Dr. Avinash Alva studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore and completed M.S (Ortho) from Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore. He undertook basic surgical training in Yorkshire, Research fellowship at Wrightington Hospital and specialist training in Northwest London. He passed Membership exams of Royal College of surgeons in 2006 and graduated as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Chelsea-Fortius Complex Knee Fellowship
Dr. Alva was appointed Complex Knee fellow at London’s Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Fortius Clinic. He was fellow to Dr. Andy Williams for 9 months. Patient load included referrals from majority of English premier league football clubs, rugby clubs, Olympic athletes and International cricketers. The surgical training involved management of complex knee problems, surgery in elite athletes and robotic joint replacements.
Melbourne Anterior Hip, Knee and Sports Fellowship (Accredited)
At Melbourne, Dr Alva worked for 2 years at Australia’s busiest centre for anterior hip surgery. Cases included bikini hip replacements, PSI knee replacements, hip arthroscopy, sports surgery and enhanced recovery techniques.
Canberra Shoulder Fellowship (Accredited)
At Canberra, he undertook a 6-month shoulder fellowship that focused on arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder joint and upper limb. Cases included shoulder dislocations, fractures, rotator cuff tears, nerve compressions, arthritis and sports injuries.
Melbourne Anterior Hip, Knee and Sports Surgery Fellowship (AOA Accredited)
Canberra Shoulder and Sports Surgery Fellowship, Aus (AOA Accredited)
Chelsea-Fortius Complex Knee Fellowship, London (Elite athlete surgery/Robotics)
Specialist Registrar, Trauma & Orthopaedics
Clinical Research Fellowship (Knee, Hip, Upper limb)
Basic Surgical Training
FRCSEd (Trauma and Orthopaedics):
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India
Post Graduate Certificate (Orthopaedic Research):
Edgehill University, UK
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
Dr Alva was involved in the RCT studying “Stem Cell treatment for osteochondral defects in the knee” in the Joint reconstruction Unit at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London.
“Bone and Joint Care Paths” Simon Grange, Alva A et al Incisive Publishing Dec 2014.
Bikini Anterior Hip Replacements in Obese Patients Pose Minimal Complications. Nizam I, Alva A, Dabirrehmani D
“Radiographic evaluation of femoral cementation in bikini incision anterior total hip arthroplasty on a standard operating table” Alva A, Gogos S, Nizam I
“Arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction – Early results” Alva A, Damiani M
“Single stage ACL revision: an algorithm for treatment and experience of 106 cases including 34 elite athletes.” White N, Alva A, Williams A
“Non traumatic dislocation of a mobile bearing polyethylene in a medial Unicompartmental knee replacement causing severe metal debris” Apostolopolous A, Alva A, Saavedra E.
“Surgical Options in management of failed trapeziectomies: A series of 4 cases” Alva A.M, Ng CY, Talwalkar SC, Hayton M.
”Lateral Opening versus Medial Closing Wedge Distal Femoral Varus Osteotomy - Is there a difference in achieving desired realignment?” Alva A, Coupe BD, Rae PJ
“Effect of the overall Injury Severity upon Union and Complication rates of Open IIIa – IIIb Tibial Fractures” Alva AM, Kanakaris N, PV Giannoudis
“Necrotizing Fasciitis: A series of seven cases.” Alva A.M, Shah N, Talwalkar ST
“Shortened antibiotic prophylaxis regime in pelvi-acetabular surgery.” Lee NY, Alva A.M, Shah.N, Clayson A
“Structural bone grafting in Acetabular revision surgery – Medium term results” Alva A, Hemmady MV, Hodgkinson JP
“The time delay between prescription and administration of the first dose of iv antibiotics in sepsis” presented at the
Dr.Alva has provided team medical cover for sports events and cricket matches involving the Indian cricket team (BCCI). He has played a variety of sports and has represented the following cricket teams - Manipal University, Karnataka state junior reserves and Newburgh club in Lancashire.