Professor Hemant Pandit

Professor Hemant Pandit


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

Hemant also holds the title of Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with the University of Oxford. He collaborates with various colleagues both nationally as well as internationally and is a member of various National Joint Registry (NJR) subcommittees.

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


  • Director of Research and Innovation, LIRMM
  • Deputy Director, LIRMM

Research interests

Hemant currently holds various NIHR, Charitable Trust and industry grants. His 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. Gait analysis

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
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society
  • Holdsworth Group

Student education

Current teaching commitments:

Undergraduate teaching (year 4 medical students)

Postgraduate (Registrar) teaching in Yorkshire and Humberside

MSc (Musculoskeletal Sciences) course Oxford

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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