Mr Vipin Asopa

Hip & Knee Surgeon

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

AXA: VA00394
BUPA: 4524320

PhD, FRCS (Tr & Orth), MBChB

Secretary: Frankie Weavers - 0207 496 3563 asopa.admin@sportsortho.co.uk

Based at:

Special interests

  • Knee sports injuries
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Meniscal repair and ligament reconstruction
  • Hip and Knee joint replacement

Professional positions

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Personal details

Vipin was born and raised in Southampton. He was educated at King Edward VI School. He is a family man and is a keen runner and enjoys skiing and snowboarding.

Medical and Surgical Training

Vipin qualified from the University of Bristol in August 1998 and completed basic surgical training in London on the Hammersmith Hospital Basic Surgical Rotation. He achieved membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2002 and England in 2003, and became fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in trauma and orthopaedics in 2011. He completed his specialist registrar training in trauma and orthopaedics on the Imperial College North West Thames rotation in April 2014. He trained in Orthopaedics at Charing Cross Hospital, London; Hillingdon Hospital; Mount Vernon Hospital; Chelsea and Westminster Hospital; Whittington Hospital, Ealing Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.

Specialist Fellowship Training

In 2011 Vipin completed a 12 month sports surgery and lower limb arthroplasty fellowship at SportsMed SA, in Adelaide, Australia, specialist hip arthroscopy and arthroplasty training in Royal Berkshire Hospital for 12 months, followed by a two month specialist trauma fellowship training in Vienna. 

Current Consultant Position

Vipin has been a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at North Middlesex University Hospital since November 2014. He organises clinical audit, and assumes the responsibility of ‘lead’ in numerous service improvement projects. He uses enhanced recovery techniques to carry out daycase ACL reconstruction surgery. Vipin is involved in the design and overseeing of research projects. He has published 18 original scientific journal articles and completed a PhD in articular cartilage biology.

Memberships of Professional Associations

British Orthopaedic Association

British Hip Society

British Association for Surgery of the Knee

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Publications

Are Chromosomes the future in cartilage injuries? V. Asopa, G. Keene.

In-Touch, Australian Physiotherapy Association. In Touch 4, November 2013.

Spot Diagnosis: Carpometacarpal Fracture Dislocation. Monsell, V. Asopa. BMJ. 2015 Jul 3;351:h3388. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h3388.

Patellectomy for osteoarthritis: A new surgical technique to reconstruct the extensor mechanism with retrospective review of long-term follow-up. Asopa, C. Willis-Owen, G. Keene. J. Orth Surg & Res. 2015, 10:107. DOI: 10.1186/s13018-015-0237-1

Staged VTE Prophylaxis with LMWH Followed by Aspirin is Safe and Effective After Arthroplasty. V. Asopa, W. Cobain, D. Martin, G. Keene, A. Bauze. ANZ J Surg. 2015 May 21. doi: 10.1111/ans.13174.

Sciatic Nerve Palsy following Total Hip Replacement via Direct Anterior Approach after Recommencement of Warfarin for Prophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation. V. Asopa, S Al-Nammari, T. Spriggins, T. Menz and A. Bauze.

Case Reports in Orthopedics, vol. 2014, Article ID 810481, 3 pages, 2014.

The inadequacy of musculoskeletal knowledge in graduating medical students in the United Kingdom. S. Al-Nammari, I. Pengas, V. Asopa, A. Jawad, M. Rafferty, M. Ramachandran. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2015 Apr 01; 97 (7): e36

Clinical Quiz: It’s just de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. V. Asopa, R. Douglas, A. Nguyen, A. Saies. South African Family Practice 2014; 56(4):220-221.

A description of the Intracapsular Atraumatic Arthroscopic Technique (ICAAT) for closure of the hip capsule. V. Asopa, P. Singh. Arthrosc Tech. 2014 Mar 21;3(2):e245-7.

A description of the Rigid Curette Technique (RCT) for the application of fibrin bio-adhesive during hip arthroscopy for articular cartilage lesions. V. Asopa, P. Singh. Arthrosc Tech. 2014 Mar 21;3(2):e249-50

A misdiagnosis of traumatic hypersupination of the distal radioulnar joint. V. Asopa, S. Church. Case Rep Orthop. 2013;2013:209675. Epub 2013 Dec 10.

Diagnosing Snapping Sartorius Tendon Secondary to a Meniscal Cyst Using Dynamic Ultrasound Avoids Incorrect Surgical Procedure. V. Asopa, R. Douglas, J. Heysen, D. Martin. Case Reports in Radiology, vol. 2013, Article ID 813232, 3 pages, 2013.

A Novel Way to Reconstruct the Neglected Achilles Tendon Rupture. V. Asopa, R. Douglas, J. Clayton. Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Mar;35(3):304-6.

Keinbock’s Disease: A review of current treatment strategies. V. Asopa. E-publication. Synapse, London Deanery. February 2012

Technical note: Avoiding incorrect level lumbar discectomy. V. Asopa, G. Ellis, R. Shetty. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Jul;94(5):359.

Hospital breaks new ground. V. Asopa. Westminster Chronicle, p12. 20/7/2012, Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle, 20/7/2012, Kensington and Chelsea Chronicle, 20/7/2012.

Innovative education of fractures. V. Asopa. www.imperial.nhs.uk/aboutus/news/news_035699. July 2012.

Primary TB of the elbow joint managed by two stage revision arthroplasty. V. Asopa, A. Wallace. J. Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2004. 13(3): 364-5

Is the re-excision rate higher if breast conservation surgery is done by surgical trainees? K. Moorthy, V. Asopa, E. Wiggins, M. Callam. Am. J. Surgery 2004: 188(1): 45-48.

Resection of renal metastases to the pancreas: A surgical challenge. D. Zaacharoulis, V. Asopa, E. Karvounis, R. C. N. Williamson. Journal of Hepatobilliary Surgery 2003; 5(3): 137-41.

Hepatectomy using intra-operative ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation. D. Zacharoulis, V. Asopa, N. Habib. International Surgery 2003. 88(2): 80-2

Mucous Cystadenoma and cause of right iliac fossa pain. G. Navarra, V. Asopa, Jones. Surgical Endoscopy 2003. 17(5): 833-4

Is the re-excision rate higher if breast conservation surgery is done by surgical trainees? K. Moorthy, V. Asopa. European Journal Of Surgical Oncology 2001. 27(8)787.

Prognosis following a second whiplash injury. S. Khan, G. Bannister, M. Gargan, V. Asopa, A. Edwards. Injury 2000. 31(4): 249-25

Infantile Septic Arthiritis. V. Asopa. Royal College of Surgeons of England Bulletin 2000. 83

Immunoglobulin-like domains define the nerve growth factor binding site of the TrkA receptor. P. H. Holden, V. Asopa, A. G. S. Robertson et. al. Nature Biotechnology 1997. 15 July.

Expression, purification, refolding and characterisation of the immunoglobulin-like sub-domains of the nerve growth factor receptor (TrkA). V. Asopa, P. H. Holden, A. G. S. Robertson, S. Tyler, S. J. Allen, S. K. F Smith, D. Dawbarn. Abstract. British Journal of Pharmacology 119, Oct 1996 (1996-10), page 273P.