Cleveland Clinic Welcomes Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons Mr Sam Rajaratnam and Mr Paul Trikha

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Cleveland Clinic London today announces the appointment of consultant orthopaedic surgeons Mr Paul Trikha and Mr Sam Rajaratnam. These appointments strengthen the organisation’s capabilities and expertise within orthopaedics and follow the continued expansion of Cleveland Clinic London across the UK healthcare market.  

Mr Sam Rajaratnam

Mr Rajaratnam is an internationally renowned consultant orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in knee replacement surgery and sporting injuries of the knee. 

His areas of surgical interest include knee replacement surgery (full, partial and complex revision implants), rapid recovery and faster return to function, reducing pain after knee replacement surgery and robotic joint surgery. He also has a keen interest in soft tissue knee reconstruction, treating many high-profile patients who have knee ligament and cartilage injuries.

Mr Rajaratnam has performed over 5800 knee replacements throughout his career, with leading outcomes on the National Joint registry and amongst the lowest revision rates in the UK. He is an international authority on robotic knee replacement surgery and was the first surgeon to implement ROSA Robotic technology in the UK within the private sector.  

Mr Rajaratnam trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals in London and qualified with a First-Class degree in anatomy and an MBBS in 1997. 

His higher surgical training was via the Royal College of Surgeons, England, having been awarded the Walter-Mercer Gold medal in orthopaedics by the combined Royal Colleges in 2006, and was appointed as a consultant knee surgeon in 2008. 

Mr Rajaratnam was Director of Orthopaedics at the Schoen Clinic, London from 2018-2023. 

We are delighted to welcome him and his core team including Dr. Barry Phillips (Consultant Anaesthetist) to Cleveland Clinic London.

Mr Paul Trikha

Mr Paul Trikha is a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon specialising exclusively in knee surgery. He is a leading expert in sports and ski injuries. He focuses on the surgical treatment and management of knee problems in young adults as well as sports-related injuries and early to advanced knee arthritis. He leads a comprehensive specialist knee service for patella (kneecap) problems and knee preserving / replacement surgery including total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and the new robotic knee replacements. Mr Trikha is committed to employing the latest techniques and technologies in his clinical practice – including minimally invasive surgery, stem cell treatments, and hyaluronic acid injection therapy – and is active in medical research and teaching. 

Mr Trikha qualified from St George’s Hospital, London and completed his postgraduate orthopaedic training in London and Southeast England. In addition, he completed a fellowship at the internationally renowned North Sydney Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Centre in Australia. Mr Trikha joins Cleveland Clinic London from and continues to practice at the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Cleveland Clinic London is the latest location in Cleveland Clinic’s expanding global footprint, which includes Cleveland Clinic London Hospital at 33 Grosvenor Place, the Portland Place Outpatient Centre in Harley Street medical area, and starting in late 2023, the Moorgate Outpatient Centre in the City of London. As one of the world’s top hospital systems, Cleveland Clinic provides patients around the world with an unparalleled care experience that is underpinned by a focus on clinical excellence, research, medical education, technology, and teamwork. 

Cleveland Clinic London welcomes bookings from eligible members covered through all major domestic and international insurers, self-pay, and embassy-sponsored patients. A full list of Cleveland Clinic London services and specialities is available here on our website.

To book an appointment, patients can fill out the Request an Appointment form online or contact the Call Centre at +44 (0)20 3423 7500. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. BST and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. BST. Patients located outside of the U.K. call +44 (0)20 3423 8000.