Membership of professional bodies
- Royal College of Surgeons England
- British Orthopaedic Association
- British Association of Knee Surgeons (BASK)
- British Medical Association
Medical qualifications attained
- 1994 - BSc (Hons) First Class in Anatomy
- 1997 - MBBS (Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals London)
- 2001 - MRCS England and Scotland
- 2006 - FRCS (Trauma & Orth.) Gold Medal winner
Mr Rajaratnam is a Consultant knee and lower limb surgeon based at Eastbourne District General Hospital. He has a number of sub-speciality and clinical interests which include: Primary and Revision Joint Replacements, Complex Knee Ligament Surgery and Cartilage Repair Techniques.
Mr Rajaratnam trained in medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals in London and qualified in 1997 with an MBBS and a first class degree in anatomy. He then undertook higher surgical training in the South East of England and was awarded with the Walter Mercer Gold Medal for the best overall performance in the Intercollegiate Examination for Great Britain and Ireland in 2006. Following the completion of his surgical training Mr Rajaratnam then spent a period in Australia working with numerous experts in complex knee and hip reconstruction and also worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Mona Vale Hospital on the northern beaches of Sydney. He also served as the British Orthopaedic Association’s (BOA) ambassador for 2007, and represented the BOA at the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association’s Conference.
In October 2008 Mr Rajaratnam joined the trust and in conjunction with his colleague Mr Armitage has developed a day case ACL programme enabling patients who undergo reconstruction of their cruciate ligament (ACL) to be discharged home on the same day. He has a number of other interests which he is developing which include cartilage repair techniques of the knee and plans to start a national trial on this in the near future.