Rahul Vinayak Patel

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon UCLH NHS Trust Honorary Lecturer: Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, University College London, Institute of Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health

Specialist interest: reconstructive arthroscopy, joint preservation & sports orthopaedic surgery - knee, hip & shoulder

Clinical Supervisor and Specialist Training Committee Member Sports & Exercise Medicine, London Deanery

Nationality:

British

School:

Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire 1988 – 1993

  • 12 GCSE’s
  • 3 A Levels

Medical Education:

Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, 1993-1998

  • MBBS 1998
  • MRCS (Eng) 2001
  • MD (University of London) 2008
  • FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) 2007

Scholarships and Prizes:

  • Academic scholarship Rugby School 1988
  • Anatomy distinction Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine 1993
  • Pfizer Travel Award for international conference presentation 2003
  • British Orthopaedic Foundation Joint Action Travelling Fellowship 2007
  • AO trauma fellowship 2008

Previous Employment:

Pre-registration House Officer:

August 1998 – February 1999: King George Hospital, Ilford. Dr. R. A Storring & Dr. L. R Bagg General Medicine

February 1999 – August 1999: Royal Free Hospital, London. Mr. G. S. E Dowd & Mr. K. Rolles Orthopaedic & General Surgery

Senior House Officer:

August 1999 – February 2000: Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. Mr. A. Catterall, Miss D. Eastwood, Mr. A. Hashemi-Nejad, Mr. F. Monsell Paediatric Orthopaedics

February 2000 – August 2000: University College Hospital, London. Major J. Ryan, Mr. M. Gavalas, Miss A. McGuiness, Miss C. Walford Accident & Emergency

August 2000 – February 2001: Royal London Hospital, London. Mr. T. M. Bucknill, Mr. G. Scott Trauma & Orthopaedics

February 2001 – August 2001: Royal London Hospital, London. Mr. N. Carver, Mr. G. Moir, Mr. M. Shibu. Plastics & Reconstructive surgery

August 2001 – December 2001: Royal London Hospital, London. Mr. S. Bhattacharya General surgery

Dec 2001 – Dec 2003: University College London, University College Hospital, Clinical Research Fellow Orthopaedic surgery, (Higher degree: MD)

Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar (NE Thames/Middlesex rotation):

Jan 2004 – June 2004: North Middlesex University Hospital Mr MH Kurer.

June 2004 – Jan 2005: North Middlesex University Hospital Mr R Ravikumar.

Jan 2005 – June 2005 Whittington Hospital Mr CS Charalambides.

June 2005 – Jan 2006 Whittington Hospital Mr DI Sweetnam

Jan 2006 – June 2006 Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Prof R Birch, Prof T Carlstedt, Dr M Sinisi

June 2006 – Jan 2007 Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Mr A Hashemi-Nejad, Miss D Eastwood, Mr P Calder, Miss S Tennant.

Jan 2007 – July 2007 University College London Hospital Mr C Cobiella

Aug 2008 – Jan 2009 University College London Hospital Mr F.S Haddad

Jan 2009 – Oct 2009 Senior Fellow Mr F.S Haddad University College London Hospitals Trust

Elective and Fellowship:

Sept 1996 – Dec 1996 Student Elective Community Health Care Centre & Trauma Unit, Khaileytshia Township, Cape Town, South Africa (1997)

July 2007 - July 2008 Reconstructive Athroscopy – Sports Medicine University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada. Dr WD Regan, Dr JM Leith, Dr MK Gilbart, Dr P Chin, Dr R Hawkins

June 2008 Reconstructive Arthroscopy – Sports Medicine Steadman - Hawkins Clinic Vail, Colorado, USA. Dr M Phillipon, Dr R Steadman, Dr P Millett

June 2008 – Aug 2008 Lower Limb Arthroplasty The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Dr D Berry, Dr, D Lewallen, Dr R Trousdale

Oct 2008 – Nov 2008 AO Trauma Fellowship Hopsital for Special Surgery, New York, USA. Prof D Helfet

Presentations:

Plastered at altitude: How do airlines manage passengers with plaster of paris casts.
RV Patel, RW Carrington, N Garlick. 10th Seddon Society Annual Meeting. Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. June 2000.

Chronic Infection of a Digit.
RV Patel, B deSouza, M Shibu. The Royal Society Of Medicine Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery Meeting. March 2001.

Diagnosis and immediate care of soft tissue knee injuries.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Hospital Medicine (Poster of management algorithm for A&E depts published)

Inner city Tibial fractures in relation to Alcohol and Drug abuse.
RV Patel, FS Haddad, RL Williams. British Trauma Society Leeds, 3-4th October 2002.

Cerebral Microemboli during Total Hip Arthroplasty – preliminary data.
RV Patel, J Stygall, J Harrington, M Harrison, S Newman, FS Haddad. British Hip Society. Belfast, Feb. 2003. (accepted as poster)

Cerebral Microemboli during Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty – preliminary data.
RV Patel, J Stygall, J Harrington, M Harrison, S Newman, FS Haddad. EFORT. Helsinki, June 2003.

Bacterial Contamination of the sucker filter insert during total hip arthroplasty.
RV Patel,H Bhinda, G Scott. EFORT. Helsinki, June 2003. (accepted as poster)

Cerebral Microemboli during Total Hip Arthroplasty – series of 50 patients.
RV Patel, J Stygall, J Harrington, M Harrison, S Newman, FS Haddad. SICOT. Cairo, Sept 2003.

Cerebral Microemboli during Total Knee Arthroplasty – series of 50 patients.
RV Patel, J Stygall, J Harrington, M Harrison, S Newman, FS Haddad. SICOT. Cairo, Sept, 2003.

Cerebral Microemboli during Total Knee Arthroplasty and relationship to specific surgical activities.
RV Patel, J Stygall, J Harrington, M Harrison, S Newman, FS Haddad. BOA. Birmingham Sept, 2003.

Cerebral Microemboli during Total Hip Arthroplasty and relationship to specific surgical activities.
RV Patel, J Stygall, J Harrington, M Harrison, S Newman, FS Haddad. BOA. Birmingham Sept, 2003. (accepted as poster)

Cerebral Microembolisation during Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty and neuropsychiatric outcome.
RV Patel, J Stygall, J Harrington, S Newman, FS Haddad. AAOS. Washington, Feb 2005.

Are Orthopaedic patients overstaying their welcome? The suitability of the Post-operative Morbidity Score (POMS) as a discharge guide.
Patel RV, Matejowsky C, Mutch M, Browne J, Mythen M, Haddad FS. BHS. Wrightington Hospital, Mar 2005.

Cerebral Microembolisation during Total Knee Arthroplasty and neuropsychiatric outcome.
RV Patel, J Stygall, J Harrington, S Newman, FS Haddad. EFORT. Lisbon, June 2005.

MRI-confirmed Tear and Spontaneous Healing of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.
Nawabi D, RV Patel, FS Haddad. EFORT. Lisbon, June 2005 (accepted as poster).

Cerebral Microembolisation during Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty and neuropsychiatric outcome.
RV Patel, J Stygall, J Harrington, S Newman, FS Haddad. BOA. Birmingham, Sept 2005. APOS/BORS/BOTA Prize paper session.

Hip Arthroscopy and Femoro-acetabular impingement.
RV Patel. University of British Columbia & Vancouver General Hopsital Grand Round. Vancouver, Oct 2007.

Revision arthroscopic capsulo-labral reconstruction for recurrent instability of the shoulder.
RV Patel, K Apostle, JM Leith, WD Regan. ISAKOS. Apr 2009 (shortlisted for James Joyce award)

Revision arthroscopic capsulo-labral reconstruction for recurrent instability of the shoulder.
RV Patel, K Apostle, JM Leith, WD Regan. AAOS. Feb 2009.

Hamstring Ruptures – the Surgeons choice – Methods and Outcomes.
Patel RV, Haddad FS. BASEM. May 2009. (Faculty member)

Meniscal injuries – preservation, repair and transplantation: current concepts.
Patel RV. Orthopaedic Sports Injuries. MA Healthcare. Institute of Physics, London. Nov 2009. (Faculty member)

Use of the Thrombin Generation Test to assess the thrombotic risk associated with hip/knee replacement operations.
Green L, Lawrie A, Machin S, Hossain F, Patel S, Cohen A, Patel RV. Haddad FS. EFORT. Madrid, June 2010 (accepted as poster).

The impact of Dabigatran on Thrombin Generation and other Haemostatic markers after orthopaedic surgery.
Laura Green, Andrew S. Lawrie, Rahul Patel, Robert Stephens, Ian J. Mackie, A Chitolie, Fares S. Haddad, Samuel J. Machin. British Society for Haematology. Jan 2011

Publications:

Book review: Atlas of Orthopaedic Examination of the Peripheral Joints.
1st edition by L. Ombregt & P. Bisschop; W B Saunders/Harcourt Brace & Co Ltd, London 1999. R.V. Patel; Injury 31(8) 2000; 649-650.

Diagnosis and immediate care of soft tissue knee injuries.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Br.J.Hosp.Med. 63(3) 2002; 170-1.

Diagnosis and immediate care of fractures of the knee.
RV Patel, R Kucheira, FS Haddad. Br.J.Hosp.Med. 63 (4) 2002; 421-23.

Break it like Beckham; a review of metatarsal fractures.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Sports Injuries Bulletin Apr 2003

Break it like Beckham II: scaphoid fractures in athletes; current views on diagnosis and treatment.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Sports Injuries Bulletin Sept 2003

Letter to Editor; Prevalence of Fat Embolism following Bilateral Simultaneous and Uniltateral Total Hip Arthroplasty.
RV Patel, K Young-Hoo, S-W Oh, J-S Kim. JBJS (Am) 85 (6) 2003; 1164-1165

Letter to Editor; Downsizing of acute inpatient beds associated with private finance initiative: Scotland’s case study; Strategies for successful downsizing.
FS Haddad, RV Patel, C Matejowsky, M Mythen. BMJ online 2005.

Acute knee pain and swelling.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Pulse Clinical 64 (26) 2004; 46-47.

Unique accelerated rehabilitation after arthroscopy for meniscal tear – injury to Olympic final in 2 weeks.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Sports Injuries Bulletin 2004

Compartment Syndrome.
RV Patel. Sports Injuries Bulletin 48; 2005

Compartment Syndromes.
RV Patel. Br.J.Hosp.Med. 2005 Oct;66(10); 583-586.

MRI-confirmed Tear and Spontaneous Healing of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.
Nawabi D, RV Patel, FS Haddad. Injury Extra 37(3) 2006; 125-128.

Joint and soft tissue aspiration and injection.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Br.J.Hosp.Med. 67(3) 2006: M44 - M45

Achilles Tendon Rupture.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Br.J.Hosp.Med. 67(9) 2006:M176 - M178.

Forearm fractures.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Br J Hosp Med. 2007 May;68(5):M90-1.

Technique of knee joint aspiration.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Br J Hosp Med. 2007 Jun;68(6):M100-1.

Injuries of the carpus and scaphoid.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Br J Hosp Med. 2007 Jul;68(7):M116-9.

Soft tissue knee injuries.
RV Patel, FS Haddad. Br J Hosp Med. 2007 Aug;68(8):M138-41.

Letter to the Editor; Primary Arthroscopic Stabilization for a First-Time Anterior Dislocation of the Shoulder. A Randomized, Double-Blind Trial.
RV Patel, JM Leith. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008 Aug;90:1786-1787

Revision arthroscopic capsulo-labral reconstruction for recurrent instability of the shoulder.
RV Patel, K Apostle, JM Leith, WD Regan. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Nov;90(11):1462-7.

The hurdler’s heel tragedy.
F Hossain, RV Patel, FS Haddad. Sports Injuries Bulletin. 2008 Nov;84: 1-3.

Intra-Operative Cerebral Microembolisation During Primary Hybrid Total Hip Arthroplasty Compared With Primary Hip Resurfacing.
RV Patel, J Stygall, J Harrington, SP Newman, FS Haddad. Acta Belgica Orthopaedica. 2009. 5 (75/5): 671-77.

Intraoperative cerberal microembolisation and neuropsychological outcome during primary total hip arthroplasty.
RV Patel, J Stygall, J Harrington, SP Newman, FS Haddad. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2009. Jun;468 (6) 1621-9.

Bearing couples in total hip arthroplasty.
H Tailor, S Patel, RV Patel, FS Haddad. Br J Hosp Med. 2010 Aug;71(8):446-450.

Horizontal cleavage tear of discoid medial meniscus diagnosed on MRI and treated with arthroscopic partial resection.
Elvey MH, Konan S, House CV, Patel RV. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Mar 29.

Books:

Pocket Prescriber 2007-8, 2008-2009 by TRJ Nicholson. Hodder Arnold. (Chapter contributor)

Orthopaedic Trauma: A Systematic Approach by Fares Haddad, Sam Oussedik & Rahul Patel. Quay Books. May 2007.

Editorial Roles:

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British). 2010 - onwards

British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2006 – onwards

Invited Lecturer/Faculty:

British Association of Sports Medicine – Hamstring Ruptures, the surgeon’s choices. 2009

MA Healthcare – Orthopaedics & Sports Injuries – Meniscal injuries, repair and transplantion. 2009

Basic & Intermediate Arthroscopy Course, Royal National Orthoapedic Hospital, Stanmore – Meniscal injuries. 2009 ongoing annually (Instructor & Lecturer)

Hip Arthroscopy: Joint Preservation, UCLH, Mar 2009

Young Surgeons Orthopaedic Science Meeting (YSOS), San Diego, Feb 2011

Total Knee Arthroplasty Course, RNOH, Stanmore, March 2011

London Knee Meeting, London, Oct 2011

Meetings Attended:

  • 10th Seddon Society Annual Meeting, RNOH. June 2000
  • British Trauma Society, Leeds. October 2002
  • Symposium on managing the degenerate hip in adolescence with particular reference to osteotomy. RSM. Feb 4th 2003
  • EFORT, Helsinki. June 2003
  • SICOT, Cairo. September 2003
  • BOA, Birmingham. September 2003
  • The London Hip Meeting, London. March 2004
  • BOA, Manchester. September 2004
  • Controversies in Hip Arthroplasty. RNOH. October 2004
  • AAOS, Washington. February 2005
  • London Hip Meeting, March 2005
  • EFORT, Lisbon, June 2005
  • BOA, Birmingham. Sept 2005
  • Back to the future: A Scientific review of Fixations and Articulations in Total Hip Arthroplasty – Past, Present and Future. Barcelona. November 2005
  • London Hip Meeting, London. May 2006
  • 8th Wexham Park Cruciate Meeting. November 2006
  • London Hip Meeting, London, June 2007
  • AAOS, San Francisco, March 2008
  • Shoulder 2 Shoulder, London, Oct 2008
  • AAOS, Las Vegas, Feb 2009
  • AANA, Hollywood, Florida, May 2010
  • London Knee Meeting, London, Oct 2010
  • AAOS, San Diego, Feb 2011

Learned Societies & Memberships:

  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • Medical Protection Society (MPS)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • Eurpoean Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM)

Courses:

  • Basic Surgical Skills Course. Whittington Hospital, Nov 1999
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Course. University College Hospital, Feb 2000
  • Essentials of Fracture Management. Leicester Royal Infirmary/ Charing Cross Hospital, Jan/Feb 2001
  • AO: Principles of Operative Fracture Treatment Course for Surgeons. Leeds, July 2002
  • DePuy - Preservation Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Knee System Live Webcast. Royal College of Surgeons, England, Sept 2002
  • Modern Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, Nov 2004
  • Principles and Practice: The use of Monoaxial, Circular and Hybrid Frames. RNOH, Mar 2006
  • Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Advanced Instructional Course. Hastings, May 2006
  • Basic Science for the FRCS (Orth). Nottingham, Sept 2006
  • Watanbe Club Practical Shoulder Arthroscopy Workshop. London, Mar 2007
  • Arthrex Shoulder and Knee cadaveric workshop. Naples, Florida, Oct 2008
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Course. Univeristy College London Hospitals Trust, June 2009 – Instructor standard achieved – awaiting place on ATLS insructor course
  • Actfit & Arthrosurface cadaveric workshop, Coventry, Nov 2009
  • Medico-legal course, Healthcare Knowledge Ltd, London, Jan 2010
  • Training and Assessment in Practice, London, April 2010.
  • JBJS (Br) Reviewers Day, London, July 2010.
  • The Bond Solon Civil Procedure Rules for Expert Witness Certificate, London April 2011