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Mr Shankar Thiagarajah - Orthopaedics

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

Based at: Park Hill Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Hip Replacement
Including Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach 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 including the Minimally-Invasive Direct Anterior Approach Hip replacement.  This approach has been widely shown to accelerate post-operative recovery, getting patients back to work and independence quicker.  Additionally he performs the full gamut of Hip Preservation procedures including the Periacetabular Osteotomy and Hip Arthroscopy. 

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.

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Surgeons

British Hip Society

British Orthopaedic Association

NHS base

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals

01302 430 235