Mr Marcos Katchburian

Mr Marcos Katchburian

MBBS; MBraz Soc Orth; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Mr Katchburian specialises in hand surgery and in children’s orthopaedics.

Mr Marcos Katchburian has been a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Maidstone andTunbridge Wells NHS Trust since 2002.

He obtained his basic medical qualification at the London Hospital in 1987. His general orthopaedic training took place in Brazil where he completed a full residency program and subsequently returned to the UK where he spent a further 6 years on the South East Thames orthopaedic training circuit.  Following his general orthopaedic training he subspecialised in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Great Ormond St Hospital and the Hospital de la Timone, Enfants in Marseille and in Hand Surgery at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. He maintains links with these internationally renowned centres.

His hand practice includes treating sports injuries hand and wrist fractures, conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve compression problems, Dupuytren’s contracture, trigger digits, wrist and finger arthritis, wrist arthroscopy and joint fusion and replacement in the hand. He works with a dedicated team of specialist hand therapists who treat hand conditions non surgically and provide therapy after surgical procedures.  He has developed an early CT model for diagnosis of Scaphoid fractures.

During Mr Katchburian’s tenure at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells, the service has expanded and is now responsible for treating children with orthopaedic conditions from all over Kent and Sussex. He has set up a Ponseti clinic for treatment of clubfoot, a one stop hip clinic for assessment and treatment of early developmental dysplasia of the hip, multi-disciplinary clinics for cerebral palsy. Conditions treated include sports injuries, congenital hip dysplasia and hip dislocation, limb deformity, club foot, cerebral palsy and fractures and joint injuries in children.

He is a heavily involved in education of future generations of surgeons. He is responsible for organising Paediatric Orthopaedic Teaching for all of the orthopaedic surgical trainees in Kent Surrey & Sussex in addition to annual examinations. Mr Katchburian is a member of the Education Committee of the British Childrens’s Orthopaedic Society

Recent & Current Appointments

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals, Kent
Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery (KIMS), Maidstone, Kent
The Nuffield Hospital, Tunbridge Wells
BMI Somerfield hospital

Teaching, Lectures and Publications

Member British Childrens Orthopaedic Society Education Committee
Organiser Paediatric Orthopaedic Teaching Program Kent Surrey & Sussex
Organiser Orthopaedic In Training Examination Kent Surrey & Sussex
Co Organiser Paediatric Orthopaedic Skills Course Kent Surrey & Sussex
Faculty International Hip Ultrasound Course Great Ormond Street
Faculty Great Ormond Street FRCS Revision Course
Faculty ECH Paediatric Trauma Course
Faculty Orthopaedic Teaching Day MTW

Conditions Treated

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Nerve compression problems
Tennis elbow
Dupuytren’s contracture, Trigger finger
Wrist arthritis
Skeletal Dysplasia
Osgood Schlatter’s disease
Growth plate injuries
Down’s syndrome

Society Memberships