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Mr Pranai Buddhdev is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic with expertise in hip and knee disorders in children in addition to neuromuscular and rare conditions. Graduating from Royal Free & University College Medical School in 2008, he maximised his exposure to children's orthopaedic surgery throughout his career as a South East London surgical trainee including time at King’s College & Evelina London Children’s Hospitals in order to gain experience in the multiple sub-specialties including neuromuscular, trauma, foot & ankle, sports knee and hip preservation surgery.
Pranai completed the Paediatric Orthopaedic & Young Adult Hip fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and an international Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at the world-renowned Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. He was awarded the International Hip Preservation Society Travelling Fellowship in 2019, allowing him to fine-tune his specialist hip preservation and arthroscopy skills at key institutions including Inselpital in Bern, Switzerland, The Steadman Sports Clinic in Vail and Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard).
Mr Buddhdev has been a substantive consultant at Mid & South Essex NHS Trust since 2020 with an honorary contract at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. He has a BSc in Orthopaedic Sciences (UCL), an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering and was most recently awarded a distinction in an Executive Masters in Medical Leadership conducted at Bayes Business School, City University, London.
He has spearheaded multiple clinical improvement projects, demonstrating his commitment to improving patient safety, efficiency, and satisfaction through the use of the most advanced and up to date methods in treatment. He has popularised the use of guided growth of the hip in patients with neuromuscular diseases and the application of walking hip spica casts for femur (thigh bone) fractures in the UK, substantially decreasing hospital stay length and caregiver burden and was recognised as a ‘best-practice’ case study in the National Paediatric Orthopaedic Get It Right First Time (GIRFT) report.
Mr Buddhdev plays a strong role in education & research, sitting on the Education Committee of the British Society of Children's Orthopaedic Surgeons, as podcast host of #ThePaedipodsCast & producer of the Paediatric Orthopaedic Digest, and as faculty on numerous regional, national and international surgical courses for orthopaedic trainees and surgeons.
He has been awarded numerous academic and scientific prizes by societies including BOTA, ISHA, BSCOS, ESMAC & Skeletal Dysplasia Group UK for his contributions to scientific research through notable publications. He is currently head of research of his department, and is involved in international collaborative research projects to help improve the understanding of paediatric orthopaedic conditions and outcomes for his patients.
His leadership efforts have been recognised through his appointments as co-lead of the Growth & Outreach Pillar of the Hip Hope Network, and for the communications committee of the Global Hip Dysplasia Registry (GHDR) and International Interdisciplinary Committee on DDH Evaluation (ICODE).
Mr Buddhdev is dedicated to providing outstanding care for his patients, and prides himself on his bedside manner and communication skills, availability to patients and parents, and his caring attitude.
His mission is to help your child ‘function and flourish’ and looks forward to meeting you your family.
Areas of interest
I treat exclusively paediatric patients under 18 years
Childrens Fractures & Injuries;
Hip Dysplasia & other conditions; Perthes;
Sports Knee Injuries;
Neuromuscular Patients (ie Cerebral Palsy);
Newborn Orthopaedic Assessment;
Clubfoot; Skeletal Dysplasias;
- Joanne Hefft
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Chima Oti Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic & Hip Preservation Surgeon
Broomfield Hospital,Mid & South Essex NHS Trust
Essex, CM1 7ET
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Conversational
“Guided growth of the proximal femur for the management of the ‘hip at risk’ in children with cerebral palsy - A meta- analysis and technical tips of this novel technique.”
“Acetabular retroversion is prevalent and proportional to the severity of slipped upper femoral epiphysis”.
"The Development of Leg Length Difference and Influence on Persistent Dysplasia in Patients
with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip”.
“Neonatal osteofibrous dysplasia: Synchronous tibial and fibular involvement is common”
“Case report of combined iliac crest and ASIS apophysis avulsion fracture in an adolescent footballer”
“The Successful Use of Collagenase for Ledderhose Disease (Plantar Fibromatosis) in a Paediatric Patient: A Case Report”
“Orthopaedic Surgeons as Vaccinators: Playing Our Part in A Pandemic”
“Trampoline Injuries Are Bouncing Back”
“Early to Medium-Term Outcomes of Uncemented Ceramic-Bearing Total Hip Arthroplasty in Teenagers for Paediatric Hip Conditions”
“Good to Excellent Functional Short-Term Outcome and Low Revision Rates Following Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Using Suture Augmentation”
“The Paediatric Trauma Burden of UK Lockdown – Early Results in the COVID-19 Era”
“Hip displacement in Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: Report on Three Cases and Review of Associated Musuloskeletal Pathologies.”
“Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Re-Repair Using Internal Brace Augmentation.”
“Bilateral Anterior Shoulder Dislocation in the Elderly – A Case Report & Review of the Literature.”
“Abnormality of Standing Posture improves in patients with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy following lower limb surgery.”
“Use of British National Formulary to measure limb length discrepancies in the paediatric outpatients setting”
"Outcomes Of Severe Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis Managed By Sub-Capital Cuneiform Osteotomy."
“The TROJAN project: creating a customized international orthopaedic training program for junior doctors”
“Venous Thromboembolism in the Trauma Patient”
“Cup Inclination Angle of Greater than 50 degrees Increases Whole Blood Concentrations of Cobalt and Chromium Ions after Metal-on-Metal Hip Resurfacing”
Courses offered to GPs
- Paediatric Hip Conditions
- Screening & how not to miss DDH
- Newborn Orthopaedic Assessment & Screening Service
- Scoliosis Screening for Adolescents
- Paediatric Knee Injuries
- The Neuromuscular Hip
- Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
- Perthes Disease
- Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis
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- BSc Musculoskeletal & Orthopaedic Science UCL 2006
- MSc(Orthopaedic Engineering) Cardiff University 2015
- MBBS UCL 2008
- FRCS(Trauma & Orthopaedics) Royal College of Surgeons (England) 2017
- Executive Masters in Medical Leadership Bayes Business School, London 2022
- Travelling Fellowship International Hip Preservation Socitety Bern, Boston, Vail, St Louis 2019
- Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedic & Young Adult Hip Surgery Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital 2017
- Fellowship in Paediatric Trauma & Orthopaedics (Hips/Sports) Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne 2018
Reference number 7021015
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Co-Lead Growth & Outreach Pillar Hip Hope Network 2021
- Communications Sub-Committee Global Hip Dysplasia Registry 2021
- Education Committee British Society of Childrens Orthopaedic Surgeons 2021
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS)
International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA)
European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS)
Skeletal Dysplasia Group UK (SKDG)
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS)
International Interdisciplinary Committee on DDH Evaluation (ICODE)
Paediatric Orthopaedic Society North America (POSNA)
Global Hip Dysplasia Registry (GHDR)
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.