Mr Yadu Shankarappa

Mr Yadu Shankarappa

MBBS, D'Ortho, DNB Ortho, M.Ch Ortho, FRCS, MA (Med Education)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 1 specialist
40 years of experience
29 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.96

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Very good experience, lovely and helpful. Explained everything clearly.“
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Subspecialties

  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4039365
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Manor Hospital

    Church End Biddenham, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 4AW
    86 reviews

    Bridges Clinic, Bedford Hospital

    Bridge House, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK42 9DJ
    1 review

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    08:30 - 12:00
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    14:00 - 16:30
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Shankarappa is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon specialising in lower limb adult orthopaedics .

    His philosophy is based, wherever possible, on trying to maintain the patients natural joints and tissues through repair and reconstruction.

    Following his training and specialisation, Mr Shankarappa worked up to the level of Professor of Orthopaedics in a prestigious Medical College in Bangalore, India. He then received further training in the UK, Germany and Canada and completed advanced Trauma and Orthopaedic Fellowships. Mr Shankarappa was also awarded the Khazenifar Gold Medal for the Best Performance in the M.Ch.Ortho., Liverpool Exam.

    Mr Shankarappa performs Hip and  Knee replacements,including unicondylar knee replacements.

    He performs knee arthroscopic surgery and repair of meniscal tears to preserve the patients own meniscal cartilage tissue.

    He also performs knee arthroscopy  and  chondroplasty for damaged cartilage surfaces with cartilage surface debridement, micro-drilling and chondral(cartilage) grafting.

    He regularly performs Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction for ACL injury.

    He performs realignment of the arthritic knee in younger patients, to preserve the natural knee joint(Tibial Osteotomy).

    In some patients with an arthritic knee, he will assess them for suitability for the use of specialised knee offloading braces, which will allow continued function with the relief of symptoms, often avoiding the need for surgery.

    He performs grafting of damaged knee articular cartilage surfaces, using the patients own knee cartilage, to preserve the patient's natural knee joint.

    He emphasises the importance of exercise and rehabilitation in helping recovery from injury, arthritis and after surgery.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Oxford Unicondylar Knee Replacement

    Knee Corrective Osteotomy

    Knee Arthroscopic Surgery

    Meniscal Repair

    Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

    Cartilage Grafting

    Cartilage repair

    Knee ligament repair

    Knee cap dislocation

    Mosaicplasty

    Osteoarticular Transfer Surgery (OATS)

    Chondroplasty of knee

    Knee loose body removal

    Knee bursa

    Knee ganglion cysts

    Lower Limb Adult Orthopaedics

    Tendonitis

    Tendinopathy

    Procedures

    • Knee Replacement
    • Hip Replacement
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Arthroscopy
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Chondral Grafting
    • External Fixation Devices
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • Meniscus Tear Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Patella Realignment
    • Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
    • Postoperative Rehabilitation
    • Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery
    • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
    • Total Knee Replacement
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Hip Impingement
    • Sports Injuries
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
    • Bone Spurs
    • Elbow Fractures
    • Femoroacetabular Impingement
    • Femur Fractures
    • Forearm Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Fractures
    • Humerus Fractures
    • Knee Cyst
    • Knee Fractures
    • Knee Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb)
    • Osteoporotic Fractures
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • Posterolateral Corner Injury
    • Stress Fractures
    • The Young Knee
    • Tibia Fractures
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    • Wrist Fractures
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    Education

    MBBS ,D'Ortho, DNB Ortho ,MChOrtho(Liverpool) FRCS (Eng).

    MA (Medical Education).

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.96
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Knee Replacement
    8/25
    Hip Replacement
    7/25
    Arthritis (Knee)
    4/25
    ACL Reconstruction
    2/25
    Arthritis (Hip)
    2/25
    Hip and Groin Pain
    2/25
    Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    2/25
    Hip Impingement
    1/25
    Hip Surgery
    1/25
    Meniscal Repair
    1/25
    Sports Injuries
    1/25
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very good experience, lovely and helpful. Explained everything clearly.
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    Mr Yadu Shankarappa

    Many thanks for your kind remarks.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very successful knee replacement operation and recovery. Everything was explained fully to me. I was treated with kindness and consideration.
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    Mr Yadu Shankarappa

    Very happy that you are doing well with your new knee replacement. Thank you for your kind remarks.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Explained everything to me
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    Mr Yadu Shankarappa

    Hi, Many thanks for your kind fedback.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I found Mr Shankarappa a very approachable man and he made me feel very comfortable in his presence
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    Mr Yadu Shankarappa

    Hi,Many thanks for your kind feedback .

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very charming and helpful
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    Mr Yadu Shankarappa

    Many thanks for your kind remarks and glad that you are recovering well.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Mr Shankarappa very polite and straightforward he didn't sugar coat anything and got straight to the facts which is the way I like it, my other knee needs replacing hopefully next year once this one fully heals I would want Mr Shankarappa to do that one as well, I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
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    Mr Yadu Shankarappa

    Many thanks for your kind observations and very happy that you are doing well.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Shankarappa took all the time I needed to answer all my questions and give me confidence I had chosen the right surgeon for my knee replacement.
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    Mr Yadu Shankarappa

    Many thanks for your kind words and very gad that you are doing well.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Results of my replacement knee are excellent. Very good experience
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    Mr Yadu Shankarappa

    Many thanks for your feedback and I am very pleased that you are doing well.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very happy with results and aftercare
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    Mr Yadu Shankarappa

    Many thanks for your feedback and happy that you are doing well.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Shankarappa, I believe gave me excellent care all through my stay at TheManorHospital despite these trying times.(covid). Also great care given to me during my stay and post operative care as well as physiotherapy .thankyou.
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    Mr Yadu Shankarappa

    Many thanks for your kind feedback. I'm very glad you have had a stable and safe recovery.

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Mr Joby George Malal
    Mr Joby George Malal
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Yadu is a very skilled and experienced lower limb surgeon with a well established practise in lower limb joint replacement surgery and key hole surgery including ligament reconstruction surgery. He is very knowledgeable and is an accomplished trainer for young aspiring Orthopaedic Surgeons. He always puts patient interest at the fore front of his practice, is compassionate and is well recommended. "

    11-02-2021

    Recommended for:
    Stress Fractures, Hip and Groin Pain, Knee Fractures
    , Torn Meniscus (Cartilage), ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Knee Pain, The Young Knee, Arthritis (Hip), Arthritis (Knee), Hip Fractures, Femur Fractures, Tibia Fractures, Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation, Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb), Bursitis (Hip)

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