Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham


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

GMC number: 4756635

Practising since: 1992


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Monday and Wednesday PM
  • Mr Velayudham is able to treat patients age 16+
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Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. Since his appointment in 2006, he has been specialising in hip surgery based at Tunbridge wells, Kent and  Horder Centre, East Sussex. His elective practice is exclusively related to hip and he performs high volume minimally invasive total hip replacement, revision hip replacement and hip arthroscopy procedures.

He strives to provide the best possible care to his patients both in NHS and Independent sector by involving and empowering them in decision making, tailoring the treatment to their needs and continuing to perfect his knowledge and skills in hip replacement and revision hip replacement. The National Joint Registry (NJR) collects information on hip replacement surgery and monitors the performance of joint replacement implants, hospitals and surgeons. Mr Velayudham's patient's overall satisfaction (Patient Reported Outcome and Oxford hip scores) is outstanding as reported by the NJR, and also show excellent long-term results with very low revision rates.

He qualified in 1990 from the University of Chennai and completed a post-graduate degree course in Trauma and Orthopaedics from the 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. During the later years of training, he gained wide experience in minimally invasive hip replacement and an enhanced recovery programme after hip arthroplasty.

He did a fellowship in hip and knee surgery at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London where he gained wide experience in complex hip replacement and revision hip replacement. He completed a fellowship in pelvic and acetabular reconstructive surgery at St George’s Hospital, London where he also gained experience in managing young adult hip problems and computer navigated surgery. He is trained in performing robotic hip replacements.

He currently chairs the monthly multidisciplinary complex hip arthroplasty meeting at  Tunbridge Wells Hospital and is clinical governance lead in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He is an active member of the British Orthopaedic Association, British Hips Society, Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery and International Society of Hip Arthroscopy.

Mr Velayudham is actively involved in teaching and research projects including audits. He regularly teaches on Advanced Trauma Life Support course, Tunbridge Wells for Royal College of Surgeons. His research interests include proximal femur bone remodelling around hip prostheses, optimal prostheses alignment in hip replacement, bone grafting for acetabular defects in complex hip replacement etc.  He regularly He has published and presented scientific studies and has won regional awards. His list of publications can be found here:

Patient's Journey 

Read about how Mr Velayudham helped Clare Roche and TV celebrity Rosemary Shrager get back on their feet: 
 - Clare Roche  How to bounce back after Hip replacement
 - Rosemary Shargar TV celebrity Rosemary Shragar has successful hip surgery at Tunbridge Wells Hospital | Nuffield Health

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

  • Management of hip arthritis
  • Minimally invasive total hip replacement
  • Complex total hip replacement
  • Resurfacing hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy for hip impingement
  • Revision of total hip replacement
  • Enhanced recovery hip replacement
  • Sports-related hip injury, hip tendon reconstruction
  • Custom-made hip replacement
  • Fractures around total hip replacement
  • Hip replacement infection
  • Arthroscopic hip surgery
  • Management of avascular necrosis of hip
  • Failed hip replacement
  • Management of metal on metal hip replacement problems

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

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Hip revision
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Bone Graft

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 posts 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 Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Simplyhealth
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Aetna
  • Health-on-Line


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.