Mr Akash Sharma
Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MB BS, FRCS(Orth)
"Spire Parkway in Solihull, offers an environment for clinicians to thrive in and dedicate their time and expertise in the whole patient journey."
I am a Consultant Orthopaedic knee Surgeon who specialises in Robotically Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery.
I qualified with a Distinction in Clinical Practice from St George's Hospital Medical School, London in 2007 and undertook my Basic Surgical Training in London and Oxford. I went on to complete my higher surgical training in the West Midlands on the Birmingham Rotation and obtained my FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in 2016. I completed my advanced knee fellowships at both the highly competitive internationally recognised Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford and Nottingham University Hospitals.
I have a professional interest in all aspects of knee conditions and my specialist surgical interests and expertise include keyhole surgery, minimally invasive partial knee replacements, total knee replacements and failed knee replacements (which often require complex reconstructions). I am happy to provide second opinions for those with complex knee conditions.
I strive to use the latest technologies and advancements in orthopaedics to deliver the best surgical outcome for my patients. To date, I have performed the most number of cases using the Robotic Surgical Assistant (ROSA) for total knee replacements within the country. I am also currently contributing to the largest ongoing trial on robotic technology in total knee replacements using the MAKO robotics system (funded by the National Institute of Health Research).
I have delivered lectures at the British Orthopaedic Association, Computer Aided Orthopaedic Society and British Association for Surgery of the Knee for the use of Robotic technology in my practice. I use my expertise to regularly train other consultants nationally and internationally wanting to learn how to perform robotically assisted knee replacements in their practice.
I currently work as a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham which is recognised as a leading and internationally renowned specialist orthopaedic centre.
I am the chair of the Modern Interventions Group as well as the Surgical Lead for Same Day Discharge following knee replacement surgery at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. I am currently part of a select working group of knee surgeons formulating National Guidelines for the British Association for Surgery of the Knee for primary total knee arthroplasty.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire South Bank Hospital.
MB BS Distintion in Clinic Practice / St Georges Hospital Medical School / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
The primary medical degree awarded by medical schools
Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS UK)
Modern Interventions Chair at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Day case lead for Joint Replacement Surgery at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Primary Arthroplasty Working Group for British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
I have been awarded three academic prizes in my medical career. I frequently publish my research in scientific peer reviewed surgical journals internationally. I have a research background in both Clinical and Basic Sciences. I have co-authored five book chapters and am often invited to give lectures to trainee doctors at Universities.
I regularly contribute to a number of orthopaedic journals for my personal orthopaedic research for peer review basis. I also contribute as a editorial reviewer to the Bone and Joint Open publication portal.
Morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing lower limb arthroplasty surgery during the initial surge of the COVID 19 pandemic in the UK at a single speciality orthopaedic hospital
Neutral alignment resulting from tibial vara and opposite femoral valgus is the main morphological pattern in healthy middle-aged patients: an exploration of a 3D -CT database
Presoaking of Semitendinosis Graft with Vancomycin Does Not Alter Its Biomechanical
Consultant Orthpaedic Knee Consultant, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and two very young daughters. Outside of responsibilities for being a father and husband, I still enjoy playing cricket and tennis. I, like most others post pandemic, have found a love for cycling and running.