FRCS (Ed&Gl), FRCS9Orth)
MSC(Orth Eng), LLM(Med Law)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty and Revision Specialist
RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital NHS FT
Honorary Senior Lecturer (Keele University)
Mr Karlakki was appointed a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in January 2003. He specialises in complex hip and knee replacement and revision surgeries performing in excess of 300 joint replacements a year.
He completed his higher surgical training in orthopaedics though the 'The All Wales Orthopaedic Training Programme', most of which was based around Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital and has a Masters degree in 'Orthopaedic Engineering’ as well as a Masters degree in 'Legal Aspects of Medical Practice' from Cardiff University.
He is fellowship trained in 'Hip and Knee Arthroplasty’ from Wrightington Hospital, Considered by many a birth place of hip replacement, and a 'Pelvic Fellowship' from Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto.
His research interests are mainly in the field of ‘Making Surgery Predictable’, which involves him in research that helps improve accuracy and predictability of out comes of surgery. Mr Karlakki believes in predictable wound healing being a key component of safe discharge home following surgery and naturally this is a keen area of interest for research. He is involved in improving surgical wound healing, utilising Negative Pressure Wound Dressings - active wound management, pioneered their use in Hip and Knee replacements with a higher risk of wound healing. His work in this area is not only published but has also won awards. He has also been part of an international consultant team for an American based implant manufacturer in developing advanced surgical instrumentation for a knee replacement which won several awards.
He is an invited faculty at various national and international meetings, therefore well-travelled and well exposed to global clinical practices. He is a member of British Hip and Knee society, British Orthopaedic Association, Welsh Orthopaedic Society and Wrightington Low Friction Society.