Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham


MBBS, MS, DNB, FRCS, FRCS (Tr &, Orth)

GMC number: 4756635

Practicing since: 1992


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Velayudham was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2006. Since then he has been practicing in Tunbridge Wells and specialising in treating hip problems with a particular interest in young adult hip problems, hip arthritis and failed hip replacements including hip infection, periprosthetic fractures etc. He undertakes a large number of minimally invasive hip replacement, resurfacing hip replacement, complex hip replacement, revision hip replacement and hip arthroscopy for hip impingement and other hip pathology.

He qualified in 1990 from University of Chennai and completed a post graduate degree course in Trauma and Orthopaedics from University of Pune in India. He pursued further higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics on the South East Thames training programme in the UK working at various hospitals in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and University hospitals in London. He completed a fellowship in pelvic and acetabular reconstructive surgery from St George’s Hospital and hip reconstructive surgery from Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He has performed computer navigated surgery and trained in robotic hip replacement.

He currently chairs the monthly multidisciplinary complex hip and knee meeting and is clinical governance lead in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He strives to provide the best possible care to his patients both in NHS and Independent sector by empowering them in decision making, tailoring the treatment to their needs and continuing to perfect his knowledge and skills.

He is actively involved in teaching and research projects including audits. His research interests include proximal femur bone remodelling around hip prostheses, optimal prostheses alignment in hip replacement, bone grafting for acetabular defects, etc.  He has published and presented scientific studies and has won regional awards.

Mr Velayudham specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital:

Hip replacement

Hip arthroscopy

Hip revision

Other interests

  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Resurfacing hip replacement
  • Revision hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy for labral pathology and hip impingement

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham at Nuffield Health

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Hip revision
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Bone Graft
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham works with

Related experience


Proximal Femoral Remodelling, Structural autograft for Acetabulum in THR, Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures.


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society

Other post held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury

Insurers Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham works with

Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.