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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.
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
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist Lower Limb Surgeon
Knee cartilage repair and reconstruction.
High Tibial osteotomy
He enjoys training for Karate,rock climbing and trekking.
Cotrel-Dubousset Spine Surgery Fellowship-Paris and Beck Plage-1990
AO-Advanced Trauma Fellowship-Germany-1992
AO-Advanced Trauma Fellowship-Toronto-Canada-1996
Khazenifar Gold Medal-Best Performance in the M.Ch (Ortho) Exam -Liverpool-1999
(Additional) Languages spoken
Tendon repair without suture—repair of rabbit tendo achilles by an external fixation method. St. John’s Medical College Journal Vol.1. 2. 85-88. I988.
2. Shankarappa Y.K.
Transverse divergent dislocation of the elbow with ipsilateral distal radius epiphyseal injury in a seven year old. Injury. Vol.29, No.10,pp.798-802,1998.
3.Shankarappa Y.K. Yusuf, M.
One year ,short term review of the first 23 cases of uncemented Resurfacing Hip Replacements. BOSA,UK 2006. JBJS abstracts.,2006.
Courses offered to GPs
Talks on Lower limb joint examination and Injection techniques.
Evidence base for lower limb treatment and surgical options.
Treatment protocol for lower limb problems
Joint preservation surgery
Managing knee pain in the young adult
Post op joint replacement infection rate below 1%-No deep joint infection following total joint replacement in the last 7 years.
Post op joint dislocation below 1%-one case of dislocation in the last 10 years of hip replacements.
No cases of early post-op mortality following joint replacement surgery.
- DNB Orthopaedics New Delhi Board of Examinations. 1987
- M.Ch Orthopaedics University of Liverpool 1999
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2002
- M.A. (Medical Education) University of Bedfordshire 2016
Reference number 4039365
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- BAPIO BAPIO 2012
- BMA BMA 1989
- GMC GMC 1989
- FHEA Fellow Health Education Authority UK 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedics, 2004
Affiliations / memberships
- BMI The Manor Hospital, MK40 4AW
- 08:30 - 11:30
- 01234 364252
- BMI The Manor Hospital, MK40 4AW
- 14:30 - 17:00
- 01234 364252
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Patient to contact the treating hospital , who will then contact Mr.Shankarappa.