Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon
Mr Gorav Datta MD, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Gorav is an orthopaedic consultant surgeon and specialises in all forms of knee and hip surgery; including soft tissue and joint preserving surgery, arthroplasty and revision arthroplasty. In addition, he is the regional lead for pelvic and acetabular reconstruction providing a tertiary referral service for the Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire areas in this complex field of expertise, which is centralised at UHS . Gorav is also the sarcoma lead at UHS, assessing patients with new primary bone and soft tissue malignancies and treating patients with secondary malignancies.
Gorav provides innovative treatments to patients including growth factor treatments in chronic tendinopathies and osteoarthritis, and hip joint preserving surgery (hip arthroscopy and femoral head resculpting).
Gorav is actively involved in research having completed his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) research degree at Imperial College London. He has numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and is actively involved in teaching of undergraduates and surgical trainees at UHS. He supervises medical students in their BMed Sciences projects, and has recently been made Trauma research lead at UHS.
Doctorate of Medicine (MD Res) – Imperial College London, 2009
FRCS (Tr & Orth) – Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2008
MRCS – Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2001
MRCSEd – Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2001
MB BS – University College London Medical School, 1998
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
General Medical Council
British Orthopaedic Association
Training and Education
- General Education – St Paul’s School, London
- Undergraduate Training – University College London Medical School
- Basic Surgical Training – Hammersmith Hospitals Surgical Rotation, London
Higher Surgical Training – North West Thames Orthopaedic Rotation, London
Gorav undertook higher surgical training in the North West Thames region of the London Deanery. Experience was gained in general orthopaedics and all aspects of trauma surgery.
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore – Sarcoma and Joint Reconstruction. A one year fellowship was undertaken in this National Centre. Experience was gained in the management of bone and soft tissue sarcoma as well as tertiary referrals for complex hip and knee pathology. Experience was also gained in the use of massive endoprosthesis in both tumour surgery and for failed primary and revision arthroplasty. Gorav also performed numerous cartilage transplantation procedures in this tertiary unit which provides the largest number of cases Nationwide.
St George’s Hospital, London – Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma, Joint Reconstruction. Gorav undertook a fellowship in the UK’s largest centre for pelvic and acetabular trauma, gaining experience in the management of these complex fractures, as well as working in a Level 1 Trauma Centre.
Gorav’s MD research thesis, entitled ‘Changes in Paraspinal Muscle as a Result of Surgery and its Impact on Outcome’ was a collaborative project at Imperial College London between the Musculoskeletal and Neurosurgical Departments. The research investigated muscle damage following spinal surgery as well as methods to reduce damage and improve outcome. Results were published in Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical journals.
Gorav has also conducted research into Femoro-acetabular impingement following acetabular fractures, and has numerous publications in other areas of research as well as a chapter in the Stanmore Operative guide.
The measurement of the effects of knee binding on patients with symphyseal separation. Foote J, Berber O, Datta G, Bircher M. Injury Extra. 43;7:43-46, 2012.
Custom – made rotating hinge total knee replacement in a patient with congenital tibial deficiency avoids the need for amputation. McGrath A, Sewell M, Datta G, Blunn GW, Briggs TWR, Cannon SR. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. Feb 15, 2012.
The safety of direct primary excision of low-grade chondral lesions based on radiological diagnosis alone. Berber O, Datta G, Sabharwal S, Miles J, Tirabasco R, Skinner J, Cannon S, Saifuddin A, Briggs T. Acta Orthop Belgica. 78(2): 254 – 262, 2012.
Malignant proximal fibular tumours: A case series of 17 patients. Sabharwal S, Datta G, Berber O, Aston W, Pollock R, Briggs T. Acta Orthop Belg. 77: 795 – 801, 2011.
The Impact of Intermittent Retraction on Paraspinal Muscle Function During Lumbar Surgery. Datta G, McGregor A, Mehdi-Zadeh S, Khalil N, Hughes SPF. Spine. Sep 15; 35(20) E1050-7, 2010.
Peripheral Nerve Injuries; Datta G, Horwitz M, Fox M. In: Operative Orthopaedics – The Stanmore Guide, Edited by Briggs TW, Miles J, Aston W. Hodder Arnold, 2009.
Changes in paraspinal muscle function as a result of spinal surgery and its impact on outcome. Datta G. University of London Library, 2009.
Bilateral Spontaneous Patellar Tendon Rupture in Osgood-Schlatter Disease. Datta G, Wallace AL. CME Orthopaedics. 2006; 4(1): 03-04.
Is there a relationship between back pain and muscle retraction following lumbar surgery ? (Abstract). Datta G, Gnanalingham KK, Mendoza N, O’Neill K, Peterson D, Van Dellen J, McGregor A, Hughes SPF. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – British Volume, Vol 88-B, Issue SUPP III, 366, 2006.
Is there a relationship between back pain and muscle retraction following lumbar surgery ?. Datta G, Gnanalingham KK, Mendoza N, O’Neill K, Peterson D, Van Dellen J, McGregor A, Hughes SPF. Neurosurgery.2004; 54(6):1413-20. Knee Dislocation in Congenital Pain Insensitivity. Datta G, Beacon J. European Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2003; 13:3.
The Role of Total Parenteral Nutrition as a Supplement to Enteral Nutrition in Patients with Severe Brain Injury. Datta G, Knanalingham K, Van Dellen J, O’Neill K. British Journal of Neurosurgery. 2003; 17(5): 432-436.
The measurement of the effects of knee binding on patients with symphyseal separation. Foote J, Berber O, Datta G, Bircher M. British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress, September 2011.
Is primary surgery based on radiological diagnosis alone safe for low-grade chondral lesions. Berber O, Datta G, Sabharwal S, Aston W, Saifuddin A, Briggs T. British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress, September 2011.
Malignant proximal fibular tumours. A case series of 17 patients. Sabharwal S, Datta G, Berber O, Aston W, Pollock R, Skinner J, Cannon S, Briggs T. European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Copenhagen, 2011.
Malignant proximal fibular tumours. A case series of 17 patients. Sabharwal S, Datta G, Berber O, Aston W, Pollock R, Skinner J, Cannon S, Briggs T. British Orthopaedic Oncological Society, Oswestry, 2011.
Inter- and intra-user variation in application of the new AO scapular classification system – a UK perspective. McGarvey C, Datta G, Higgs D, Lee M, Lambert S. European Society for surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow, Madrid. September 2009.
Inter- and intra-user variation in application of the new AO scapular classification system – a UK perspective. McGarvey C, Datta G, Higgs D, Lee M, Lambert S. British Orthopaedic Association, Manchester. September 2009.
Pectoral neurectomy as a treatment for complex muscle patterning shoulder instability. McGarvey C, Datta G, Lambert S. British Elbow and Shoulder Society, University College London. June 2009
Inter- and intra-user variation in application of the new AO scapular classification system – a UK perspective. McGarvey C, Datta G, Higgs D, Lee M, Lambert S.
President’s Prize Papers, Orthopaedic Section, Royal Society of Medicine. May 2009 – 2nd prize.
Back Pain and Disability following Lumbar Laminectomy – Is there a relationship between back pain and muscle retraction following lumbar surgery ? Datta, Gnanalingham et al. American Association of Neurological Surgeons. USA, May 2004.
Is there a relationship between back pain and muscle retraction following lumbar surgery ? Datta et al. British Orthopaedic Research Society. Edinburgh, 2003
Is there a relationship between back pain and muscle retraction following lumbar surgery ? Datta et al. Lipman Kessel Prize Final, North West Thames Region, 2003.
Back Pain Following Decompressive Lumbar Laminectomy. Datta G. West London Regional Spinal Interface Meeting. October 2002.
Paraspinal Muscle Retraction, muscle ischaemia and post-operative back pain. Datta G. West London Regional Neurosciences Group. April 2002.
Knee dislocation in a patient with congenital insensitivity to pain – Datta G, Beacon J. Posterior Cruciate Ligament International Study Group, Maldives. November 2000.
Gorav was educated at St Paul’s School in London and read medicine at University College London. He enjoys most sports and plays golf, football, and cricket regularly for local teams. Gorav lives in Hampshire with his wife and four children.