Mr Yadu Shankarappa

Mr Yadu Shankarappa

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, D Ortho, DNB Ortho, FRCS, MCh Ortho, MA

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Yadu Shankarappa at Spire include:


Other treatments

Osteocondoral Grafting (OATS) (W3110)

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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.

Clinical Interests

Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

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)

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Bangalore (India) / 1981
Graduate Medical Degree

DNB Orthopaedics / Bangalore (India) / 1987
Post-graduate Orthopaedic Qualification

FRCS / London, England / 2002
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

M. CH. Orthopaedics / University of Liverpool / 1999
Master of Orthopaedics

PG Cert. in Medical Education / University of Bedfordshire / 2014
Post-graduate certificate in Medical Education

MA / University of Bedfordshire / 2016
Masters in Medical Education

Professional memberships

British Medical Association
British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
Royal College of Surgeons
British Orthopaedics Association

Professional leadership

Audit lead for Orthopaedics at Bedford Hospital
Educational Supervisor for Orthopaedic Specialist Trainees

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bedford Hospital

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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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Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Jackie Poltock
Private secretary telephone 01234 792 201
Private secretary email