Mr Santosh Venkatachalam

Mr Santosh Venkatachalam

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 06041252

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Venkatachalam is a consultant orthopaedic trauma surgeon who specialises in upper limb conditions and sports injuries (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hands). He trained in the Newcastle area and completed his higher specialist orthopaedic training locally in the northern region.He has worked in hospitals around Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, and Middlesbrough.


He was awarded fellowships at two prestigious upper limb specialist units at Wrightington hospital, Manchester and Northern General Hospital, Sheffield for a year. He has also been awarded visiting fellowships from National organisations like British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS), and British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA). He has visited and interacted with internationally renowned shoulder keyhole surgeons and shoulder joint replacement surgeons in San Antonio (Texas), San Diego ( California) USA and Lyon, Nice in France through these fellowships.

He is actively involved in research, presented at various national and international conferences, has several works published on the management of clavicle fractures and hand fractures. In addition, he is involved in education as a facilitator of learning to junior medical students, foundation doctors, registrars/ staff and authoring elements of the undergraduate orthopaedic curriculum for medical students and chapters in various text books. He is also a faculty at various regional/ national courses for FRCS orthopaedics exam preparation, shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder arthrosplasty courses.

Areas of interest

Sports injuries, Arthrtis, Shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears/ impingement, SLAP tears, Frozen shoulder,Tennis/Golfers elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome,elbow arthritis,elbow instability, ganglions, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytrens contracture,Lumps, hand arthritis,thumb arthritis,trigger fingers,tendon problems/ injuries, DeQuiverans tenosynovitis, wrist instability, Rheumatoid arthritis, Joint replacement, Total shoulder replacement, Reverse total shoulder replacement,Arthroscopy shoulder, Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, Arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation,Latarjet procedure, SLAP repairs, Biceps tenodesis, Biceps tenotomy, Tennis elbow release, Golfers elbow release, Cubital tunnel decompression, Elbow arthroscopy, Loose body removal, Total elbow replacement, Wrist arthroscopy/ instability operations, carpal tunnel decompression, Dupuytrens surgery, trigger finger release,tenosynovectomy, trapeziectomy/suspensionplasty, hand joint replacement/fusions, Rheumatoid hand surgery

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Procedures completed

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - unilateral - (5-50)

    Spire Washington Hospital (5-50)

  • W9050

    Shoulder hydrodistension +/- image guidance - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • T5210

    Dupuytren's fasciectomy multiple digits with proximal interphalangeal joints - (1-5)

  • A6510

    Carpal tunnel release (open) - (1-5)

  • W7780

    Revision stabilisation of shoulder joint - (1-5)

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