Mr Jaime Candal-Couto

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

  • Specialities Orthopaedics
  • Telephone 0191 281 6131
  • Year of first qualification 1995
  • Languages spoken

    English and Spanish

  • GMC Number 4216979
  • Website
  • Fax 0191 281 1379


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.


  • Weekly Thursday 09:30 - 11:40


Current posts

  • 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

Member of

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


  • 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.


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.