About The Doctor

Mr. Rupert Indar Jr. is a native of Trinidad and Tobago. Having lived in the United Kingdom for 20 years, he graduated from the University of London, the Barts and the London Hospitals in 1994. He went on to complete his internship in 1995 and started basic surgical training in 1996 after gaining the primary of the FRCS examination.

After passing the FRCS training in 1999, he started higher surgical training and was very fortunate to work at some major centres in the United Kingdom including The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital- Stanmore, the Royal London Hospital, The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, St. George’s Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital.

Having had a great background in training in joint replacement, arthroscopies and trauma, following his F.R.C.S. Trauma and Orthopaedic, in 2006 went on to challenge himself to be cross trained in spinal surgery.

Currently, he is the only Orthopaedic surgeon in Trinidad who has this training and has completed a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the famous Sunnybrook Hospital, University of Toronto.

He has been back in Trinidad for over 7 years and has performed over 200 microscopic discectomies and many other cases through minimally invasive approaches. He is also an active Consultant in the Public Service at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex and is actively involved in the Caribbean Neurosciences group as well as the Caribbean Orthopaedic group.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

MBBS University of London Nov. 1994
FRCS London Oct. 1999
FRCS Ireland Nov. 1999
ATLS Royal London Hospital Apr. 2002
FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedic 2006
Fellowship in Spinal Surgery University of Toronto May 2007

– Proficient in surgical management of complex elective and emergency orthopaedic cases.

– Cross-trained in spinal surgery performing all spinal procedures including trauma, instability and degenerative disease.

– Attended numerous conferences in the United Kingdom and the United States. Key presenter at many Conferences.

EDUCATION

SCHOOL(1987 – 1989)

Caterham School
Caterham
Surrey

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION(1989 – 1994)

The London Hospital Medical College
University of London

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION (COURSES)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1995
Advanced Trauma Life Support 1996
Basic Surgical Skills Course 1997
Advanced Basic Sciences Course (RCS) 1996
Clinical Surgery in General (RCS) 1998
FRCS STEP Course 1997–1999
AO Fracture Management Course Jun. 2000
BOA Instructional Course Jan. 2001
Basic Knee Arthroplasty, Stanmore Oct. 2001
Basic Hip Arthroplasty, Stanmore Nov. 2001
Advanced Trauma Life Support Apr. 2001
External Fixator/ Circular Frame Course Apr. 2002
DePuy Knee Arthroplasty Course (Harlow) Nov. 2003
Intermediate Arthroscopy Course (RCS London) Dec. 2003
Oxbridge Forefoot Reconstruction Course Apr. 2004
Reading Shoulder Course Reading Sep. 2004
Hammersmith Spine Course Oct. 2004
Alder Hey, Paedatric Course Apr. 2005
Wellington Knee Unit, Arthroplasty Course May 2005
DePuy Lower Limb Trauma Symposium, Sheffield Jun. 2005
Biomet Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Sep. 2005
British Orthopaedic Association Instructional Course Jan. 2006
AO Spine course UK Oct. 2006
AO Spine North America Jul. 2007

CLINICAL SKILLS

Having had excellent training in the United Kingdom and Canada, I confidently manage the following:

  • Trauma fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of large and small joints
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cervical spondylosis and myelopathy
  • Degenerative disc disease with lumbar instability
  • Lumbar spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Prolapsed intervertebral discs
  • Lower back pain in young athletes as well as the elderly

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

January 2007-January 2008 Spinal and Trauma Fellowship
Sunnybrook Health Sciences, Toronto, Ontario
July 2006- January 2007 CCST- Specialist Registrar (NW Thames)
St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London
July 2005- June 2006 (Year 5) Specialist Registrar (NW Thames)
Kingston Hospital
July 2004 –June 2005 (Year 4) Specialist Registrar (NW Thames)
The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey
July 2003 –June 2004 (Year 3) Specialist Registrar (NW Thames)
Mayday Hospital NHS Trust
July 2001- July 2003 Specialist Registrar (SW Thames)
Mr A Day/ Mr PC Calvert
St Georges Hospital NHS TrustSpecialist Registrar LAT (NE Thames) Percival Pott Rotation.
Southend Hospital NHS Trust
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow.
Barts and the London NHS Trust
August 2000- June 2001 Senior SHO in Trauma& Orthopaedics
Mr. H. Phillips & Mr. J. Albert
The Norfolk & Norwich University
Hospital NHS Trust
February- August 2000 SHO in Trauma & Orthopaedics
Mr. J.I. Bayley & Mr. P.Calvert
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
August 1999 – February 2000 General Surgery and Plastic surgery SHO
Mr S Bhattacharya
Bart’s and The London NHS Trust
February 1999 – August 1999 Vascular Surgery SHO (Vascular)
Professor JSP Lumley
Bart’s and the London NHS Trust
September 1998 – February 1999 General Surgery SHO (Upper GI,
Endocrine & Breast)
Mr ADW Maclean & Professor AW Goode

Royal London Hospital
February 1998 – August 1998 Urology (SHO)
Mr AJ Ball

Southend General Hospital
August 1997 – February 1998 General Surgery (SHO) – (Colorectal &General)
Mr AD Heath

Southend General Hospital
February 1997 – August 1997 Trauma and Orthopaedics (SHO)
Mr GJ Packer

Southend General Hospital
September 1996 – February 1997 Anatomy Demonstrator
Queen Mary and Westfield College

St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London
Hospital Medical College
February 1996 – August 1996 Accident and Emergency / Casualty (SHO)
Mr K Harvey

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
August 1995 – October 1996 House Surgeon
Professor AW Goode

The Royal London Hospital
November 1995 – February 1996 Orthopaedic House Surgeon
Mr G Scott & Mr J B King,

The Royal London Hospital
February 1995 – August 1995 House Physician
Dr DJ Warren

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow

PRESENT APPOINTMENTS

March 2008- present       Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon at:

  • Eric William Medical Sciences Complex
  • Private practices in north and south Trinidad

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago (MBTT)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • British Orthopaedic Society

SURGICAL SKILLS

  • Anterior and posterior cervical decompression with or without fusions
  • Fixation of spinal fractures and decompression of spinal cord
  • Lumbar spinal decompression
  • Spinal decompression and fusion
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery for sciatica
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and decompression
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Arthroscopy with menisectomy and or chondroplasty
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Anterior instability of the shoulder
  • Bunionectomy
  • Cheilectomy
  • Osteotomy for hallux valgus

PUBLICATIONS

Published Papers:

  • AIndar R, Indar AA. Large Bowel obstruction due to internal herniation of the Transverse colon. Archives of surgery, Feb 2003.
  • Indar R, Aldam CH, Hussein AIndar R, Indar AA. Large Bowel obstruction due to internal herniation of the Transverse colon. Archives of surgery, Feb 2003
  • An Orthopaedic cause of Dysphagia: Acase of Forestier’s disease. Hospital Medicine,January 2005, Vol 66, No 1.
  • Indar R, Aldam CH, Hussein AA. Instraspinal Lumbar Synovial Cysts: Diagnosis and Surgical Management. A Review of eight cases. 2004 Surg J R Coll Edinb Irel 2:3; 141-144.
  • Tsiridis E, Indar R, Narvani AA, Bayley J. Revision total elbow arthroplasty with impaction allografting and uncemented partially hydroxyapatite-coated custom-made prostheses. Am J Orthop. 2004 Aug;33(8):393-6.
  • Wimhurst J, Indar R, Coupe B, Calder D, Patel AD . A new approach to fixation of mid-shaft clavicle fractures.Injury 2005:36(10);1166-1171.
  • Jayaskera N, Indar R.We need help with the image intensifier:a survey of orthopaedic trainees.Journal of diagnostic radiography and imaging vol 6 no 1,2005

Presentations:

  • International-European Federation of National Association of Orthopaedic and Traumatology EFORT (Oral Presentation June 2001) 1)
    – Indar R, Bayley JI (RNOH, Stanmore). A Retrospective review of Pentothal Studies in the diagnosis of cryptogenic Shoulder Pain.
  • Percivall Pott Club Meeting( Nov 2001) Indar R, Aldam CH, Hussein AA. Instraspinal Lumbar Synovial Cysts: Diagnosis and Surgical Management. A Review of eight cases.
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association (Oral Presentation OCT 2002)- Wimhurst J, Indar R, Coupe B, Calder D, Patel AD . Open Reduction & Internal Fixation with bone grafting of clavicular non-union; a review of 90 cases and description of technique
  • East Anglia Orthopaedic Meeting. May 2002.
    Wimhurst J, Indar R, Coupe B, Calder D, Patel AD . Open Reduction & Internal Fixation with bone grafting of clavicular non-union; a review of 90 cases and description of technique
  • American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgery. Tsiridis L, Indar R, Bayley JI. (RNOH, Stanmore) .Impaction bone grafting in Revision Total Elbow Arthroplasty With CAD-CAM Prosthesis. Submitted to the American Academy of Orthopaedics for 2003.
  • National Congress of Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. (Oral presentation) Oct 2002 Tsiridis L, Indar R, Bayley JI. (RNOH, Stanmore) . Impaction bone grafting in Revision Total Elbow Arthroplasty With CAD-CAM Prosthesis.
  • Efort (Helsinki 2003), 0ral presentation
    Tsiridis L, Indar R, Bayley JI. (RNOH, Stanmore) .Impaction bone grafting in Revision Total Elbow Arthroplasty With CAD-CAM Prosthesis.
    Indar R, Aldam CH, Hussein AA. Instraspinal Lumbar Synovial Cysts: Diagnosis and Surgical Management. A Review of eight cases.
  • Efort (Helsinki 2003), poster presentation
    Wimhurst J, Indar R, Coupe B, Calder D, Patel AD . Open Reduction & Internal Fixation with bone grafting of clavicular non-union; a review of 90 cases and description of technique.
  • Indar R, Aldam CH, Hussein AA. Instraspinal Lumbar Synovial Cysts: Diagnosis and Surgical Management. A Review of eight cases. South East Spine Meeting.December 2004.

Published Abstracts:

  • Indar R, Modi A, Bayley JI. A Retrospective Review of Pentothal Studies in Patients with cryptogenic shoulder pain. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. 83(B) 2001:174.
  • Tseridis L, Indar R, Bayley JI. Impaction Bone grafting in Revision Total Elbow and Arthroplasty; a review of 4 cases. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. October 2002
  • Wimhurst J, Indar R, Coupe B, Calder D, Patel AD . Open Reduction & Internal Fixation with bone grafting of clavicular non-union; a review of 90 cases and description of technique. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. October 2002.