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Mr Joseph E Sudhakar

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

I am a General Orthopaedic Surgeon. My elective practice is mainly Lower Limb Surgery. I take part in the on-call rota for trauma admissions and surgery.

My special interest is Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee including Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.

I graduated from the University of Kerala in South India. My SHO posts were in the North West when I obtained the Diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons in England in 1993. I then worked as a clinical research fellow in the University of Bristol in Limb Reconstruction Surgery. My higher specialist training programme in Orthopaedic surgery was in the Northern Deanery. I also consolidated my specialist interest in a Fellowship programme in Victoria, Australia.

  • Based at Hospital site: Darlington Memorial Hospital
  • Special interests: Arthroscopy of the Hip, Knee & Ankle, Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction, Hip & Knee Replacement Arthroplasty, Forefoot surgery
  • Training: Basic Medical Training - Trivandrum India. Post graduate Orthopaedic Specialist Training Programme - Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Qualifications: MBBS 1987, FRCS 1993, FRCS (Tr and Orth) 2003
  • Date added to the specialist register: Specialist Register 06.10.2003
  • Training role: Undergraduate Lead for Orthopaedics

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital