Mr Nikhil Nanavati

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Nanavati

Mr Nikhil Nanavati is an experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeon who provides expert evidence for personal injuries.

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Mr Nikhil Nanavati is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in foot and ankle surgery. He is an expert in the generality of foot and ankle surgery with specialist skills in sporting injuries, key hole surgery and complex deformity correction. He was a student at The Manchester Grammar School, studied medicine at Brighton/Sussex medical school and completed his orthopaedic training on the South Yorkshire rotation.

Mr Nanavati has worked alongside 2 past presidents of the British Foot and Ankle Society which included a 16 month fellowship with Miss Patricia Allen in Leicester. He has undertaken a trauma fellowship in Malawi, Africa and completed a post graduate masters in Orthopaedic Engineering (Cardiff) which he passed with Merit. He ranked 11th in the country in his orthopaedic training entry exam and 4th in Yorkshire in his basic surgical trainings entry exam. He has won awards for innovation in orthopaedic surgery, published in multiple journals including the British Medical Journal and is an Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor.

Mr Nanavati was selected as part of a team of highly prolific names in foot and ankle surgery from around the world to write a chapter in, ‘Essentials of Foot and Ankle Surgery’ which is an internationally recognised gold-standard book.  He is vastly experienced in writing medicolegal reports and has developed a reputation based on the quality of his reports, efficiency of his work and responsiveness to any questions posed. He is on the Medical Advisory Committee for Kinvara Hospital, Rotherham and is a member of the British Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS).

In his spare time he enjoys running, walking his dogs and spending time with his young family.

Experience of giving evidence

Mr Nikhil Nanavati has prepared medico-legal reports for solicitors since 2018. Mr Nanavati has consulted patients involved in personal injury claims and over the last 3 years has prepared on average between 150 to 200 reports a year.

Cases undertaken

Mr Nanavati has experience of providing main reports in various legal proceedings.  He is most commonly instructed in the following types of cases:

  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Workplace injuries
  • Foot and ankle specific injuries


Mr Nanavati has excellent availability including evenings and weekends to accommodate his clients with the aim of completing high quality reports in a timely manner. Mr Nanavati is also easily contactable and responsive to any case-related queries.

Specialist assessments offered

  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Workplace injuries
  • Foot and ankle specific injuries

Qualifications & Professional memberships

  • MBBS, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  • MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons
  • FRCS (Tr and Orth), Royal College of Surgeons
  • MSc Orthopaedic Engineering, Cardiff University
  • British Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)


An Analysis of Change in Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Following First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis: Do Baseline Scores or Comorbidities Make a Difference? L Houchen-Wolloff , M Burgula; N Nanavati; A Best; P Allen, J Mangwani, Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics Nov 2020

Transforming a dual site orthopaedic department to assist with the coronavirus pandemic: our experience. N Nanavati, N Vyas, Royal College of Surgeons Aug 2020

How to get a trainee post in trauma and orthopaedic surgery. N Nanavati, Hancock G, Hoggett L, British Medical Journal June 2016 

Venous thromboembolism after orthopaedic surgery – how long is the patient at risk? N Nanavati, Hoggett L, Hampton M, Gordon A, Journal of Ageing Research and Healthcare. DOI : 10.14302/issn.2474-7785.jarh-16-1067

Current concepts to reduce mechanical stiffness in locked plating systems: A literature review. N Nanavati, Walker M, Ortho Research and Reviews. Oct 2014 2014:6 91—95

Outcomes of Open Carpal Tunnel Decompression. N Nanavati, K Walker-Bone, H Stanworth. C Williams, N Z Med J. 2013 Feb 15;126(1369):60-7

Perioperative Hypothermia in Orthopaedic Patients. N Nanavati, V Mushtaq, EFORT Poster Presentation (London) June 2014

Freiberg’s disease – A classification to guide management. N Nanavati, M Davies, C Blundell, BOFAS Free papers: Edinburgh 2019

Introduction of a paperless fractured neck of femur pathway. N Nanavati, BOA best of best: Liverpool BOA conference Sept 2017

Pelvic Binders – Why Aren’t We Using Them?. N Nanavati, Hoggett L, RCEM Annual Scientific Conference September 2015

Current concepts to reduce mechanical stiffness in locked plating systems: A literature review. N Nanavati, Cardiff Orthopaedic Research and Engineering (CORE) January 2014

Implementation of clinical thresholds. Sheffield Regional Registrar’s day (Sheffield) July 2017

Introduction of a paperless neck of femur pathway. Sheffield Regional Registrar’s day (Sheffield) July 2016 – Winner

Fractures around the distal femur – A biomechanical comparison . Sheffield Regional Registrar’s day (Sheffield) July 2015

Virtual Trauma and Orthopaedics Grand Round. Yorkshire ‘Ridings’ Regional Orthopaedic Meeting (Bradford Teaching Hospital) December 2012

Outcomes of Open Carpal Tunnel Decompression. Yorkshire and Humber Core Surgery Prize Presentations (Bradford Teaching Hospital) May 2012

Toxins, Infections and Cardiovascular disease in Vietnam. Brighton/Sussex Medical School Elective Plenary Prize Presentations (Royal Sussex County Teaching Hospital) May 2012

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