Department of Shoulder and Upperlimb Surgery


Dr PRATHAP KUMAR. MB, FRCS (Tr & Orth), FRCS(Gen), D'Orth, Dip ATLS Fellowship in Shoulder & upperlimb Surgery (Manchester) Fellowship in Hand Surgery (Liverpool) Head of Shoulder & Upperlimb unit and Sports Injury Specialist

Dr PRATHAP KUMAR (MB, FRCS(Tr & Orth), FRCS(Glas), D'Orth) Sixteen years of experience in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery from United Kingdom. Had initial Orthopaedic training in India followed by general Trauma and Orthopaedics training and speciality training in Shoulder and Upper limb surgery in UK. Was a consultant in Shoulder and Upper limb Surgery at Darlington Memorial Hospital which is a Tertiary Upperlimb referral centre of Durham University Hospital, Co.Durham, UK. Highly experienced in Key hole surgery and Joint replacement of Shoulder, Elbow and Hand joints. Has developed special interest in joint instabilities. Has extensive teaching experience and hold ATLS (Advanced Trauma and Life Support) provider status.


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Contact No : 9895057554


  • FRCS (Tr & Orth), FRCS (Gen) (Glasgow), D'Orth
  • ATLS Provider, Fellowship in Shoulder and Upper limb Surgery
  • Fellowship in Hand Surgery
  • 12 Publications in Indexed Journals
  • 18 Presentations in International and UK National meetings


  • Specialist Upper limb Unit
  • Key hole Surgery to fix most problems of Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist
  • Joint Replacement for Shoulder, Elbow and Small Joints of Hand
  • Surgery for Rheumatoid arthritis of Upper limb
  • Correction of congenital and acquired deformities of Upperlimb
  • Management of complex fractures of Scapula, Shoulder, Elbow and Hand


CV and publications :


I. Shoulder Arthroscopy for :

  • Anterior stabilization(Bankarts repair)
  • SLAP Repair
  • Tenodesis
  • Capsular release
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • AC Joint resection

II. Other procedures :

  • Shoulder Replacement—Resurfacing / Total and Reverse replacement
  • Tendon transfers around shoulder
  • Acromio Clavicular Joint Reconstruction

III. Elbow :

  • Arthroscopy for release of stiffness
  • Debridement of joint
  • Removal of loose bodies
  • Excision of bony spur

IV. Elbow Replacement

V. Radial Head Replacement

VI. Wrist arthroscopy for :

  • Instability
  • TFCC (Cartilage problems) tear
  • Debridement for arthritis

VII. Deformity correction :

  • Osteotomies and soft tissue balancing Scapula / Shoulder / Elbow / Wrist

VIII. Ligament Reconstruction of Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Fingers

IX. Decompression for Nerve entrapment

X. Surgery for Rheumatoid Arthritis of Upperlimb joints

  • Tendon Transfers
  • Joint stabilisation
  • Small Joint Replacement of hand - MCP and IP Joints

XI.Decompression for Nerve entrapment

XI.Fixation of complex fractures of

  • Scapula, Clavicle, Shoulder and Elbow


  • 24 hour casuality support
  • Digital imaging system
  • High definition Dynamic Ultrasound scanning system
  • 3D Imaging CT scanner for Reconstruction
  • High definition MR scan to pick up small joint injuries
  • Contrast Imaging
  • High performing Laminar flow operating theatres
  • Fully equipped Intensive care and High dependency Unit
  • 24 hour Intensivist’s support for sick patients
  • Fully equipped Arthroscopic theatre with
  • High definition Camera system for Key hole surgery
  • Fluid management pump and Shaver system
  • Imported Shoulder arthroscopic Instruments
  • Special Athroscopic system for Elbow and wrist
  • Radiofrequency ablators
  • Imported Arthroscopic anchors and biodegradable implants
  • Short hospital stay for major surgery
  • Specialised pain team
  • Nerve Conduction studies in out patient clinic
  • Full facilities for diagnosis and management of Osteoporosis
  • Specialised physio and Upperlimb rehabilitation Unit
  • Scapulo-thoracic synchronisation programmes

Our Team

  • Dr KR. Prathap Kumar FRCS(Tr&Orth), FRCS(Gla), D’Orth Senior Consultant, Shouder and Upperlimb Surgery
  • Dr DS. Manjunath MS (Orth) Senior Consultant, Spine and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr Biju.M.Nair FRCS, D’Orth Senior Consultant , Joint Arthroplasty & Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dr John Thomas MS Senior Consultant Trauma & General Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr George John Sports Medicine Surgeon
  • Dr Mathew George MS, MCh Senior Consultant Plastic and Micro-vascular Surgeon
  • Dr Jose Tharayil MS, MCh Senior Consultant Plastic and Micro-vascular Surgeon
  • Dr P.Madan Mohan Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Dr TR.Binu MD Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr .PG.Shaji MD Senior Consultant Anaesthetist
  • Dr TV.Sreevalsan MD, DA, IDCCM Intensivist and Consultant Critical Care Specialist
  • Mrs.Nissamol Sajan BPT Specialist Physio and Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Mr. Anoop.Sasi BPT Physio and Rehabilitation Therapist
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