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Mr Sudhi Ankarath

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

D.Orth, MS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Trauma and Orth) 

Practices at: The Huddersfield Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Sudhi Ankarath specialises in arthroscopic wrist and upper limb surgery, carpal and cubital tunnel surgery, Dupuytren’s fasciectomy, and hand, wrist and elbow injuries.  He is employed as a full time consultant in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital since 2002.

He was awarded FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1995 and FRCS in Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery in 1999. He completed Orthopaedic training in Yorkshire. He holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer post in University of Leeds and has responsibility for teaching both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate trainees in orthopaedics.

He is a member of the panel of examiners to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as well as the Intercollegiate Board of Examiners in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He lectures regularly in AO courses and is actively involved in teaching and training surgeons, physiotherapists and occupational therapists in the field of hand and wrist surgery.

His practice includes full range of problems in Hand & Wrist, Shoulder and Elbow. He has developed particular interest in Wrist problems and uses latest facilities in diagnosis and treatment. He is the director of West Yorkshire Upper Limb Services Ltd.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests


Wrist and hand surgery:


  • Dupuytren’s contracture

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Ulnar nerve entrapment

  • Ganglion surgery

  • Tendonitis and Trigger finger

  • Fractures of distal radius¿and Hand fractures (acute and malunions)

  • Arthritis of the hand and wrist

  • Complex wrist conditions

  • Triangular fibrocartilage (TFC) complex injuries

  • Distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUJ) problems including instability and arthritis

  • Ligament injuries of the wrist


Elbow surgery:


  • Ligament injuries

  • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow

  • Ulnar nerve entrapment

  • Sports injuries and fractures around elbow


Shoulder surgery:


  • Shoulder impingement

  • Rotator cuff repairs

  • Instability of shoulder

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Sports injuries of shoulder

  • Arthritis of Shoulder

  • Fractures of clavicle, shoulder

Professional Memberships

Professional Membership



  • British Medical Association

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society

  • Indian Association for Surgery of the Hand

  • Indian Orthopaedic Society U.K

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