Mr Murali Krishnan

Mr Murali Krishnan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Specialises in

  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Knee arthroscopy surgery

Also available for:

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I am a specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon based in the north east of England, who exclusively performs hip and knee surgery with particular interest in joint replacement. The ethos of my practice is to provide high quality, patient-centred care tailoring treatment to individual patients based on the best available evidence. This may include surgical and non-surgical treatment.

I completed my basic surgical training in East Anglia and the Midlands, before moving to the North East for my specialist training in orthopaedics and trauma. I completed two six month fellowships working with eminent surgeons in distinguished centres of excellence. The first fellowship was in Auckland, New Zealand pioneering in hip and knee replacement alongside revision hip and knee replacement. The second fellowship was in Bristol, UK to further cement my joint replacement experience and specialising in pelvic reconstructive surgery.

In 2010, I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Sunderland Royal Hospital, I mainly perform hip and knee replacement surgery. My other interests include revision hip and knee replacement surgery as well as management of pelvis & complex lower limb fractures. After establishing my NHS practice in Sunderland Royal Hospital I started my private practice in Spire Washington Hospital in 2013 performing hip and knee surgery.

My 10 year results published by The National Joint Registry UK (NJR 2021, 2022, 2023) shows that I am amongst the best performing surgeons in the country for successful outcomes following total hip and total knee replacements. While no surgical intervention can guarantee a desired outcome every time, I am pleased to share my most recent Patient Related Outcome Measures (PROMs) data published by NJR UK which showed the vast majority of my patients were very satisfied with their outcomes.

I offer private consultations and perform private operations in Spire Washington Hospital. My clinic days are on Monday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, and Friday evening.

My other roles include:

  • Member of the Specialist Training Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • Member of Medical Advisory Committee, Spire Washington Hospital
  • NJR Clinical Liaison Lead for Spire Washington Hospital
  • Regional Clinical Coordinator for North East and Yorkshire, National Joint Registry¬†
  • Department Lead for Orthopaedic Registrar's South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation Trust
  • Instructor for AO Principles and Advance course on fracture fixation
  • Teach on orthopaedic courses

For further information please visit Mr Krishnan's website.


General Medical Council Number: C4773894

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Murali Krishnan at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hip and knee

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Additional information

Hip surgery
Knee surgery

Special clinical interests: joint replacement in young patients, complex joint replacement, revision surgery.

MB BS / Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Med University / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital.

My sporting interests include cricket (Sunday League) during the summer season and badminton during the rest of the year. I also love to cook a nice Indian curry.

Telephone 0191 418 8687
Private secretary Owen Clark
Private secretary telephone 0191 418 8654
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