Mr Shankar Thiagarajah

Mr Shankar Thiagarajah

Mr Shankar Thiagarajah is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

NHS base
Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals
GMC Number
Clinic Timetable
Clinical interests

Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Revision, Knee Revision, Young adult hip disorders, Femoro-acetabular Impingement (FAI), Hip Dysplasia, Labral tears, Hip Arthroscopy, Periacetabular Osteotomy, Femoral Corrective Osteotomy, Sports Injuries to the Hip/Groin, Trochanteric pain syndrome.

Whilst always retaining high levels of patient safety and patient care, Shankar aims to provide an innovative, personalised service, employing the latest evidence-based practices. Shankar's knowledge of the latest techniques in peri-operative management and the use of complementary digital technology has led to the development of a same-day discharge programme for selective hip and knee replacement patients.

Procedures Shankar performs include all aspects of Hip and Knee Replacement and Revision Surgery. Additionally he performs the full gamut of Hip Preservation procedures including the Periacetabular Osteotomy and Hip Arthroscopy.

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Surgeons
British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Association

Academic Background

MBChB, Diploma (Sports & Exercise Medicine), PhD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Shankar's Consultant NHS post is based at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals. His specialist interests are Hip & Knee Replacement & Revision Surgery and Young Adult Hip Preservation Surgery.

He is dual post-CCT fellowship trained – in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty and Joint Reconstruction at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada (Professor Allan Gross and Dr David Backstein), and Young Adult Hip Preservation Surgery at University College London Hospital, London, UK (Mr Johan Witt).

Born and raised in the South of England (London), Shankar qualified at the University of Manchester (2003) and was trained on the South Yorkshire Orthopaedic Rotation. Shankar's interests include sports (football, cricket), photography, and spending time with his young family.

In 2017, Shankar was awarded a PhD (University of Sheffield), for his multi-centre study investigating the “Genetics of Hip Osteoarthritis and Hip Shape”. He has several awards including the prestigious New Investigator Recognition Award at the 2014 Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in New Orleans, USA. He was also a finalist in the Arthritis-Research UK Young Investigator competition at the 2013 British Orthopaedic Association meeting.

NHS base

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals

GMC Number

Clinic Timetable

Clinical interests

Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Revision, Knee Revision, Young adult hip disorders, Femoro-acetabular Impingement (FAI), Hip Dysplasia, Labral tears, Hip Arthroscopy, Periacetabular Osteotomy, Femoral Corrective Osteotomy, Sports Injuries to the Hip/Groin, Trochanteric pain syndrome.

Whilst always retaining high levels of patient safety and patient care, Shankar aims to provide an innovative, personalised service, employing the latest evidence-based practices. Shankar's knowledge of the latest techniques in peri-operative management and the use of complementary digital technology has led to the development of a same-day discharge programme for selective hip and knee replacement patients.

Procedures Shankar performs include all aspects of Hip and Knee Replacement and Revision Surgery. Additionally he performs the full gamut of Hip Preservation procedures including the Periacetabular Osteotomy and Hip Arthroscopy.

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Surgeons
British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Association

Academic Background

MBChB, Diploma (Sports & Exercise Medicine), PhD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Shankar's Consultant NHS post is based at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals. His specialist interests are Hip & Knee Replacement & Revision Surgery and Young Adult Hip Preservation Surgery.

He is dual post-CCT fellowship trained – in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty and Joint Reconstruction at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada (Professor Allan Gross and Dr David Backstein), and Young Adult Hip Preservation Surgery at University College London Hospital, London, UK (Mr Johan Witt).

Born and raised in the South of England (London), Shankar qualified at the University of Manchester (2003) and was trained on the South Yorkshire Orthopaedic Rotation. Shankar's interests include sports (football, cricket), photography, and spending time with his young family.

In 2017, Shankar was awarded a PhD (University of Sheffield), for his multi-centre study investigating the “Genetics of Hip Osteoarthritis and Hip Shape”. He has several awards including the prestigious New Investigator Recognition Award at the 2014 Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in New Orleans, USA. He was also a finalist in the Arthritis-Research UK Young Investigator competition at the 2013 British Orthopaedic Association meeting.

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