Professor Arul Ramasamy

Professor Arul Ramasamy

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04673901


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Specialises in

  • Foot & Ankle


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About me

Arul is an experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon, practising in the Buckinghamshire area. His practice is dedicated solely to foot and ankle surgery. His patient-centred, research driven approach means treatment plans are focused on each patient's individual needs and outcomes. He believes that to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients, it involves engaging them in the decision-making process and utilising non-operative techniques where possible. Should surgery be required, Arul believes that the best results come from meticulous planning and precise execution.

Specialist Experience

• Dedicated foot and ankle practice, seeing over 750 patients with wide ranging
conditions every year
• Current serving Army Orthopaedic Surgeon with operational experience in Iraq and
• Manages complex foot and ankle injuries in military personnel and facilitates swift
return to service
• Extensive experience in the management of high-level athletes
• Specialist interest in sports foot and ankle injuries, including the completion of PhD
in foot and ankle trauma
• Foot and ankle specialty Editor for the leading orthopaedic journal, The Bone and
Joint Journal
• Supervisor for PhD students in stem cell research and reducing disability from
complex foot and ankle trauma at Imperial College London
• Winner of over 10 prizes and over £2million in grants relating to his research
• Recipient of highly prestigious ABC (American-British-Canadian) Travelling
Fellowship by the British Orthopaedic Association, presenting his work in North


• Arul read Medicine at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge and then completed
Basic Surgical Training in Newcastle.
• Attended The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to complete Officer Training and
has 20 years’ experience as a serving British Army Officer.
• Arul undertook a PhD in Bio-Engineering at Imperial College London from 2008 to
2011. His thesis on Foot and Ankle combat injuries led to the development of new
technology to reduce blast injuries.
• He commenced Higher Surgical Training in Orthopaedics and Trauma on the
Birmingham Rotation in 2011.
• Arul is a Triple Fellowship trained (Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham –
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford – Fortius Clinic, London) including the only UK
based Sports Foot & Ankle Fellowship which almost exclusively looked after
Professional Athletes.

Research, Publications & Teaching

Arul continues to engage in research with a focus on improving function after complex foot and ankle trauma and the role of stem cells in healing bones and cartilage. He is also interested in the management and outcomes from ankle ligament injuries in professional footballers.

He has published over 50 peer reviewed journals, co-authored over 10 book chapters
and regularly presents at National and International conferences. Arul enjoys training Orthopaedic Surgeons that rotate through the hospital and regularly teaches on International Orthopaedic courses on Foot and Ankle conditions.
He was appointed as the Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, where he is the Clinical Lead for the Centre for Injury Studies.
Arul has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Bone & Joint Journal as the Foot and Ankle Specialty Editor.

Areas of interest

Ankle pain;
Foot pain;
Bunion surgery;
Sports injuries;
Hallux rigidus;
Hallux valgus ('bunion');
Achilles tendon;
Plantar fasciitis;
Foot surgery;
Ankle surgery;
Ankle arthroscopy;
Ankle arthritis;
Ankle fusion;
Flat feet;
Hammer toe;
Big toe arthritis;
Ankle sprain;
Ankle instability; Ankle ligament injury;
Ankle cartilage injuries;
Osteochondral defect of the ankle;
Ankle impingement;
Posterior impingement of ankle;
Stress fractures of the foot and ankle; Chronic compartment syndrome of the foot and lower leg;
Foot fusion;
Midfoot arthritis;
Navicular stress fracture;
Ankle fracture;
Subtalar arthritis;
Morton's neuroma;
Accessory navicular;
Orthopaedic surgery;
Tibialis posterior dysfunction;
Tibialis posterior reconstruction;

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Procedures completed

  • W0860

    Metatarsophalangeal cheilectomy - unilateral, as sole procedure - (1-5)

    Saxon Clinic (The) (1-5)

  • W7400

    Reconstruction of one or two ligaments not elsewhere specified - (1-5)

    Saxon Clinic (The) (1-5)

  • W6019

    Ankle syndesmosis reconstruction - (1-5)

    Saxon Clinic (The) (1-5)

  • W0300

    Multiple procedures on forefoot, distal to and including the tarsometatarsal joint, which involves at least two distinct procedures not intrinsic to each other - unilateral - (1-5)

    Saxon Clinic (The) (1-5)

  • W5940

    Fusion of interphalangeal joint(s) of toe (including internal fixation) - unilateral - (1-5)

    Saxon Clinic (The) (1-5)

  • T6822

    Delayed or secondary repair of Achilles tendon with tendon or fascial graft - (1-5)

    Saxon Clinic (The) (1-5)

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