Mr Subramanian

Mr Paddy (Padmanabhan) Subramanian

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCS, MSc (Oxon), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Paddy Subramanian is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in treating patients with hip and knee disorders as well as patients who have sustained injuries and fractures.

He graduated from Imperial College with dual degree qualifications and trained in the prestigious UCL and Middlesex London orthopaedic rotation. During his training, he was awarded a scholarship to study at Oxford University where he undertook a MSc in musculoskeletal science.

Mr Subramanian successfully obtained and completed one of the UK’s high-volume prestigious arthroplasty fellowship programmes working with Professor Middleton in Bournemouth.

Prior to joining the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, he has built upon his consultant experience at the Whittington Hospital as well as at the SWLEOC (South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre).

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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital, Hadley Wood Hospital

Year qualified


Country of qualification


Languages spoken

English and Tamil


Trauma & Orthopaedics


General Medical Council (GMC), British Medical Association (BMA), Medical Defence Union (MDU), Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), British Hip Society (BHS)

Procedures offered


  • Hip replacement
  • Revision (re-do) hip replacement (treating the failing or painful hip replacement)
  • Hemi-arthroplasty and hip fracture fixations
  • Key hole knee surgery (knee arthroscopy)
  • Knee meniscal and cartilage surgery
  • Knee replacement (partial and total)
  • Revision (re-do) knee replacement surgery (treating the failing or painful knee replacement)
  • Fractures and injuries around shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand (upper limb trauma)
  • Fractures and injuries around hip, knee, ankle and foot (lower limb trauma)

Clinical interests

Mr Paddy Subramanian has a special interest in primary and re-do (revision/complex) hip and knee replacement surgery and works closely with his colleagues in achieving the best outcome for his patients. He also has a passion for looking after patients who have sustained complex injuries/fractures around the upper and lower limb and has also taken on the role of being the trauma lead at Barnet Hospital where he is engaging in new ways to improve the service. Working closely with the multi-disciplinary team including physiotherapists and specialist nurses, he has led the team in pioneering day-case arthroplasty surgery at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust including successfully performing day case total hip replacement surgery and day case knee replacement surgery.

Research interests

Mr Paddy Subramanian is a firm believer in evidence based healthcare. He has a strong research background with nearly 30 peer reviewed publications including authoring one of the most read (tongue in cheek) articles in the history of the British Medical Journal. His strong research background was fortified by completing a scholarship awarded MSc at Oxford University in musculoskeletal science. He has won numerous prizes including the Uren Foundation Prize at Imperial College on partial knee replacement surgery.

Mr Paddy (Padmanabhan) Subramanian, Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London