Mr Rakesh Kucheria, Hip and Knee Surgeon

Mr Rakesh Kucheria MBBS, FRCS, FRCS(Tr. & Ortho)

Hip and Knee Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS, FRCS(Tr. & Ortho)
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Areas of expertise

  • Hip surgery, hip revision surgery and total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement and knee revision surgery
  • Trauma and lower limb arthroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Medico-legal work
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Recommendations for Mr Kucheria

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  • byMr Marc E Laniado, Consultant Urological Surgeon

    Mr Rakesh Kucheria is an excellent and friendly surgeon. He’s got a great experience. He’s well-known, got good outcomes and he’s highly respected in the hospital and in the area. I can strongly recommend to anybody who’s got knee problems.

  • byMr Marc E Laniado, Consultant Urological Surgeon

    Mr Rakesh Kucheria is an excellent and friendly surgeon. He’s got a great experience. He’s well-known, got good outcomes and he’s highly respected in the hospital and in the area. I can strongly recommend to anybody who’s got knee problems.

  • Address

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Available for patients, please call to arrange, SL4 3SJ

    • BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital

      39-42 Osborne Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3SJ

    • BMI Bishops Wood Hospital

      Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2JW

    • Spire Thames Valley Hospital

      Wexham Street, Wexham, Bucks, SL3 6NH

    • OPUS Diagnostics

      6 Queens Square, Ascot Business Park, Ascot, SL5 9FE

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

    Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 4HL

  • About Mr Rakesh Kucheria

    GMC number: 4146331

    Year qualified: 1990

    Place of primary qualification: University of Delhi

    For more than a decade, Mr Rakesh Kucheria has been an Orthopaedic Consultant at Heatherwood and Wexham Park hospitals, now part of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is an expert in joint replacement surgery. He has been consistently recognized by the trust with clinical excellence awards and is now the lead clinician for this department. He also leads the Enhanced Recovery Programme in both his NHS and private practices. He performs more than 300 hip and knee replacements each year placing him in the top few percent of UK surgeons according to the National Joint Registry. He has extensive experience of endoprosthetic reconstruction for failed arthroplasty, pathological fractures and hip and knee revision procedures for loose or infected joints. He also has a special interest in trauma and has extensive experience treating fractured neck of femurs (broken hips), general fractures all over the body and soft tissue injuries.

    Mr Kucheria trained at the Royal London Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a member of the British Association of Knee Surgeons (BASK).

    Areas of expertise

    • Achilles tendon
    • Acute pain
    • Ankle pain
    • Anterior knee pain
    • Arthroplasty
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Medico-legal work
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Cumulative trauma / repetitive strain
    • Degenerative knee disorders
    • Football injuries
    • Groin
    • Hip surgery, hip revision surgery and total hip replacement
    • Hip (pelvic/acetabular) fracture
    • Hip disorders
    • Hip replacement surgery
    • Hip resurfacing
    • Joint disorders
    • Joint injection
    • Knee pain
    • Knee replacement surgery
    • Knee surgery
    • Lower limb arthroplasty
    • Lower limb disorders
    • Lower limb trauma
    • Major trauma
    • Non-union fractures
    • Reconstruction of acute bony injuries
    • Revision surgery (orthopaedic)
    • Rugby injuries
    • Running injuries
    • Stress fractures
    • Tendonitis
    • Tendonopathy
    • Trauma and lower limb arthroplasty
    • Total knee replacement and knee revision surgery
    • Wrist fractures
    • Wrist surgery

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    The most common symptoms are either a painful hip or a painful knee, unable to walk more than a given distance, pain at night, among others.

    When it comes to the hips, people tend to have pain in the groin, find it difficult to mobilise, have pain at night, and difficulty putting their shoes and socks on and cutting their toenails. Many people present with symptoms which have not settled down despite conservative treatment.

    With regard to the knees, people tend to present with limitation of mobility, pain at night, difficulty climbing stairs, et cetera. People who have had physio treatment and probably have an underlying diagnosis of osteoarthritis from their GPs are another common presentation.

    Finally, people present with complex problems with previous surgery, for reconstruction and second opinions.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I carry out a variety of procedures from simple knee arthroscopies to complex revision knee replacements, including unicompartmental knee replacement and total knee replacement.

    For hips, from simple hip injections to hip replacement revision, total hip replacements, plus any posttraumatic reconstruction.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    Areas of subspecialist interest would be higher-volume joint replacer. I do over 350 hip and knee replacements as documented on the National Joint Registry which is available to the public.

  • Professional memberships

    British Association for Surgery of the Knee
    British Orthopaedic Association
    Hospital Consultant and Specialists Association
    Royal College of Surgeons

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