Dev Mahadevan

Dev Mahadevan consultant orthopaedic surgeon reading berkshire

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dev Mahadevan is a fellowship trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in foot and ankle surgery in Reading, Berkshire. He is a Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and his private practice is based at Circle Reading and Berkshire Independent Hospitals.

Dev graduated from the University of Nottingham and completed his specialist orthopaedic training in the East Midlands Deanery. He subsequently undertook advanced fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at the renowned Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol.

He specialises in the assessment and treatment of all foot and ankle conditions, including:
– Arthritis
– Tendon injury and dysfunction
– Ligament injury
– Sports injury
– Bunions
– Toe / foot / ankle deformity
– Fractures – lower limbs

His major clinical interest is in arthroscopic and endoscopic (keyhole surgery) treatment of ankle and foot conditions.

Dev is an elected Member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Scientific Committee. He is actively involved in research and has a strong research portfolio, with over 25 peer-reviewed publications. His particular research interest is on bunion correction, arthritis of the big toe, interdigital (Morton’s) neuroma and Achilles tendon disorders.

He is the Specialty Lead for Foot & Ankle surgery at Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Dev is a Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and his private practice is based at Circle Reading, Spire Dunedin and Berkshire Independent Hospitals.

​You can choose to consult him on:

​Wednesday (pm) : Circle Reading Hospital
Thursday (pm) : Berkshire Independent Hospital
Friday (pm) : Circle Reading Hospital

Practice Manager: Debbie Rollason
Tel: 0730 509 7137
Email: devmahadevan.secretary@gmail.com
Linkedin: devmahadevan
Private Health Information Network (PHIN)

Publications

Current concepts review: Management of Achilles tendinopathy overview.
Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (JAJS). 2021 July; 8(3):216-221

Calcaneal fractures. Mahadevan D, Sykes A. Essentials of Foot and Ankle Surgery
CRC Press June 2021 [Book chapter]

Does size of tendon gap affect patient-reported outcome following Achilles tendon rupture treated with functional rehabilitation?
Bone & Joint Journal. 2020;102-B(11):1535-1541

Evaluation of validity, reliability and feasibility of 3 patient-reported foot and ankle outcome measures.
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2020 May;59:507-512.

Musculoskeletal injections in general. Mahadevan D, Sterling E. Musculoskeletal injections and alternative options: A practical guide to what, when and how?
CRC Press Mar 2019 [Book chapter]

Effect of joint pathology, surface preparation and fixation methods on union frequency after first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: A systematic review of the English Literature.
Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 (2017) 189–194.
 
Extended Plantar Limb (modified) Chevron osteotomy versus Scarf osteotomy for hallux valgus correction: a randomised controlled trial.
Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2016 Jun;22(2):109-13 [Foot and Ankle Surgery Best Paper Award 2016] 
 
A Comparison of Two Different High-Volume Image-Guided Injection Procedures for Patients with Chronic Non-insertional Achilles Tendinopathy: A Pragmatic Retrospective Cohort Study.
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2016 Jun 7. pii: S1067-2516(16)30072-2
 
Corticosteroid injection for Morton’s neuroma with or without ultrasound guidance – a randomised controlled trial.
Bone and Joint Journal. Apr 2016, 98-B (4) 498-503.
 
What factors predict the need for further intervention following corticosteroid injection of Morton’s neuroma?
Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2016 Mar;22(1):9-11
 
First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis – do joint configuration and preparation technique matter?
Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2015 Jun;21(2):103-107.
 
Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for Morton’s neuroma compared to ultrasonography.
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2014 Nov; 54:549-553.
 
Computer-assisted navigation in knee arthroplasty: a critical appraisal.
Journal of Knee Surgery. 2013 Oct;26(5):357-62.
 
Specialist Orthopaedic Nurses: frontline for fracture clinic referrals.
Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 95(9), Oc 2013 , pp. 1-4

Maximum Surgical Blood Ordering Schedules for revision lower limb arthroplasty.
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 2011 May;131(5):663-7
 
Revision Total Hip Replacement: predictors of blood loss, transfusion requirements and length of hospitalization.
Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2010 Sep;11(3):159-65
 
Managing type II and type IV Lauge-Hansen supination external rotation ankle fractures: current orthopaedic practice.
Annals of Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2010 Nov;92(8):689-92
 
Doctors’ pay and hours.
British Medical Journal Careers. 2010 Jan:35-36
 
Consent for trauma and orthopaedic surgery: patient comprehension.
Clinical Governance: An international journal, 2009;14(1):20-23

Technical note: ‘Glove assistant’ for ankle surgery.
The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2009 Volume 13 Number 1
 
Extrusion of cement during total hip replacement causing pain and obturator nerve impingement.
Journal of Arthroplasty, 2009;24(1):158.e1-158.e3
 
Maximum Surgical Blood Ordering Schedule for revision hip and knee arthroplasty.
[Abstract publication] J Bone Joint Surg (Br),2009(91-B):Supp_III,408
 
Anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve utilising a fascial sling.
Annals of Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2008 Nov;90(8):701
 
Dislodging medial-sided soft tissue interposition in ankle fractures.
Annals of Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2008 Jul;90(5):435-6
 
Depressed femoral condyle fracture.
Injury Extra, Jan 2008; 39(1):30-33
 
The ‘Horizontometer’.
Annals of Royal College of Surgeons of Engl. 2007 Jul;89(5):536-7

Recent Updates

Elected to BOFAS Scientific Committee
Dev Mahadevan was honoured to be elected to the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Scientific Committee. Mar 2021 (Click here for information about the committee)

Article In Press
Mr Mahadevan’s article "Current Concepts Review: Management of Achilles Tendinopathy Overview" is in press with Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery. Mar 2021 (Click here for link)

Silver Award
Dev Mahadevan was honoured to receive the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Silver Award for his contribution to the BOFAS national registry; emphasising the importance he places on monitoring patient reported outcomes. Jan 2021

#AnkleSurgeryUpdate Podcast
Mr Mahadevan discussed his research on Achilles Tendon ruptures on the Ankle Surgery Update platform with colleagues in Munich. Dec 2020

Research Publication
The Bone & Joint Journal has published Mr Mahadevan’s paper on the influence of Achilles tendon gap on patient outcomes. Nov 2020. (Click here for more info)

Personal Testimonials

Mr Mahadevan was personable and approachable but informative and showing his expertise in his chosen foot surgery field. It is four months after my operation and my foot has healed really well and I can now enjoy wearing strappy sandals again – no more unsightly toe or bunion!
June 2021 – Cross-over toe and bunion

Dr Mahadevan is very professional and knowledgable. He answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease about my condition as well as the recommended treatment options. He carried out an aspiration of my cyst and although it didn’t solve the problem (as he predicted), I look forward to seeing him again to undergo surgery which was originally proposed.
June 2021 – Cyst on foot

Outstanding surgeon who fills you with confidence with his calm and professional nature from the very beginning. Having had this surgery before from another hospital that failed I was apprehensive but have to say the whole experience was amazing.
June 2021 – Broken foot

Incredibly knowledgeable and explained the injury and surgery that was required brilliantly. Put me at ease from the get go and I could not be happier with the outcome.
May 2021 – Pain at base of big toe – Cheilectomy required

Once he had X-ray and MRI results, Mr Mahadevan explained to me the issues they showed in a very friendly straightforward easy to understand way, and drew little diagrams to demonstrate. I was grateful for his kindness and reassurance, and particularly impressed by his readiness to “sign me off”, no pressure for treatment, surgery, steroid injections – a ‘leave well alone if not strictly necessary’ professional approach. But – with the offer to get back to him if things longer term don’t settle, for targeted steroid injections. Very glad to have sought his experience and advice.
May 2021 – Pain along arch sides feet, found to be due to joint deterioration

Mr Mahadevan is one of the most personable consultants I have ever met. He was so patient, knowledgeable, thorough, but more importantly, he was able to communicate technical information about my ankle in layman’s terms. When I left the appointment, I felt that I really understood what was going on in my ankle. His advice was excellent and I have every confidence that by adhering to it, I will have less pain and more movement. Although my days of competitive sport are behind me, it was great to talk to someone with experience and understanding of it. At no point did I feel rushed and I felt that I could ask him any question without feeling in awe of the science! I cannot recommend him enough.
May 2021 – Ankle osteochondral defect

Excellent communicator, clearly a great understanding of his specialist subject.
May 2021 – Bone spur

I’ve found Mr Mahadevan extremely knowledgeable in his profession. I’ve been met with nothing but excellent medical advice, kindness and care, before and after my operation.
April 2021 – Arthritis

Knowledgeable, friendly, professional, reassuring.
April 2021 – Arthritis

I have seen a number of medical consultants over the years and I found Mr Mahadevan by far the easiest to deal with. He was extremely approachable. He took the time to answer all my questions and concerns and this gave me the confidence to have the operation.
April 2021 – Morton’s neuroma

Mr Mahadevan was an excellent surgeon, he explained everything throughout each stage and has an excellent bedside manner.
Mar 2021 – Ligament reconstruction

I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Mahadevan. He is an excellent surgeon and takes the time to explore various options with you. He is very courteous, knowledgable, puts your mind at ease and answers all your questions in a way you can understand. Very professional service throughout.
Mar 2021 – Achilles tendinopathy

Mr Mahadevan was extremely professional. From my first appointment on meeting him he was very polite put me at ease. Explained to me what my problem was and the treatment he suggested was arranged by the secretary extremely quickly considering the very difficult times with the Coronavirus. Overall Mr Mahadevan is top in his field and a really I would recommend him. Very nice man and will go out of his way to help and advise you.
Mar 2021

Mr Mahadevan is very clear in his explanations. Extremely expert in his field. I trusted his judgement, delivered in a highly professional manner, with a good sense of humour, making you feel less anxious, and more confident moving forwards.
Feb 2021 – Tendinopathy

I would advise anyone who has a foot injury to contact Mr Mahadevan he not only cures your issues, but also takes a keen interest in your recovery.
Feb 2021 – Bunion & arthritis 

Mr Mahadevan had read my notes, he listened to me give further explanation at the first consultation and was keen to avoid aggressive intervention if it was not needed. He then offered a path for rehabilitation – which has worked. Would highly recommend a consultation if you are experiencing similar issues.
Feb 2021 – Achilles tendon problem

 

Mr M took the time to listen and then advise. Such a great quality, truly appreciated it. He was knowledgable and I felt safe in trusting his judgement.
Feb 2021 – Ankle injury

I found Mr Mahadevan to be knowledgeable, warm, friendly and professional. I am very happy with the surgery he performed on my foot, including the diagnosis, pre and post operative care. I would highly recommend him.
 Jan 2021 – Morton’s neuroma

Mr Mahadevan made you feel at ease and explained everything very clearly. You felt he gave you time and listened to what you had to say. Would recommend him highly
Jan 2021

I found Mr Mahadevan very approachable. He explained my procedure carefully and answered all my questions fully. I was pleased with my quick and virtually painless recovery and a very pleased with the result of my op. Mr Mahadevan has a gentle and reassuring manner which is very helpful if you are a nervous patient!
8/19/2019

Mr Mahadevan is extremely professional and committed to getting the best results/outcomes for his patients. He explained every step of the process clearly, was always available to help with any concerns you might have. Therefore, I was fully prepared for what happened at each stage. His sense of humour helped especially at moments of concern. Great surgeon whom I would highly recommend.
8/2/2019

Mr Mahadevan is extremely professional, friendly and competent and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
7/15/2019

Dev listened to my symptoms and arranged for an x-ray there and then. He gave me three possible causes, which we discussed and we agreed on the best way forward. I was impressed with his subject knowledge and his confidence in the best action to take. the procedure itself was quick and painless, with excellent follow up appointments too. he also gave sound advice and tips which I’m still using today.
7/11/2019

A friendly, confident, knowledgeable consultant with a refreshingly flexible and accommodating attitude.
7/8/2019

Mr Mahadevan was very reassuring and had sorted my feet – wonderful !!
2/25/2019

Very professional, courteous and approachable. Highly recommended
October 2019

Excellent consultant. Very professional and understanding. Wants to help you get better.
May 2019

I was very impressed with my experience of consultation and follow up with Mr Mahadevan. He was personable, and gave clear explanations / recommendations regarding next steps and treatment.
September 2019

Mr Mahadevan has performed a very successful operation on what was apparently quite a bad fracture of my leg bones at the ankle. He took an unconventional approach addressing the problem from the back of the leg. I am very happy with the outcome and to have landed in his care.
September 2019

Great doctor would highly recommend
August 2019

Mr Mahadevan is extremely professional and committed to getting the best results/outcomes for his patients. He explained every step of the process clearly, was always available to help with any concerns you might have. Therefore, I was fully prepared for what happened at each stage. His sense of humour helped especially at moments of concern. Great surgeon whom I would highly recommend.
February 2019

Dev listened to my symptoms and arranged for an x-ray there and then. He gave me three possible causes, which we discussed and we agreed on the best way forward. I was impressed with his subject knowledge and his confidence in the best action to take. the procedure itself was quick and painless, with excellent follow up appointments too. he also gave sound advice and tips which I’m still using today.
July 2019