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

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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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) - (5-50)

  • W8500

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

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • W3712

    Primary total hip replacement +/- cement - (1-5)

  • W2380

    Locked intramedullary nailing of fractured long bone - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5) King's College Hospital (Guthrie Clinic) (1-5)

  • T5900

    Excision of ganglion - (1-5)

  • W1040

    Osteotomy of short bone of foot (excluding hallux valgus and including internal fixation) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • W0950

    Radical clearance of sarcoma of trunk or limbs, +/- amputation or insertion of prosthesis - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • S7010

    Wedge excision or avulsion of nail (including chemical ablation of nail bed) - (1-5)

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