Mr Kunal Kulkarni

Mr Kunal Kulkarni

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

BMBCh, MA (Oxon), MSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth), FEBHS, Dip Hand Surg (Br)

Specialises in

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery
  • Hand and wrist joint replacement
  • Trigger finger
  • Hand and wrist trauma (fractures, tendon and nerve injuries)

I am a substantive Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. I have a sub-specialist interest in both trauma and elective hand and wrist surgery.

My practice at Spire Leicester encompasses the breadth of elective and trauma hand and wrist surgery. I see both adults and children with hand and wrist problems.

I am one of only a select few hand and wrist surgeons in the UK that is dual certified with both the British and European Diplomas in Hand Surgery.

I received my medical degree from the University of Oxford and have since completed my surgical training across the Oxford, London, and Midlands training regions. I am fellowship trained, having completed a post-CCT Senior Clinical Hand Fellow post at the internationally renowned Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby. I have also undertaken a competitively awarded British Orthopaedic Association Travelling Fellowship at Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore, India – one of the world's leading ortho-plastic surgical centres.


General Medical Council Number: C6128254

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Kunal Kulkarni at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hand and wrist

Other treatments

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Hand and wrist joint fusion
  • Hand and wrist joint replacement (including thumb base arthroplasty)
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist and hand trauma (fractures, tendon and nerve injuries)
  • Wrist arthroscopy

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery

BSSH / The British Society for Surgery of the Hand / 2023
British Hand Diploma

FESSH/EBHS / Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand / 2022
European Board of Hand Surgery Diploma

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2020
Trauma & Orthopaedics

MSc / University of Birmingham / 2016
Healthcare Leadership

MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2014
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

MA / University of Oxford / 2006
Master of Arts

BMBCh / University of Oxford / 2005
Bachelor of Medicine

BA / University of Oxford / 2002
Bachelors Degree

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)

Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)

General Medical Council (Specialist Register)

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3014
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