Peterborough: 01733 310090
King's Lynn: 01553 692531




Mr Chandra Pasapula is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

Mr Chandra Pasapula qualified as a doctor from St. Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1996. He always had an interest in surgery, and did his basic surgical rotation at the Kings Hospital training programme in London followed by the prestigious Oxford Deanery Higher Specialist Surgical Training Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He continued his interest in lower limb, foot and ankle surgery in Oxford, in particular during fellowship programmes in foot and ankle surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, followed by a visiting fellowship in Europe.

Mr Pasapula has published in several areas of general orthopaedic surgery, knee surgery and foot and ankle surgery. He continues to publish and has also written chapters in medical textbooks. He has a keen research interest.

Mr Pasapula has been in the Consultant post at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn since 2007, where he has developed a foot and ankle service including neurological feet, flat feet, and forefoot surgery and diabetic feet. He continues to practice in hip and knee surgery.

In addition to foot and ankle surgery he also performs adult arthroplasty of the hip, knee (replacements) and general adult and paediatric trauma surgery.

Clinical Interests

  • General orthopaedic trauma and elective surgery.
  • All aspects of foot and ankle surgery including high arch, flat feet, bunions surgery, Achilles tendon problems and lesser toe problems. Also heal pain syndrome, neurology disturbance in feet, inflammatory arthritis, tendoachilles pathology, tendon disorders and genetic conditions of the feet such as arthritis.


Current Treatments and Tests offered by Mr. Chandra Pasapula 



• Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
• Orthotics
• Ankle ligament repair
• Flat foot correction
• Treating Verrucas with laser or needling
• Peripheral nerve surgery
• Achilles repair or reconstruction
• Arthroscopy
• Bunion Surgery
• Subtalar arthroscopy
• Foot and ankle surgery
• Ankle arthroscopy
• Ankle fusion
• Cheilectomy
• Toe joint fusion
• Hallux Valgus Surgery
• Arthroplasty
• Hip replacements






Plantar fasciitis 
Cutts S, Obi N, Pasapula C, Chan W
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Nov;94(8):539-42.

Tennis elbow: A clinical review article
Cutts S, Gangoo S, Modi N, Pasapula C.J Orthop. 2019 Aug 10;17:203-207
Free PMC article. Review.

Complex regional pain syndrome: an evolving perspective
Cutts S, Gangoo S, Srinivasan SH, Modi N, Pasapula C, Power D.Postgrad Med J. 2021 Apr;97(1146):250-255.

The floating shoulder
Pasapula C, Mandalia V, Aslam N.Acta Orthop Belg. 2004 Oct;70(5):

Surgical aspects of the diabetic foot
Robinson AH, Pasapula C, Brodsky JW.J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009 Jan;91(1):1-7. #

Casebook: shoulder pain
Pasapula C, Katta S.Practitioner. 2005 Nov;249(1676):751-2, 755-6, 758

Plantar fasciitis: Talonavicular instability/spring ligament failure as the driving force behind its histological pathogenesis
Pasapula C, Kiliyanpilakkil B, Khan DZ, Di Marco Barros R, Kim S, Ali AME, Hardcastle A, Cutts S.Foot (Edinb). 2021 Mar;46:101703.

The resistance to failure of spring ligament reconstruction
Pasapula C, Devany A, Fischer NC, Wijdicks CA, Hübner T, Reifenscneider F, Shariff S.Foot (Edinb). 2017 Dec;33:29-34

Spring ligament insufficiency and hallux valgus as an independent risk factors for first ray instability
Pasapula C, Al-Sukaini A, Band H, Fawi H, Cutts S.Foot (Edinb). 2021 Sep;48:101818

Peroneus Longus overload caused by soft tissue deficiencies associated with early adult acquired flatfoot: A finite element analysis
Cifuentes-De la Portilla C, Pasapula C, Gutiérrez-Narvarte B, Larrainzar-Garijo R, Bayod J.Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2021 Jun;86:105383.

High incidence of spring ligament laxity in ankle fractures with complete deltoid ruptures and secondary first ray instability
Pasapula C, Ali AMS, Kiliyanpilakkil B, Hardcastle A, Koundu M, Gharooni AA, Kabwama S, Cutts S.Foot (Edinb). 2021 Mar;46:101720

Long-term follow-up of patients undergoing tibialis posterior transfer: Is acquired pes planus a complication?
Pecheva M, Devany A, Nourallah B, Cutts S, Pasapula C.Foot (Edinb). 2018 Mar;34:83-89. doi: 10.1016/j.foot.2017.11.008. Epub 2017 Nov 22

The management of failed ankle replacement
Kotnis R, Pasapula C, Anwar F, Cooke PH, Sharp RJ.J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Aug;88(8):1039-47

Finite element analysis of secondary effect of midfoot fusions on the spring ligament in the management of adult acquired flatfoot
Cifuentes-De la Portilla C, Pasapula C, Larrainzar-Garijo R, Bayod J.Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2020 Jun;76:105018.

Neutral heel lateral push test: The first clinical examination of spring ligament integrity.
Pasapula C, Devany A, Magan A, Memarzadeh A, Pasters V, Shariff S.Foot (Edinb). 2015 Jun;25(2):69-74

Reducing the Hypertensive Effects of the Prolonged Surgical Tourniquet Using a Dual-Cuff Strategy: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Stimpson J, Gill DF, Memarzadeh A, Dunne M, Perry L, Magan A, Devany A, Pasapula C.J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Nov;58(6):1177-1186

The use of cerclage wires as a suture passer in the repair of quadriceps tendon ruptures
Wordsworth D, Sawalha S, Pasapula C, Coleman N, Cutts S.Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2011 Dec;37(6):661-4.

Silent gout: an unusual presentation in diabetic neuropathy
Barksfield R, Gallagher K, Pasapula C.Foot (Edinb). 2012 Sep;22(3):264-6. doi: 10.1016/j.foot.2012.06.002.

Post-traumatic acute hallux valgus: a case report
Johal S, Sawalha S, Pasapula C.Foot (Edinb). 2010 Jun-Sep;20(2-3):87-9. doi: 10.1016/j.foot.2010.05.001.

Reliability of preoperative templating in total knee arthroplasty
Aslam N, Lo S, Nagarajah K, Pasapula C, Akmal M.Acta Orthop Belg. 2004 Dec;70(6):560-4.PMID: 15669456

Choosing the optimum swab for canal drying in cemented total hip replacement
Cutts S, Pasapula CS, Modi NR, Gwozdziewicz L, Bowers AG.Hip Int. 2011 Jan-Mar;21(1):107-11

An alternative method for predicting size of femoral component of Oxford partial knee replacement
Sawalha S, Pasapula C, Coleman N.Surgeon. 2012 Oct;10(5):257-9.

Isolated tuberculous osteomyelitis of the talonavicular joint without pulmonary involvement-a rare case report
Chevannes W, Memarzadeh A, Pasapula C.Foot (Edinb). 2015 Mar;25(1):66-8.

The use of chloramphenicol ointment as an adhesive for replacement of the nail plate after simple nail bed repairs
Pasapula C, Strick M.J Hand Surg Br. 2004 Dec;29(6):634-5.

Complete sesamoid agenesis: a rare cause of first ray metatarsalgiaWilliams TH, Pasapula C, Robinson AH.Foot Ankle Int. 2009 May;30(5):465-7

Higher serum sialic acid in women than in men with NIDDM: possible relevance to increased cardiovascular risk in NIDDM women.
Pickup JC, Roberts GA, Kehely AM, Pasapula C, Chusney GD, Mather HM.Diabetes Care. 1997 Sep;20(9):1496

Modern theory of the development of adult acquired flat foot and an updated spring ligament classification system

C Pasapula, S Cutts
Clin Res Foot Ankle 5 (3), 247

History of acute respiratory distress syndrome
S Cutts, R Talboys, C Paspula, D Ail, EM Premphe, R Fanous
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 4 (7), 547-548 8 2016

The Modified Anterior Drawer Test (MADT): a new clinical test for assessing subtalar instability a cadaveric and clinical assessmentC Pasapula, A Memarzadeh, A Devany, D Parmar, J West

Clin Res Foot Ankle 6 (271), 2

Stress Concentrations caused by Lapidus Arthrodesis:

A Finite Element StudyLGBJ Pasapula C1, Cifuentes-De la Portilla C2, Borja Gutierrez-Navarte3Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle 9, 1-7

Overcorrection of the inter-metatarsal angle in corrective hallux valgus osteotomy leads to an increase in intra-articular pressures of the 1st metatarsal-phalangeal joint
J Rawal, R Barksfield, D Angadi, C Pasapula
Orthopaedic Proceedings 95 (SUPP_1), 62-62

I Collins, W Burgoyne, G Chami, C Pasapula, J Wilson-Macdonald, …
Orthopaedic Proceedings 87 (SUPP_III), 240-240

N Aslam, C Pasapula, R Gunn
Orthopaedic Proceedings 86 (SUPP_IV), 442-442

Adult Acquired Flat Foot: A New Biomechanical Classification for the Deformity Based on two Point Failure of the Medial Column
CPSSSC Kobezda T
Clin Res Foot Ankle 270 2008

The standard of care of trauma patients prior to inter-hospital transfer to a specialist trauma centre
S Auplish, C Pasapula, S Lo, K Willett

3D shape analysis using point based distribution models on fetal cadaveric livers
C Pasapula
internal report, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital

Thoraco-lumbar fractures
C Pasapula, J Wilson-MacDonald
Current Orthopaedics 18 (1), 17-25

Adult respiratory distress syndrome
S Cutts, R Talboys, C Paspula, EM Prempeh, R Fanous, D Ail
The Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 99 (1), 12-16

New drugs and formulations can help achieve good postoperative pain relief
NMM Severe

Quantitative Assessment of dorsal sagittal lateral column instabilty in unilateral adult flatfoot deformity(AAFD)
Pasapula , Chrastek, Elmousili, Al-Sukaini, Austin
BOA Sept 2021