Mr Vijayakumar Devadoss

Mr Vijayakumar Devadoss

Vijay Devadoss

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04133393


  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow


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

About me

Fellow of the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh
MRCS Examiner Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association
Fellow of the British Elbow and Shoulder society
Member of the Society of Expert Witnesses


1980 MBBS Christian Medical College, Vellore
1987 MS. Gen. Surgery. Christian Medical College, Vellore
1989 FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
1998 FRCSEd (Orth) Inter-Collegiate Specialty Board

My General surgical training after obtaining my Medical degree at the Christian Medical college had equipped me with skill and aptitude for further Training in Orthopaedics. All of my Orthopaedic training was in the Yorkshire region gaining experience and valuable training by working with leading experts in the field.

My experience as a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon for 22 years with a special interest in Upper Limb and Shoulder surgery has been quite rewarding. I have continued my Clinical practice at the BMI Highfield Hospital maintain my Full registration actively participating in the revalidation process. I continue to deal with complex upper limb problems including clinical assessment, conservative and surgical treatment.

My expertise in Upper limb open and Arthroscopic surgeries and managing complex problems following secondary referrals from other Consultant colleagues has given me the confidence and background knowledge to provide a high level of Safe service in line with the Good Medical and Surgical practice guidance by the GMC.

I have been providing Medico-legal reports from 1999 with a claimant defendant ratio of 70:30. Have provided joint reports with several experts avoiding court proceedings and have attended in person for a few cases. For the past 8 years, I have also been providing reports for Medical Negligence claims.

Current Post

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: BMI Highfield Hospital, Rochdale. From 1999
Higher Specialist Interest: Upper Limb; Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Wrist & Hand
Open and Arthroscopic procedures
All common upper limbs problems in dedicated specialist Shoulder Clinic and Wrist and Hand Clinic
Perform a wide range of outpatient procedures as part of the initial conservative treatment (Injections, arrange investigations and Physiotherapy) to avoid surgical intervention.

Routinely perform the following procedures:

Arthroscopic Shoulder surgery Sub Acromial Decompressions
Rotator cuff repairs Debridement
Release Dupuytren’s contracture
Ulnar Nerve decompressions + Carpal Tunnel Release or Injections
Injections, release of tendon sheaths DeQuervain’s, Tennis Elbow, Trigger fingers
Wrist Arthroscopic assessment and treatment

Previous Experience:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: April 1999 to September 2013
Full time Consultant duties; Two Elective Operating sessions every week
Two Outpatient Clinics and Inpatient commitments
Training & Supervising Registrars and SHOs
Doing a full range of procedures including Hip and Knee replacements until 2004
Developed Arthroscopic shoulder surgery as day case from 1999
exclusively concentrating on upper Limb and Shoulder surgery from 2004
Arthroscopic Stabilization of Bankart / SLAP Lesions
All Elective and Emergency procedures in the upper limb
Shoulder Arthroplasty including Reverse shoulder Replacement

Areas of interest

Upper limb surgery:
Shoulder surgery;
Shoulder Arthroscopy; Shoulder Injections: Rotator Cuff Repair; shoulder Impingement; Shoulder pain, Shoulder surgery; Shoulder impingement; Shoulder arthroscopy (Keyhole);
Arthroscopic Shoulder decompression;
Subacromial decompression; Shoulder injections;
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair;
AC joint Injuries;
Frozen Shoulder; Shoulder arthritis;

Tennis Elbow; Golfer's Elbow; Tennis Elbow injection; Tennis Elbow Release; Ulnar Nerve Release; Ulnar nerve Transposition; Excision Bursa Elbow
Wrist Arthroscopy; Wrist Injections
Excision Dupuytren's Contracture; Carpal Tunnel Release; Carpal Tunnel injections;
Injection for Arthritis base of Thumb; Trapezectomy
Injections Trigger Finger; Trigger Thumb
Release Trigger finger; Trigger Thumb
Excision cyst: Excision Ganglion wrist, Hand or Fingers

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Procedures completed

  • T7231

    Open release of constriction of sheath of tendon (e.g. trigger finger) - (1-5)

    The Highfield Hospital (1-5)

  • W9040

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

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