Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon
Specialist in Young Adult Hip and Hip Replacement Surgery
Honorary Senior Lecturer:
School of Health Sciences, University of Salford
Hip International, Official Journal of the European Hip Society
BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Young Adult Hip
Hip Preservation Surgery
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), labral tear treatment
Primary Hip Arthroplasty
Revision Hip Arthroplasty
I am a fellowship trained Consultant Hip Surgeon with an elective practice based at the Centre of Hip Surgery, Wrightington Hospital and a trauma practice at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan. I am also a Honorary Lecturer at the University of Salford. My elective practice is dedicated solely to hip surgery, with a special interest in arthroscopic hip surgery, as well as hip replacement surgery, both primary and revision.
I gained my medical degree from the University of Manchester in 2003, graduating with honours at the top of my year. I also gained a first class honours degree in Pathological Science during which I undertook research into gene therapy for back pain. I was awarded a Wolfson scholarship for this year. I was also awarded prizes for my performance in my undergraduate exams.
My specialist training in Orthopaedics in the North West Deanery led to the award of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2012. A large proportion of my training was at Wrightington Hospital, and I completed a Young Adult Hip Fellowship during my final year of training at Wrightington Hospital. I was subsequently appointed as a Consultant in 2014.
During my training I have been awarded various travelling fellowships including the British Orthopaedic Association Singhal travelling fellowship, Charnley Latta travelling fellowship and the British Hip Society and Stryker Robotic surgery travelling fellowship. This has allowed me to visit other centres of excellence including the Steadman Clinic, Vail, Mayo Clinic, Rochester and Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU. This has allowed me to gain further exposure and keep abreast of the latest techniques in hip arthroscopy and hip replacement.
I also have a keen interest in research and have been awarded research grants by the British Orthopaedic Association. Current research projects include work into the biomechanics of hip replacements and the mechanisms of failure of metal on metal hip replacements. I collaborate with Universities both in the UK and USA researching topics to try and improve outcomes after surgery.
I have published book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals in the field of hip surgery and I am an associate editor of Hip International, a journal dedicated purely to the field of hip surgery.
BHS / Stryker Travelling Fellowship, Robotics/Computer Aided Surgery
British Orthopaedic Association Singhal Travelling Fellowship
Charnley Latta Travelling Scholarship
William Sussman Prize for Pathology, University of Manchester
Wolfson Foundation Scholarship
Amit Atul Shah Prize, University of Manchester
Published Book Chapters
“Complications Following Total Hip Arthroplasty”
A Rajpura, TN Board,
Chapter 17, Arthroplasty, ISBN 980-953-307-830-9
“Biomechanics of Total Hip Arthroplasty”
A Rajpura, TN Board
Mercer's Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma, 10th Edition
ISBN 978 0 340 94203 1
Select Published Journal Articles
Role of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging in patients with quiescent septic arthritis undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty
Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2020 Sep
Femoroacetabular impingement in young adults: assessment and management.
Matar HE, Rajpura A, Board TN.
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2019 Oct 2;80(10):584-588.
“Current Concepts in Acetabular Positioning in Total Hip Arthroplasty”
D Bhaskar, A Rajpura, TN Board
Indian J Orthop. 2017 Jul-Aug;51(4):386-396.
A 28-year clinical and radiological follow-up of alumina ceramic-on-crosslinked polyethylene total hip arthroplasty: a follow-up report and analysis of the oxidation of a shelf-aged acetabular component.
Rajpura A, Board TN, Siney PD, Wynn Jones H, Williams S, Dabbs L, Wroblewski BM.
Bone Joint J. 2017 Oct;99-B(10):1286-1289.
Medical management of osteonecrosis of the hip: a review.
Rajpura A, Wright AC, Board TN.
Hip Int. 2011 Jul-Aug;21(4):385-92.
Clinical experience of revision of metal on metal hip arthroplasty for aseptic lymphocyte dominated vasculitis associated lesions (ALVAL).
Rajpura A, Porter ML, Gambhir AK, Freemont AJ, Board TN.
Hip Int. 2011 Jan-Mar;21(1):43-51.
The current state of bearing surfaces in total hip replacement.
Rajpura A, Kendoff D, Board TN.
Bone Joint J. 2014 Feb;96-B(2):147-56.
The evolution of the trunnion.
Rajpura A, Board TN.
Hip Int. 2015 Jan-Feb;25(1):2-6.
Hip arthroscopy: a focus on the future.
Divecha HM, Rajpura A, Board TN.
Hip Int. 2015 Jul-Aug;25(4):323-9.
Functional outcome of total hip arthroplasty after a previous hip arthroscopy: a retrospective comparative cohort study.
Jain MV, Rajpura A, Kumar VS, Shaw D, Najjar MA, Kalsi NK, Hakimi M, Selvaratnam V, Jackson R, Board TN.
Hip Int. 2019 Jul;29(4):363-367