Mr Dinesh Nathwani

Mr Dinesh Nathwani is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust). He is part of the Precision Surgery Group and treats patients privately at the Princess Grace Hospital, The London Clinic and the BUPA Cromwell Hospital. He has been a Consultant and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since 2004 and he is a Member of the Orthoplastic Trauma Reconstruction referral service (primary and tertiary) at Charing Cross Hospital.  He completed a Computer Assisted Surgery Fellowship in Perth, Western Australia and a Knee Ligament Reconstruction Fellowship in Sydney, Australia in 2005.

Mr Nathwani has pioneered the use of navigation techniques and implant design for partial and total knee replacements in the UK and is a Faculty Member of CAOS UK (computer assisted orthopaedic surgery), a Member of the British Association of Surgeons of the Knee; one of the co-founders of Precision Surgery; a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and a Member of the 2020 Knee Group.

One of my main aims is to pioneer new surgical techniques that will improve the lives of patients after their knee joint reconstruction. Mobility is a key component in quality of life and older people whose knee joints have become diseased should be able to expect efficient and effective surgery to enable them to remain active for as long as possible. Early intervention orthopaedic surgery is a key to maintaining a good quality of active life for both the younger and older generations. We should try to minimise the trauma of surgery and to be as bone conserving as possible in our reconstruction. I am a firm believer that as technology already plays a large part in our lives surgery should be no exception. We should learn to embrace the exciting and developing field that is computer assisted reconstruction in order to execute surgery as accurately and precisely as possible-something still lacking in conventional orthopaedic surgery. Smaller and more bone conserving implants will hopefully give better function provided the execution of the surgery is accurate.