Having been a keen runner, I was forced to stop because of knee pain. Initial diagnosis (from elsewhere) was that I had Osteoarthritis, but worsening pain led me to request a second opinion and I was referred to Kash. He requested MRI scans and from these diagnosed SONK (Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Knee) as the major cause of my knee pain. With a steroid injection, rest and physio treatment, the pain has now largely gone and a follow up MRI has shown the condition to be significantly reduced. As a result, I am optimistic that a return to pain-free running could be possible. Throughout my diagnosis, treatment and follow up, I found Kash to be highly knowledgeable, professional and positive in all his interactions. He was always good at running through the MRI reports, discussing options and answering my many questions. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone experiencing knee pain.
Kash Akhtar performed a total knee replacement on my left knee approximately one year ago using the Conformis knee replacement. The operation was performed at The London Bridge Hospital where I received excellent service and where Kash was very attentive for the three days I was there. The knee was fitted perfectly and although it has taken longer to get back to ‘normal’ than I thought, I did not help myself by fracturing my left ankle in a couple of places three months after the operation. Kash has shown kindness, compassion and a very genuine concern for my wellbeing over this period and he has now signed me off. I have an excellent bend of the knee, can straighten my leg and am pain free. Whilst I was recovering following the self inflicted complication of the double fracture, Kash did not hesitate in seeking advice from his colleagues before speaking and advising me. He is an extremely talented, caring and compassionate person with whom it has been a pleasure to be treated by. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
I was referred to Dr Kash Akhtar after a MRI confirmed I had bucket handle tear of my meniscus as well as 4th degree deterioration of my cartilage. It what all quite daunting at first but I appreciated Dr Kash Akhtar's candid and positive approach to my situation and how we would go about repairing and then optimising my knee. 12 weeks on and I am back to the gym and extremely happy with my treatment. Kash is professional, knowledgeable and very personable. I highly recommend Kash to anyone looking for a knee surgeon.
I was referred to Dr Kash Akhtar after a MRI confirmed I had bucket handle tear of my meniscus. From my initial appointment with him I knew I was in the right hands. He clearly explained everything from the type of tear to how he was going to repair it through surgery and made feel at ease straight away. On day of the surgery he explained everything again and made me feel very relaxed about it. 12 weeks on and I am back to the gym and extremely happy with my treatment. Kash is professional, knowledgeable and very personable. I highly recommend Kash to anyone looking for a knee surgeon.
I underwent a knee arthroscopy for a torn meniscus in September 2018 which was performed by another Orthopaedic Consultant at a private hospital. After 6 months I suffered a serious set-back which caused me enormous anxiety due to restrictions on my mobility. My Surgeon had a busy schedule and could not see me for a review or provide a care plan. Having led a very active life I was once again in pain and distressed with being unable to carry on with normal daily activities. At this point I decided to seek another route and a second opinion. Following recommendations from friends who have been to the Fortius Clinic, I saw Kash Aktar in March. Since coming under his care, my knee has improved immeasurably and I am now able to carry on with my daily activities. Kash has been extremely supportive, helpful and reassuring. He provided me with a current care and maintenance plan to follow as well as a clear understanding of treatment required in the future. He connects well with his patients, gains their confidence and understands the importance of providing good on-going care. I would without hesitation recommend him to others. (Thanks Kash, you have made a difference!)