Consultant Profile

Mr Yegappan Kalairajah

Mr Yegappan Kalairajah MA (Cantab) MPhil MBBChir FRCS (Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Ankle surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Paediatric orthopaedics
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injury
    • Sports medicine
Special clinical interests:

Hip and knee arthroscopy and arthroplasty

Research interests:

Computer assisted/navigated orthopaedic surgery and hip acetabulum (socket) fixation techniques

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Amanda Laws
Private secretary telephone number:
01582 714472
Private secretary fax:
01582 714463
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Yega Kalairajah graduated from Cambridge University and Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospital in London in 1995. He carried out his basic surgical training in South East London (King's College rotation) and subsequently went on to do his orthopaedic training in the South West London Region (St. George's Hospital rotation). After completing his FRCS (Tr & Orth), Yega spent a year of advanced training in Adelaide, Australia in sports surgery, arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) and arthroplasty (joint replacement) surgery.

Yega has also carried out a master's degree in Engineering on hip acetabulum (socket) fixation techniques. He has published extensively in the orthopaedic literature on hip and knee surgery and has done several pioneering works on computer assisted/navigated orthopaedic surgery. Yega has a committed interest in teaching and research and plays an active role in helping and supervising research and education at his base NHS trust.

His areas of special interest include primary hip and knee arthroplasty as well as revision arthroplasty and sports surgery particularly of the hip, knee and ankle.

Personal profile:

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

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Mr Yegappan Kalairajah

Mr Yegappan Kalairajah Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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