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Please note that due to the coronavirus we are deferring all appointments for further care. The progression of the virus throughout the region will determine when we can re-start seeing routine patients again. We do hope that we can get the service up and running and soon as possible.

Should you feel that your symptoms are causing you serious concerns or that you feel you cannot wait for further contact please do contact your GP as soon as possible or in an emergency situation please attend your local Accident and Emergency Department.

Once we are in a position to resume the service we will be in touch with patients individually.

MBBS, MRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Murali Krishnan first qualified in medicine in 1996.

He is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon that performs hip and knee surgery, with a special interest in joint replacement. His focus is to provide high quality, patient centred care. In his practice, he tailors the treatment to each individual patient, based on the best possible evidence, which may include surgical or non-operative treatment.

After qualifying in medicine, Mr Krishnan completed his basic surgical training in East Anglia and Midlands. He then moved to the North East for his specialist training in Orthopaedics and Trauma. Mr Krishnan completed two fellowships working with eminent surgeons in distinguished centre of excellence. His first fellowship was in Auckland, New Zealand pioneering in hip/knee replacement and revision hip/knee replacement. The second fellowship was in Bristol, UK to further his expertise on joint replacement and pelvic reconstructive surgery.

In 2011, Mr Krishnan took up a consultant post in Sunderland Royal Hospital. His surgical practice includes hip and knee replacement and revision surgery. His other clinical interest is in reconstructive surgery following pelvis fracture and complex limb fractures.

Mr Krishnan is also an active participant in surgical education and training. He currently runs the monthly Sunderland Fracture Forum for Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar’s in the North East. Mr Krishnan is a member of the Specialist Training Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedics and is a qualified ATLS instructor.

Outside of work, Mr Krishnan’s sporting interest includes cricket (Sunday League) during the summer season and badminton during the rest of the year. He also loves to cook a nice Indian curry.