Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery

I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2006. Since then I have been practicing in Tunbridge Wells and specialising in treating hip problems with a particular interest in young adult hip problems, hip arthritis and failed hip replacements including hip infection, periprosthetic fractures etc.

I undertake a large number of minimally invasive hip replacement, resurfacing hip replacement, complex hip replacement, revision hip replacement and hip arthroscopy for hip impingement and other hip pathology. I have performed computer navigated surgery and trained in robotic hip replacement.

I qualified in 1990 from University of Chennai and completed a post graduate degree course in Trauma and Orthopaedics from University of Pune in India. I pursued further higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics on the South East Thames training programme in the UK working at various hospitals in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and University hospitals in London. I completed a fellowship in pelvic and acetabular reconstructive surgery from St George’s Hospital and hip reconstructive surgery from Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. 

I currently chair the monthly multidisciplinary complex hip and knee meeting and am clinical governance lead in Trauma and Orthopaedics. I strive to provide the best possible care to my patients both in NHS and Independent sector by empowering them in decision making, tailoring the treatment to their needs and continuing to perfect my knowledge and skills.

I am actively involved in teaching and research projects including audits. My research interests include proximal femur bone remodelling around hip prostheses, optimal prostheses alignment in hip replacement, bone grafting for acetabular defects. I have published and presented scientific studies and have won regional awards.


General Medical Council Number: C4756635

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hip and knee


Other treatments

  • Complex hip replacement
  • Failed hip replacement including joint infection and periprosthetic fractures
  • Hip arthritis
  • Hip arthroscopy for hip impingement and other hip conditions
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Resurfacing hip replacement
  • Revision hip replacement
  • Robotic hip replacement
  • Trauma and degenerative tendon pathology
  • Young adult hip problems like hip impingement

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Additional information

Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery

Special clinical interests: Arthroscopy of the hip for various conditions including hip impingement complex hip surgery. Arthroscopy of the knee. Knee replacement. Minimally invasive hip replacement. Pelvic & Acetabular Reconstruction. Revision hip replacement.

FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) / London / 2002
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

FRCS / UK / 1999
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

MS / University of Pune, India / 1996
Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Science (MS)

MBBS / University of Chennai / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons

British Orthopaedic Association

British Hip Society

International Society of Hip Arthroscopy

Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Defence Union

  • Acetabular bone grafting
  • Hip bearing surfaces
  • Proximal femur remodelling

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

I enjoy hill walking and play cricket and badminton and I listen to Indian classical music to relax. I am also learning to play the piano.