About Me

Mr. David Thyagarajan is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon in Sheffield. He specialises in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He provides specialist treatment for all shoulder and elbow problems at the BMI Thornbury Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

He graduated in 1994 and completed his Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in Bristol. Following this, he was appointed to the internationally renowned Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Programme at the Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit. There he was trained in the breadth of shoulder and elbow surgery, dealing with a high volume of complex cases. After his fellowship programme he travelled to shoulder and elbow centres of excellence in the USA as a visiting surgeon and gained insight and experience in state of the art surgical techniques from world renowned surgeons Dr Steve Burkhart in San Antonio and Dr Gary Gartsman in Houston, Texas. His special interest in shoulder and elbow surgery includes arthroscopic and open surgery for sports injuries, instability, degenerative disease requiring shoulder and elbow replacement surgery, complex revision surgery to the shoulder and elbow, including glenoid reconstructions and sternoclavicular joint surgery. He has several peer-reviewed publications. He is a reviewer for The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He has presented his research work in numerous international and national meetings such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons in Washington DC, International congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in Japan and the British shoulder and elbow society. He was invited as a speaker for the symposium session in ‘arthritis and arthroplasty’ at the International congress of shoulder and elbow surgery ICSES 2016 in South Korea. He is a Senior clinical lecturer at the Sheffield University and he trains future orthopaedic surgeons at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

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David Thyagarajan

Qualifications

Advanced Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, Nottingham
FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh
FRCS Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh
MRCS Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh
MBBS

Affliations & Professional Memberships

British Orthopaedic Association
British Elbow & Shoulder Society
European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery (SECEC)
British Medical Association
General Medical Council
Medical Defence Union
Surgeon Qualifications

Clinical Interests

Shoulder

Shoulder pain, Arthritis, Sports injury, Arthroscopy of the shoulder, Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression, Acromio-Clavicular Joint ExcisionAcromio-Clavicular Joint Stabilisation, Rotator Cuff Repair, Bankart Stabilisation / Arthroscopic capsulo-labral reconstruction, Long head of Biceps Tenodesis, Latarjet Stabilsiation / Coracoid transfer stabilisation, Pec Major / Pectoralis Major Repair, Shoulder Arthrolysis / Capsular release, Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior (SLAP) repair, Primary Shoulder Replacement, Complex primary and Revision shoulder surgery with glenoid reconstructions, Scapulothoracic fusion, Sternoclavicular Joint Surgery, Complex shoulder fracture fixation surgery and treatment of fracture sequelae

Elbow

Elbow pain, Elbow Arthritis, , Elbow arthroscopy, Distal Biceps Repair, Tennis elbow release, Golfers Elbow release, Nerve decompressions, Radial head, Replacements, Elbow instability surgery, Primary Total Elbow Replacement, Revision Total Elbow Replacement, Complex Elbow fracture fixation surgery and treatment of fracture sequelae

International Visits

After his fellowship programme he travelled to shoulder and elbow centres of excellence in the USA as a visiting surgeon and gained insight and experience in state of the art surgical techniques from world renowned surgeons Dr Steve Burkhart in San Antonio and Dr Gary Gartsman in Houston, Texas

The Orthopaedic Institute

400 Concord Plaza Dr.San Antonio, TX 78216

Texas Orthopedic Hospital, 7401 Main St, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Teaching

Regular teaching sessions to undergraduates, postgraduates and allied health professionals
Supervise the training of orthopaedic specialist trainees and a shoulder and elbow fellow.
Organised and delivered shoulder and elbow fixation course (Cadaveric Course)
Faculty on shoulder and elbow advanced surgical techniques courses.
Undergraduate orthopaedic lead for the Medical School – University of Sheffield

Training

Training Specialist Registrars, Fellows and junior surgeons on tips and tricks in shoulder and elbow surgery
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Invited Lectures

He was invited as a speaker for the symposium session in ‘arthritis and arthroplasty’ at the International congress of shoulder and elbow surgery ICSES 2016 in South Korea.

David Thyagarajan at the ICSES 2016, Korea

David Thyagarajan with Prof Wallace and the Nottingham team at the ICSES 2013, Japan

David Thyagarajan with Dr Stephen S Burkhart at the San Antonio Shoulder Clinic, Texas, USA

David Thyagarajan with

Dr Richard Hawkins at the ICSES 2016, Jeju, Korea

Personal Profile

I am married to Preetha, who is a Burns and Plastic Surgeon and she provides Burns services at the regional Burn Centre for Yorkshire & Humber region. We have a 13 year old son.  I enjoy fitness, long walks in the peak district, travelling and music.

Publications

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals:

1. Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries and management – A review of literature ; World Journal of Orthopaedics March 2016

2. A new classification of glenoid bone loss to help plan the implantation of a glenoid component before revision arthroplasty of the shoulder; Bone and Joint Journal 98-B(3):374 Feb 2016

3. The Biological Response to a failed Extra-articular Polyester Ligament Implant Bone and Joint Journal 2015; 97-B(1):83

4. A rare case of floating clavicle and a novel technique of stabilising the sternoclavicular joint Shoulder & Elbow 2014 

5. Myositis ossificans of the humeral insertion of pectoralis major, International Journal of Shoulder Surgery Jun 2014 

6. Extended lateral approach for elective hind foot surgery—A safe and versatile incision , Foot Ankle Surg. 2011 Dec

7. Surgical site infection following hip fracture surgery – The role of wound surveillance, Journal of Infection Prevention January 2011 

8. MRSA colonisation in patients admitted with hip fracture: implications for prevention of surgical site infection., Acta Orthop Belg. 2009 Apr;75(2):252-7. 

9. Treatment of midshaft clavicle fractures – a comparative study. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2009 Apr-Jun; 3(2): 23–27. 

10. Functional outcome following proximal humeral interlocking system plating for displaced Proximal humeral fractureInt J Shoulder Surg. 2009 Jul;3(3):57-62.

Published Abstracts:

11. Radiological assessment of cementation following total elbow arthroplasty Bone Joint J, 95-B: (Supp 1) 53, 2013

12. Arthroscopic treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus – a long term follow up study Bone Joint J, 95-B: (Supp 1) 63, 2013

13. Medical Causes of death in hip fragility fractures: Mortality analysis in a primary care, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (B), 94-B: (Supp XXXVII) 60, 2012

14. The Cormet Hip Resurfacing – A Seven Year Single Centre Prospective Study, Hip Int; 18(2): 113 – 189, 2008

15.Detection of degradative enzymes as biomarkers of degenerative joint disease in synovial fluids. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (B), 88-B: 381, 2006

16. A comparative study of the treatment of displaced mid clavicle fracture with Rockwood pin, plates, and non operative treatment,   Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (B), 87-B: 161-162, 2005.

17. Functional Outcome Following PHILOS Plating for Displaced Proximal Humeral Fractures , Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (B), 87-B: 16 2005

18.Wound surveillance in patients with fracture neck of femur – A pilot study. European Journal of Trauma 2004 Supplement 1, p 12, A 024

19. Incidence of MRSA colonisation in patients with fracture neck of femur and it’s implication on postoperative wound infection.  European Journal of Trauma 2004, Supplement 1, p 12, A 025 

20. Treatment of midshaft clavicle fractures – a comparative study. European Journal of Trauma 2004, Supplement 1, p 14, A 032

21. Functional outcome following Rockwood pinning for midshaft clavicle fractures. European Journal of Trauma 2004, Supplement 1, p 14, A 033

22. Functional outcome following PHILOS plating for displaced proximal humeral fractures. European Journal of Trauma 2004, Supplement 1, p 22, A 066

23. Incidence of MRSA colonisation in patients with fracture neck of femur and its implications on postoperative wound infection Injury Extra, Volume 34, Issues 11-12, November-December 2003, Pages 1-86

24. Functional outcome following PHILOS Plating of displaced proximal humeral fracture, Injury Extra, Volume 34, Issues 11-12, November-December 2003, Pages 1-86

25. Incidence of MRSA colonisation in patients with fracture neck of femur and its implications on postoperative wound infection Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (B), 2003


Presentations

1. Accelerated Rehabilitation following Distal Biceps Tendon Repair – British Elbow and Shoulder Society, Leeds, June 2019

2. The Effect Of Obesity On Implant Survival Rates In Patients Undergoing Primary Total Elbow Arthroplasty (TEA) – British Elbow and Shoulder Society, Leeds, June 2019

3. Revision Total Elbow Arthroplasty: Is it safe to perform a single satge revision for presumed aseptic loosening based on clinical   assessment, normal inflammatory markers and negative – British Elbow and Shoulder Society, Leeds, June 2019

4. Reliabilty Analysis of Radiological and Intraoperative loosening in Total Elbow Arthroplasty – British Elbow and Shoulder Society, Leeds, June 2019

5. Implant Survival in Adult patients with unilateral and bilateral Total Elbow Arthoplasty – British Elbow and Shoulder Society, Leeds, June 2019

6. Glenoid Reconstruction and Bone Grafting in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty – 28th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (SECEC-ESSSE), Geneva, Switzerland, Sept 2018

7. Reverse Total Shoulder Repalacement for Shoulder Trauma – British Elbow and Shoulder Society, Glasgow, June 2018

8. The Biological Response to a failed Extra-articular Polyester Ligament Implant – EFORT Annual Congress, June 2014, London

9. Treatment options for contained glenoid defects – Internationale Konferenz Shoulder Revision Arthroplasty, Universitäts-klinikum, Hamburg-Eppendorf, 17-18 January 2014

10. How to revise a well fixed stem? Internationale Konferenz Shoulder Revision Arthroplasty, Universitäts-klinikum, Hamburg-Eppendorf, 17-18 January 2014

11. The Management of Sterno-Clavicular Disruptions – Shortlisted for the best paper award – 34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, October 2013, Hyderabad, India

12. 3 Year Experience of 250 patients treated with an Anatomic & Reverse Platform Shoulder Replacement System – 34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, October 2013, Hyderabad, India

13. Early results with the InSpace® biodegradable subacromial Balloon Space – 34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, October 2013, Hyderabad, India

14. Stabilisation of Sterno-Clavicular Joint with LockDown and a Liverpool Radial Head Replacement – 34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, October 2013, Hyderabad, India

15. Open Reduction and Stabilisation of a Locked Posterior Dislocation of the Sterno-Clavicular Joint with LockDown – 34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, October 2013, Hyderabad, India

16. Clinical and Radiological Outcome following 4th Generation Total shoulder Replacement – Early Results – BOA Annual Congress, October 2013, Manchester

17. Salvage of Shoulder Replacement after Glenoid Component Loosening Managed with Glenoid Impaction Bone Grafting BESS, Leicester, June 2013

18. The Biological Response to a failed Extra-articular Polyester Ligament Implant – BESS, Leicester, June 2013

19. Improving the consent process for shoulder replacement using internet based videos EFORT Annual Congress 5-8 June 2013, Istanbul

20. Sterno-Clavicular Disruption: Aetiology, Pathology and Management – 12th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Nagoya, Japan, Apr 2013

21. Detailed Analysis of the Outcome from Acute & Chronic ACJ Dislocation Patients treated with LockDown Stabilisation 12th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Nagoya, Japan, Apr 2013

22. Salvage of Shoulder Replacement after Glenoid Component Loosening Managed with Glenoid Impaction Bone Grafting 12th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Nagoya, Japan, Apr 2013

23. Validation of the Nottingham Clavicle Score: A Clavicle, ACJ and SCJ Specific Patient Reported Outcome Measure 12th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Nagoya, Japan, Apr 2013

24. The Challenge of Major Shoulder Surgery in Wheelchair Dependant Patients 12th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Nagoya, Japan, Apr 2013

25. Radiological Assessment of Cementation Following Total Elbow Arthroplasty Inter and Intra observer Variability of the Grading System 12th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Nagoya, Japan, Apr 2013

26. Early experience with a 4th Generation design of Shoulder Arthroplasty –The Vaios Shoulder System Current Solutions in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Tampa, Florida Jan 2013

27. Medical causes of death in hip fragility fractures: Mortality analysis in a primary care trauma Centre  National Osteoporosis Society Conference, Liverpool Nov 2011     12th EFORT Congress, June 2011, in Copenhagen South West Orthogeriatric Meeting, Exeter, January 2010

28. The Cormet Hip Resurfacing – A Seven Year Single Centre Prospective Study European Hip Society, June 2008 (Podium) & British Hip Society, Feb 2008

29. Extended Lateral approach to hind foot in non trauma patients- Surgical Implications. American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (Poster)July 13-15 2007, Toronto.

30. Treatment of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures – A Comparative Study.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual meeting, Washington DC, Feb 2005. British Orthopaedic Association, Manchester, September, 2004. British Elbow and Shoulder Society, Newport, June 2004.  European Trauma Society, Prague, May 2004.  Welsh Orthopaedic Society, Swansea, May 2004. 

31. Functional outcome following PHILOS Plating of displaced proximal humeral fracture  British Elbow and Shoulder Society, Newport, June 2004. 

32. Incidence of MRSA colonisation in patients with fracture neck of femur and its implications on postoperative wound infection British Geriatrics Society, 5-8th April 2006, Newcastle. British Orthopaedic Association, Manchester, September, 2004. European Trauma Society, Prague, May 2004. British Trauma Society, London, October 2003.

33. Wound surveillance in patients with fracture neck of femur  European Trauma Society, Prague, May 2004.

34. Functional Outcome Following Rockwood Pinning for Midshaft Clavicle Fractures  European Trauma Society, Prague, May 2004. 

35. Detection of degradative enzymes as biomarkers of degenerative joint disease in synovial fluids. (Cardiff University). British Orthopaedic Research Society, Bristol, March 2004.

36. Image Guided Total Knee Replacement with Wireless Navigation System – A Comparative Study. Welsh Orthopaedic Society, Swansea, May 2004. (Podium) Best Presentation -2nd prize            

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