Consultant Profile

Mr Yadu Shankarappa

Mr Yadu Shankarappa MBBS., D’Ortho., DNB Ortho, FRCS., M.Ch. Ortho.
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Hip and Knee joint replacement surgery, Knee unicondylar replacement, Knee corrective osteotomy, Knee Arthroscopic surgery, Cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair, articular surface grafting and damage repair surgery, mosaicplasty, osteoarticular transfer surgery (OATS)

Research interests:

Knee articular surface damage and repair.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bedford Hospital, NHS, Bedford.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:


Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Jackie Poltock
Private secretary telephone number:
01234 792 201
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Alternate Monday mornings and evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Yadu Shankarappa's orthopaedic practise philosophy is based on trying as far as possible to maintain the patients natural joints and tissues and repair or reconstruct them, with a view to early return to normal function.

Following his Orthopaedic Training and specialisation, Mr Shankarappa worked as an Associate Professor in Orthopaedics in a prestigious Medical College in Bangalore, India. He then received further training in the UK, Germany and Canada  doing advanced Trauma and Orthopaedic Fellowships and Specialisation. Mr Shankarappa was  awarded the Khazenifar Gold Medal for the Best Performance in the M.Ch.Ortho., Liverpool Exam. He has worked in the UK since 1989 and as a Consultant in the UK since 1993. He is a full time NHS Consultant.

Mr Shankarappa specialises in lower limb adult orthopaedics.
Hip replacements - cemented and uncemented
Knee replacements, Total knee and Unicondylar knee replacement.
Knee corrective osteotomy-correct deformity and preserve the natural joint.
Knee Arthroscopic surgery
Cruciate ligament reconstruction
Meniscal repair
Knee articular surface damage repair surgery with cartilage grafting , mosaicplasty, osteoarticular transfer surgery (OATS)—to preserve the natural knee and prevent rapid onset of crippling osteoarthritis.

Personal profile:

Mr Shankarappa is married with three children and  loves outdoor activities and travelling and spending time with his family and friends.

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Mr Yadu Shankarappa

Mr Yadu Shankarappa Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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