Imperial College London

Mr(Dr) Chinmay Gupte

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Reader in Orthopaedics



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Charing Cross Hospital 7 East wingCharing Cross HospitalCharing Cross Campus





PhD (Dip IC), MA (Oxon), FRCS (Tr & Orth), MRCS (Eng), BM BCh

Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Science and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Trauma and Orthopaedics. Director of Training, NW Thames Higher Surgical Rotation in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Interests in the prevention and management of early osteoarthritis, sports knee injuries, knee ligament and meniscal biomechanics. Also in orthopaedic surgical training and patient safety.

Chinmay is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in sports, knee injuries and knee arthritis, performing cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal operations, knee arthroscopy and knee replacement operations.

Having completed a PhD in meniscal and ligament biomechanics from Imperial College in 2004, he was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association's Robert Jones Gold Medal, proxime accessit.  This research influenced the technique of posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction used by surgeons.

As senior lecturer at Imperial College Chinmay continues his research on:

[1] cruciate ligament reconstruction, improving outcomes in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (anterolateral ligament biomechanics)

[2]meniscal biomechanics (meniscofemoral ligaments)

[3] meniscal replacement and prostheses, aspiring to improve the outcomes of sports injuries and early osteoarthritis for patients. 

[4] Training of orthopaedic surgeons using simulation

[5] Cost effectiveness and patient safety in orthopaedics

[6] Having been a professional cricketer, Chinmay coordinates cricket research at Imperial with the Marylebone Cricket Club, where he is cricket committee member,which he hopes will help shape international cricket for the future.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Gupte CM, 2017, Knee Arthroscopy SimulationA Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Imperial Knee Arthroscopy Cognitive Task Analysis (IKACTA) Tool, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume, ISSN:0021-9355

Kittl C, El-Daou H, Athwal KK, et al., 2016, The Role of the Anterolateral Structures and the ACL in Controlling Laxity of the Intact and ACL-Deficient Knee: Response., American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:44, ISSN:1552-3365, Pages:NP15-NP18

Sabharwal S, Carter AW, Rashid A, et al., 2016, Cost analysis of the surgical treatment of fractures of the proximal humerus: an evaluation of the determinants of cost and comparison of the institutional cost of treatment with the national tariff, Bone & Joint Journal, Vol:98B, ISSN:2049-4394, Pages:249-259

Sugand K, Mawkin M, Gupte C, 2016, Training effect of using Touch Surgery (TM) for intramedullary femoral nailing, Injury - International Journal of the Care of the Injured, Vol:47, ISSN:0020-1383, Pages:448-452

Kittl C, El-Daou H, Athwal KK, et al., 2016, The role of the anterolateral structures and the ACL in controlling laxity of the intact and ACL-deficient knee, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:44, ISSN:0363-5465, Pages:345-354

Chen A, Sabharwal S, Akhtar K, et al., 2015, Time-driven activity based costing of total knee replacement surgery at a London teaching hospital, Knee, Vol:22, ISSN:0968-0160, Pages:640-645

Sugand K, Akhtar K, Khatri C, et al., 2015, Training effect of a virtual reality haptics-enabled dynamic hip screw simulator., Acta Orthopaedica, Vol:86, ISSN:1745-3682, Pages:695-701

Sugand K, Mawkin M, Gupte C, 2015, Validating Touch Surgery (TM): A cognitive task simulation and rehearsal app for intramedullary femoral nailing, Injury - International Journal of the Care of the Injured, Vol:46, ISSN:0020-1383, Pages:2212-2216

Akhtar K, Sugand K, Sperrin M, et al., 2015, Training safer orthopedic surgeons Construct validation of a virtual-reality simulator for hip fracture surgery, Acta Orthopaedica, Vol:86, ISSN:1745-3674, Pages:616-621

Kittl C, Halewood C, Stephen JM, et al., 2015, Length change patterns in the lateral extra-articular structures of the knee and related reconstructions, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:43, ISSN:0363-5465, Pages:354-362

Mordecai SC, Al-Hadithy N, Ware HE, et al., 2014, Treatment of meniscal tears: An evidence based approach., World J Orthop, Vol:5, ISSN:2218-5836, Pages:233-241

Bayona S, Akhtar K, Gupte C, et al., 2014, Assessing performance in shoulder arthroscopy: The Imperial Global Arthroscopy Rating Scale (IGARS), Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume, Vol:96A, ISSN:0021-9355

Al-Hadithy N, Dodds AL, Akhtar KSN, et al., 2013, Current concepts of the management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in children, Bone & Joint Journal, Vol:95B, ISSN:2049-4394, Pages:1562-1569

Chen A, Gupte C, Akhtar K, et al., 2012, The global economic cost of osteoarthritis: how the UK compares, Arthritis, Vol:2012, ISSN:2090-1984

Pearce S, Gupte C, Singh S, et al., 2012, Hindfoot Plantarflexion: A Radiographic Aid to the Diagnosis of Achilles Tendon Rupture, Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Vol:51, ISSN:1067-2516, Pages:176-178

Pearce S, Prince M, Gupte CM, et al., 2012, Pearce S, Prince M, Gupte CM, Singh S. Hindfoot plantarflexion: A radiographic aid to the diagnosis of tendoachilles rupture.

Dodds AL, Gupte CM, Neyret P, et al., 2011, Extra-articular techniques in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction A LITERATURE REVIEW, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-British Volume, Vol:93B, ISSN:0301-620X, Pages:1440-1448

Dodds AL, Gupte CM, Neyret P, et al., 2011, Extra-articular techniques in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a literature review.

Atrey A, Gupte CM, Corbett SA, 2010, Review of successful litigation against english health trusts in the treatment of adults with orthopaedic pathology: clinical governance lessons learned., Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-american Volume

Atrey A, Gibb P, Gupte CM, 2010, Assessing and improving the knowledge of orthopaedic foundation-year doctors., The Clinical Teacher

Stanton J, Gupte CM, Mahadevan V, 2010, Surgical approaches to the knee, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Pages:92-99

Jaggard M, Gupte CM, Gulati V, 2009, A comprehensive review of trauma and disruption to the sternoclavicular joint with the proposal of a new classification system. J Trauma. 66(2):576-84.

Atkinson HDE, Hamid I, Gupte CM, et al., 2008, Postoperative fall after the use of the 3-in-1 femoral nerve block for knee surgery: a report of four cases., J Orthop Surg (hong Kong), Vol:16, ISSN:1022-5536, Pages:381-384

Amadi HO, Gupte CM, Lie DTT, et al., 2008, A biomechanical study of the meniscofemoral ligaments and their contribution to contact pressure reduction in the knee, Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, Vol:16, ISSN:0942-2056, Pages:1004-1008

Gupte CM, Bull AMJ, Murray R, 2007, Comparative anatomy of the meniscofemoral ligament in humans and some domestic mammals., Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia: Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series C, Pages:47-52

Gupte CM, Atkinson HD, Bull AMJ, et al., 2006, Arthroscopic appearances of the meniscofemoral ligaments. Introducing the “meniscal tug test”., Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy

Gupte CM, Bull AMJ, Thomas RD, et al., 2003, Gupte CM, Bull AMJ, Thomas RD, Amis AA (2003) A review of the function and biomechanics of the meniscofemoral ligaments. Arthroscopy 19;(2):161–171., Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery

Gupte CM, Bull AMJ, Thomas RD, et al., 2003, The meniscofemoral ligaments: secondary restraints to posterior drawer.

Gupte CM, Smith A, Bull AMJ, et al., 2002, Gupte CM, Smith A, Jamieson N, Bull AMJ, Thomas RD, Amis AA (2002) Meniscofemoral ligaments. Structural and material properties. Journal of Biomechanics 35:1623-1629, Journal of Biomechanics


Sugand K, Berry M, Yusuf I, et al., 2019, Oxford Handbook for Medical School, Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN:9780199681907

Gray H, Standring S, 2008, Gray's anatomy, Churchill Livingstone


Gupte C, Gupte CM, Bull AMJ, et al., 2010, Meniscofemoral ligaments: MRI and arthroscopy correlation., Radiological Society of North America

Gupte CM, Bayona S, Bello F, et al., 2010, A virtual reality arthroscopy simulator: face and construct validity, British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress

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