Mr Thakrar is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgery and sports injuries. He graduated from the Royal Free and University College London Medical School in 2006 with a First Class Honours BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology and a Merit award in his MBBS degree. After completion of specialty training in the West Midlands in 2017, he undertook subspecialty knee fellowship training at the prestigious Academic Lower limb Reconstruction Unit at University College London Hospital and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health under the auspices of one of the highest volume arthroplasty and sports knee surgeons in the country. He went onto complete his second fellowship, focussing on periarticular knee osteotomy surgery and knee ligament reconstruction surgery at the internationally renowned Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital.
Mr Thakrar’s NHS practise is based at The Lister Hospital where he supervises trainees and treats all aspects of adult and paediatric knee pathology together with general trauma. His specific interest is centred around young adult knee surgery to include realignment osteotomy surgery, arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction and cartilage surgery and unicompartmental, primary and complex knee arthroplasty surgery.
Throughout his career, Mr Thakrar has been committed to medical research and practising evidence-based medicine. He has been awarded numerous research grants, published multiple papers in peer reviewed journals, authored book chapters and presented at multiple regional, national and international scientific meetings. He continues to review articles for a number of orthopaedic journals to include The Bone and Joint Journal.
Mr Thakrar is passionate about and has a broad experience of teaching ranging from undergraduate level to international lectures. He is invited faculty on the International Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass together with the Royal College of Surgeons of England CCrISP Course.
Outside of work Mr Thakrar has a passion for sports and personal fitness. He enjoys rugby, cricket and Formula 1 motorsport and himself is trained in the art of Taijutsu. Much of his spare time is also spent looking after his young family.