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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

Upper limb Orthopaedics

Arthroscopy (key hole) procedures, joint replacement for arthritis

Common upper limb problem;

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.


MBBS MS (Orth)

DNB ( Orth)

FRCS ( Orth)

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