Mr Yegappan Kalairajah

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MA (Cantab), MPhil, MBBChir, FRCS (Orth)

Specialises in

  • Knee surgery and investigations
  • Hip surgery and investigations
  • Sports surgery and trauma
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Meniscal surgery

Please note: with the present situation Spire Harpenden are no longer conducting face to face consultations during the COVID-19 crisis. However, Mr Kalairajah is offering telephone or Zoom consultations, from the comfort of your own home. To book an appointment please email Mr Kalairajah's secretary, Amanda on:

I graduated from Cambridge University and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London in 1995. I carried out my basic surgical training in South East London (King's College rotation) and subsequently went on to do my orthopaedic training in the South West London Region (St George's Hospital rotation). After completing my FRCS (Tr&Orth), I spent a year of advanced training in Adelaide, Australia in sports surgery, arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) and arthroplasty (joint replacement) surgery. I have also carried out a Master's degree in Engineering on hip acetabulum (socket) fixation techniques.

I have a committed interest in teaching and research and play an active role in helping and supervising research and education at my base NHS trust. My areas of special interest include primary hip and knee arthroplasty, knee replacement as well as revision arthroplasty and sports surgery particularly of the hip, knee and ankle.

I have published extensively in the orthopaedic literature on hip and knee surgery and have done several pioneering works on computer assisted/navigated orthopaedic surgery.


General Medical Council Number: C4209982

Treatment information

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Ankle surgery
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery
Sports injury

Hip and knee arthroscopy and arthroplasty

Qualification and professional memberships

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust

Personal profile

I live locally with my wife and young family. When time allows my interests include swimming and squash.

Financial interests

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

Contact information

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Amanda Laws
Private secretary telephone 01582 714 472
Private secretary fax 01582 714 463
Private secretary email