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Mr Venu Kavarthapu

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

1993 MBBS, Guntur Medical College, India 1998 FRCS Edinburgh 2004 FRCS (Tr&Orth) Intercollegiate

Practices at: The Blackheath Hospital, The Sloane Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Venu Kavarthapu is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in Lower Limb Surgery. He received specialist registrar experience from South East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation. Further fellowship training was obtained in specialized MIS (minimally invasive) and computer navigation hip surgery under the tuition of Dr Lawrence Dorr at the Arthritis Institute, Los Angeles, USA; orthopaedic fellowship training under the tuition of Dr Joel Matta at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, USA; hip surgery fellowship at Guy’s Hospital, London; and foot and ankle fellowship training at Royal Surrey County and Frimley Park Hospitals, Surrey.

Mr Kavarthapu was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London in 2006. He runs a regional young adult hip surgery service, including hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. He also heads a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary complex foot surgery service that undertakes corrective surgery required for foot deformities caused by diabetes. He believes in personalised care and works closely with an experienced team of Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Diabetologists, Anaesthetists, Radiologists and Nurses, in order to provide the best possible treatment and to ensure the minimal recovery time for all his patients.

Mr Kavarthapu lectures nationally and internationally in conferences particularly on diabetic foot surgery, trauma, hip arthroscopy, and primary and revision hip arthroplasty. He is actively involved in research and published several scientific articles in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Mr Kavarthapu’s other responsibilities include Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, lead clinician for the orthopaedic department and Orthopaedic Training Programme Director for SE London. He is also the past President of Indian Orthopaedic Society UK. He has recently been appointed as the chairman of British Indian Clinical and Academic Partnership.

The specialist service provided at his practice include on the following areas:
• Primary and Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Hip Arthroscopy
• Primary Knee Arthroplasty, Knee Arthroscopy
• Foot & Ankle Surgery, Diabetic Foot Reconstructive Surgery
• Enhanced Recovery Following Joint Replacement Surgery
• Trauma, Sports Injuries

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Computer navigated hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Primary and revision hip arthroplasty
  • Young adult hip surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Trauma and lower limb surgery

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Professional Memberships

Professional Membership

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • Indian Orthopaedic Society UK (Secretary)

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (International Affiliate Membership)

  • British Hip Society

  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society