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About  Dr Vinod Kumar 

MBBS, MRCS, MSc(Orth), Dip Sports Med(UK), FICS, FRCS (Orth)


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Shoulder and Elbow disorders and Arthroscopic Sports Surgery

Dr Vinod Kumar Puthumanapully (VK),  is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in shoulder and elbow disorder and arthroscopic sports surgery .


He qualified MBBS from the Government Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai. Following a brief stint at the West Fort Hospital, Thrissur, Kerala, he headed to the United Kingdom for higher training.

Following basic surgical training at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, during which time he worked in neurosurgery, plastic surgery and general surgery, he obtained the MRCS from the Glasgow Royal College.


He spent a period of two years in clinical research, obtaining a Masters degree in Orthopaedics from the Teesside University. This was followed by entry into the highly sought after orthopaedic training programme, with a national training number. He has obtained a Diploma in Sports medicine, to further help his interest in sports injuries and has passed the Orthopaedic final exit exam the FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics). Extensive experience in the various sub-specialities of orthopaedics has been gained during the period in higher surgical training including trauma care and hip and knee replacement surgery.

He has completed a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the renowed Nottingham Shoulder & Elbow Unit, working with Professor Angus Wallace and Paul Manning, developing skills in both arthroscopic surgery and  joint replacement surgery

His most recent appointment in the UK was as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust.He has worked at  Aster Medcity, Cochin, Kerala, India.

His interest lies in Arthroscopic (Key-hole) Sports injuries surgery of all kinds, which specific emphasis on shoulder & knee injuries.


He is presently working at NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi.


Educational Qualifications


FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons- Glasgow, UK

CCT and on the General Medical Council (UK) Specialist Register.

Dip SEM – Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine – Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK 
MSc (Ortho) – University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK
MRCS – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons – Glasgow, UK
BTEC (Sports) – Newcastle College, UK
PG Cert Management – Open University, UK
M.B;B.S – Government Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India.




American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 

British Elbow & Shoulder Society

International College of Surgeons
AO Trauma
Indian Arthroscopy Society



Publications in Journals


Intra-medullary nailing for displaced proximal humerus fractures.

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery2010;18(3):324-327.


Deficiencies of MRI in diagnosing Chronic symptomatic lateral ankle ligament injuries.
Foot & Ankle Surgery. Vol 13, 2007: 171-176.


The Knee Skyline Radiograph: Its usefulness in diagnosis of patello-femoral Osteoarthritis
International Orthopaedics, April 2007; 31(2): 247-252.


Radial Head fractures: An update on classification and management.

Orthopaedics & Trauma 2012; 26:124-131.


Fractures of the Shaft of Humerus

Orthopaedics & Trauma 2013; 27(6): 393-402.


Treatment of proximal humerus fractures with the Stryker T2 Proximal humeral nail

Shoulder & Elbow 2013; 5: 48-55.


Comparison of the Calliper method and two dimensional computer software to measure polyethylene wear after Total Hip arthroplasty
European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Sept 2006; 16(3):219-222


Role of Computerised Tomography in management of Intra- articular fractures of the Os Calcis.
International Orthopaedics , April 2006, 30(2): 110-112


A comparative study of MRI and clinical findings in diagnosis of internal derangements of the knee.
Journal of Orthopaedics 2005;2(4) e5


Avulsion fracture of the lesser tuberosity of the Humerus causing delayed Axillary nerve Neuropraxia: A Case report and review of literature.

Injury Extra, Jan 2006; 37(1): 31-33


Unusual presentation of a stress fracture of the scapula in a paraplegic associated with syringomyelia.
Injury Extra, April 2006; 37(4): 167-169


Gluteal compartment syndrome following Joint arthroplasty under epidural anaesthesia: A report of 4 cases and review of literature.
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, April 2007; 15(1):113-117


Malakoplakia of the neck in an immunosupressed patient.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Am), Nov 2005, Vol 116, Issue 6, 125-127.


Masquerading Mycobacterium: A cautionary tale.
Canadian J Plast Surg 2005;13(1)36-38.


Age related mortality risk after Head Injury 
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Vol 198, No 5 , May 2004, 852-3


Atraumatic osteonecrosis of the humeral head associated with pregnancy.
Shoulder & Elbow 2010; 2:188-190 – Journal of the British Shoulder & Elbow Society


Published Abstracts in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 


Chronic lateral ankle instability- comparison of stress views with MRI and arthroscopy.

J Bone Joint Surg [Br]proceedings, March 2009; 91-:142


Medial patello-femoral ligament reconstruction with semitendinosus re-routing for the treatment of traumatic patella dislocation 
J Bone Joint Surg [Br] proceedings, July 2008; 90-B: 323


Foot pressure study using the pedobarograph: Comparison of normal subjects with Hallux Rigidus and Metatarsalgia
J Bone Joint Surg [Br] proceedings, Supp II, May 2006; 88-B: 275-276.


A Comparitive study of MRI and clinical findings in diagnosis of Internal derangements of the knee
J Bone Joint Surg [Br] proceedings, Supp II, May 2006; 88-B: 274.


The usefulness of the Skyline X ray in diagnosis of OA of PF compartment
J Bone Joint Surg [Br] proccedings, Supp II, May 2006; 88-B: 251.


Assessment of Polyethylene wear in total hip arthroplasty: A comparative study of computer software versus the Livermore method.
J Bone Joint Surg [Br] proceedings, Supp II, May 2006; 88-B: 276.


A comparative study of mid-vastus and medial para-patellar approaches for total knee arthroplasty in the early post-operative period.
J Bone Joint Surgery [Br] proceedings, July 2008; 90-B: 319.


Do we need the CT scan in managing fractures of the calcaneum?
J Bone Joint Surg [Br]proceedings, July 2008; 90-B:230.


Comparison of foot pressures of normal subjects versus metatarsalgia using the F-SCAN pedobarograph.
J Bone Joint Surg [Br]proceedings, July 2008; 90-B: 230-31


Two stage ACI for large full thickness cartilage defects in high demand patients Results after 2 years follow-up.
J Bone Joint Surg [Br]proceedings, July 2008; 90-B: 324.


Idiopathic anterior knee pain- What is the electro physiological evidence?.
J Bone Joint Surg [Br]proceedings, July 2008; 90-B: 321.

''My aim is to provide best possible high quality care to my patients. I  believe in open discussion and communication with patients and involving them in the decision making process''.

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