Professor Venu Kavarthapu

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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Last updated: 12 Jun 2020

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  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hip

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; 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 an education committee member of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the president-elect of the international organisation- Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons.

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, diabetic foot surgery, Charcot foot reconstruction

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