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Mr Venu Kavarthapu is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgery. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery from South East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation. Further fellowship training was obtained in specialized MIS (minimally invasive) and computer navigation hip surgery under the tuition of Dr Lawrence Dorr at the Arthritis Institute, Los Angeles, USA; orthopaedic fellowship training under the tuition of Dr Joel Matta at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, USA; hip surgery fellowship at Guy’s Hospital, London; and foot and ankle fellowship training at Royal Surrey County and Frimley Park Hospitals, Surrey.
Mr Kavarthapu was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London in 2006. He runs a regional young adult hip surgery service, including hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. He also heads a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary complex foot surgery service that undertakes corrective surgery required for foot deformities caused by diabetes. He believes in personalised care and works closely with an experienced team of Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Diabetologists, Anaesthetists, Radiologists and Nurses, in order to provide the best possible treatment and to ensure the minimal recovery time for all his patients.
Mr Kavarthapu lectures nationally and internationally in conferences particularly on diabetic foot surgery, trauma, hip arthroscopy, and primary and revision hip arthroplasty. He is actively involved in research and published several scientific articles in Trauma and Orthopaedics.
Mr Kavarthapu’s other responsibilities include Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, lead clinician for the orthopaedic department and Orthopaedic Training Programme Director for SE London. He is also the past President of Indian Orthopaedic Society UK. He has recently been appointed as the chairman of British Indian Clinical and Academic Partnership.
Areas of interest
Hip Arthroscopy; Hip replacement surgery; Minimally Invasive Hip surgery; Knee replacement surgery; Knee arthroscopy; Ankle surgery; Foot surgery; diabetic foot surgery; Lower limb disorders; Arthroscopy; Trauma; Sports Injuries
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Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RT, Tel: 02032999000,
Honorary Senior Lecturer
King’s College London
Programme Director Orthopaedics South-East London
Minimally Invasive Surgery, Young Adult Hip Surgery, Diabetic Foot Surgery, Simulation Training. Innovation in Orthopaedics
National Award for Developing Diabetic Foot Service at King's College Hospital
Clinical Excellent Awards
Computer Navigation of the Acetabular Component in Total Hip Arthroplasty: a Narrative Review. EFFORT Open Review. 2016
Modern Orthopedic Inpatient Care of the Orthopedic Patient With Diabetic Foot Disease- International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. 2015
Examination of the Adult Spine- British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2015
The medial column Synthes Midfoot Fusion Bolt is associated with unacceptable rates of failure in corrective fusion for Charcot deformity - Results from a consecutive case series- BJJ 2015
Undiagnosed Severe Sleep apnoea and Diabetic Foot Ulceration - A case series based Hypothesis: A hitherto under emphasized factor in failure to heal- Diabetic Foot Medicine 2015
Spine Examination: British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2015
The Diabetic Orthoplastics Team: Changing the paradigm in managing complex diabetic foot in United Kingdom- submitted to The Int Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds 2015
Outcome of one-stage correction of deformities of the ankle and hindfoot and fusion in Charcot neuroarthropathy using a retrograde intramedullary hindfoot arthrodesis nail. Bone Joint J 2015
Transformation of the Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic Into a Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Day Unit: Results From a Service Evaluation. The Int Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, 2014
Reproducibility and accuracy of templating uncemented THA with digital radiographic and digital TraumaCad templating software. Orthopedics. 2009
Distraction Osteogenesis To Improve Limb Function In Congenital Bilateral Humeroradioulnar Synostosis. Acta Orthop Belg. 2006
Divergent Dislocation Of Elbow With Ipsilateral Distal Radioulnar Joint Dislocation In A Gymnast: Successful Treatment For A Rare Injury. European Journal of Trauma 2005
Ilizarov Method for Management of Chronic Non-union of Distal Radius Causing a ‘Z‚ Deformity of the Wrist. Injury Extra, 2005.
Subtrochanteric metastatic lesions of femur due to breast cancer: reconstruction with long gamma nail. European Journal of Surgical oncology 2004.
Breast cancer bone metastasis in femur: surgical considerations and reconstruction with Long Gamma Nail. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2004.
Long-Term Results Of Proximal Inter-phalangeal Joint Release For Dupuytren‘s Release Of The Fifth Ray. Journal of Hand Surgery 2004.
A unique case of complex shoulder injury. Injury Extra, 2004.
Evaluation of The Symptomatic Supraspinatus Tendon A Comparison of Ultrasound and Arthroscopy. Radiography, 2002
Courses offered to GPs
Mr Kavarthapu is a faculty for several national and international meetings and courses. He also participates in free seminars for GPs and physiotherapists arranged at local institutes regularly.
- FRCS (Tr&Orth) Intercollegiate Board 2004
- Hip Fellowship Guy's Hospital 2003
- Minimally Invasive Hip Fellowship Dr Lawrence Dorr, Los Angeles 2004
- Hip Fellowship Dr Joel Matta, Los Angeles 2004
- Foot and Ankle Fellowship Royal Surrey County Hospital, Frimley Park Hospital 2006
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Training Programme Director Orthopaedics South East London Deanery (Shared Services) 2012
- President Indian Orthopaedic Society UK 2013
- Honorary Senior Lecturer King's College London 2008
- Chairman British Indian Clinical and Academic Partnership 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Venu Kavarthapu, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
International Society of Hip Arthroscopy
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.