Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham
MBBS, MS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Mr Velayudham specialises in treating hip problems with a particular interest in young adult hip problems, hip arthritis and failed hip replacements undertaking minimally invasive hip replacement, resurfacing hip replacement, complex hip replacement, revision hip replacement and hip arthroscopy for hip impingement and other hip pathology.
He qualified in 1990 from University of Chennai and completed post graduate degree course in Trauma and Orthopaedics from University of Pune in India. He pursued further higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics on South East Thames training programme in UK working at various hospitals including Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital. He completed fellowship in pelvic and acetabular reconstructive surgery from St George’s Hospital and hip reconstructive surgery from Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
Mr Velayudham was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Maidstone and Tunbridge wells NHS Trust in 2006. Since appointment he has continued his specialisation in minimally invasive hip surgery, young adult hip surgery including hip arthroscopic procedures, complex hip replacements, revision hip surgery and trauma pelvic reconstruction attracting regional referrals. He currently chairs the monthly multidisciplinary complex hip and knee meeting and is clinical governance lead in Trauma and Orthopaedics.
He strives to provide the best possible care to his patients both in NHS and Independent sector by empowering them in decision making, tailoring the treatment to their needs and continuing to perfect his knowledge and skills.
FRCS (Trauma & Orth.) – The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon – 2002
FRCS – The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons – 1999
MS – University of Pune, India – 1996
MBBS – University of Chennai – 1990
Recent & Current Appointments
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Hospitals NHS Trust
Nuffield Health, Tunbridge Wells
Horder Center, Crowborough
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Fordcombe
Teaching, Lectures and Publications
Mr Velayudham is actively involved in teaching and research projects including audits. His research interest includes proximal femur bone remodelling around hip prostheses, optimal prostheses alignment, bone grafting for acetabular defects, etc. He has published and presented scientific studies and has won regional award.
Young adult hip problems
Trauma and degenerative tendon pathology
Failed hip replacement
Common procedures undertaken:
Minimally invasive hip replacement
Resurfacing hip replacement
Complex hip replacement
Revision hip replacement
Hip arthroscopy for hip impingement and other hip conditions