Mr Raj Kumar is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in foot and ankle surgery, and general trauma.
Mr Kumar is based at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals which is a major trauma centre dealing with serious injuries that are life changing and could result in serious disability, including head injuries, severe wounds and multiple fractures. He is part of the trauma service with a special interest in lower limb reconstruction surgery. Mr Kumar gained experience in lower limb reconstruction working at the trauma unit in Belfast.
Mr Kumar undertook his foot and ankle fellowship at Wrightington Hospital. He was granted a Fellowship of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, which he used to gain experience in ankle arthroscopic surgery under the internationally renowned Professor Van Dyke at Amsterdam.
Mr Kumar is involved in teaching and training nurses, physiotherapists, medical students and Orthopaedic Registrars. He has students from the University of Manchester who undertake various clinical attachments with him. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and examiner for the University of Manchester Medical School. Mr Kumar is a member of the Academy of Clinical Educators and an examiner for the MRCS examination with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Mr Kumar has a keen interest in teaching and training. He has been invited as faculty on National and International courses.
Mr Kumar provides a high quality, patient-centred foot and ankle service. His experience covers the entire spectrum of orthopaedic foot and ankle disorders. Besides the more common foot and ankle procedures, he performs ankle replacements, ankle arthroscopy, complex hind foot fusions, deformity corrections, and ligament and tendon reconstructions about the foot and ankle.
Mr Kumar has expertise in assessing personal injury, soft tissue and sports injury, complex polytrauma and low velocity injuries.
SERVICE LEVEL OF AGREEMENT
Appointment: 4-6 weeks of instruction
Report return: 7 working days. (24 hours in case limitation)
Home visits: Yes
Negligence in Trauma management and patient care pathways
Foot and Ankle issues
LEARNED SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP; British Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS), Academy of Clinical Educators (Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians – Glasgow). PERSONAL INJURY MEMBERSHIPS; Member of UK Register of Expert Witnesses.