Consultant Profile

Mr Sudhindran Ankarath

Mr Sudhindran Ankarath MB BS, D.Orth, MS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Tr & Orth), MBA
Practicing at:
Spire Elland Hospital
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
    • Orthopaedic surgery
      • Elbow surgery
      • Hand Surgery
      • Shoulder surgery
      • Soft tissue injuries
      • Wrist surgery
    Special clinical interests:
    • Wrist and hand surgery
      Fractures of distal radius
      Hand fractures (acute and corrections for malunions)
      Arthritis of the hand and wrist 
                    Interphalangeal, metacarpo phalangeal, Base of thumb arthritis
                    ScaphoTrapezioTrapezoid joint fusion, Proximal Row Carpectomy, Scaphoid excision
                    and four bone fusion, wrist fusion, Wrist denervation 
      Complex wrist conditions 
              Avascular necrosis of carpal bones (including Kienbock’s disease)
              Scaphoid fractures and non-unions
              Triangular fibrocartilage (TFC) complex injuries
              Distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUJ) problems including instability and arthritis
              Ligament injuries of the wrist 
              Scapholunate ligament repair and delayed reconstructions
      Arthroscopy of wrist including debridement and repair of Triangular fibrocartilage complex
      Dupuytren’s fasciectomy
      Peripheral nerve entrapment (Carpal tunnel release, Release of ulnar nerve in wrist and elbow)
      Ganglion surgery
      Tendonitis and tenosynovitis
      Trigger finger release
      Elbow surgery 
              Ligament injuries (repair and delayed reconstruction)
              Treatment of tennis elbow and medial epicondylitis
              Ulnar nerve release 
              Elbow stabilisation  
              Sports injuries 
              Fractures around elbow
      Shoulder surgery
              Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
              Rotator cuff repairs
              Instability of shoulder (arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation)
              Frozen shoulder
              Sports injuries of shoulder
              Shoulder replacement (including resurfacing arthroplasty)
              Fractures of clavicle, shoulder
    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    British Medical Association
    British Orthopaedic Association
    British Society for Surgery of the Hand
    Americal Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Indian Assiciation for Surgery of the Hand
    Indian Orthopaedic Society
    Faculty member AO course Hand and Wrist fixation and long bone fracture fixation

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01422 324041 or 324020
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Sudhi Ankarath specialises in arthroscopic wrist and upper limb surgery, carpal and cubital tunnel surgery, Dupuytren’s fasciectomy, and hand, wrist and elbow injuries.  He works as a full time consultant in Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust.
    Mr Ankarath FRCS Ed, FRCS (Tr.&Orth), D.Orth, M.S, MBA has been a consultant since 2002. He currently works in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital providing upper limb service. His practice includes full range of problems in Hand & Wrist, Shoulder and Elbow. He has developed a particular interest in Wrist problems and uses latest facilities in diagnosis and treatment.

    He graduated from Calicut University, India in 1985 and underwent initial training in Orthopaedics and Surgery in Trivandrum Medical College, India, obtaining his Diploma in Orthopaedics and Masters degree from Kerala University, India. After completing his FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1995, he did his Specialist Registrar training in Orthopaedics in Yorkshire. He was awarded his Intercollegiate Board Examination in Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery in 1999. He developed his interest in upper limb surgery further by working in Wrightington hospital and completed AO fellowship in trauma surgery from Tubingen University Hospital, Germany.
    He holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer post in University of Leeds and has responsibility for teaching both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate trainees in orthopaedics. He is a member of the panel of examiners to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as well as the Intercollegiate Board of Examiners in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He lectures regularly in AO courses and is actively involved in teaching and training surgeons, physiotherapists and occupational therapists in the field of hand and wrist surgery. His interest in medical management also saw him complete a degree programme and was awarded an MBA from Huddersfield University in 2010.

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    Published papers
    Some of the key publications in peer reviewed journals
    • Periprosthetic fractures above a Total Knee Arthroplasty - a review of best practice:     G Walsh, S Ankarath, P Giannoudis in Current Orthopaedics 2006;20(5):376-385
    • Chronic Wrist Pain: Diagnosis and Management (Review article): S Ankarath in Current Orthopaedics  2006; 20(2):141-151
    • Midterm results of Muller roof reinforcement rings in total hip arthroplasty: Ankarath S, deBoer P in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2003; 85-B: 116
    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in Orthopaedic practice: an update: S Ankarath, R Raman, P.V Giannoudis in Current Orthopaedics 2003;17(2):144-149
    • Injury patterns in fatal motorcycle crashes: Ankarath S, Giannoudis PV, Matthews SJ, Smith RM. in Injury 2002 Jul;33(6):473-7
    • Delay in presentation and diagnosis of Slipped Upper femoral epiphysis: Ankarath S, Aaron Ng, Giannoudis PV, Scott BW in Journal of Royal Society of Medicine 2002 Jul;95(7):356-8
    • Traumatic Metacarpal Synostosis: Cohen AP, Ankarath S in Journal of Pediatric Radiology 2002;32(2):123

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    Mr Sudhindran Ankarath

    Mr Sudhindran Ankarath Hand and Wrist Surgery & Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Elland, West Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

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