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Dr. Vinu Raj

Dr. Vinu Raj

MBBS, MRCS (UK), FRCS - Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery




Spine Surgeon


18 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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"Dr Vinu Raj, is a Spine Surgeon, trained in Orthopaedic and Spine surgery in the United Kingdom. After completing MBBS from Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College, Bengaluru, he obtained extensive training in the United Kingdom leading to the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh- MRCS (Edin) - and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma & Orthopaedics - FRCS(Trauma&Ortho). He has also completed an 18-month Spinal Fellowship in Manchester, United Kingdom.He is working as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon at University Hospitals North Midlands, United Kingdom. He is working in a group of 9 Consultants in the Spinal unit, covering Spine care for a population of 3 million patients. He has wide ranging experience in managing all Spinal conditions including trauma, tumours, infection, cord injury, cord compression, spinal canal compression, correction of deformity, management of complex spinal conditions, management of spinal pain.He has operated on patients with a variety of Spinal problems like cervical(neck) disc prolapse, cervical spinal cord compression, spinal cord compression due to tumour, complex spinal fractures, spinal fractures and dislocations, correction of adult deformity, spinal canal compression."

Nagasandra, Bangalore

Prakriya Hospitals


Prakriya Hospitals, Tumkur road, Service road, Nagasandra, , Landmark: Near 8th Mile Signal, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

12:00 - 05:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an Orthopaedist?

A: An orthopaedist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the skeletal system. An orthopaedic doctor attends to any disorder or condition or injury pertaining to the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments associated with the skeletal system. These medical professionals treat conditions like arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, and leg and foot pain

Q: What is the difference between an Orthopaedist and an Orthopaedic surgeon?

A: Orthopaedists are sometimes mistakenly referred to as orthopaedic surgeons. An orthopaedist deals with conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. He provides pre-surgical consultation and post-surgical follow up. An orthopaedic surgeon provides same care as orthopaedist, but performs surgery as well. He performs surgery to cure back pain, ruptured discs, bone tumours, carpal tunnel, arthritis and other injuries.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat foot and ankle related problems?

A: Yes, an orthopaedist deals with musculoskeletal problems within the body. Problems related to foot and ankle fall under this category. Common foot problems like bunions, ankle sprains, arthritis, and sports injury are treated by an orthopaedist. Diagnosis of foot and ankle related problems are done through imaging tests. The mode of treatment depends on the severity of the problem.

Q: Does one need a doctor referral to see an Orthopaedist?

A: One can consult an orthopaedist by booking an appointment. Consultation with the orthopaedist is conducted in his/her clinic or at a healthcare centre. In some cases, patients go to a general physician for any condition or disorder related to the musculoskeletal system. Once preliminary investigation is done, the general physician may refer the patient to an orthopaedist for further examination.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat sport injuries?

A: Sport injuries are mostly related to the musculoskeletal system. Injuries like ligament tear, sprains, fractures, muscle pull, or bruises are commonly encountered in sports. An orthopaedist is the right medical doctor to consult for sport injuries. After physical examination, the orthopaedist may ask for imaging tests for confirming the extent of damage and then treat accordingly.


MBBS - Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, 2000
MRCS (UK) - Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2006
FRCS - Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery - Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma & Orthopaedics, 2012


British Association of Spine Surgeons
Karnataka Orthopaedic Association
Indian Orthopaedic Association
Association of Spine Surgeons of India
Motor Sports Association


2017 - 2017 Consultant Spine Surgeon at Manipal Northside Hospital


56926 Karnataka Medical Council, 2000
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