Joyti Saksena is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee and hip procedures caused by injury to the joint or by diseases such as arthritis. His primary areas of clinical expertise and interest include the following:
Joyti Saksena completed his initial medical training at the University of Dundee Medical School in 1995. After completing specialist orthopaedic training in London he became a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2009. He is fellowship trained in Sports and Reconstructive surgery of the Hip and Knee.
To make an appointment with Mr. Saksena via the NHS, you can ask your GP or specialist for a referral. If you wish to go through the private healthcare system you can request an appointment via his PA at Woolaston House (Deborah 0208 341 3422), Doctify, Highgate Private Hospital, or BMI Healthcare. For more information please see How to Book an Appointment.
All surgical procedures have risks, but overall, surgeries that are planned for are much safer than those that are performed on an emergency basis. Even so, there are some risks associated with surgery to the hip and knee joints.
For instance, infection, bleeding, blood clots and damage to nerves and vessels can occur in 2-3% of patients. The hip or knee prosthesis may loosen and wear out with time. At this stage it may then require revision surgery. 95% of prosthesis will remain well fixed for over 10 years. For hips there is also a risk of dislocation and Leg Legnth discrepancy. For Knee replacement, stiffness can also occur, particularly if the rehabilitation/physiothery is not carried out regularly. Some studies have shown that up to 20% of patients after knee replacement may report a degree of dissatisfaction.
Joint repair or replacement surgery is physically demanding and after surgery it can be several weeks before you're able to resume a normal level of activity. It's important to prepare by being as physically fit as possible, and it is useful although not absolutely necessary to have help and support available after your surgery.
I am writing to thanks you & your staff fro the wonderful work you did on my hip repllacement. It is so nice not to be in constant pain and it's enjoy able to go for a walk now & not dread it as before. I can't thank you + the staff at the cavell hospital enough.
After years of arthritic pain, steroid injections, physiotherapy and arthroscopy (which actually made things far worse)... I now feel like a new woman thanks to the knee surgery you performed last month - I have no doubt this is due in no small part to your skill as a surgeon. The wound healed quickly, recovery has been rapid, without any complications and the scar is neat and beautifully stitched!!
Having recently undergone a full left knee replacement I am 100% satisfied with everything Mr Saksena and his team at The Cavell provided. I was given plenty of advice both before and after my surgery, which was very reassuring. My recovery has been rapid with minimal pain and within 8 weeks I had full extension and 130 degree flexion back in the knee. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mr Saksena as an orthopaedic surgeon.
I had a total knee replacement with Valgus Deformity 7 weeks ago, and this gave the surgeon extra work to do, I only have good things to say about this surgery and after care with all staff involved at Chase Farm Hospital, as in my experience I have heard a lot of good and bad things about this type of surgery, Well I can only say that if anyone has concerns about this please try not to worry it is worth while as it has given me a new lease of life to what I had before, and yes the first 2 weeks are the worse, but please do try your exercises, because as they say you only get the real benefit if you are prepared to do your bit. Thanks very much for my new lease of life yet again.
I was very fortunate to be referred to Mr Saksena as an NHS patient and was very impressed with the treatment and care provided by Mr Saksena and the whole team at Cavell Hospital. Once discharged, someone was always available to talk to you and an appointment was made immediately if you needed to see a nurse (which I did several times, due to a normal discharge from my wound). The entire staff were all friendly, cheerful and efficient. The scar is very neat and after 7 weeks I am walking well and just using a stick outdoors.
I would like to just sincerely thank you for the job you did on my knees, both of them. Before I had my knees replaced I was in constant pain, which had been the case for nearly 5 years. It was so bad that I often wondered what the use was in living! Now, nearly 2 years later, I feel I have my life back. I can now walk without pain and every single day, and I mean every single day, I walk the roads that I walked pre-operations and I remember the pain that I was in for every small distance I had to walk. Now, I walk with a smile on my face and a thrill in my heart, so very grateful for having the freedom to enjoy walking once again. I also have great fun going with the grandchildren to the park and playing with them, which before the operation was impossible as all I could do was basically sit and supervise them. So there too there is a huge change.
You did a total knee replacement on my right leg on 22nd March in the Kings Oak Hospital and it has been very successful. I am now almost pain free with the knee getting stronger each day. I would like to thank you and your excellent medical team for doing such a neat job. I would also like to thank the wonderful nurses at the hospital who were always cheerful and efficient.
In September 2014 I underwent a knee replacement operation. Mr Saksensa was an amiable professional with a calming influence and caring nature. His team were friendly and supportive. My knee replacement was a complete success and I am still enjoying my favourite sport of skiing.
You performed a partial meniscectomy at Highgate Hospital in late april. I would like to thank you for your hardwork; the problem has been entirely resolved and I am pretty sure that is down to the procedure rather than the passage of time as the condition persisted during the prior two months. Some part of that is surely down to your skill.