Mr Rajeshkumar Kakwani

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS Orth, DNB Orth, MCh Orth, FRCS Orth

"Spire offers a comprehensive service for all orthopaedic conditions. The staff are enthusiastic regarding offering the best care for all our patients."

Specialises in

  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Bunion removal and treatment
  • Joint manipulation treatment
  • Joint pain treatment (joint injections)

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I have been practising as a Foot and Ankle Consultant Surgeon at the Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust since February 2014. As I progressed through my Higher Surgical Training in trauma and orthopaedics I have realised my interest of specialising in foot and ankle surgery. The foot and ankle are responsible for transmission of almost three times the body weight and need an intricate co-ordination of more than 26 articulations. It makes the speciality very challenging, exciting and inspiring for me. It is an ever evolving specialty, with great clinical and research potential opportunities.

I have completed two well respected foot and ankle fellowships under Mr Ian Winson, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol, United Kingdom, and under Mr Chris Blundell, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

I have been practicing as a Foot and Ankle Consultant Surgeon at the Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust since February 2014. The fellowships have empowered me to attain excellence in foot and ankle surgery including ankle arthroplasty, foot and ankle arthroscopy, minimally invasive foot and ankle trauma and elective surgery, in addition to the basic operations such as hallux valgus (bunion) surgery, flatfoot and cavus foot correction.

I was awarded the BOFAS (British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society) Travelling fellowship to the Sigvard Hansen Foot and Ankle Unit in Seattle, USA – May 2014.

I have performed over 50 ankle replacements and similar numbers of arthroscopic ankle fusions. I specialise in minimally invasive foot surgery and sports injuries of the foot and ankle.

Foot and Ankle Lead Surgeon at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust since 2016.


General Medical Council Number: C5205151

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rajeshkumar Kakwani at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - ankle and foot

Other treatments

All foot and ankle conditions including:

  • Heel pain
  • Arthritis of foot & ankle
  • Minimally invasive foot surgery
  • Peripheral nerve disease
  • Soft tissue injuries 
  • Sports medicine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Medico-legal
  • Ankle surgery 
  • Foot surgery 
  • Arthroscopy
  • Sports and exercise medicine

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery

MBBS / University of Mumbai, India / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS Orth (Royal college of Surgeons Fellow) is given to orthopaedic surgeons at the end of their training

Professional memberships

GMC: General Medical Council

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

British Foot & Ankle Society

Professional leadership

Education Committee member for British Foot & Ankle Society
Selection Design Group member for national recruitment of Orthopaedic Trainees
Treasurer for ONTEA: OrthNorth Training & Education Committee

2018 A Feasibility Study Comparing Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection With Saline for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Using a Prospective, Randomized Trial Design.
Johnson-Lynn, Cooney, Ferguson, Bunn, Gray, Coorsh J, Kakwani R, Townshend D.
Foot Ankle Spec. 2018 May 1, PMID: 29779399

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

I enjoy playing cricket, watching movies and spending time with my wife, daughter and son.

Telephone 0191 293 4102
Private secretary Joanne Tynemouth
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