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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- Hand & Wrist
- Shoulder & Elbow
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
- Ms Joan Watson
- North Tyneside General Hospital Rake Lane NORTH SHIELDS NE29 8NH
- 0191 293 4355
- 0191 292 2575
Anaesthetists worked with
Mr Santosh Venkatachalam has worked with Dr Iain Jones at the following hospitals:
- Nuffield Health Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital (1-5)
Mr Santosh Venkatachalam has worked with Dr Bhawani Lekhak at the following hospitals:
- Nuffield Health Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital (1-5)
- website: http://www.santoshvenkatachalam.com
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Northumbria Healthcare
Anterior shoulder arthroscopy- subscapularis repairs, arthroscopic Latarjet
Badminton, Cricket, Travelling
•Winner of BESS CPD fellowship award 2013
•Winner of BOSTAA travelling fellowship award 2015
•Winner of Orthopaedic North East Kreibich Dinner award 2008
•Gold Medallist in M.S Orthopaedics, Rajiv Gandhi University, 2002
•Gold Medallist in General Surgery, MAHE University, 1998
•Best Outgoing student in Final MBBS examinations, MAHE University, 1996
•First rank in 2nd MBBS examinations, MAHE university, 1996
•Gold Medallist in Biochemistry, MAHE University, 1994
(Additional) Languages spoken
1.Plating Of Fresh Displaced Midshaft Clavicular Fractures. Mr S Venkatachalam, Mr C Sivaji, Miss Allison Shipton, Mr G Packer. Internet journal of Orthopaedic surgery,2007,Vol 4 number 3.
2.Anterior versus Superior plating of midshaft clavicular fractures Mr S Venkatachalam, Mr C Sivaji, Miss Allison Shipton, Mr G Packer. J.Orthopaedics 2007;4(4)e1
3.Traumatic fracture-dislocation of the hip following rugby tackle: a case report. Mr S Venkatachalam, Mr N Heidari, Mr T Greer. Sports Med Arthrosc Rehabil Ther Technol. 2009; 1: 28
4.Results of locked flexible intramedullary nailing of metacarpal fractures: a case series. Mr S Venkatachalam, Mr J Harrison. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg, 2011
5.Spontaneous bilateral distal ulna fracture: an unusual complication in a rheumatoid patient. S Venkatachalam, P Dixon. J Orthop Traumatol. 2011 Jun;12(2).
6.Results of Patch testing with Dental materials. S Venkatachalam, R Ponnusway, S Shenoy, V Sachin, C Balachandran. Contact Dermatitis 1999 Jan;40(1):5-1.
7.Fatal Pulmonary embolism following conservatively treated Achilles tendon rupture. Mr S Venkatachalam, Mr K U Wright. International journal of surgery case reports 2012.
Book Chapters authored
1.Orthopaedic Surgical approaches. Postgraduate Orthopaedics 2nd edition. Mr S Venkatachalam, Mr J Loughead
2.Hand viva chapter. Postgraduate Orthopaedics viva 1st edition Mr S Venkatachalam, Mr J Harrison
3.ABC of soft tissue disorders of the elbow. Mr S Venkatachalam, Mr D Stanley ( chapter under review before submission for publication)
1.Plating Of Fresh Displaced Midshaft Clavicular Fractures- Inj Extra Vol 37, P 7
2.Unusual hip fracture subluxation following rugby tackle. Br J Sports Med 2009;43:e2 doi:10.1136/bjsm.2009.066886
3.Anterior versus Superior plating of midshaft clavicular fractures- Injury Extra,Vol 38, Issue1, Page 5, Jan 2007.
4.Outcome following plating of midshaft clavicular fractures. Injury Extra, Volume 39, Issue 5, May 2008, Pages 170-171
5.External rotation splint to prevent recurrence in first time traumatic young shoulder dislocators- Injury Extra, Volume 41, Issue 12, Dec 2010, Pages 157-8
6.Pattern of tendon and nerve injuries: How accurate is pre-operative diagnoses? Injury Extra Vol 40 Iss 10 Oct 2009
7.Pattern of nerve and tendon injuries- How accurate is preop diagnosis? Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – British Volume, Vol 92-B, Issue SUPP_I, 42
Courses offered to GPs
Numerous GP talks given through hospital and practice settings with practical demonstration/ tips on examination, treatment/ diagnoses
- FRCS Orthopaedics Royal College of Surgeons 2013
- DNB Orthopaedics Diplomate of National Board 2004
- MS Orthopaedics Rajiv Gandhi University 2002
- MBBS Manipal Academy of Higher Education 1999
- MRCS General Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburth 2004
Reference number 6041252
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST General Medical Council, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
British Orthopaedic Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy association
Royal College of Surgeons ( Edinburgh)
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