I first met Kash Akhtar when I was transferred to The Royal London in the early hours of the morning from the P.A.H in Harlow after a traumatic knee injury, the consultant who I was under had been trying to find a surgeon who would operate I think my age (mid sixties) and that I was overweight didn’t help but thankfully Kash Akhtar was the one who took me on and how thankful I am! From the first he seemed very professional but was also compassionate, he told me the procedure and that it would be life changing, Boy! Was he right! But I felt that if anybody was going to help me it was him and I was right to feel that way. He has done a terrific job on my leg, 2 years later here I am, life has changed but thanks to Kash its not as bad as I thought it would be, he has given me the chance to walk again for which I will be eternal grateful, and in being able to walk and bend my leg he has saved my sanity. Every time I have seen him he has been charming friendly and at times he has been funny and seems genuinely to care how things are proceeding, it is a pleasure to see him, he is easy to talk with and he explains everything so well. I could go on forever singing his praises but the bottom line for what he has done for me is as the song goes he is “simply the best” I would have no hesitation in telling anyone with a knee injury or needing a replacement to try their best to see him. The Royal London should be pleased and proud that he is one of their team. Again all my thanks for everything Lynda Davis
I first met Mr Akhtar post-surgery for a complicated knee break. I had damaged my PCL and there had been debates around whether surgery was needed or not. Kash explained to me, in detail, my options and recommended using a PCL brace rather than have the operation. He listened to my concerns, worries and his advice and recommendation resulted in successful healing. I am extremely grateful to Kash for all his help and support and I look forward to getting back to full activity soon.
hi, Kash operated on my knee after I tore the meniscus badly on holiday. When I first met him, he was direct, and clear - he explained what had happened to my knee, and my choices. I felt that I knew exactly what was going on. I'm now over 50, and I'd heard that complex repairs are not usual practice as one ages, instead it's more common for a quick surgical tidy up or trim of meniscus, and then have more major knee replacement later in life. I was very pleased to be offered the chance of a full repair. The surgery was arranged quickly, and went perfectly. The post surgical care was equally good. I saw him regularly, alongside a physio that he recommended, and with whom he clearly worked closely. Throughout the rehabilitation I felt I was making rapid progress, but safely with no risk of damaging the repaired knee. He stayed in touch directly, and with the physio so that they jointly managed my recovery back to 100%. I'm now looking forward to going ski-ing in the new year. Highly recommended. Andy
My 14 year old son tore his ACL which is an unusual injury for his age and it was difficult to find an experienced paediatric surgeon to treat him. We were referred to Kash who works as an adult orthopaedic surgeon at The Royal London Hospital but he was more that happy and skilled to perform an ACL reconstruction for our son. Within 6 months our son began to re-engage in his sports. Almost 2 years later and he is fully mobile and fully engaged with his athletic activities which include several hours of tennis and football every week. Kash inspired confidence in us from the outset and at a time when we were so concerned about the impact of this injury on our son. He explained the importance of pre and post rehabilitation, but our teenage son was reluctant to carry out his daily physio. In follow-up appointments Kash patiently explained and showed him pictures of the surgery and reconstruction to convince him of the value of physio. We are extremely grateful that Kash so skillfully carried out the operation, involving an 8cm hamstring graft to reconstruct the ACL. And all under our amazing NHS.