Mr David S Thyagarajan

Mr David S Thyagarajan

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 05186370


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  • Shoulder & Elbow


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About me

Mr David Thyagarajan is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Sheffield. He specialises in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. He provides specialist treatment for all shoulder and elbow problems at the BMI Thornbury Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
He graduated in 1994 and completed his Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in Bristol. Following this, he was appointed to the internationally renowned Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Programme at the Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit. There he was trained in the breadth of shoulder and elbow surgery, dealing with a high volume of complex cases.
After his fellowship programme he travelled to shoulder and elbow centres of excellence in the USA as a visiting surgeon and gained insight and experience in state of the art surgical techniques from world renowned surgeons in Texas.
His special interest in shoulder and elbow surgery includes arthroscopic and open surgery for sports injuries, instability, degenerative disease requiring shoulder and elbow replacement surgery, complex revision surgery including glenoid reconstructions and sternoclavicular joint surgery.
He has several peer-reviewed publications. He is a reviewer of The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He has presented his research work in numerous international and national meetings such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons in Washington DC, International congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in Japan and the British shoulder and elbow society.
He was invited as a speaker for the symposium session in ‘arthritis and arthroplasty’ at the International congress of shoulder and elbow surgery ICSES 2016 in South Korea.
He is a Senior clinical lecturer at the Sheffield University and he trains future orthopaedic surgeons at the Sheffield teaching Hospitals.

Areas of interest

Shoulder pain
Arthroscopy of the shoulder.
Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression
Acromio-Clavicular Joint Excision.
Acromio-Clavicular Joint Stabilisation.
Rotator Cuff Repair.
Bankart Stabilisation / Arthroscopic capsulo-labral reconstruction.
Latarjet Stabilsiation / Coracoid transfer stabilisation.
Pec Major / Pectoralis Major Repair.
Distal biceps repair
Long head of Biceps Tenodesis
Capsular release and manipulation under anaesthetic.
Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior (SLAP) repair.
Primary Shoulder Replacement.
Revision shoulder replacement
Complex primary and Revision shoulder surgery with glenoid reconstructions
Scapulothoracic fusion
Steroid (Cortisone) injections.
Sternoclavicular Joint Surgery

Elbow pain
Tennis elbow release
Golfers Elbow release
Nerve decompressions
Radial head replacements
Elbow instability surgery
Primary Total Elbow Replacement
Revision Total Elbow Replacement
Elbow arthroscopy
Complex Elbow fracture fixation surgery

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Procedures completed

  • W8194

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)

    Thornbury Hospital (1-5)

  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding K-wires +/- image guidance - (1-5)

    Thornbury Hospital (1-5)

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