Mr Venu Kavarthapu: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery
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Mr Venu Kavarthapu

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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Specialises in

  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • Hip
  • Knee

About me

Professor Venu Kavarthapu is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, 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.

Prof Kavarthapu 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 and Nurses, in order to provide the best possible treatment and to ensure the minimal recovery time for all his patients.

Prof 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.

Prof Kavarthapu’s other responsibilities include Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London and Orthopaedic Training Programme Director for SE London and Associate Professor at Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark. He is also the past President of Indian Orthopaedic Society UK and the current chairman of British Indian Clinical and Academic Partnership.

Areas of interest

Hip Arthroscopy; Hip Impingement Surgery; Total Hip Replacement; Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement; Revision Hip Replacement; Knee Arthroscopy; Total Knee Replacement; Bunion Surgery; Toe corrective surgery; Fusion of first metatarso-phalangeal joint; First metatarso-phalangeal joint Cheilectomy; Tendo achilles lengthening ; Peroneal sling/groove reconstruction; Repair of Achilles tendon tear
Midfoot joints fusion; Triple fusion of joints of hindfoot; Ankle arthroscopy; Ankle ligament repair; Ankle arthrodesis; Foot and ankle trauma; Hip trauma; Sports injuries to leg

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Procedures completed

  • W1380

    Arthroscopic femoro-acetabular surgery for hip impingement syndrome - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • W3717

    Minimally invasive hip replacement (one incision) - (1-5)

  • T6720

    Tendo achilles lengthening percutaneous - (1-5)

  • W0462

    Complex procedure to mid foot or hindfoot with autogenous bone graft (osteotomy/fusion +/- tendon transfers/fixation) - (1-5)

  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding k-wires - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • W3732

    Revision of uncemented or cemented total hip replacement without adjunctive procedures - (1-5)

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