Mr Akash Sharma is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon who is available to see patients here at MUMS (Midlands Ultrasound and Medical Services), in Solihull. He specialises in seeing patients with knee injuries or any condition that leads to painful symptomatic knee conditions, such as osteoarthritis.
Mr Sharma qualified with a Distinction in Clinical Practice from St. Georges Hospital Medical School, London in 2007 and undertook his Basic Surgical Training in London and Oxford. He went on to complete his higher surgical training in the West Midlands on the Birmingham Rotation and obtained his FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in 2016. Mr Sharma completed his advanced knee fellowships at both the highly competitive internationally recognised Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford and Nottingham University Hospitals. He currently works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham which is recognised as a leading and internationally renowned specialist orthopaedic centre.
Mr Sharma has a professional interest in all aspects of knee conditions and his specialist surgical interests and expertise include keyhole surgery, minimally invasive partial knee replacements, total knee replacements and failed knee replacements (which often require complex reconstructions). Mr Sharma is happy to provide second opinions for those with complex knee conditions.
Mr Sharma strives to use the latest technologies and advancements in orthopaedics to deliver the best surgical outcome for his patients. To date, he has performed the most number of cases using the Robotic Surgical Assistant (ROSA) for total knee replacements within the country and is currently contributing to the largest ongoing trial on robotic technology in total knee replacements using the MAKO robotics system (funded by the National Institute of Health Research). Mr Sharma has delivered lectures at the British Orthopaedic Association and Computer Aided Orthopaedic Society for the use of Robotic technology in his practice. He uses his expertise to regularly train other consultants nationally wanting to learn how to perform robotically assisted knee replacements.
Mr Akash Sharma is the chair of the Modern Interventions Group as well as the Surgical Lead for Same Day Discharge following knee replacement surgery at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. He is currently part of a select working group of knee surgeons formulating National Guidelines for the British Association for Surgery of the Knee for primary total knee arthroplasty.
Mr Sharma has been awarded three academic prizes in his medical career. He frequently publishes his research in scientific peer reviewed surgical journals internationally. He has a research background in both Clinical and Basic Sciences. He has co-authored 5 book chapters and is often invited to give lectures to trainee doctors at Universities.
Mr Akash Sharma is a determined person with passion, enthusiasm and dedication for his speciality and his patients. He brings this daily into his workplace to ensure that optimal patient satisfaction and outcomes are achieved. Mr Sharma treats all patients with respect, dignity and empathy enabling them to understand the treatment options being proposed to them, as well as being involved in the decision-making process.
During your consultation with Mr Sharma the following options will be discussed and a suitable management plan will be created:
However, please note you may require further diagnostic imaging which includes X-rays, MRI and Ultrasound. At MUMS in Solihull, we are able to offer rapid access for these investigations.
Mr Sharma also offers a wide variety of pain relieving injections including Orthobiologics.