Mr Venu Kavarthapu FRCS (Ed),FRCS (Trauma & Ortho)
Consultant Lower Limb Surgeon

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RT, Tel: 02032999000,
Honorary Senior Lecturer , King‘s College London
Lead Clinician Princess Royal University Hospital
Training Programme Director SE London

For Private Appointments and Enquiries, please contact
Private Secretary: Sarah Nixon

Correspondence: London Bridge Hospital
Suit 304 Emblem House,
29 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2PR
Ph: 020 3667 3131, Fax: 020 7378 7049

Medical Education

  • 1993 MBBS, Univestiry of Health Sciences
  • 1998 FRCS Edinburgh
  • 2004 FRCS (Tr&Orth) Intercollegiate Board

Orthopaedic Training

Specialist Registrar Training:
  • South-East Thames Specialist Registrar Rotation 1998-2005
Subspecialty Fellowship Training:
  • MIS and Computer Navigation Hip Surgery Travelling Fellowship, Dr. Lawrence Dorr, Arthritis Institute, Los Angeles, USA
  • Fellowship, Dr. Joel Matta, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, USA
  • Hip Fellowship, Guy’s Hospital, London
  • Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Royal Surrey County Hospital and Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey

Faculty For Major Meetings And Courses

  • Charing Cross International Diabetic Foot Meeting
  • Diabetic Foot Surgery, London
  • Diabetic Foot Meeting, Milan
  • AO Trauma Course
  • King‘s Intra-medullary Nailing Course
  • Indian Arthroplasty Association Annual Conference
  • FRCS (Tr & Ortho) Intense Revision Course, London
  • Foot Fractures Course, Kingston Upon Thames
  • Computer Navigation Knee Arthroplasty Course, London
  • Hip Skills Course, London
  • Current Topics in Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty Course, London
  • Complex primary and revision hip course, London
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference
  • Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States Conference
  • South Asian Orthopaedic Association BiannualConference


  • Computer Navigation of the Acetabular Component in Total Hip Arthroplasty: a Narrative Review. EFFORT Open Review. 2016
  • Modern Orthopedic Inpatient Care of the Orthopedic Patient With Diabetic Foot Disease- International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. 2015
  • Examination of the Adult Spine- British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2015
  • The medial column Synthes Midfoot Fusion Bolt is associated with unacceptable rates of failure in corrective fusion for Charcot deformity - Results from a consecutive case series- BJJ 2015
  • Undiagnosed Severe Sleep apnoea and Diabetic Foot Ulceration - A case series based Hypothesis: A hitherto under emphasized factor in failure to heal- Diabetic Foot Medicine 2015
  • Spine Examination: British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2015
  • The Diabetic Orthoplastics Team: Changing the paradigm in managing complex diabetic foot in United Kingdom- submitted to The Int Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds 2015
  • Outcome of one-stage correction of deformities of the ankle and hindfoot and fusion in Charcot neuroarthropathy using a retrograde intramedullary hindfoot arthrodesis nail. Bone Joint J 2015;97−B:76−82
  • Transformation of the Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic Into a Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Day Unit: Results From a Service Evaluation. The Int Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, 2014
  • Reproducibility and accuracy of templating uncemented THA with digital radiographic and digital TraumaCad templating software. Orthopedics. 2009 Nov;32(11):815.
  • Distraction Osteogenesis To Improve Limb Function In Congenital Bilateral Humeroradioulnar Synostosis. Acta Orthop Belg. 2006 Dec;72(6):765-8.
  • Divergent Dislocation Of Elbow With Ipsilateral Distal Radioulnar Joint Dislocation In A Gymnast: Successful Treatment For A Rare Injury. European Journal of Trauma vol3 no5 2005,495−498.
  • Distal Radioulnar Joint Dislocation In A Gymnast: Successful Treatment For A Rare Injury. European Journal of Trauma vol3 no5 2005,495-498.
  • Ilizarov Method for Management of Chronic Non-union of Distal Radius Causing a ‘Z‚ Deformity of the Wrist. Injury Extra, Vol 36 Issue 8, August 2005,346-348.
  • Subtrochanteric metastatic lesions of femur due to breast cancer: reconstruction with long gamma nail. European Journal of Surgical oncology2004 Nov;30(9):993−7.
  • Breast cancer bone metastasis in femur: surgical considerations and reconstruction with Long Gamma Nail. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2004 Nov;30(9):993−7.
  • Long-Term Results Of Proximal Inter-phalangeal Joint Release For Dupuytren‘s Release Of The Fifth Ray. Journal of Hand Surgery 2004 Feb, VOL:29 (1), P: 15−7
  • A unique case of complex shoulder injury. Injury Extra, Volume 35, Issue 1, Jan 2004, Pages 3−5
  • Evaluation of The Symptomatic Supraspinatus Tendon A Comparison of Ultrasound and Arthroscopy. Radiography vol8, issue4, 2002, 235−240
  • Treatment of patello-femoral arthritis using the Lubinus patello-femoral arthroplasty: A retrospective review. The Knee 9 (1) (2002) pp. 27−30
  • Dall−Miles Cable & Plate Fixation For Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures − A Retrospective Analysis Of 13 Cases. Injury 32 (2001) 395−400