Professor Hemant Pandit

Professor Hemant Pandit


I have pursued a career in translational research in Orthopaedics, having previously worked in Oxford for 16 years, and I am particularly interested in hip and knee arthroplasty. I completed my DPhil in knee kinematics and was first to describe the problems associated with metal-on-metal hips (pseudotumours). My contributions in the fields of arthroplasty, enhanced peri-operative recovery, teaching and training medics and paramedics are well recognised. I have also made a significant contribution towards teaching and capacity building in the low/middle-income countries of Asia and Africa. I have published more than 250 scientific articles and book chapters.

I also hold the title of Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with the University of Oxford. I collaborate with various colleagues both nationally as well as internationally and am a member of various National Joint Registry (NJR) subcommittees.

I am keen to expand research in the fields of translational and basic science research in musculoskeletal sciences, surrogate measures including implantable and wearable sensors, kinematics and RSA, biomedical engineering, pain management, international health with particular reference to MSK issues in the low/middle-income countries and patient outcome measures. I welcome collaborations with colleagues in the University of Leeds, regionally, nationally as well a internationally.


  • Institute Director (Head of School), LIRMM
  • Clinical Director (Chapel Allerton Hospital)

Research interests

I currently hold various NIHR, Charitable Trust and industry grants. My current research is in the following areas.

1. Use of liposomal bupivaciane in knee arthroplasty

2. Use of sensors in remote patient monitoring

3. Assessment of theatre efficiency using surgeon and staff tracking

4. Peri-prosthetic fractures

5. Stop or continue biologic DMARDs in patients with inflammtory arthritis undergoing planned orthopaedic surgery

6. Large data sets

7. Global Health

8. Joint-preserving treatment options for OA

9. Pre-habilitation in knee OA patients undergoing knee arthroplasty

10. Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

11. Metal-on-metal hips


  • FRCS (Trauma and Orth)
  • DPhil (Oxon)

Professional memberships

  • American Knee Society
  • British Society for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Hip Society
  • European Knee Society
  • Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society
  • Holdsworth Group

Student education

Current teaching commitments:

Undergraduate teaching (year 4 medical students)

Postgraduate (Registrar) teaching in Yorkshire and Humberside

Medacta Kinematic and Mechanical alignment course / workshops 

Oxford UKR courses

Teaching and training Trauma and Elective Orthopaedics in the South, East and Central regions of Sub-Saharan AfricaElective Orthopaedics

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Complex interventions
  • Frailty and elderly care
  • International health research
  • Musculoskeletal disease
  • Populations
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Surgical technology

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