Mr Krissen Chettiar

Mr Krissen Chettiar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in lower limb surgery
MBBS, BSc, MA, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Specialises in

  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee and hip pain
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Practising at

Spire Alexandra Hospital
Tel: 01634 687166
Clinic times:
Friday: 2pm – 5pm
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tel: 01892 740047
Clinic times:
Thursday: 5.30pm - 8pm

An initial consultation with Mr Krissen Chettiar is from £180.

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Professional profile

Mr Krissen Chettiar is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at Darent Valley Hospital Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup since 2013. He specialises in lower limb surgery and trauma reconstruction. His main interest is hip and knee replacement and revision surgery. He also has an interest in young adult hip pathology, trauma and enhanced recovery surgery and rehabilitation. He qualified from St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, Imperial College graduating in 2000. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and undertook a part-time Masters in Medical Law and Ethics.

Mr Chettiar performs numbers well over the national average for joint replacements and hip revisions surgery as stated on the National Joint Registry Data; he also performs regular trauma surgery all with good outcomes. Feedback from patients post operatively has been positive throughout.

Mr Chettiar is a member of numerous committees based at my NHS trust including the Thrombosis Committee, Trauma Networks, Enhanced Care Pathway, and Audit leads committee.

Qualifying from St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, Imperial College graduating in 2000, Mr Chettiar also has a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and undertook a part-time Masters in Medical Law and Ethics. He is active in teaching, simulation training, research and audit, with articles published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and presented research both nationally and internationally and continue to do so. Mr Chettiar sets up teaching programmes that have been successful with good feedback. I have been invited as an FRCS examiner at mock exams at various hospitals in the region.

Mr Chettiar's postgraduate orthopaedic training was undertaken in the South East, he was heavily involved in the development of an enhanced accelerated recovery joint replacement programme with Hugh Apthorp in Hastings. Mr Chettiar also completed three Orthopaedic Fellowships two in joint reconstruction, revision arthroplasty and young adult hip pathology at Frimley Park Hospital and in Calgary Canada, and a trauma fellowship at the University of Calgary in Canada.

General Medical Council Number: C4742940

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery

Special clinical interest in lower limb surgery in particular; Hip surgery; Knee surgery; Revision hip surgery; Forefoot surgery; Enhanced Recovery and Rehabilitation; Achilles repair or reconstruction; Achilles rupture; Arthritis; Arthroplasty; Bilateral hip replacement; Bone graft; Bursitis; Chondroplasty; Complex Hip replacement; Complex knee surgery; Hemiarthoplasty.

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS, BSc (Hons) / University of London, Imperial College, St Mary's Hospital Paddington / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience)

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society

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Current NHS posts

Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup, part of the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Personal profile

I am married and spend my free time with my three young children, I also play football regularly, am a keen skier and enjoy clay pigeon shooting. I have enjoyed living in Kent for the last 13 years and all it has to offer.

Contact information

Private secretary Carol Hill
Private secretary telephone 07720 287 126
Private secretary email
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