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+44 (0)207 935 4444
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+44 (0)207 616 7693
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+44 (0)203 219 3315
The London Clinic

Specialties and sub-specialties

Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Sports injuries


Professional profile

Yega Kalairajah graduated from Cambridge University and, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London in 1995. He carried out his basic surgical training in South East London (King’s) and subsequently went on to do his Orthopaedic training in the South West London Region (St.George’s). After completing his FRCS (Tr & Orth), Yega spent a year of advanced training in Sportmed.SA, Adelaide, Australia in Sports Surgery, Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) and Arthroplasty (joint replacement) surgery.

On completing his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), Yega took up a locum consultant position at Epsom and St. Helier’s Hospital NHS Trust and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (EOC). EOC is the largest arthroplasty unit in Europe enabling Yega to be one of the highest volume hip and knee surgeons in the UK during his 18 month tenure at the unit. In Oct 2007 Yega was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) with the aim of forming the hip and knee unit within the trust. The L&D now provides all cutting edge treatments available for hip and knee disorders to the region and further afield. He still maintains an Honorary Consultant status at the EOC unit. To date he has carried out well over a 1000 hip and knee replacement operations as a consultant and all his operative data are submitted to the National Joint Registry. This ensures effective monitoring of personal outcomes to en sure the highest quality service.

Yega has a committed interest in teaching and research and plays an active role in helping and supervising research and education at his base NHS trust. He is an examiner for the UCL medical students, is the Orthopaedic Tutor for senior trainees at the L&D and presents and teaches at national and international courses and meetings regularly. Yega has also completed a Master’s degree in Engineering on hip acetabulum (socket) fixation techniques. He has published extensively in Orthopaedic journals on hip, knee and sports surgery and has done several pioneering works on computer assisted/navigated orthopaedic surgery. He is also internationally quoted on his orthopaedic hip and knee sub-scoring system for identifying failing hip and knee implants.

Clinical interests

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee mensical surgery
  • Knee ligament surgery
  • Hip replacements
  • Knee replacements

Current posts

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Luton and Dunstable University NHS Foundation Trust

Medical training

Year qualified 1995
  • University of Cambridge
  • United Medical and Denstal Schools of Guy's and St Thomas'

Languages spoken


Personal interests

Yega enjoys spending time with his 2 children and when time permits enjoys squash and swimming.

Medical Admissions

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Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

Concierge service

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We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

Contact numbers for service departments

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708Press office 020 7616 7676

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