Mr Gautam Talawadekar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Tr & Orth), FACS(USA), Dip Orth SICOT, Dip SEM(UK&I), MRCS (Ed), MS (Tr. & Orth), DNB (Tr & Orth), MNAMS (N. Delhi), MBBS, Asso.FACS (USA)


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I completed my Undergraduate and Post graduate training in Trauma and Orthopaedics at University of Pune, India, in 2003, for which I was awarded the Master of Surgery (MS) and Diplomate of National Board (D.N.B.) qualifications. I worked in tertiary referral centres prior to moving to the UK.

After completing basic surgical training, I undertook six years Orthopaedic training in the UK. I then undertook Fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and sports surgery in the UK and Canada. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of surgeons (FRCS Tr&Orth) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). I have been working as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialist interest in Shoulder/Elbow/Hand surgery in the NHS, since July 2016.

In 2018 and 2019, I was awarded Certificate of Excellence from iWantGreatCare after becoming one of their most highly and consistently recommended clinicians in those 2 years. 

I am actively involved in research with multiple National and International presentations and publications in peer reviewed journals. I am also a keen trainer and junior doctor educator, and was awarded 'Teacher of the year' award. I am an accredited faculty with the AO foundation which is a prime worldwide organisation that deals with trauma care. I am also a member of British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and British Indian Orthopaedic Society (BIOS). I am involved in various leadership roles including being the Venous Thromboembolism lead for the NHS Trust.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gautam Talawadekar at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder

Other treatments

Shoulder

  • Shoulder arthroscopy - Subacromial decompressions, biceps tendon tenotomy tenodesis, AC joint debridement, Latarjet procedure, instability repair, frozen shoulder release
  • Shoulder replacements - Hemiarthroplasty, anatomical and reverse shoulder replacements
  • Shoulder/girdle trauma - Clavicle fracture fixations for acute fractures and non unions, proximal humeral fracture fixations, glenoid fracture fixations, CC ligament reconstruction, tight rope fixations for AC joint dislocation
  • Open operations - Stabilisations, Cuff repair, proximal Biceps tendon tenodesis

Elbow

  • Arthroscopy - Stiff elbow release, tennis elbow release, Joint clearance for arthritis
  • Arthroplasty - Hemiarthroplasty, radial head replacement
  • Complex elbow trauma
  • Soft tissue procedures - Ligament reconstruction, tennis elbow release, golfers elbow release, Platelet Rich Plasma injections, nerve releases, distal biceps tendon rupture repair

Hand and wrist

  • Trapeziectomy for arthritis at base of thumb
  • Carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release
  • Pyrocarbon replacements
  • Arthroplasty - small joints of hand, wrist
  • Wrist fusion and arthroscopy
  • Dupuytrens disease fasciectomy
  • Trauma - Wrist fractures, hand fractures, ligament injuries

Knee

  • Arthroscopy - Meniscal repair/menisectomy, ligament reconstruction
  • Trauma - Ultrasound guided injections (steroid, local anesthetic and durolane) to shoulder/elbow and wrist and hand

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Clinical interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Arthroscopy
Elbow surgery
Knee surgery
Shoulder surgery
Sports medicine
Sports injury
Wrist surgery
Upper limb surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Hand surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

MS (Tr. & Orth), DNB (Tr & Orth) / University of Pune, India / 2003
Master of Surgery (M.S) and Diplomate of National Board (D.N.B.)


Professional memberships

British Shoulder/Elbow society

Current NHS posts

Furness General Hospital/Westmoreland General Hospital

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