Mr Yegappan Kalairajah

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Yegappan Kalairajah is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in all aspects of hip and knee surgery and sport injuries with a high volume experience. He is also however always keen on ensuring all conservative and non surgical options are explored before any surgical options are recommended.


Clinical Interests

His areas of special surgical interest include:

• Sports Surgery particularly of the hip and knee (e.g. ACL, Meniscal repairs, Chondral surgery, Nerve entrapments)

• Early intervention (Young adult) hip and knee surgery – Hip arthroscopy and Knee arthroscopy and partial joint replacements.

• Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty (including navigation and patient specific instrumentation).


Year Qualified



NHS Base

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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Mr Yegappan Kalairajah

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Yega Kalairajah graduated from Cambridge University and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London in 1995. He carried out his basic surgical training in South East London (King’s) and subsequently went on to do his Orthopaedic training in the South West London Region (St.George’s). After completing his FRCS (Tr & Orth), Yega spent a year of advanced training in Sportmed.SA, Adelaide, Australia in Sports Surgery, Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) and Arthroplasty (joint replacement) surgery.


On completing his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), Yega took up a locum consultant position at Epsom and St. Helier’s Hospital NHS Trust and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (EOC). EOC is the largest arthroplasty unit in Europe enabling Yega to be one of the highest volume hip and knee surgeons in the UK during his 18 month tenure at the unit. In Oct 2007 Yega was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) with the aim of forming the hip and knee unit within the trust. The L&D now provides all cutting edge treatments available for hip and knee disorders to the region and further afield. He still maintains an Honorary Consultant status at the EOC unit. To date he has carried out well over a 1000 hip and knee replacement operations as a consultant and all his operative data are submitted to the National Joint Registry. This ensures effective monitoring of personal outcomes to ensure the highest quality service.


Yega lives locally with his wife and young family. When time allows his interests include swimming and squash.

Mr Yegappan Kalairajah

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Sports Injury & ACL

One Hatfield Hospital’s Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Yegappan Kalairajah discusses sports injuries of the knee including ACL repair surgery.

Hospital Information

Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443 333

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