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Mr Mike Thilagarajah
MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Mr Michael Thilagarajah is a highly experienced Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, specialising in lower limb problems. Alongside his private practice, he is currently based at Darent Valley NHS Hospital in Kent. He has been a consultant for 14 years. 

Mr Thilagarajah graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and went on to complete his specialist surgical training at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and a number of Kent NHS hospitals. Prior to his current post, he was appointed Consultant foot and ankle surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas'. In his present position, Mr Thilagarajah is currently Trauma Lead and Lead Foot and Ankle surgeon, and has fifteen years experience in performing hip and knee replacements. He has been the lead for fractured hips for nine years and transformed the quality of service provided for this vulnerable patient group. He offers an up-to-date trauma and sports service. 

Outside his practice, Mr Thilagarajah is very passionate about training future surgeons, acting as College Tutor for Orthopaedics at Darent Valley Hospital and often teaching at Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Skills courses.

Mr Thilagarajah always provides patients with the highest level of care and compassion and has received level 4 NHS Excellence awards for his services. He always takes a holistic approach to the lower limb, appreciating the significant interactions between the different components of the leg. 


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Medical Procedures

  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Foot Surgery for toe problems
  • Ganglion Removal
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Revision
  • Lower Limb Reconstruction
  • Osteotomy Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement

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Special Interests

  • Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fractures
  • Sports injuries to the lower limb


MBBS Charing Cross and Westminister Medical School

MSc in Surgical Science

FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England

FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Royal College of Surgeons



Road running has been my passion for most of my life so when a couple of years ago the cartilages in both my knees became torn & running became too painful I was devastated. Luckily I contacted Mr Thilagarajah , at Fawkham Manor Hospital, who confirmed that he could operate to fix the problem. In his kindly inspiring manner he explained clearly what he would do & even agreed to do both knees at the same time to reduce recovery time. After a short time I was able to restart running, albeit slowly & for short distances but after a some months I was able to compete again in 10k races. Although I am now over 80 I am still running each morning & in the last two 10k races, I have come 1st in my age group. I am eternally grateful to the excellent skills of Mr Thilagarajah which have enabled me to enjoy my running for a few more years


I would highly recommend Mr Mike Thilagarajah. Throughout the whole process each step was explained thoroughly and clearly. It was very reassuring to have Mike as my consultant and surgeon.


Without doubt Mr Mike Thilagarajah is the most competent Orthopaedic, caring consultant and if you are ever referred to him you for surgery you can count yourself extremely fortunate.


I felt very confident in Mr Thilagarajah's hands. He was very thorough in investigating my problems. He had x-rays done while I was at the hospital. Having gathered all the information he needed, he then proposed a course of actions. He made sure I understood my options. A man who listens and explains the true situation. A very rare bird indeed.


From start to finish Mr Thilagarajah was very informative about my knee condition and treatment. I am 53 so was very unsure about this operation. 7 months on I have my life back and my knee is pain free. Thank you so much I am delighted with treatment overall from consultation, operation and aftercare.

Mr Mike Thilagarajah

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