Mr Rahul Kakkar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


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Mr Kakkar qualified as an upper limb surgeon in 1997 with his main interests in reconstructive surgery in the upper limb, treatment of degenerative and sports injuries. He sees patients who require hand and wrist surgery, but the majority of his work concentrates on shoulder and elbow surgery.  He also performs multiple lower limb surgeries for general trauma.

He operates on the full range of commonly seen elective hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder cases, as well as more complex procedures, such as wrist ligament reconstruction, wrist arthroscopy and joint replacement in the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Mr Kakkar is a keen teacher and is on the faculty for the ChM - Trauma & Orthopaedics course run by Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. In addition, he examines on FRCS (Orth) Upper limb and Basic Sciences revision course at Wrightington Hospital.

He is the Foundation Programme Director for his trust, looking after the Foundation Year 2 doctors.  He has contributed to chapters in Postgraduate Orthopaedic books and examines medical students at the University of Lancaster. 


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rahul Kakkar at Spire include:


Other treatments

Elbow surgery:

  • Cubital, ulnar nerve release
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Tennis elbow

Hand and wrist surgery:

  • Arthroscopy of the wrist
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Excision of ganglion
  • Trigger finger
  • de Quervain’s
  • Dupuytren’s disease, including collagenase injections
  • Rheumatoid hand and wrist surgery

Shoulder surgery:

  • Arthroscopic/open shoulder surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Shoulder instablity
  • ACJ problems
  • Cubital/ulnar nerve release
  • Ligament/tendon repair

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Elbow surgery
Hand surgery
Shoulder surgery
Sports injury
Upper limb surgery
Wrist surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of Delhi, India / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

The British Society for Surgery of the Hand

The British Elbow & Shoulder Society

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Current NHS posts

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay

Contact information

Private secretary telephone 01253 308 031
Private secretary email