Mr Santosh Venkatachalam - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cobalt Hospital, Newcastle

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Mr Santosh Venkatachalam - Orthopaedics

Mr Santosh Venkatachalam is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Cobalt Hospital in Newcastle and specialises in upper limb surgery including shoulder, hand, wrist and elbow.

Based at: Cobalt Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Mr Santosh Venkatachalam
Qualifications: MBBS, MS (Orth), DNB ( Orth) FRCS ( Orth)

Position: Consultant Orthopaedics and Upper limb surgeon
Speciality: Upper limb Orthopaedics
Special interests: Arthroscopy (key hole) procedures, joint replacement for arthritis

Common upper limb problems for which consultations are offered:

Shoulder problems
: impingement, rotator cuff tears, stiffness, instability, arthritis
Elbow problems: cubital tunnel syndrome, stiffness, tennis/ golfers elbow, arthritis
Wrist/ Hand problems: Rheumatoid arthritis hand, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytrens contracture, Trigger fingers, ganglions, DeQuiverans tenosynovitis, base of thumb arthritis, small joint arthritis
Upper limb trauma and post fracture sequelae
Sports related upper limb injuries

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Academic background

Mr Venkatachalam specialises in upper limb conditions/problems (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hands). He graduated in medicine in 1993 and finished his basic surgical training in the southeast before completing his higher specialist orthopaedic training locally in the northern region.

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)
British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Asscociation (BOSTAA)
Local associations:
North East Society of Hand surgeons
Coast castles north east shoulder and elbow group

NHS base

Cobalt Hospital

Clinic Times


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01916 070 319