Mr Krissen Chettiar

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

Practising at

Spire Alexandra Hospital

Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Krissen Chettiar at Spire include:


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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.

I am an orthopaedic surgeon with a special 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

I perform numbers well over the national average for joint replacements and hip revisions surgery as stated on the National Joint Registry Data. I also perform regular trauma surgery all with good outcomes. My feedback from patients post operatively has been positive throughout.

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

I qualified from St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, Imperial College graduating in 2000. I also have a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and undertook a part-time Masters in Medical Law and Ethics. I am active in teaching, simulation training, research and audit. I have articles published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and presented research both nationally and internationally and continue to do so. I set 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.

My postgraduate orthopaedic training was undertaken in the South East. I was heavily involved in the development of an enhanced accelerated recovery joint replacement programme with Hugh Apthorp in Hastings. I have 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.

Clinical Interests

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

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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

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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.

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Private contact details

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