Mr K 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 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 while tailoring the treatment to each individual patient, based on the best possible evidence, which may include surgical or non-operative 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 undertook two fellowships working with eminent surgeons in distinguished centres of excellence. The first fellowship was in Auckland, New Zealand pioneering in hip/knee replacement and revision hip/knee replacement. The second fellowship was in Bristol, UK to further cement my joint replacement experience and pelvic reconstructive surgery. I took up a consultant post in Sunderland Royal Hospital in 2011.

My elective practice includes hip and knee replacement and revision surgery. My other interest is in reconstructive surgery following pelvis fracture and complex limb fractures.

I am also an active participant in Surgical Education/Training for Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar's in the North East. I am a member of the Specialist Training Committee for trauma & orthopaedics and I am a qualified instructor for AO Principles and Advanced course. I also teach in other regional and national Orthopaedic courses.

My outpatient clinics in Spire Washington Hospital are on Friday evenings and Monday and Wednesday afternoons.


General Medical Council Number: C4773894

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr K 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 Ruth
Private secretary fax 0191 4176573
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