Mr Yadu Shankarappa

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Hip
  • Knee

About me

Mr Yadu Shankarappa orthopaedic practise philosophy is based on trying ,as far as possible ,to maintain the patients natural joints and tissues and repair or reconstruct them, with a view to early return to normal function.
Following his Orthopaedic Training and specialisation Mr Shankarappa worked upto the level of Professor in Orthopaedics in a prestigious Medical College, in Bangalore ,India. He then received further training in the UK, Germany and Canada doing advanced Trauma and Orthopaedic Fellowships and Specialisation. Mr Shankarappa was awarded the Khazenifar Gold Medal for the Best Performance in the M.Ch.Ortho., Liverpool Exam. He has worked in the UK since 1989 and as a Consultant in the UK since 1993. He is a full time NHS Consultant.
Mr Shankarappa specialises in lower limb adult orthopaedics.
He performs all types of
Hip replacements - cemented and uncemented, with specialisation in minimally invasive hip replacements.
He performs
Total Knee replacements, including patient matched technology (Signature Knee Replacement).
Wherever suitable he advocates the Oxford Unicondylar knee replacement (which he has used for fifteen years) which preserves a major part of the natural knee and provides a natural feel to a partially replaced knee.
He advocates the Puddu open wedge Knee corrective osteotomy - to correct deformity secondary to arthritis or trauma to preserve the natural joint mechanics.

He also performs: Knee Arthroscopic surgery
. Meniscal repair
Cruciate ligament reconstruction
using single tendon quadrupled hamstring all inside reconstruction.
Knee articular surface damage repair surgery ,including modern techniques of microdrilling, cartilage grafting , mosaicplasty, osteoarticular transfer surgery (OATS)—to preserve the natural knee and prevent rapid onset of crippling osteoarthritis.He has been performing OATS surgery for 15 years , helping to preserve the patients natural joint and avoid early prosthetic knee joint replacement.
He specialises in performing surgery on the instability of the patella with soft tissue and bony reconstruction for this condition.

Areas of interest

Lower limb disorders; Hip and Knee arthroplasty-joint replacement; Minimally invasive and partial joint replacements; Knee ligament reconstruction-ACL reconstruction; Knee cartilage damage repair and reconstruction, including chondroplasty, mosaicplasty and Osteo-articular transfer surgery-OATS; Knee-corrective osteotomy for deformity from arthritis and trauma; Knee Patella-Knee cap-instability soft tissue and bony correction; Sports injuries to the Knee; Lower limb arthroplasty

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Procedures completed

  • W7420

    Autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (including arthroscopic and meniscectomy) - (1-5)

  • W4210

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

  • W9282

    Joint fluid examination (e.g. polarising microscopy) performed by consultant (including aspiration of fluid) - (1-5)

    BMI The Manor Hospital (1-5)

  • W7440

    Allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - (1-5)

  • W8500

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

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