Dev Mahadevan

Dev Mahadevan consultant orthopaedic surgeon reading berkshire

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dev Mahadevan is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in foot & ankle surgery. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2002 and completed his specialist orthopaedic training in the East Midlands Deanery. He subsequently undertook advanced fellowship training in foot & ankle surgery at the renowned Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol.

He specialises in the assessment and treatment of all foot and ankle conditions, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon and ligament repair and reconstruction
  • Bunions and lesser toe deformity correction
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Foot and ankle fractures

His major clinical interest is in arthroscopic and endoscopic (keyhole surgery) treatment of ankle and foot conditions. He is actively involved in research and has a strong research portfolio, with over 20 peer-reviewed publications. His particular research interest is on bunion correction, arthritis of the big toe, interdigital (Morton’s) neuroma and Achilles tendon inflammation.

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
Fridays (am/pm) = Spire Dunedin

Practice Manager: Debbie Rollason
Tel: 0730 509 7137
Linkedin: devmahadevan
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1. Musculoskeletal injections in general. Musculoskeletal injections and alternative options: A practical guide to what, when and how?
CRC Press Mar 2019 [Book chapter]

2. Evaluation of validity, reliability and feasibility of three patient-reported foot and ankle outcome measures.
(Submitted for publication)

3. 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.

4. Extended Plantar Limb (modified) Chevron osteotomy versus Scarf osteotomy for hallux valgus correction: a randomised controlled trial.
Foot Ankle Surgery. 2016 Jun;22(2):109-13[Foot and Ankle Surgery Best Paper Award 2016]

5. A Comparison of Two Different High-Volume Image-Guided Injection Procedures for Patients with Chronic Non-insertional Achilles Tendinopathy: A Pragmatic Retrospective Cohort Study.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 Jun 7. pii: S1067-2516(16)30072-2

6. Corticosteroid injection for Morton’s neuroma with or without ultrasound guidance – a randomised controlled trial.
Bone Joint J Apr 2016, 98-B (4) 498-503.

7. What factors predict the need for further intervention following corticosteroid injection of Morton’s neuroma?
Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 Mar;22(1):9-11

8. First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis – do joint configuration and preparation technique matter?
Foot Ankle Surg. 2015 Jun;21(2):103-107.

9. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for Morton’s neuroma compared to ultrasonography.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Nov; 54:549-553.

10. Computer-assisted navigation in knee arthroplasty: a critical appraisal.
J Knee Surg. 2013 Oct;26(5):357-62

11. Specialist Orthopaedic Nurses: frontline for fracture clinic referrals.
Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 95, Number 9, October 2013 , pp. 1-4

12. Maximum Surgical Blood Ordering Schedules for revision lower limb arthroplasty.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011 May;131(5):663-7

13. Revision Total Hip Replacement: predictors of blood loss, transfusion requirements and length of hospitalization.
J Orthop Traumatol. 2010 Sep;11(3):159-65

14. Managing type II and type IV Lauge-Hansen supination external rotation ankle fractures: current orthopaedic practice.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Nov;92(8):689-92

15. Doctors’ pay and hours.
BMJ Careers. 2010 Jan:35-36

16. Consent for trauma and orthopaedic surgery: patient comprehension.
Clinical Governance: An international journal, 2009;14(1):20-23

17. Technical note: ‘Glove assistant’ for ankle surgery.
The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2009 Volume 13 Number 1

18. Extrusion of cement during total hip replacement causing pain and obturator nerve impingement.
J Arthroplasty, 2009;24(1):158.e1-158.e3

19. Maximum Surgical Blood Ordering Schedule for revision hip and knee arthroplasty.
[Abstract publication] J Bone Joint Surg (Br),2009(91-B):Supp_III,408

20. Anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve utilising a fascial sling.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2008 Nov;90(8):701

21. Dislodging medial-sided soft tissue interposition in ankle fractures.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2008 Jul;90(5):435-6

22. Depressed femoral condyle fracture.
Injury Extra, Jan 2008; 39(1):30-33

23. The ‘Horizontometer’.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007 Jul;89(5):536-7

Personal Testimonials

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!

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.

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

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.

A friendly, confident, knowledgeable consultant with a refreshingly flexible and accommodating attitude.

Mr Mahadevan was very reassuring and had sorted my feet – wonderful !!