Mr Tarun Taneja (m)

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon

QualificationsMS (Orthopaedics), MRCS, FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics), MCh Orth (University of Edinburgh), Fellow-European Board of Orthopaedics, Dip Sports Med (International Olympic Committee) Hon. Clinical Senior Lecturer- Queen Mary University, London

Main NHS base:

  • Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical interests:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Meniscus tears repair & surgery
  • Total Knee replacement surgery
  • Partial Knee replacement surgery
  • Knee arthritis
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
  • Patella (Kneecap) problems
  • Knee tendon problems & injuries
  • Fractures-surgical fixation (ORIF – open reduction & internal fixation)

Training and Background

Mr Tarun Taneja is a fellowship trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Knee surgery, including ACL reconstruction, meniscus injuries, sports ligament injuries and Knee replacement.

Mr Taneja trained on one of the oldest and most  prestigious Orthopaedic programmes in the United Kingdom –  Percival Potts, with its base at the Royal London Hospital . He is on the GMC Specialist Register for Trauma & Orthopaedics and  has undertaken three knee fellowships, which focussed on treating Sports injuries. He was awarded the British Orthopaedic Sports  Trauma & Arthroscopy Association ( BOSTAA)  fellowship , and visited Orthopaedic centres in Europe , including FIFA centres of excellence, to interact with  leading Knee surgeons and observe the latest techniques to treat knee injuries . He was accepted as Fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedics in 2011. In 2017, he was awarded the Sports Medicine Diploma by the International Olympic Committee at the  IOC  headquarters at Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2019 he was elected an International member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Mr Taneja  has a special interest in all sports related Knee injuries , including ACL reconstruction, meniscal injuries ,ligament injuries, and he has been using the latest surgical techniques to treat these . He also performs knee replacements for arthritis.

His current NHS base is the Homerton Hospital, which was the designated  hospital for the 2012 London Olympics , and Mr Taneja works closely with Sports Medicine physicians and  physiotherapists to treat sportspersons from different disciplines. Mr Taneja also operates at Barts Health. His Trauma practice includes surgical treatment of  complex fractures and he has worked at the Level One Trauma Centre at The Royal London Hospital.  He is the Trauma Director for the Homerton University Hospital  NHS Trust and is on the steering committee of the North East London & Essex Trauma Network.

Mr Taneja has a strong interest in teaching  and has been training Registrars and Junior doctors  in Orthopaedics for many years . He was awarded Master of Surgery ( MCh -Trauma & Orthopaedics ) by the University of Edinburgh. He is  Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Queen Mary University London and has been a  faculty member on courses and workshops. His interest in teaching complements his clinical work and ensures his patients receive the latest evidence-based  care .

Mr Taneja firmly believes  that good communication, compassion, respect and empathy are key to patient satisfaction and improved outcomes. He and his team will ensure you are comfortable, feel well looked after and have easy and convenient access to the team,  both during, and following  your treatment.

Member of:

• British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
• The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee arthroscopy & Surgery (ESSKA)
• The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
• British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA)
• British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
• Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS) UK
• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
• British Medical Association (BMA)

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