Michael Thilagarajah

Orthopaedic Surgery

32 years of experience
32 years of experience



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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 16 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.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • 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


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


Foot & Ankle Surgery, Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery, Trauma Surgery

All procedures

  • Hip Replacement
  • Ankle Joint Fusion
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Joint Injection
  • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Tendon Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Big Toe Fusion Surgery
  • Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionectomy
  • Bunionette Deformity Correction
  • Cheilectomy
  • Claw Toe Correction
  • Custom-Made Knee Replacement
  • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Fixation Surgery
  • Hammertoe Correction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Mallet Toe Correction
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Osteotomy
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Nail Removal
  • Plantar Fascia Release Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Video Consultation

All conditions

  • Foot Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Arthritis (Ankle)
  • Arthritis (Knee)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendon Problems
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Arthritis (Foot)
  • Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
  • Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Ligament Injury
  • Ankle Tendonitis
  • Arthritis (Hip)
  • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Claw Toes
  • Corns
  • Foot Fractures
  • Foot Sprains
  • Fracture (Broken Bone)
  • Hammer Toes
  • Heel Bumps
  • Hip Fractures
  • Mallet Toes
  • Neuromas
  • Peroneal Tendinopathy
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tibia Fractures
  • Toe Fractures
  • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
  • Turf Toe (Toe Sprain)




MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Registered with

General Medical Council: 3613960


27 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2PR

  • Monday:
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Friday:
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9BS

  • Monday:
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Friday:
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Consultation Fees

New appointment: £220

Follow-up appointment: £150


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

4.97 / 5

Personal care received

4.97 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.94 / 5



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