Karan Malhotra

Orthopaedic Surgery

16 years of experience
16 years of experience



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Mr Karan Malhotra, an orthopaedic consultant who specialises in foot and ankle surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), also provides private consultation services with the Stanmore Foot and Ankle Specialists group. His extensive practice encompasses various adult foot and ankle surgeries, including complex neuromuscular conditions, deformity, tendon disorders, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and toe deformities. He receives complex cases and referrals from the UK and abroad due to his tertiary referral practice.

He has special interests in the following areas:

  • Ankle arthritis and deformity
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacements
  • Flat foot deformity and tibialis posterior dysfunction
  • Forefoot deformity, including bunions, arthritis, and lesser toes
  • Hindfoot arthritis and deformity
  • Midfoot arthritis and deformity
  • Neuromuscular foot and ankle conditions, including Charcot Marie Tooth
  • Osteochondral defects of the talus
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports and dance injuries
  • Tendon disorders
  • Treatment of pes cavus (high-arched feet)

He ensures that patients are involved in the decision-making process and provides a balanced and honest opinion of their surgical and non-surgical options, sometimes in a multi-disciplinary setting.

Mr Malhotra is a graduate with honours from the University of Manchester and has completed orthopaedic training in Yorkshire and London. He has also completed fellowships in foot and ankle surgery in Australia and the UK, and a travelling fellowship to Singapore, receiving a grant from the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS) for his fellowship training. He has trained in various areas, including ankle replacements, fusions, arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, minimally invasive surgery, and the treatment of complex neurological conditions affecting the foot and ankle.

Mr Malhotra is actively involved in training and leads the junior doctor teaching programme at RNOH. He also runs simulation training and teaches various teaching programmes and exam courses. He has a passion for research and has published numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and consensus documents. He is involved in cutting-edge research into novel methods of treating arthritis, deformity correction, treatment of neuromuscular disorders, and methods for assessing foot and ankle conditions.

Mr Malhotra has won multiple prizes throughout his career, including the prize for the best performance on simulation surgery and 'Best Research Paper'. He also won the first prize for 'Best International Research Paper' by the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS) in 2018 and was awarded the 'Best Published Paper' award by EFAS in 2020 for his work on ankle syndesmosis. He was awarded the 'Chang Chen Best Paper Award' by BOFAS in 2021 for his work on the UK-FALCON national audit of COVID-19 in foot and ankle patients.

In his free time, Mr Malhotra enjoys photography, digital art, graphic design, and keeping up with technology.


Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Injury, Trauma Surgery

All procedures

  • Partial Nail Removal
  • Steroid Injection
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Joint Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Big Toe Fusion Surgery
  • Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionectomy
  • Bunionette Deformity Correction
  • Cartiva Implant (Big Toe Joint Replacement)
  • Cheilectomy
  • Chondral Grafting
  • Claw Toe Correction
  • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Fracture Fixation Surgery
  • Hammertoe Correction
  • Joint Injection
  • Mallet Toe Correction
  • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthobiologics
  • Osteotomy
  • Plantar Fascia Release Surgery
  • Revision Surgery
  • Tendon Repair
  • Video Consultation

All conditions

  • Foot Pain
  • Achilles Tendon Problems
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Fracture (Broken Bone)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Tendonitis
  • Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome
  • Arthritis (Ankle)
  • Arthritis (Foot)
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Claw Toes
  • Foot Fractures
  • Foot Sprains
  • Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toes
  • Heel Bumps
  • Mallet Toes
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neuromas
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peroneal Tendinopathy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tibia Fractures
  • Toe Fractures
  • Turf Toe (Toe Sprain)


Hindi, English


MBChB (Hons), MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Registered with

General Medical Council: 6157733


The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, WD6 3BS

  • Tuesday:
    1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday:
    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

42-52 Nottingham Place, London, W1U 5NY


Consultation Fees

New appointment: £285

New appointment: £185


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

5 / 5

Personal care received

5 / 5

Explanation of care provided

5 / 5



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