Mr Raj R. Thakrar

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Knee and Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Thakrar is a double-fellowship trained specialist Consultant Knee and Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgery and sports injury.

 

Clinical Interests

  • Knee Osteotomy Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage Surgery
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction Surgery
  • Patella instability
  • Sports Injury
  • Knee Osteoarthritis and Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Trauma

 

NHS Base

East and North Herts NHS Trust

 

Mr Raj R. Thakrar

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Knee and Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

Mr Thakrar is a double-fellowship trained specialist Consultant Knee and Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based across the Hertfordshire and London regions. His practise delivers a comprehensive adult and paediatric knee service, integrating clinical expertise and patient values with latest innovative evidence based technologies to deliver the highest quality of care to his patients.

 

​He graduated from University College London Medical School in 2006 with a First Class Honours BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology and a Merit award in his MBBS degree. After completion of specialty training in the West Midlands in 2017, Mr Thakrar undertook subspecialty knee fellowship training at the prestigious Academic Lower limb Reconstruction Unit at University College London Hospital and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health under the auspices of one of the highest volume arthroplasty and sports knee surgeons in the country. Following this, he went on to complete his second fellowship, focussing on periarticular knee osteotomy surgery and knee ligament reconstruction surgery at the internationally renowned Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital.

 

Mr Thakrar’s NHS practise is based at The Lister Hospital where he treats all aspects of adult and paediatric knee pathology together with general trauma conditions. His specific interests are centred around the management of young adult knee conditions to include realignment osteotomy surgery, arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction and cartilage surgery and unicompartmental, primary and complex knee arthroplasty surgery.

Mr Raj R. Thakrar

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Knee and Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

Here at One Hatfield Hospital, we are always pleased to hear what our patient’s think of the service they have received.  Below is a snapshot of the some of the excellent feedback we have received for Mr Raj Thakrar.

 

Mr Thakrar is in my opinion everything you could want from a consultant. Unfortunately over the years I have had many different operations and I can honestly say that Mr Thakrar is the best surgeon I have had. My situation was quite rare but Mr Thakrar was incredibly knowledgeable and he has a great skill in being able to communicate his knowledge in layman’s terms. He takes the time to listen fully and ensure he understands the whole picture and goes to the effort of reassuring and explaining in detail what will/has happened answering all of my questions fully (even the ones which felt a bit silly!) He clearly loves what he does and that shows in how he comes across. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mr Thakrar. He is kind polite genuine and understanding as well as being great at what he does.

 

Raj was fantastic and a brilliant doctor, thank you for everything.

 

Mr Thakrar inspired confidence, so friendly and professional and human.

 

I was extremely fortunate to be able to be seen by Mr Thakrar. He was particularly compassionate, supportive and explained everything in very clear easy to understand terms and was no doubt exceptionally knowledgeable in his field. I would have no hesitation whatsoever to recommend him very highly.

 

A very personable Consultant who was keen to give a pleasant and professional service. He arranged personally for my MIR & X-Ray to be carried out immediately after the initial consultation. My pervious experience is to make the appointment myself which required coming back another day. A very efficient experience with clear explanation of the results and options.

 

I felt very comfortable with Dr Thakrar. He was very empathetic and I would thoroughly recommend him.

 

Every part of my procedure was explained in extreme detail to put me at ease. In my opinion Dr Thakrar went above and beyond to assure my comfort and rehabilitation and I will definitely be returning to him for my next knee replacement.

 

Mr Raj Thakrar is a fantastic surgeon, he was very informative about my operation and listened to my concerns. He made me feel comfortable and at ease throughout the whole process, his aftercare was first class. I would highly recommend Mr Raj Thakrar.

 

Mr Thakrar has got to be one of the best Consultants I have dealt with. (Unfortunately I have met a few in my time). Mr Thakrar’s ability to listen and interpret my symptoms into medical terms for the layman (very much me) is probably second to one. I was fortunate to meet Mr Thakrar two years ago (2019) and we agreed that conservative treatment would be the right cause of action. Unfortunately an incident at work caused me to seek medical assistance again this year 2021 and I was delighted to discover Mr Thakrar actually remembered me (even with a face mask on). The injury had been made worse and so Mr Thakrar arranged the relevant investigations and made his decisions with my agreement based on the evidence from the X-rays and MRI. At all stages Mr Thakrar was comfortable answering all my questions and showing me the relevant images so I could understand the detail within my joint. If you are reading this and looking for a polite, decent and talented consultant, then look no further than Mr Thakrar.

 

Fantastic surgeon, really helpful, excellent advice and guidance. Could not be happier with Raj’s service and honestly made me feel so comfortable and at ease. Even the nurses sing his praises for being polite and nice, plus he ensures everything is above and beyond expectation. The best care around, really recommend!! Thank you for everything Raj.

 

 

Mr Raj R. Thakrar

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Knee and Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

Throughout his career, Mr Thakrar has been committed to medical research and practising evidence-based medicine. He has been awarded multiple research grants, published multiple papers in peer reviewed journals, authored book chapters and presented at regional, national and international scientific meetings. He continues to contribute to scientific research and is currently a reviewer for a number of orthopaedic journals to include The Bone and Joint Journal.  

He is passionate about and has a broad experience of teaching and training ranging from undergraduate level to international lectures. He is invited faculty on the International Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass together with the Royal College of Surgeons of England CCrISP Course.​

Mr Raj Thakrar, Consultant Knee and Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443 333

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