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K Hariharan: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Foot and Ankle Specialist, Newport South Wales

Mr Hariharan is an internationally recognised Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Newport and Cardiff in Wales, specialising in the treatment of pathological conditions of the foot and ankle such as bunions, arthritis of the ankle, big toe, complex foot deformity, fractures of the foot and ankle, sports injuries of the foot and ankle, joint replacement of the foot and the ankle, key hole surgery (arthroscopy) of the foot and ankle, ankle soft tissue injuries amongst others.  Mr Hariharan speaks English, Hindi, and Tamil.

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Mr Hariharan is well known for his expertise with sports injuries of the foot and ankle, diabetic and rheumatoid foot disorders and sees patients from many parts of the world and is actively involved in the treatment of professional and elite athletes in the country.

Mr.Hariharan (or Hari as he is often referred to by his patients!) did his undergraduate medical training at the prestigious Madras Medical College and his orthopaedic training in Wales. He then completed an observer fellowship in foot and ankle surgery visiting many parts of the United States.

Hari sees patients from many parts of the United Kingdom and other countries and has a large tertiary referral practice both on the NHS and in his private practice for complex foot and ankle problems, failed foot and ankle surgical patients and those who want a second opinion on their foot and ankle problems. He is the honorary foot and ankle surgeon for the Newport Gwent Dragons. He also consults/operates on professionals in rugby, football, cricket, athletics, racket sports, and professional dancers from many parts of the country. He is the honorary medical director for Newport County Football Club, and the Newport Cricket Club.

Hari been a consultant from 1994 and is based at the Royal Gwent Hospital Newport South Wales, a sub regional specialist Centre, and  has recently established the Foot and Ankle Centre at the state of the art Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital with his colleagues. This unit enjoys easy road access, excellent facilities and has the latest state of the art foot and ankle technology to complement an exciting team offering foot and ankle surgery to the entire county.

His private patients are seen and operated on at St.Joseph’s Private Hospital in Newport. He also has private clinics at the Cyncoed Consulting Rooms and operates at the Spire Hospital in Cardiff.

Hari is the current president (2011-12) of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) one of the largest orthopaedic subspecialist societies representing foot and ankle surgeons in the entire country. He is a member of the Wales Orthopaedic Surgical training programme and a clinical teacher at The University of Wales, College of Medicine. He is a visiting lecturer at Glasgow University and is a national teacher for the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is also a visiting member of faculty for the University of Dundee on their Mch (Orth) programme. He has been a specialist adviser for MTP joint replacement with The National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

Orthopaedic conditions treated

  • Sports injuries of the foot and ankle
  • Bunion surgery including complex bunions and recurrent bunions
  • Minimally invasive surgery for bunions for selected patients and as part of an audit programme to evaluate the technique
  • All lesser toe deformity corrections
  • Ankle, subtalar,& toe joint arthroscopy including minimally invasive keyhole fusion of joints in the foot and ankle
  • Minimally invasive hind foot surgery
  • Tendoscopy(keyhole surgery for tendon disorders)
  • Ligament  reconstruction in the foot and ankle
  • Dancer’s  injuries of the foot and ankle
  • Ankle and toe joint replacements
  • Complex lower limb deformity correction including computer assisted surgery
  • Deformity correction in the traumatised foot and ankle

Research interests

Mr Hariharan has extensive research interests with a large portfolio of presentations to distinguished foot and ankle audiences. His main research interests are foot biomechanics, arthroscopic foot and ankle surgery and foot and ankle trauma. He has spoken at numerous international conferences and is an invited speaker to many national and international centres for the last 15 years. He has pioneered many techniques and has brought many ‘firsts’ in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery to Wales.

Professional qualifications

  • MB
  • Bch
  • FRCS (I)
  • FRCS (orth)

Professional memberships

Key publications

  • Hindfoot Arthritis Review: Current Othopaedics 2011 Paul Hodgson, K.Hariharan
  • Rheumatoid forefoot reconstruction: 1st metatarsophalangeal fusion and excision arthroplasty of lesser metatarsal heads.Acta Orthop Belg. 2007 Feb;73(1):88-9 Kadambande, Debnath, Khurana, Hemmadi,Hariharan   
  • Multiple osseous tarsal coalitions: a case report and review of the literature. Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Aug; 24(8):653-6. Review Kadambande SS, HariharanK.
  • Comparative anthropometric analysis of shod and unshod feetThe Foot , Volume 16 , Issue 4 , Pages 188 - 191 S. Kadambande , A . Khurana , U . Debnath , M . Bansal , K . Hariharan
  • Revision arthroplasty for failed first metatarsophalangeal joint arthroplasties with ceramic arthroplasty and impaction bone grafting. Foot and Ankle  A. Sloan,  R. Ramaswamy, K. Hariharan

Where can I get treatment?

NHS treatment

Royal Gwent Hospital

Cardiff Road
NP20 2UB

Tel: +44 1633 238915

Private treatment

St Josephs Private Hospital

Harding Avenue
NP20 6ZE

Tel: +44 1633 820 300
Fax: +44 1633 858 164
Sec: +44 1495 270401
Email: footsecretary@googlemail.com

Private practice

Spire Hospital Cardiff

Croescadarn Rd
CF23 8XL

Tel: +44 1495 270401

Email: footsecretary@googlemail.com


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Date of registration:

23 Nov 1993



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