Mr Marcos Katchburian

Mr Marcos Katchburian

MBBS; MBraz Soc Orth; FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist in Hand Surgery and Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Member British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
Paediatric Orthopaedic Lead Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Mr Marcos Katchburian is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hand surgery and in children’s (paediatric) orthopaedics. He is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and an Executive Board Member of the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery.

His hand surgery practice includes treating sports injuries hand and wrist fractures and hand conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve compression problems, Dupuytren’s contracture of the hand, trigger finger and trigger thumb, 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 hand surgical procedures.  He has designed an early CT model for diagnosis of scaphoid fractures in order to reduce the incidence of missed fractures.

His children’s orthopaedic practice involves treating children with the whole range of paediatric orthopaedic conditions.  He has developed the Paediatric Orthopaedic Service at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells that now serves as the regional referral centre for children in Kent and East Sussex.

He obtained his basic medical qualification at the London Hospital in 1987. His general orthopaedic training took place in both in Brazil and the UK. In Brazil 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  in Hand Surgery at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead and in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Great Ormond St Hospital and the Hospital de la Timone, Enfants in Marseille and. He maintains links with these internationally renowned centres. Mr Marcos Katchburian has been a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust since 2002.

Hand surgery procedures

Dupuytren’s contracture; Carpal tunnel release; wideawake surgery;arthritis of hand and wrist; arthritis of the thumb; trapeziectomy; pain relieving injections in the hand; finger joint replacements; rheumatoid arthritis of the hand; finger arthritis; cubital tunnel syndrome; epicondylitis; ulnar nerve release; tennis elbow; trigger finger; trigger thumb; ganglions in hand and wrist; mucous cysts; hand fractures; fingernail and finger tip injuries; wrist arthroscopy; painful wrist

wrist ligament reconstruction; Darrach’s procedure ;ulnar shortening; Fractures of the hand and wrist; broken bones

Children’s (Paediatric) Orthopaedics

Perthes disease of the hip; hip dysplasia;slipped epiphysis; children’s fractures; Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (clubfoot); Pes Cavus; Flat feet; Intoeing; Knock knees (genu valgum); Bow Legs (genu varum); otational malalignment; Skeletal Dysplasia; Spondylolysis Knee pain;Patellar dislocation; Paediatric Sports injuries; Sever’s disease; Osgood Schlatter’s disease.

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 (DDH) and multi-disciplinary clinics for cerebral palsy.

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 Board of the British Society For Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery and has been on their Education Committee since 2017.

He also maintains a wide practice in Hand Surgery in the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells area.

Recent & Current Appointments

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

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