Professor Tony Kochhar

Professor Tony Kochhar MSc, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Trauma and Orth)

Professor Tony Kochhar

Professor Tony Kochhar
MSc, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Trauma and Orth)

Visiting Professor, Sports Science and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Department of Life & Sports Sciences

Faculty of Engineering & Science

Professor Tony Kochhar graduated from Guys and St Thomas' Hospital in 1996 and did his basic surgical training in London and the South East. He completed his higher surgical training in the prestigious orthopaedic registrar training programme at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London which he completed in 2005. He developed a passion and interest in Shoulder and Upper Limb surgery and completed his specialist fellowships in New York and at the world-renowned Alps Surgery Institute with Dr Laurent Lafosse.

Tony has been fortunate to have worked with the University since 2012. He has previously worked on the Research Review Panel for the Arthritis Research Council, one of the largest medical charities in the UK. He is passionate about teaching and regularly lectures at national and international conferences and courses.

His main interests are sports injuries, particularly with regards to the shoulder. He regularly publishes in peer reviewed journals and presents his research at international conferences in order to remain current but also to develop his interest in sports medicine and research.

Lecturing, mentoring, work experience, External Ambassador

2002:  Distinctions in modules for MSc Orthopaedic Engineering:  Surgical Practice, Engineering Theory I & II, Experimental techniques2001:  Lightowler Biomet Prize for best presentation – Laminar Flow in Orthopaedic Theatres

1994:  UMDS Certificate of Merit for Pathology Finals

  • Registered with the General Medical Council
  • Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the British Trauma Society,
  • Member of International Society of Arthroscopy
  • Knee and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Tony's main research interests are sports injuries, particularly cricket and martial arts but also injuries sustained in the gym and fitness training.  He has written on this topic both in the scientific literature and in media publications.

His research plans are based on both advancing our understanding of mechanisms of injury as he believes that prevention is the key.

He hopes to work closely with colleagues at the university to develop a framework of understanding and research into core stability and strength for rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Funded research projects

Extensor Pollicis Brevis tendon damage presenting as de Quervain's disease following kettlebell training – K Karuppaiah, C W Carter-Esdale, S Vijayanathan, T Kochhar BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation.2013, 5:13

Extensor Pollicis Brevis tendon damage presenting as de Quervain's disease following kettlebell training – K Karuppaiah, T Kochhar (Poster presentation) British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Atypical tibial tuberosity fracture in an adolescent: A case report and review of literature – A Jalgaonkar, T Kochhar Orthopaedics 2011–113

ALPS – Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure Surgery for the Treatment of Anterior Shoulder Instability - L Lafosse, E Lejeune, A Bouchard, C Kakuda, R Gobezie, T Kochhar (Corresponding author)

Accepted for 33rd SICOT world conference, Dubai, November 2012
Primary Psoas abscess with hip pain in a THR – a case of mistaken identity
T Kochhar, B Dhinsa

Accepted for 33rd SICOT world conference, Dubai, November 2012
A report of two cases of work-related calcific tendonitis
T Kochhar, B Dhinsa

Accepted for 33rd SICOT world conference, Dubai, November 2012
Is there still a place for silicone wrist implants in rheumatoid arthritis in 2008?
G Meyer zu Reckendorf, T Kochhar, Y Allieu

Extensor Pollicis Brevis tendon damage presenting as de Quervain's disease following kettlebell training – K Karuppaiah, C W Carter-Esdale, S Vijayanathan, T Kochhar BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation.2013, 5:13

Extensor Pollicis Brevis tendon damage presenting as de Quervain's disease following kettlebell training – K Karuppaiah, T Kochhar (Poster presentation) British Society for Surgery of the Hand

ALPS – Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure Surgery for the Treatment of Anterior Shoulder Instability - L Lafosse, E Lejeune, A Bouchard, C Kakuda, R Gobezie, T Kochhar (Corresponding author)

Arthroscopy. 2007 Nov ;23 (11):1242.e1-5 17986415

Endoscopic release of the Suprascapular Nerve at the Suprascapular Notch - L Lafosse, T Kochhar
(Book chapter)

In eds. Abrams J; Rotator Cuff Injuries(p 318-331) –
A Practical Approach to Management. Springer, New York, 2007

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T Kochhar, Clinical Outcomes of 100 Consecutive Rotator Cuff repairs using all-suture anchors, BOA Annual Congress 2015, Liverpool, UK

T Kochhar, Does Size Matter?  Advances in arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction, Annecy Live surgery June 2015, Annecy, France

T Kochhar, All Suture Anchors in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, SECEC, October 2014, Istanbul, Turkey

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