Consultant Profile

Mr Kandiah Ratnakumar

Mr Kandiah Ratnakumar FRCS(Tr&Orth), FRCS(Glas)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:
  • Adult knee surgery
  • Lower limb reconstructive surgery
  • Knee joint replacement using computer assisted/navigated joint replacement and patient specific knee replacement including minimally invasive unicondylar replacement
  • Knee arthroscopic meniscal surgery
  • Cruciate ligament reconstruction and multiple ligament reconstruction of knee medial patella ligament/reconstruction for recurrent dislocation of patella and realignment procedures
  • Corrective osteotomy for early osteoarthritis of knee using navigation
  • Hip joint replacements including 'Mini Hip'
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow
Member of the British Medical Association
Member of the British Trauma Society
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Mr Ratnakumar consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Tuesday afternoons
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Kandiah Ratnakumar is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex, and Spire Roding Hospital, Redbridge, Essex, offering specialist private hip, knee and lower limb reconstructive surgery in our clean and comfortable private hospitals.

Mr Ratnakumar also works in the NHS at Queens Hospital in Romford. He was originally appointed as orthopaedic surgeon at Rotherham district hospital, South Yorkshire, before moving to Essex. Mr Ratnakumar had also trained for a year in Canada.

Mr Ratnakumar is an orthopaedic surgeon with a particular interest in knee replacement and sports injury of the knee such as meniscal surgery and ligament reconstruction, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and multiple ligament reconstruction.

Mr Ratnakumar started computer assisted (navigated) knee surgery at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and offers this to private patients at Spire Hartswood and Spire Roding hospitals. He believes that navigated knee replacement helps with the alignment as well as the survival of the prosthesis.

Mr Ratnakumar has a keen interest in the patient specific (bespoke) knee replacement surgery and corrective osteotomy for early arthritic knee joints (carried out with or without the navigator). He also has an interest in corrective surgery (medial patellar femoral ligament reconstruction) for recurrent dislocation of the patella.

Personal profile:
My interests outside of orthopaedic surgery include golf and Tamil music.

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Mr Kandiah Ratnakumar

Mr Kandiah Ratnakumar, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

Patient testimonial

"Please accept my sincere thanks"

"Within a week I felt totally recovered with no pain and I don’t use a walking stick"
Read more about Mr John Starr's hip replacement surgery

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