Dr. K R Prathap Kumar

Dr. K R Prathap Kumar | Consultant Shoulder & Upper limb Surgeon | Sunrise Hospital

Dr. K R Prathap Kumar

Consultant Shoulder & Upper limb Surgeon
Sports Injury Specialist
Medical Director
Sunrise Group of Hospitals, Kochi

0484 4160000 / 0484 2660000

enquiry@sunrisehospital.in

For Appointments: +91 9946001005

Profile

A renowned Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon in India who established the first specialized exclusive Shoulderand Elbow unit in Kerala at Sunrise Hospital toprovide patients with the highest standard of care in shoulder and Upperlimb problems, Dr. Prathap Kumar trains Orthopaedic surgeons in this specialty with emphasis on Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopic surgery. Trained in UK, he served as a Shoulder and Upper limb Consultant at Durham University Hospital NHS Trust, UK. Upper limb Surgery being his area of expertise, Dr. Prathap concentrates on complex Upper limb trauma and reconstruction and elective surgical procedures like arthroscopy and Arthroplasty of Shoulder, elbow and wrist.

Academic qualification

  • MBBS Govt TD Medical College Alappuzha, Kerala 1986
  • D’Orth JN Medical College, Aligargh, India 1989
  • FRCS (Gen) Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glagow 1998
  • FRCS (Tr&Orth) Royal College, Glasgow 2006
  • Fellowship in Shoulder & Upperlimb (Manchester) 2007
  • Fellowship in hand Surgery 2004
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society – Newcastle, UK
  • Upper limb Trauma and Reconstruction - Las Vegas, USA
  • International Society for Shoulder and Elbow- Edinburgh, UK
  • Tips and Tricks in Shoulder Surgery – Wrightington, UK
  • Cuff Tear Arthroplasty Course - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Upper limb Trauma Instructional Course – Dublin, Ireland
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy Therapeutic and Reconstructive Course - London
  • Mini C-Arm Course for Imaging – Derby, UK
  • Advanced AO Course – Leeds, UK
  • Basic Science Course – Oswestry, UK
  • Foot and Ankle Course – Oswestry, UK
  • Instructional Course in Hand Surgery – Manchester, UK
  • AO Hand and Wrist Course – Leeds, UK
  • Elbow and Shoulder Trauma Course – Liverpool, UK
  • International Trauma Instructional Course – Edinburgh, UK
  • Total Hip Replacement (Primary THR) - R C S, London, UK
  • Primary Total Knee Replacement - RCS, London, UK
  • ATLS Course – Wakefield, UK
  • External Fixation Course - RCS, London, UK
  • Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics – Oswestry, UK
  • Soft Tissue Cover for Tibial Fractures – Nottingham, UK
  • Basic Surgical Skills Course – Chester, UK
  • Basic Arthroscopy Course – Stanmore, UK
  • Basic AO Course – Leeds, UK

Years of experience

30 Years+

Professional record

Consultant Shoulder and Upper limb Surgeon, HOD Department of Orthopaedics, , Medical Director - Sunrise Hospital, Kochi Arthroscopy National Trainer

Faculty Position 2012
  1. January 26 – 28th KOA Annual meet International faculty
  2. February 19-20th Indian Shoulder and Elbow Society National faculty
  3. April 20th Chennai Orthopaedic Society: National faculty
  4. September Mitek Cadaveric Shoulder Arthroscopy Course (RMC) Bangalore National faculty
  5. November 8-11thCongress of Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine (CASM) Jaipur National faculty Debate on Anterior Stabilization
  6. December 12-15thIndian Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference Chennai National facultyInstability of Elbow
Faculty Position 2013
  1. January 26 – 28th KOA Annual meet Kottayam National faculty
  2. February 19-20th Indian Shoulder and Elbow SocietyPune National faculty
  3. March 9-10thArthrocon 2013 Kozhikode National faculty
  4. March 15-17thIndian Association of Sports Medicine Annual Conference Ganga Hospital Coimbatore. Sports Injuries in Elbow. National faculty
  5. April 14thCadaveric Shoulder Arthroscopy Course Ramaiha Medical College, Bengaluru
  6. April 27thOrganising Chairman, Sunrise Basic Shoulder Arthroscopy Course, Kochi
  7. May 18-19thDhavengareUpperlimb Course. National Faculty
  8. June 1-2ndApollo Upperlimb Course, Madurai. National Faculty
  9. June 28thCadaveric Shoulder arthroscopy course Ramaiha Medical College, Bengaluru, Chairman
  10. September 21-23rdIndian Arthroscopy Society Annual conference, Mumbai
Faculty Position 2014
  1. January 23 – 25thKOA Annual meet Thiruvanthapuram National faculty
  2. February 15-16thSunrise Shoulder Con 2014Organizing Chairman
  3. April 24 – 26thTrauma Con Indian Trauma SocietyAnnual meeting
  4. May 24 -25thShoulder and Elbow Society of India (Kerala Chapter) Annual meeting Organizing Chairman
  5. June 28thCadaveric Shoulder arthroscopy course Ramaiha Medical College, Advanced Learning Centre Bengaluru(Stryker InauguralCadaveric Course) Chairman
  6. October Indian Arthroscopic SocietyAnnual meeting Hyderabad
Faculty Position 2015
  • January 23 Kerala OrthopaedicAssociationAnnual Conference Kozhikode
  • January 24-25 Shoulder Elbow Society India Annual Conference New Delhi
  • April Cadaveric Shoulder Arthroscopy Course Ramaiha Medical College Advanced Learning Centre Bengaluru
  • June Arthroscopic Academy Conference Mumbai
  • Sept 10-11 Shoulder Society of India (Kerala Chapter) 2nd Annual Conference Thrissur (Organizing Chairman)
  • October Madurai Arthroscopy Course Madurai
  • November Indian Arthroscopy Society Annual meeting Pataya Thailand
Faculty Position 2016
  • March 19-20th Sunrise ShoulderconOrganising Secretary Kochi
  • May 1 Tirunelveli Arthroscopy Conference, Tirunelveli, TamilNadu
  • September Prof PA Alexander Memorial Oration
  • September Arthrocon Kozhikode
  • October Indian Arthroscopy Society Annual Conference, Kolkata, W Bengal
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference Kochi Organizing Team
  • IOA Preconference Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Workshop, (Chairman)
Faculty Position 2017
  1. January Kerala Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference, Kasargode Kerala
  2. February Live Surgery Vijayawada Shoulder Course, Vijayawada, AP, India
  3. March Arthroscopic Cadaveric Workshop SRMC Cadaveric Lab, Chennai
  4. April Oraganising Chairman CAPE KOA CME on AC Joint Pathaologies and Management, Kochi
  5. May Alleppey Backwaters CME on Trauma
  6. MaySunrise Shouldercon Organising Chairman Live Surgery Demonstration,
  7. June Arthroscopc Academy Mumbai
  8. Shoulder Elbow Society of India (Kerala) Annual conference, Kumarakom
  9. September South Indian Orthopaedic Association (OASIS), Manipal
  10. October Indian Arthroscopy Society Annual Conference Jaipur
  11. October CIOS International Orthopaedic summit, Kochi
  12. November Shoulder Elbow Society (ACASEA) Mumbai
  13. December Varanasi Arthroscopy Course, Varanasi UP
Faculty Position 2018
  1. January Kerala Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference Kannur
  2. January Indo-German Shoulder Conference Chennai
  3. July Madurai Shoulder and Knee course, Madurai
  4. August Arthroscopic Academy Mumbai
  5. October Indian Arthroscopy Society Annual Conference, Kozhicode
  6. November CAPE KOA Conference on Proximal Humerus Management
  7. December Indian Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference, Coimbatore
Faculty Position 2019
  1. January Kerala Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference, Kollam
  2. February Shoulder Elbow Society National Conference, Coimbatore
  3. March British Elbow Shoulder Society Shoulder Elbow Society India Conclave Chennai
  4. May Sunrise Shouldercon Kochi
  5. July Arthroscopy Academy Mumbai
  6. July Velammal Arthroscopy Course Madurai
  7. August Bangalore Arthroscopy Conference
  8. September AOTS Kolkatha
  9. September IASCON Indore
  10. November Backwater CME Alappuzha
  11. November IOACON Kolkatha
Faculty Position 2019
  1. January Kerala Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference, Perunthalmanna

Researches

  • Revision Carpal Tunnel Decompression Upper Limb Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital. Bolton, Lancashire, K.R. Prathap Kumar, K. Bitar, S.P. Hodgson
  • Measuring Axis of Rotation of Proximal Inter Phalangeal Joint of Fingers
  • Measuring Abduction Angle of Thumb
  • Measuring the Torque of Acetabular fixation, K.R. Prathap Kumar, J.H. Kuiper, J.B. Richardson (Robert Jones &Agnus Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Centre for Science & Technology in Medicine, Keele University, UK

Clinical Audits

  • Radial Head fracture and Heterotrophic ossification : Darlington Memorial Hospital, Darlington
  • Volar Plate Fixation Distal Radius Fracture: Warrington Hospital, Warrington
  • Audit on Lumbar Diagnostic Discography: Leighton Hospital, Crewe
  • Audit on Surgical outcome of Dupuytren’s disease, Hand Surgery Unit, Dept of Plastics Surgery, Whiston Hospital
  • Back pain referrals by General Practitioners: Glanclwyd hospital, Rhyl
  • Radiation exposure of surgeons during Hand surgery: Gwynedd hospital, Bangor
  • Delay in Hand Injury Treatment: Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor

Publications

  1. Nonscaphoid Carpal Injuries - Incidence and associated InjuriesAnanthakrishnanRaghupathy, Prathap Kumar Journal Of Orthopaedics, 2014, June 11(2) : 91-95
  2. Modified Luque-Galveston Procedure for Stabilization of Neuromuscular Scoliosis and Pelvic Obliquity R.K.Kundra, K.R.Prathap Kumar, K.N. Subramanian, C.E. Bruce, J.Dorgan. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology 2009.Vol 19 (5) 297-301
  3. Complications of Volar Locking Plates for Distal Radius Fractures: Experience of a DistrictGeneralHospital. Seif Sawalha, Prathap Kumar. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2008. Volume 9 Number 1
  4. Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nail (ESIN) fixation of severely displaced Radial Neck Fractures in Children K.R.Prathap Kumar, N.G.Garg, C.E. Bruce Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 2006; 88-B:358-61
  5. Fixation strength of a new type acetabular cup with improved cement pressure distribution during implantation J.H.Kuiper, K.R.Prathap Kumar, A.New, J.B.Richardson Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 2006; 88-B:383:SUPP 3
  6. Measuring Abduction angle of thumb K.R.Prathap Kumar, P.N.Naveen, P.McArthur Clinical Anatomy 2006 Vol 19 (3) 285
  7. Mallet deformity in sport - Functional outcome study D.Simpson, M.M.McQueen, Prathap Kumar Journalof Hand Surgery(British and European Volume)2001;26B:1:32-33
  8. The Use of Wroblewski Trephine in Ulno-Humeral Arthroplasty
  9. -Surgical technique:K.R.PrathapKumar, R.R.Bindra Oswestry CD ROM Year Disc2000 ISSN1468-1617
  10. Raimbaeu approach to the Posterior Interosseous Nerve of Fore-arm - Surgical technique: K.R.PrathapKumar, R.R.Bindra Oswestry CD ROM Year Disc2000 ISSN1468-1617
  11. Avascular necrosis of femoral headin association with Indomethacin therapy - adverse drug reaction KR Prathap Kumar, I.Smith, G.A.AttaraPostgrad Med J 2000;76:574-75
  12. Primary pyogenic arthritis of Sterno-clavicular joint – a case report K.R.Prathap Kumar, D.Simpson, S.G.Hunter Injury, Int. J. Care Injured.31(2000) 267-68
  13. Wartenberg Syndrome - a case report K.R.Prathap Kumar, R.R.Bindra Oswestry CD ROM Year Disc1999 ISSN1468-1617
  14. Flexible nailing of tibialdiaphysial fractures (Ender’s) S.Chockalingom, Prathap Kumar, Badrinath, MacLellan, R.J.King Injury, Int. J. Care Injured30 (1999) 547-48

PRESENTATIONS TO INTER-NATIONAL SOCIETIES

  1. Scapula Fracture Fixation Medium term follow up Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Trauma meeting Kaula Lumpur 2017 Nijith O Govindan, Manjunath D S, Biju M Nair, K R.Prathap Kumar
  2. Non-Scaphoid Carpal In British Trauma Society Newcastle 2009
  3. Rebound Phenomenon of Warfarin therapy in Fracture Neck of Femur K.R.Prathap Kumar, L.Beyam, J.Warner, S.P. Hodgson, P. Wykes, European Trauma Society Istanbul 2009
  4. Capitellum Fracture fixation Outcome study
    K.R.Prathap Kumar, L.Beyam, J.Warner, S.P. Hodgson, P. Wykes
    European Trauma Society Instanbul2009
  5. Surgical Fixation of Distal Biceps Tendon: Outcome Study M. Anderton, K.R.Prathap Kumar, J.Warner, S.P. Hodgson, P. Wykes BESS, London 2009
  6. Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome K.R.Prathap Kumar, K.Bitar, P.Wykes, J.Warner, S.P.Hodgson British Hand Society 2008
  7. Centre of Rotation of PIP Joint of Hand K.R.Prathap Kumar, A. Kumar, J.Moorehead EFORT, Florence May 2007
  8. Result of Volar Plate Fixation of Complex Distal Radius Fractures K.R.Prathapkumar, S.Sawahala, P.Sherry British Hand Society, April 2007
  9. Posterior Spinal Fusion in Neuromuscular Scoliosis K.R.Prathap Kumar, K.Subramanian, R.Kundra, C.E.Bruce, J.C.Dorgan Pan Gulf Orthopaedic meeting, Bahrain December 2005
  10. Modified Galverston technique for neuromuscular scoliosis with pelvic Obliquity R.Kundra,K.Subramanian, K.R.Prathap Kumar, C.E.Bruce, J.C.Dorgan Pan Gulf Orthopaedic meeting, Bahrain December 2005
  11. Measuring Abduction angle of thumb K.R.Prathap Kumar, P.N.Naveen, P.McArthur British Association of Clinical Anatomists, Sheffileld, December 2005
  12. Measuring Abduction angle of thumb K.R.Prathap Kumar, P.N.Naveen, P.McArthur British Hand Society, London November 2005
  13. Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nail (ESIN) fixation of severely displaced Radial Neck Fractures in Children K.R.Prathap Kumar, N.G.Garg, C.E. Bruce British Orthopaedic Association. Birmingham September 2005
  14. Total Knee Arthroplasty: General View on follow up K.Subramanian, K.R.Prathap Kumar, P.Sherry EFORT, Lisbern June 2005
  15. Fixation strength of a new type acetabular cup with improved cement pressure distribution during implantation J.H. Kuiper, K.R.Prathap Kumar, A.M. New and J.B. Richardson British Orthopaedic Research Society Bristol March 2004
  16. Measuring the Torque of Acetabular fixation. K. R.Prathap Kumar, J.H.Kuiper, J.B.Richardson Welsh Orthopaedic Society, Wrexham May 2001
  17. Radiation exposure of surgeons during Hand surgery: K. R. Prathap Kumar, R. Evans, R. R. Bindra Welsh Orthopaedic Society, NewportMay 2000
  18. Flexible nailing of tibialdiaphysial fractures (Ender’s) S.Chockalingom, K.R.PrathapKumar,Badrinath, MacLellan, R.J.King British Trauma Society - October 1998

Memberships

  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • Life Member Shoulder Elbow Society of India
  • Life Member Indian Medical Association
  • Life Member Kerala Orthopaedic Association
  • Life Member Indian Arthroscopic Society
  • Life Member of Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • Life Member Indian Osteoporosis Society
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Sports Medicine
  • Life Member Indian Cartilage Society

Clinical expertise

  • Upper limb Surgery
  • Sports Injuries of Upperlimb
  • Complex Upper limb trauma and reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Repair of Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist
  • Arthroplasty (Replacement) of Shoulder and Elbow
  • Upperlimb Deformity correction
  • Correction of Congenital and Birth injury Problems
  • Shoulder and Upperlimb Rehabilitation

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Mathrubhumi Arogya Masika, Vanitha Magazine Health Edition, Arogya Pacha, Kerala Kaumudi, Metro Vartha

Audio-Visual Health Programmes

Asianet, Reporter, Amrita, Janam, Kairaly, Jaihind, Surya, News 24 Mathrubhumi News, Manorama News, Jeevan, Reporter, Media One, Kerala Vision

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