Santosh Venkatachalam

Mr Venkatachalam, a highly experienced consultant orthopaedic trauma surgeon with expertise in upper limb conditions, sports injuries, and shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand surgeries. He has received fellowships at renowned international institutions and is actively involved in research, education, and publishing in the field.


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  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow

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  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Shields
  • Washington

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Surgeon Bio

Mr Santosh Venkatachalam is an experienced consultant orthopaedic trauma surgeon specialising in upper limb conditions and sports injuries, particularly those affecting the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hands. With years of expertise, he completed his higher specialist orthopaedic training in the northern region and has held positions at various hospitals in the Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, and Middlesbrough areas. He has received prestigious fellowships at upper limb specialist units in Wrightington Hospital, Manchester, and Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. Additionally, he has been recognised with visiting fellowships from renowned organisations like the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Arthroscopy Association. Having trained in the Newcastle area, Mr Santosh Venkatachalam has extensive experience in trauma and orthopaedic surgery, focusing on areas such as hand & wrist as well as shoulder & elbow. He is actively involved in research, frequently presenting at national and international conferences, with multiple publications on the management of clavicle fractures and hand fractures. Furthermore, he is dedicated to education, mentoring junior medical students and contributing to the undergraduate orthopaedic curriculum. As a consultant at Northumbria Healthcare, he continues his work in the field and is a valued member of various medical associations. Apart from his professional commitments, Mr Santosh Venkatachalam enjoys playing badminton and cricket, alongside his passion for travelling. He has a multidisciplinary interest in sports injuries, arthritis, and various conditions affecting the upper limb, including frozen shoulder, tennis/golfers elbow, and wrist instability. Through his active involvement in research and education, he remains at the forefront of orthopaedic advancements and is committed to the holistic care of his patients.

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