Mr Jaime Candal-Couto


MB ChB (Hons), BMSc (Hons), MRCS, FRCS (Tr &, Ortho)

GMC number: 4216979

Practicing since: 1995


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Weekly Thursday 09:30 - 11:40
  • Overview

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0191 281 6131


Mr Candal-Couto is a highly experienced Upper Limb specialist. He was appointed as a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Wansbeck Hospital, Northumbria, in December 2004. Since then, he has focused on the provision of specialist upper limb surgery, developing a large experience in shoulder arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery, shoulder replacements, elbow replacements, replacements and upper limb trauma.

Mr Candal-Couto has a special interest in developing day-case treatment for most shoulder conditions including instability, rotator cuff disease, frozen shoulder and arthroplasty. The management of Proximal Humeral fractures is another of his main interests.

Mr Candal-Couto regularly understands the importance of passing his experience on to others and is regularly involved in regional, national and international courses.

Languages spoken

English and Spanish

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Jaime Candal-Couto at Nuffield Health

  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Upper Limb Fractures and Injuries
  • Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder Manipulation
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilisation
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Tennis elbow release
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Jaime Candal-Couto works with

Related experience


  • Principal Investigator for PROFHER, DRAFFT and SOS clinical Trials in Northumbria
  • Regular Reviewer of Shoulder and Elbow Journal

Current projects:

  1. Chief Investigator PROP Study (Northumbria): The Significance of Propionibacterium Acnes in Rotator Cuff Disease.
  2. Classification and Treatment of ACJ Dislocations

Plus over 28 papers and abstracts published.


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Elbow &amp
  • Shoulder Society
  • Medical Protection Society

Other post held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wansbeck General Hospital
  • Lead of Upper Limb Service, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Honorary Lecturer, Teeside University
  • Member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Education Committee


Mr Jaime Candal-Couto does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Jaime Candal-Couto does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Jaime Candal-Couto does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.