Mr. Sam Rajaratnam FRCS (Tr. & Ortho) is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and is regarded as a leading Knee Specialist in London. His Knee Clinic in London (The Chelsea Knee Clinic Ltd.) is based at the Lister Hospital in Chelsea, and he also runs successful practices in Kent and Sussex.
Sam is recognised as a leading knee specialist in the UK , and performs amongst the highest number of successful knee replacement operations on the UK National Joint Registry each year, with excellent outcomes.
He is highly regarded as one of the best knee surgeons for joint replacement of the knee, and is an expert on Rapid Recovery protocols and performs up to 600 joint replacements each year.
Sam believes in a multidisciplinary team approach to achieving best results and works with specialist Orthopaedic Anaesthetists, Physiotherapists and Surgical assistants who are all highly experienced in their own right.
Sam has great expertise in treating soft tissue injuries to the knee and treats a number of high profile sportsmen and sportswomen regularly at his knee clinic in London. In his capacity as a renowned Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon , Sam has developed Day case Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Posterior Cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstructive programmes over the last 8 years, and is passionate about “day case rapid recovery” following ligamentous surgery to the knee.
Sam is passionate about Cartilage repair procedures of the knee and is a member of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) and believes that the most exciting advances in knee surgery are likely to involve the use of Biological repair mechanisms and Stem Cell Therapy to the Knee. He is currently working with colleagues to set up multi centre trials to perform and evaluate the latest techniques in this field and to make his knee clinic in London a key site for the delivery of these services.
The Lister Hospital is situated in Chelsea on the north side of the River Thames. It is within easy access of Sloane Square and Victoria stations with good rail and road links to London’s main airports. Please allow additional travelling time for your appointment or admission.