Mr Shivakumar Shankar

Mr Shivakumar Shankar

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 06038414

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  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Hip
  • Knee


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

About me

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in Computer navigation assisted Hip and knee replacement. I am the first surgeon to perform computer assisted Total Hip Replacement in the Essex and North East London area. I also perform robotic and computer assisted Total knee replacements routinely. I am due to start Robotic assisted Total hip replacement in June 2021. I routinely perform knee arthroscopic procedures, knee cartilage reconstruction procedures including PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection.
I work as a NHS consultant at Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospital. My work is based at Queens Hospital, Romford and King George Hospital, Good Mayes.

I obtained my higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the North East Thames and London Deanery on the prestigious Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) rotation.

I trained in University hospitals like RNOH and the Great Ormond Street Hospital. I obtained trauma training at one of the London’s major trauma centre, the Royal London Hospital. I also obtained training in various district general hospitals in London and Essex.
I am Fellowship trained. My UK fellowships were the prestigious RNOH, Stanmore lower limb arthroplasty fellowship.
Armed with evidence of innovation in the form of computed assisted and robotic lower limb arthroplasty to aid provision of best outcomes for my arthroplasty patients, I completed my fellowship at The Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow in computer navigation assisted hip and knee arthroplasty fellowship.
To further my experience, I completed a travelling fellowship in Germany in Rummelsberg in the reputed unit of Professor Wagner with experience in anterior approach hip arthroplasty. I have clinical and academic links with the unit
My additional leadership roles in my NHS hospital are
Infection lead for Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics: Current lead supervising and working with multidisciplinary team for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of surgical site infections in elective and trauma patients

Clinical Audit Lead for Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics: Currently supervise all the clinical audit projects in the department

I have published in peer review journals and presented in many international and national orthopaedic conferences.I am a reviewer of original articles in Indian journal of Orthopaedics.
Further to my mandatory qualifications of MRCS, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth), I have completed my MSc (Tr &Orth) from the University College of London. I have also completed a formal Diploma in Computer assisted Orthopaedic surgery.
I use computer navigated and robotic surgery, which increases the accuracy of hip and knee replacement surgery further to improve the longevity of the artificial joint. My expertise in the computer navigation technology improves the functional outcome of my hip and knee replacement patients.

Areas of interest

Computer navigated Total Hip Replacement;
Computer navigated Total Knee Replacement;
Computer navigated partial knee Replacement;
Robotic arthroplasty surgery
Knee arthroscopy (Keyhole) surgery;
Knee Meniscal Repairs;PRP injections;
Knee cartilage reconstruction

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Procedures completed

  • W4210

    Total prosthetic replacement of knee joint +/- cement +/- patella resurfacing - unilateral - (1-5)

  • W3712

    Primary total hip replacement +/- cement - (1-5)

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - unilateral - (1-5)

  • W8500

    Multiple arthroscopic operations on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - unilateral - (1-5)

  • W3713

    Complex primary total hip replacement (including bone grafting or femoral osteotomy) - (1-5)

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