He is an expert on the latest rapid recovery techniques and is very keen on early mobilisation, optimising pain relief and achieving early return to function following knee surgery.
The latest joint replacement techniques he performs include both partial and full surface replacements and uses patient specific 3D printed customised alignment methods for accurate fitting of knee implants when necessary.
Mr Rajaratnam also treats numerous professional and amateur sportsmen with soft tissue injuries to their knee and performs over 100 ACL reconstructions each year as day case procedures.
He is one of the select surgeons working with the “Professional Football Association” and other similar sporting institutions and is one of the chairs/ expert contributors to the annual FIFA- Isokinetic Football Medicine Conference each year.
He is excited about the advances in stem cells and biological solutions for treating appropriate cartilage defects in the knee, but is very careful in selecting the appropriate patient for each new technique.
Training and Awards
- Sam trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital in London and qualified with a First Class degree in anatomy and an MBBS in 1997.
- Further training via the Royal College of Surgeons, England at numerous centres of excellence in the U.K. and Australia.
- In 2006 Sam was awarded the Walter Mercer Gold Medal for the best performance throughout Great Britain and Ireland in the final FRCS orthopaedics examination.
- British Orthopaedic Association Ambassador to Hong Kong in 2007 working in Sydney, Australia, at some of the world’s best knee injury units.
- Appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in the U.K. in 2008, and now enjoys an excellent national reputation as a leading knee surgeon.
- Sam lectures internationally on advances in knee surgery and is an advisor to NHS England via the National Orthopaedic Alliance.
Sam is a keen sportsman and enjoys numerous sports including golf, cricket, tennis and countryside sports. He is also a keen pianist and accordionist.