Mr Arun Ramanathan

Honorary Clinical Fellow


Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Tayside Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology (TORT) Centre
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
University of Dundee


Graduating from one of the premier and renowned medical schools in India, Mr Arun Ramanathan continued his training in the field of medical sciences and completed his postgraduation in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in India which led to him being awarded a Master’s degree (Master of Surgery). He further expanded his knowledge and experience in this specialty by acquiring MCh in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the University of Dundee. He underwent surgical training in England and Scotland before diverging to clinical academia and research.

Mr Ramanathan is currently involved in investigating biomechanics of the foot and ankle, and modelling a new prosthesis for the hallux metatarsophalangeal joint. He has made significant contributions to the various distance learning courses offered by the department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery and his commitment towards medical education is unquestionable. His fields of interest are foot and ankle surgery, arthroplasty, biomechanics and sports medicine.

Ankle and Foot Artrhoplasty - 3rd Edition
Distance Learning Section, Department Of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University Of Dundee (2011), ISBN 978-1-906016-32-6 Abel EW, Rowley DI, Ramanathan AK.

The influence of shoe sole’s varying thickness on lower limb muscle activity
Foot & Ankle Surgery (2011), 17:218-223 Ramanathan AK, Parish EJ, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Wang W, Abboud RJ.

Harmful cleats of football boots: a biomechanical evaluation
Foot & Ankle Surgery (2011), 17:140-144 Bentley J, Ramanathan AK, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ.

The effect of varying footwear configurations on the Peroneus Longus muscle Function Following Inversion
The Foot (2011), 21(1):31-36 Ramanathan AK, Wallace DT, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Wang W, Abboud RJ.

Repeatability of the Pedar®-X in-shoe pressure measuring system
Foot & Ankle Surgery (2010), 16(2), pp.70-73 Ramanathan AK, Kiran P, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ.

Clubfoot assessment: the complete IMAR footprint
Orthopaedics & Trauma (2010), 24(4):303-308 Ramanathan AK, Abboud RJ.

A new scoring system for the evaluation of Clubfoot: the IMAR-Clubfoot Scale
The Foot (2009), 19:156-160 Ramanathan AK, Herd F, MacNicol M, Abboud RJ.

Off-the-shelf in-shoe heel inserts: does cost matter?
British Journal of Sports Medicine (2008), 42:750-752 Ramanathan AK, John MC, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

Press fit ceramic implant arthroplasty and the hallux metatarsal phalangeal joint: evaluation of outcome
The Foot (2008), Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 34-39 Ramanathan AK, Fadel GS, Jain AS, Abboud R.

The effects of off-the-shelf in-shoe heel inserts on forefoot plantar pressure
Gait & Posture (2008), 28:533-537 Ramanathan AK, John MC, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

Foot pressures in Clubfoot: the development of an objective assessment tool
The Foot (2008), 18:99-105 Herd F, Ramanathan AK, Cochrane L, Macnicol M, Abboud RJ.

A comparative study between blades and studs In football boots
ESM International Conference on load distribution (2008), Ramanthan AK, Bentley JA, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.