Dr. Skand Kumar

Dr. Skand Kumar

MS (Ortho), MRCS (UK)
Fellowship in Joint Replacements (UK)
Consultant Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon,
Head, Department Orthopaedics, St. Theresa Hospital, Hyderabad, India.
Website: http://www.orthohyd.com/


Professional Qualifications & Registrations

MRCS (Ed) (2004) –           The Royal College of   Surgeons of Edinburgh
MS (Orthopaedics, 1997)    Banaras Hindu University, India

MBBS (1994)                      Banaras Hindu University, India

PLAB (2002)                       General Medical Council, United Kingdom


ATLS (2003)                       Birmingham City Hospital, United Kingdom


Medical Registration –India    –  39048 (UP), 55376 (AP)

UK Medical Registration GMC Full Registration – No. 6025150.

Medical Indemnity membership    IMA – AP – H1/0570/04888/2006, 11750


Indian Orthopaedic Association life membership LM 3087


Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons life membership


Twin city Orthopaedic club membership, Hyderabad


Life member of Varanasi Orthopaedic Club.




Experience and competence in primary and revision surgeries of hip & knee joints, complex trauma surgery, lower limb reconstruction surgeries besides routine orthopaedic & trauma surgeries.

I was trained for six years in Orthopaedics at United Kingdom (until 2006). I did Fellowships in the internationally distinguished & specialised Orthopaedic units of Oxford, Brighton, Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow and Birmingham.

I have wide experience and competence in primary and revision surgeries of
hip & knee joints, complex trauma surgery, lower limb reconstruction surgeries besides routine orthopaedic & trauma surgeries.

I did MBBS and MS (Orthopaedics 1997) from Banaras Hindu University, India. There after, I worked as senior fellow in Hyderabad and Varanasi for two years.


I am registered with The Medical Council of UK and received extensive training in Orthopaedic subspecialties in United Kingdom.


I accomplished MRCS from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.

To be updated with the latest trend in orthopaedics, I have been an active participant in a wide variety of Orthopaedic courses and workshops held in World Centres of Excellence in UK, Europe and India.

I am Head of Orthopaedics at St. Theresa’s Hospital and guide DNB Ortho. Postgraduate research work besides being principal investigator for numerous research projects in UK & India.


These are published in reputed journals worldwide besides being presented in International Conferences at Spain, Netherlands, Slovenia, India and UK.


As a social initiative, I have a website: www.orthohyd.com for educating patients, doctors and students about various common and rare Orthopaedic & Trauma conditions, their treatment and outcome in simple patient friendly language. This website is free and open for all. Common Orthopaedic conditions & treatment, Common Orthopaedic surgeries, diet lifestyle management, physiotherapy exercises, video links and CME topics are discussed as open and shared learning without any cost to all.


Awards & Recognitions

 Nominated for Vaidya Ratna Award, 2015, Hyderabad, Global achievers award 2016, Bengaluru & Rising Star of Asia, Delhi 2016


Certificate of distinction in Biochemistry during M.B.B.S. (1991).

University merit scholarships awarded during M.B.B.S. (1991-94)

Best poster award at 21st UPIOA Conference, Jhansi, India (1997).


Current appointments

Head, Department, Of Orthopaedics, DNB Training Hospital for Orthopaedics,
St. Theresa Hospital, Hyderabad, India.

Consultant Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon at St. Theresa’s Hospital, Sankhya Hospital, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Preeti Kidney Hospital, Max Superspecialty Ortho Clinic Hyderabad, India.


Past Positions

Consultant at Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad – 2006-2008

Posts held in Surgical Training – United Kingdom

Registrar Fellowships (Joint Replacement) Aug 2006 – Oct 2006. Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford;  Princess Grace Hospital, London (Mr. Peter McLardy-Smith)
Registrar (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Mar05 – Aug 06 Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust(Mr. M. Patterson)
Registrar (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Dec 04 – Mar 05 Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Hospitals (Mr. M. Bhat)
Registrar (Trauma & Ortho)   Aug 04 – Dec 04 University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff (Mr. K Mohanty).
Resident (Paediatric Orthopaedics)  Feb 04 – Aug 04 Booth Hall Children’s Hospital, Manchester Children’s University Hospitals (Mr. TH Meadows).
Resident (Spinal injuries & ICU), Aug 03 – Feb 04 (6 months) Southern General Hospital, South Glasgow University Hospital, Glasgow (Mr. M Fraser).
Resident (Accident & Emergency)    Feb 03 – Aug 03 Birmingham City Hospital, University of Birmingham Teaching Hospital (Mr. D Moore).
Resident (Trauma & Ortho)

Aug 02 – Feb 03

University of Birmingham Teaching Hospital (Mr. K. Lin).
Clinical Fellow (Trauma & Orthopaedics) July 02 – Aug 02 Warrington Hospital, Warrington (Mr. IM Shackleford).
Clinical Fellow (Trauma &Orthopaedics) Apr 01 – June 02 Mid Yorkshire Hospitals, Pontefract (Mr. SM As’ad)


Posts held in Surgical Training – India

Registrar (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Sept. 1998 – Mar 2001 Hindu Sevasadan Hospital, Varanasi, India (Prof. SC Goel).
Registrar (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Jan 1998 – Aug 1998 Kamineni Teaching Hospital, Hyderabad, India (Dr. JVS Vidyasagar).
Resident (Trauma & Orthopaedics)  Jan 1995 – Dec. 1997 Sir Sunderlal Hospital, Banaras Hindu University, India  (Dr. SK Saraf)



1. Tarsal tunnel syndrome in talar neck fractures: a missed finding published in Journal of OASIS, India, 2015

2. Arthroscopic ankle debridement; 5 year survival analysis, Acta Orthop Belg. 2007 Dec ;73 (6):737-40.

3. Are drains required following routine total joint arthroplasty’ paper published in International OrthopaedicsJournal 2006, October Vol 11

4. ‘Counselling in digital nerve injuries of hand’ in Archives of Orthopedics & Trauma   Surgery – Medline 2006, indexed journal

5. ‘Surgical treatment of painful acromioclavicular dislocations’ (publication in Archives of Orthopedics & Trauma Surgery – Medline indexed journal.

6. ‘Can radiological results be surrogate marker of functional outcome in distal radius fractures?’ in International Orthopaedics – 2006 Medline indexed journal.

7. How many clinic visits does it take to treat distal radial fractures?’ in International Orthopaedics – Medline indexed journal, November 2006.

8. Letter (16.06.03) for Orthopaedic Surgery. BMJ Career Focus 2006; 332: 229-230

9. Correspondence published (06.03.06) on The management of avascular necrosis after slipped capital femoral epiphysis. J Bone Joint Surg 2005; 87-B: 1669-74

10. Correspondence published (15.06.05) on Triple arthrodesis: is bone grafting necessary?: The results in 100 consecutive cases. J Bone Joint Surg 2005; 87-B: 175-8

11. Role of Suction drains in Primary total joint arthroplasty. Kumar S, Penematsa SR, Parekh S. J Bone Joint Surg; 88-B: Supp II, 243.

12. Rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as a calf pyomyositis. Kumar S, Chougle A, Meadows TH. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B, 2005; 14: 226-227.

13. Should patients with some features of digital nerve injuries be explored? Kumar S, Penematsa SR, Shewring D. The Surgeon 2005; 03(3): S47.

14. Does radiological result represent the expected functional outcome in distal radial fractures? Kumar S, Sadri M, Penematsa SR, Deshmukh SC. The Surgeon 2005; 03(3): S11.

15. Colles’ fracture; a week later. Kumar S, Sadri M, Deshmukh S, Ansari MZ. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2004; 26(4): 476.


Podium presentations

Tarsal tunnel syndrome in talar neck fractures: a missed finding, IOACON, Jaipur, 2015.

Epidural steroids in Lumbar disc prolapse’ IOACON, 2011.

Modified Weaver-Dunn procedure for chronic painful acromioclavicular joint dislocations’ 7th European Trauma Congress, Slovenia, 2006.

Exploration of digital nerve injuries’, XVII Combined congress of SECMA-BSSH, Spain, 2005.

Functional evaluation of distal radial fractures’, XVII Combined congress of SECMA-BSSH, Spain, 2005.

Failure rate of distal radius fracture reduction performed in A & E department, 6th European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery, Netherlands, 2004.

Evaluation of results of Talar neck fractures’, 6th European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery, Netherlands, 2004.

Inter-hospital Transfers of Spinal injury patients’, Annual Meeting of British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine – Scottish chapter, Edinburgh, 2003.

Analgesia for reduction of Colles’ fractures’, 2nd Mediterranean Emergency Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 2003.

Colles’ fracture; a week later’, 2nd Mediterranean Emergency Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 2003.

Early prediction of fracture healing by ultrasonography in operated femoral fractures’, 16th North Zone Orthopaedic Conference, New Delhi, India, 1997.


Audits and Projects

 Guide in DNB research thesis projects every year for Postgraduate DNB Ortho residents.

Digital nerve repair’ performed at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK, 2005.

Evaluation of talar neck fractures’ at City Hospital, Birmingham, UK, 2004.

Results following introduction of transfer protocol for transferring spinal injury patients’ at Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK, 2003.

Management of fractures of distal radius in Accident & Emergency department’ at City Hospital, Birmingham,UK, 2003.

Role of suction drains in primary THR & TKR’ at City Hospital, Birmingham, UK, 2002.

Project on change in ‘Oswestry Disability Scores’ following caudal epidural injections for intervertebral disc prolapse and spinal stenosis, Brighton, UK, 2006


Courses/ Conferences attended in last few years:

Annual conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association IOACON, Hyderabad 2014, Jaipur 2015, India

Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons conference ISHKS, Bangalore, India, April 2011

Annual conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association Dec.2010, Jaipur, India.

All India Paediatric Ortho Conf, POSICON, Hyderabad 2010.

Annual conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association IOACON , Kolkata, India, 2008.

Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons conference, New Delhi 2009.

Advances in Hip & Knee Replacements, Chennai 2007.

Birmingham Hip Resurfacing course, London, September 2006

Instructional course in Hip Arthroplasty, Edinburgh, August 2006.

Workshops on bone allografting techniques, cemented and cementless revision, cement removal and proximal femoral osteotomy, Edinburgh, August 2006.

Hip Resurfacing workshop, Leatherhead, September 2006

The London Hip Meeting, London, May 2006.

Modern Techniques in Knee Arthroplasty, Harlow, UK 2006.

Monoaxial, Circular & Hybrid Frames, London, March 2006.

AO/ASIF principles of fracture treatment, Leeds, June 2005.

External fixation of fractures, London, March 2005.

Primary Hip Arthroplasty, London, January 2005

7th European Trauma Congress, Slovenia, May 2006.

XVII Combined congress of SECMA-BSSH, Spain, April 2005

6th European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Netherlands, September 2004.

Basic Knee Arthroscopy, London, April 2004.

Diabetic foot management and orthotics, Glasgow, March 2004

Awareness in child protection, Manchester, July 2004.

ATLS course, Birmingham, UK. 2003

2nd Mediterranean Emergency Congress, September 2003, Spain.

Paediatric Advanced Life Support, Edinburgh, October 2003.

Care of Critically ill Surgical Patients, Stoke-on-Trent, May 2003.

Indian Orthopaedic Society (U.K.), Hartlepool, United Kingdom, 2003

Advanced Life Support, Manchester, October 2002.

Pain Management course, Birmingham, September 2002.

Microsoft Computer courses, Varanasi, India, August 2000.

National Ilizarov Conference & workshop, Dec. 97, Varanasi, India.

6th Neurotrauma & Spine Surgery conference, August 97, Varanasi, India.

21st UP chapter of IOA Conference, February 1997, Jhansi, India.

UPCON 95, 19th Annual Conference, February 1995, Varanasi, India.


Posters presented

Is Tip Apex Distance Critical in Union of Fractures of Femoral Neck, IOACON, 2015.

Clinico-radiological evaluation of forearm fractures using Dynamic Compression Plate, at IOACON,  Jaipur , 2015.

Epidural steroids in Lumbar disc prolapse, IOACON, Jaipur, 2010.

Drains in Total Joint Arthroplasty’, The Quincentenary Congress, Edinburgh 2005.

Management of mutilated hand injuries with External fixations and soft tissue coverage’, 21st UPIOA Conference, India, Feb.1997.

Ultrasonography in fracture healing’, 21st UPIOA Conference, Jhansi, India, February1997.Research postgraduation thesis at BHU, Varanasi 1997

Clinico – radiological Evaluation of fracture healing following Intramedullary Nailing of Fracture Shaft of Femur: Reaming vis-à-vis non-reaming’;

Accepted and awarded M.S.(Orthopaedics) degree by Banaras Hindu University, India, 1997.


Work in progress
Academic research papers on ‘Talar neck fractures’, Epidural injections and DNB thesis guide for postgraduate Orthopaedic trainees at Hyderabad, India.



Professional Experience in UK


Orthopaedics & Trauma:

In UK, I conducted clinics, perform on-call duties, supervise in-patient care, arrange multidisciplinary referrals, consent and work as a team. I have been trained in reduction of fractures & dislocations, joint injections, plaster application, surgical procedures such as excision biopsies, implant removal and plastic surgical procedures.

I performed surgical procedures such as DHS, hip hemi-arthroplasty, ankle fixation, K-wiring, general Orthopaedic procedures and tension band wiring. Now, I perform and train resident doctors in IM nailing, plating, arthroscopy, corrective osteotomies, amputations, joint arthroplasties, revision arthroplasties, limb reconstruction and spine surgeries.


Accident & Emergency:

I was a Team leader in ‘The Resuscitation room’ and managed life threatening emergencies such as poly-trauma, cardiac arrest, MI, respiratory failure. Apart from the duties of casualty officer, I managed difficult situations such as agitated patients and breaking bad news.


Spinal injuries and Intensive care unit:

I was involved daily clinical assessment and management of spinal patients in the Intensive care unit, the High dependency unit and the rehabilitation wards.

I transported Spinal injury patients to other hospitals and to Dublin with Shock transfer team in Air-ambulance. I participated in specialised spinal clinics and in Spinal surgery.


Paediatric General and Orthopaedic surgery:

I participated in clinics, clinical care and performed procedures, under supervision, in Paediatric Orthopaedic theatres. I developed expertise in communication skills & resuscitation skills in children.


Teaching Experience & Administration

I am Head of Department of Orthopaedics and run a busy department with clinical, surgical, academic and research activities with DNB Ortho students. Besides looking after the academic activities, I look after the administration of hospital, training hospital staff and clinic staff.

I presented seminars & cases and was actively involved in academic activities in hospitals I worked, in U.K. and India.

I undertake Postgraduate teachings, Journal club moderations & presentations, hospital staff and nursing training with seminars, instruments, models and hand-outs.

I supervise and co-ordinate departmental academic, clinical and administration activities with Consultants, Resident doctors, junior doctors and staff as a team.
Preparing & coordinating Trauma & Ortho surgical priority list.
I was Transfer protocol co-ordinator at National Spinal Injuries Unit, Glasgow.

I was Organising secretary of Hospital day celebrations, medical camps, education & work schedule planner as resident doctor at Banaras Hindu University.


Outside interests
Cycling, Gardening, Tourism, lawn-tennis, Health Education in various organisations in India.

Cultural events and debates at University level.