Joint Replacement Surgery



MBBS FRCS(Eng.) FRCS(Edin.), FRCS(Tr & Ortho.) UK

Professional Experience

20+ Years of Professional Experience.

Clinical Experience

  • TRAINING: Almost 8 years of training as an experienced senior house officer and specialist reg-istrar gave me a broad exposure to all aspects of orthopaedics and trauma disorders including hip, knee, foot and ankle, upper limb, spine and paediatrics.
  • FELLOWSHIP: I took a year out to work in Australia as a senior lower limb joint replacement and arthroscopy fellow, which gave me a focused exposure to all aspects of hip and knee joint replacement and revision surgery as well as sports injuries and arthroscopy.
  • CONSULTANT: I was a Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at the University hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire from 2002 – 2012. In addition I had admitting rights to two pri-vate hospitals locally – The Warwickshire Nuffield Hospital, Leamington Spa and The BMI Meriden Hospital, Coventry.
  • SUB SPECIALITY: In addition to my trauma and general orthopaedic workload, my main sub-specialty interest is complex and revision hip and knee joint replacement surgery.
  • TRAINER: My role at the University Hospital included teaching medical students and training orthopaedic trainees and fellows. Many of the fellows were from the national training scheme as well as from Australia and other European countries. I demonstrated hip and knee replacement surgery to various visiting surgeons from around the globe as well as the ABC fellows from USA.
  • INDIA: I have now moved to Hyderabad and am working at Udai Omni Hospital. I am one of the four directors of the hospital. I’ve been exposed to extremely complex work in India and am keen to get involved in the Indian arthroplasty scenario to help local trainees and surgeons learn the principles of lower limb arthroplasty as well as to keep abreast with latest in this field.

Selected publications:

  • Costa ML, Achten J, Parsons NR, Edlin RP, Foguet P, Prakash U, Griffin DR; Young Adult Hip Arthroplasty Team. Total hip arthroplasty versus resurfacing arthroplasty in the treatment of patients with arthritis of the hip joint: single-center, parallel group, assessor blinded, randomized controlled trial. BMJ. 2012 Apr 19;344:e2147. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e2147
  • Deans VM, Ho KW, Prakash U, Parsons N, Griffin DR, Foguet P. Femoral neck narrowing following hip resurfacing using posterior and Ganz approaches at two years. Hip Int. 2011 Sep-Oct;21(5):596-601. doi: 10.5301/HIP.2011.8642.
  • Hull P, Baxter JA, Lewis C, Kordas G, Foguet P, Prakash U. Metal-on-metal hip resurfacing with uncemented fixation of the femoral component. A minimum 2 year follow up. Hip Int. 2011 Jul 18.
  • Baxter JA, Krkovic M, Prakash U. Intertrochanteric femoral fracture after hip resurfacing managed with a reverse distal femoral locking plate: a case report.Hip Int. 2010 Oct-Dec;20(4):562-4.
  • Killampalli VV, Hayes A, Parsons N, Costa ML, Prakash U. Hip resurfacing using the trochanteric flip osteotomy.Hip Int. 2009 Apr-Jun;19(2):131-5.
  • Prakash U, McGurty DW, Dent JA. Hemiarthroplasty for severe fractures of the proximal humerus. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2002 Sep-Oct;11(5):428-30.
  • Prakash U, Wigderowitz CA, McGurty DW, Rowley DI. Computerised measurement of tibiofemoral alignment. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2001 Aug;83(6):819-24.
  • Prakash U, Mulgrew S, Espley AJ. Effect of activity levels on polyethylene wear in Charnley low-friction arthroplasty. J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1999 Jun;44(3):193-6.
  • Court-Brown CM, Rimmer S, Prakash U, McQueen MM. The epidemiology of open long bone fractures. Injury. 1998 Sep;29(7):529-34.
  • Prakash U, Court-Brown CM. Fracture through an osteochondroma. Injury. 1996 Jun; 27(5):357-8. No abstract available.

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