Mr Arealis

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Elbow
  • Platelet-rich plasma

Mr Georgios Arealis

GMC: 7258670

Mr Georgios Arealis is a leading consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in Kent and London specialising in shoulder, elbow and upper limb surgery. Currently he practices privately at 27 Harley Street, London and all East Kent Private Hospitals (The Chaucer, Spencer, One Ashford). His areas of expertise include arthroscopic management of shoulder and elbow problems and primary, as well as, revision arthoplasty.  He has a particular interest in biologic treatments for arthritis and sports injuries and 10 years experience of using platelet rich plasma.

He completed the prestigious Reading Shoulder and Elbow Centre Fellowship and the Shoulder and Knee Sports Fellowship at the large joints unit of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, International member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and member of the European Shoulder Associates section of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy.

Outside his private practice, Mr Arealis works in the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. He is also an Honorary Researcher, to the University of Kent. Mr Arealis has a strong research background and was awarded his PhD from the University of Thessaloniki and has since contributed to several postgraduate PhD and masters projects. He regularly lectures about shoulder and elbow surgery both nationally and on the international stage and is faculty of the Athens Shoulder Course. He is actively involved in clinical research and has published multiple peer-reviewed journals and his work can be found on Google scholar, ORCID and ResearchGate.

  • Professional experience

    • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Chaucer Hospital, Canterbury
    • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Spencer Private Hospital, Margate
    • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, London Musculoskeletal Centre
    • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, One Ashford Hospital, Ashford
    • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Education

    • FRCS(Eng) (2018)
    • PhD Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2012)
    • CCST Certificate of Completion of Speciality Training, Prefecture of Athens (2009)
    • Distance Learning Programme in Orthopaedic Medical Technology, University of Dundee (2004 - 2007)
    • MD Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (1999)
  • Professional membership

    • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • European Shoulder Associates of ESSKA
    • International member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Member of ESSKA - European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy
    • Fellow of the Hellenic Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeons Society
    • Member of the Foot and Ankle Department of the Hellenic Orthopaedic and Trauma Society
    • AOTrauma Europe
    • Member of the British Trauma Society
  • Teaching posts

    • Honorary Researcher, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent (present)
    • Educational Supervisor, Stage 3 Year 5, King's College London (present)
  • Publications and conferences

    • Published more than 30 papers and 12 book chapters
    • Held more than 60 presentations in national and international meetings
  • Prizes and awards

    • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement in Patients with ‘Weight-bearing’ Shoulders on Wheelchair or Walking Aids, highlighted for the Shoulder & Elbow Guided Poster Tour guided by Quin Throckmorton, MD, 2 March 2016, AAOS 2016, Orlando. FL, USA.
    • “The arthrostimulator”, a low cost arthroscopic training tool, final four for the BOA simulation award, presented to the BOA national meeting in Brighton 2014 and published in the Journal of Trauma & Orthopaedics – Vol 2 Issue 4, page 6
    • Elbow septic arthritis and distal radius osteomyelitis in a 12-year-old child – Case Report C Davies, G Zamfir, G Arealis 2nd Best Oral Presentation, Junior Doctors Presentations - 18th June 2014, MEC Queen’s Hospital Burton, UK
    • Hand swelling due to missed coronal fracture of the body of the hamate (H) and hamate-triquetral (H-Tq) dislocation. Zamfir G., Arealis G., Ashwood N., Kitsis C. Best poster, British Association of Clinical Anatomists Meeting, 03 June 2014, Plymouth, UK
    • Conservative treatment of chronic lateral elbow epicondylitis in athletes with autologous blood injection] Kastanis G., Arealis G., Retselas I.N., Solidakis N. 2nd Best Oral Presentation at the 10th International conference of the Hellenic Sports Medicine Society and 8th Greek- Cypriot sports medicine March 19- 21, 2010, Veria
    • Flatfoot, Prize at the Hellenic foot and ankle society conference, September 4- 7, 2008, Nafplio

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • AC joint surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
  • Broken collarbone
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cartilage repair
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Claw toe
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Elbow
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow replacement
  • Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Femur fracture
  • Flat feet
  • Foot
  • Foot arthrodesis
  • Foot fracture
  • Fractured ankle
  • Fractured elbow
  • Fractured humerus
  • Fractured shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Ganglion or cyst
  • Hand
  • Hand arthritis
  • Hand fracture
  • Hand injury
  • Hand nerves surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Hand tendonitis
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Injuries diagnosis
  • Joint injections
  • Joint preservation surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Lateral collateral ligament
  • Lipogems
  • Medial collateral ligament
  • Median nerve
  • Muscle injuries
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Myofascial pain
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the elbow
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Osteotomy
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Patellar luxation
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee)
  • Patellofemoral disorders
  • Percutaneous foot surgery
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rhizarthrosis
  • Rhizotomy
  • Robotic surgery
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Scaphoid bone
  • Scapholunate ligament
  • Second medical opinion
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder prosthesis
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder tendonitis
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • SLAP tear
  • Sport growth factors
  • Sport surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports physical examination
  • Sports traumatology
  • Sprain
  • Stem Cells
  • Sternoclavicular joint
  • Stiff hands
  • Supraspinatus tendon tear
  • Surface prosthesis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Trapped nerve
  • Traumatic injury
  • Trigger finger
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Ulnar nerve surgery
  • Wrist arthrodesis
  • Wrist fracture
  • Wrist surgery

Make an appointment


  • BMI The Chaucer Hospital
    Nackington Rd CT4 7AR - Canterbury
    (+44) 02071313596
  • Spencer Private Hospital
    Ramsgate Rd CT9 4BG - Margate
    (+44) 02071313596
  • London Musculoskeletal Centre
    27 Harley St W1G 9QP - London (W1G Marylebone London)
    (+44) 02071313596
  • One Ashford Hospital
    Kennington Rd TN24 0YS - Ashford
    (+44) 02071313596


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Platelet rich plasma for sports injuries

The production of plasma rich in platelets and growth factors began back in the early 70s. In 2009, two Pittsburgh Steelers received PRP injections for ankle injuries before they won their game at the Super Bowl. Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Georgios Arealis tells us more about how PRP can be used to treat sports injuries.

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