10 PMID: 23813161

2013
Review Article: Anti-Embolism Stockings
Patel N, Khakha R, Gibbs J.
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2013;21(3):361-4 PMID: 24366800

Published Book Chapters:

2011
An introduction to Clinical Research
Chapter on Evidence Based Medicine. Oxford University Press.
Page. P, Carr, Eardley, Shah, Hill, Weir, Khakha. R.

Published Case Reports:

2018
Paediatric physeal sparing posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction with parental donation allograft: Rationale and operative approach
Khakha RS, Yasen SK, Wilson AJ
Knee 2018. Jan 14 PMID: 29343450

2017
An isolated Traumatic Medial Third Clavicular Fracture Requiring Surgical Fixation
Smelt J, Khakha RS, Harrison-Phipps K, Richards A, Bille A
Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017 March 103(3) PMID: 28219576

2017
Extravasation of fluid in Anterior Thigh Compartment Following Knee Arthroscopy: A Case Report Highlighting Duty of Candour
Bansal M, Sandiford A, Khakha R.
The Medico-legal Expert Practice 2017

2013
27 year Survival of Maney-Watt Unicondylar Hemi Knee Replacement for Fixation of a Lateral Tibial Plateau Fracture – a Case Report
Khakha RS, Gibbs JR, Chissell H
Knee 2013 June;20(3)221-3 PMID: 23182188

2011
Embolisation of Angio-Seal Device: An Unusual Case of Post-Cardiac Catheterisation Limb Ischaemia
Khakha. RS, Ali. T, Chong. P, Gerrard. D, Leopold. P. Frimley Park Hospital
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons 2011 (Jul;93(5) PMID: 22043497

Research

2017
MSc in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Clinical Assessment of the Anterolateral Complex in the Anterior Cruciate Deficient Knee
Khakha RS & A Ajuied
Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London

2005
BSc in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Differences in the reactive hyperaemia and vibrational loading response on bone in able bodied and spinal cord injured persons using Near Infrared Spectroscopy.
Khakha R, Bloomer Z, Bain D, Nicholson G, Gall A & Ferguson-Pell M
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. UCL

Work in progress

Scientific Papers:

2017
Optimal graft tension in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery – an experimental study.
Khakha RS, A Ajuied
2017
The use of bone wedge allograft in high tibial osteotomy: a prospective study of pain and time to union.
Khakha RS, Yasen S, Risebury M & Wilson A.

2017
Case Series: Slope changing osteotomy with Biological Plate Fixation
Khakha RS, Yasen S, Risebury M & Wilson A.

2017
Clinical Assessment of the Antero-lateral Complex in the ACL Deficient Knee, a Decision Aid in Surgical Management
Khakha RS, Stephen J, Inderhaug E, Davies A, Ajuied A, Williams A & Amis A.

Book Chapter:

2017
Filling in the Gap: Use of bone wedge allograft in high tibial osteotomy surgery
Khakha RS, Dawson M, Wilson A.

Mr Raghbir Khakha MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth) is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with an exclusive interest in disorders of the knee. He has particular expertise in knee joint preservation surgery including cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction and osteotomy surgery. He has been fellowship trained in unicompartmental joint replacement, total knee replacement and revision of failed joint replacement surgery.

Mr Khakha has been a Consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ since 2017 where he is involved in the education and training of junior surgeons as well as fellows looking to refine their skills in all aspects of knee surgery.

Having completed an undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree in Trauma and Orthopaedics at University College of London in 2005, Mr Khakha went on to complete his medical education at St George’s Hospital in 2006. Subsequently he has gained a post graduate Master’s Degree also in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Mr Khakha has completed a fellowship in knee surgery with Professor Adrian Wilson. During this time, he was trained in complex ligament, osteotomy and arthroplasty surgery. He also had the opportunity present research and lecture at national and international meetings as well as visit renowned surgeons around the world. This included a visiting fellowship to Massachusetts General Hospital for Trauma Surgery in Boston.

Mr Khakha continues to be involved with research and education. He is an honorary senior clinical lecturer and runs educational courses in post-graduate surgical exams. He features as faculty on courses both nationally and internationally and continues to supervise junior surgeons undertaking research projects.

Mr Raghbir Khakha

Podium presentations

International

2018
The use of bone wedge allograft in high tibial osteotomy: A prospective study of pain and time to union.
European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy.

2017
Optimal Graft Tension in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction – An Experimental Study.
British Association for Surgery of the Knee, Southport.

2016
Ankle home stay programme: a cost-effective way of managing ankle fractures
National Trainee Conference: Getting ahead in your medical career.
1st Prize Podium Presentation

2014
Outcome of Trainees’ Experience of Computer-Assisted TKR with a minimum 5-year follow-up
European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

2014
Minimum 5-Year Follow-up of 253 Consecutive Computer Assisted Unicondylar Knee Replacements
European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

2013
Comparison of infected lower limb arthroplasty in an independent and public sector hospital
European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

2013
Low Incidence of Complications in Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty – a retrospective review of 1596 cases.
European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

2013
Acute Surgical Management of Traumatic Knee Dislocations – Average Follow-up of 10 years
British Association for Surgery of the Knee. Leeds

2013
Minimum 5 Year Follow-up of 253 Consecutive Computer Assisted Unicondylar Knee Replacements
British Association for Surgery of the Knee. Leeds

2013
Five-year follow-up of minimally invasive computer assisted total knee arthroplasty (micatka) versus conventional computer assisted total knee arthroplasty (catka) – a comparative study
Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery. Orlando

2013
Minimum 5-year follow up of 253 consecutive computer assisted unicondylar knee replacement
Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery. Orlando

2011
Acute Surgical Management of Traumatic Knee Dislocations – Average Follow-up of 10 years
British Orthopaedic Association. Dublin.