Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham


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

GMC number: 4756635

Practicing since: 1992


Orthopaedic surgery

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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 patients overall satisfaction (Patient Reported Outcome and Oxford hip scores) is outstanding as reported by the NJR, two standard deviations above the average and they also have excellent long term results.

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. During the later years of training he gained wide experience in minimally invasive hip replacement and enhanced recovery programme after hip arthroplasty.

He did a fellowship in hip and knee surgery from 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 from 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 replacement.

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 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 –

Mr Velayudham specialises in the following 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 total hip replacement

-       Enhanced recovery hip replacement

-       Sports related hip injury, hip tendon reconstruction

-       Custom made hip replacement


Other interests

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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 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 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.