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Please note that due to the coronavirus we are deferring all appointments for further care. The progression of the virus throughout the region will determine when we can re-start seeing routine patients again. We do hope that we can get the service up and running and soon as possible.

Should you feel that your symptoms are causing you serious concerns or that you feel you cannot wait for further contact please do contact your GP as soon as possible or in an emergency situation please attend your local Accident and Emergency Department.

Once we are in a position to resume the service we will be in touch with patients individually.

MBBS, MS (Orth), DNB (Orth), FRCS (Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Santosh Venkatachalam is a consultant orthopaedic shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand surgeon. He works in the Newcastle and Northumbria region. 

Mr Venkatachalam trained at hospitals throughout the North East to become an Orthopaedic consultant. He has also completed prestigious fellowships at Wrightington, Sheffield, France (Nice, Lyon) and the USA (California, Texas).

He specialises in surgeries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand including general trauma. His expertise is in sports injuries, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery of the shoulder, and joint replacements (arthroplasty) of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

He has published in various journals, and has been the author of many chapters in textbooks. He is the clinical audit lead for orthopaedics at Northumbria hospitals. He facilitates the improvement of high quality care to patients and improving their outcomes.

Mr. Venkatachalam is a faculty member for various regional/national courses for FRCS Orthopaedics. He also leads shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty courses. He is currently working towards becoming faculty of AO Orthopaedics. This would allow him to train other doctors/practitioners in operative treatment of fractures.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his young family, playing badminton and loves travelling.

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