Dr. Prathap Kumar KR

Shoulder And Upper Limb Surgery

Consultant And Surgeon - Shoulder And Upper Limb Surgery.

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Shoulder And Upper Limb Surgery

A Renowned Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon in India who established the first specialized exclusive Shoulder and Elbow unit in Kerala at Sunrise Hospital to provide patients with the highest standard of care in Shoulder and Upper Limb 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 , FRCS (Tr & Orth) , FRCS (Gen) , D’Orth , 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 , UK ATLS Course – Wakefield , UK External Fixation Course - RCS , 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

Professional Record

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

Year Of Experience
  • 30+ Years
Specialties
Research

Nonscaphoid Carpal Injuries - Incidence and Associated Injuries Ananthakrishnan Raghupathy, Prathap Kumar Journal Of Orthopaedics, 2014, June 11(2) : 91-95

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

Complications of Volar Locking Plates for Distal Radius Fractures: Experience of a District General Hospital. Seif Sawalha, Prathap Kumar. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2008. Volume 9 Number 1

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

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

Measuring Abduction Angle of Thumb K.R.Prathap Kumar, P.N.Naveen, P.McArthur Clinical Anatomy 2006 Vol 19 (3) 285

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

The Use of Wroblewski Trephine in Ulno-Humeral Arthroplasty

-Surgical technique:K.R.PrathapKumar, R.R.Bindra Oswestry CD ROM Year Disc2000 ISSN1468-1617

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

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

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

Wartenberg Syndrome - a case report K.R.Prathap Kumar, R.R.Bindra Oswestry CD ROM Year Disc1999 ISSN1468-1617

Flexible Nailing of Tibialdiaphysial fractures (Ender’s) S.Chockalingom, Prathap Kumar, Badrinath, MacLellan, R.J.King Injury, Int. J. Care Injured30 (1999) 547-48

Presentation To Inter-National Societies

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

Non-Scaphoid Carpal In British Trauma Society Newcastle 2009

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

Capitellum Fracture fixation Outcome study

K.R.Prathap Kumar, L.Beyam, J.Warner, S.P. Hodgson, P. Wykes

European Trauma Society Instanbul2009

Surgical Fixation of Distal Biceps Tendon: Outcome Study M. Anderton, K.R.Prathap Kumar, J.Warner, S.P. Hodgson, P. Wykes BESS, London 2009

Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome K.R.Prathap Kumar, K.Bitar, P.Wykes, J.Warner, S.P.Hodgson British Hand Society 2008

Centre of Rotation of PIP Joint of Hand K.R.Prathap Kumar, A. Kumar, J.Moorehead EFORT, Florence May 2007

Result of Volar Plate Fixation of Complex Distal Radius Fractures K.R.Prathapkumar, S.Sawahala, P.Sherry British Hand Society, April 2007

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

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

Measuring Abduction angle of thumb K.R.Prathap Kumar, P.N.Naveen, P.McArthur British Association of Clinical Anatomists, Sheffileld, December 2005

Measuring Abduction angle of thumb K.R.Prathap Kumar, P.N.Naveen, P.McArthur British Hand Society, London November 2005

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

Total Knee Arthroplasty: General View on follow up K.Subramanian, K.R.Prathap Kumar, P.Sherry EFORT, Lisbern June 2005

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

Measuring the Torque of Acetabular fixation. K. R.Prathap Kumar, J.H.Kuiper, J.B.Richardson Welsh Orthopaedic Society, Wrexham May 2001

Radiation exposure of surgeons during Hand surgery: K. R. Prathap Kumar, R. Evans, R. R. Bindra Welsh Orthopaedic Society, NewportMay 2000

Flexible Nailing of Tibialdiaphysial fractures (Ender’s) S.Chockalingom, K.R.PrathapKumar,Badrinath, MacLellan, R.J.King British Trauma Society - October 1998

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