Personal Profile


Consultant Knee Surgeon with Special interest in Knee joint preservation – Knee osteotomy and Soft tissue Knee surgery

Mr. Ellapparadja is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in Lower Limb Arthroplasty & Knee surgery, especially in joint preserving surgeries and sports knee injuries. His NHS practice is currently based in Tameside & Glossop Integrated Foundation NHS trust where he does THR, TKR, partial knee replacement, Avon Patellofemoral joint Knee replacement, arthroscopic surgeries including ACL reconstruction, meniscal repairs and cartilage regeneration procedure as well as knee joint preserving procedures such as High Tibial Osteotomy and Distal Femoral Osteotomy around the knee. He also offers treatment for patellofemoral problems including MPFL & TTO surgeries. He carries out private practice at BMI Highfield, Rochdale and Wilmslow Hospital

After graduating from the premier medical school JIPMER, India, he completed his postgraduate orthopaedic training and emigrated to UK. He completed his Basic surgical training (BST) in Wales and Higher Surgical Training (HST) in West of Scotland rotation in and around Glasgow. During the final year of HST, he trained under renowned orthopaedic surgeon Mr. Kinninmonth, in Golden Jubilee National Hospital, a European centre of Orthopaedic excellence for joint replacements where he learnt the foundation principles of primary hip and knee replacements and enhanced recovery. During his training, he developed special interest in Knee surgery which led him to be selected for the prestigious BOA transitional fellowship in Knee Osteotomy and soft tissue knee surgery where he learnt the principles of knee joint preservation by restoring the alignment. He complemented this fellowship with Mr. Geutjens sports knee fellowship in Derby where he learnt the principles of ligament reconstruction around the knee.

He strongly focuses on Evidence based Medicine and implements enhanced recovery in all his hip and knee replacement patients thereby diminishing their length of inpatient hospital stay. He actively contributes to the National joint registry (NJR) data as well as to the UK KNEE Osteotomy registry (UKKOR). He also actively collects Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) data from his patients which helps him to understand the outcome of his surgical intervention, so that he can reflect and improve his practice

He actively participates in research and have presented in several international meetings. He is currently the Principal Investigator for WHITE trial, a multicentric RCT for NOFs with Tameside hospital having been chosen as a centre to participate in this exciting study. He had authored several international publications including ACL reconstruction technique in Journal of Knee Surgery. He is very keen on teaching, and he is the educational lead for junior doctors at Tameside Hospital. He keeps himself updated by regularly attending courses and webinars to maintain the good clinical practice guidelines set by GMC.