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Biju Sankar


Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

Based at

The Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital
Secretary contact - 01946 523193

Year qualified


Professional qualifications

MS Orth,
PG Dip (Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Systems
FRCSEd. (Tr&Orth)

Treatment and procedures

Trauma surgery
Bone and joint Infections
Lower limb surger

Clinical Interests / specialist areas

Trauma surgery including deformity correction and reconstructions
Primary and revision hip arthroplasty
Primary and revision knee arthroplasty
Knee arthroscopy

Professional membership

General Medical Council - Specialist Register
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - Fellow
British Orthopaedic Association - Member
Orthopaedic Trauma Society - Full member


Suction drain tip culture in orthopaedic surgery.
MRSA screening in elective lower limb arthroplasty
Functional outcome following surgical treatment of displaced Sanders two part and three part fractures of the os-calcis.
Gravity stress views in determining instability of Weber B ankle fractures.
Safety of steroid injections prior to hip replacements
Paediatric proximal femoral locking plate in stabilization of pathological femoral neck fractures in children
Comparison of medial and lateral parapatellar approaches for navigated total knee replacements in severe valgus knees.
Leg length restoration in Computer Navigated Total Hip Replacements.
Bone growth on Hydroxyapatite collars of massive endoprostheses


Gold Medals in Anatomy and Biochemistry in medical school
Distinction in Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry in medical school


Sankar B, Lee NY, Henman PD. Periosteal tension band fixation of a pronation external rotation type fracture of the ankle in a child. Orthopedics. 2013 Jun 1;36(6):444-8.

Sankar B, Nicholson S, Henman PD. Centro-medullary manipulation and stabilization of a completely displaced fracture of the proximal humerus in an adolescents. Orthopedics. 2012 Oct 1;35(10):856-60.

Sankar B, Seneviratne S, Radha S, Rajeev A, Bananzkiewicz P. Safety of Total Hip Replacement following an ipsilateral diagnostic intra-articular injection of steroid and local anaesthetic - Acta Orthop. Belg 2012;78:183-6V

Sankar B, Kamath V, Macdonald M, Murali SR. A simple and inexpensive splint for treating finger phalangeal fractures. Orthopedics 2006 May;29(5):407-9.

Sankar B, Hopgood P, Bell KM. The role of MRSA screening in joint-replacement surgery. Int Orthop. 2005; 29(3):160-3.

Sankar B, Ray P, Rai J. Suction drain tip culture in orthopaedic surgery: a prospective study of 214 clean operations. Int Orthop 2004;28(5):311-4 

Sankar B, ABY Ng. Circumferential periosteal block in the reduction of distal radius fracture- technical tip. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2005 Mar; 87(2):141.

Kumar G, Sankar B, Anand S, Murali SR. Superior tibiofibular joint disruption – as a variant of Maisonneuve injury. Foot Ankle Surg 2004;10:41-3

Sankar B, Ng BY, Hopgood P, Banks AJ. Sub-ungual exostosis following toe nail removal. Int J Clin Pract Suppl.2005 Apr ;( 147):132-3. 

Sankar B, Ng ABY, Rameto AS, Ali F, Bell MS - Spontaneous reduction of posterior shoulder dislocation following repeated epileptic seizures. Indian J Med Sci 2004; 58(3):131-2.

B Sankar, R Venkataraman, M Changulani, S Sapare, A Deakin, K Deep, F Picard. Comparison of the lateral parapatellar and the medial parapatellar approaches for total knee arthroplasty in severe valgus knees. Published in BOA Birmingham 2013 Abstract book

B Sankar, R Ramsay, SA Murray, CH Gerrand. Bone growth on Hydroxyapatite collars of massive endoprostheses- Published in 2011 BOA Dublin abstract book. BJJ Orthopaedic Proceedings September 2012 94-B: 113-113

J Robinson, P Kempshall, B Sankar and M Pritchard. PDS sling fixation of Neer Type 2 fractures of the distal clavicle-A simple technique with excellent results.- Published in British Elbow and Shoulder Society Meeting 2009 Abstract book

D Shivarathre, M Agarwal, B Sankar, BB Peravali, and BN Muddu. Percutaneous minimal fixation of the three-part & four part fractures of the proximal humerus – a preliminary report. J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, Jul 2008; 90-B: 356.

B Sankar, R Arumilli, A Puttaraju, R Thalava. Usefulness of a gravity stress view in detecting unstable Weber B fractures of the ankle. Published in BOA abstract book 2006, page 20

B.Y. Ng, V.K.Y. Soong, B. Sankar, I. Siddique, M.P. Maguire, R. Mohil, and A.A. Henderson. Hardware removal after open reduction and internal fixation of calcaneus fractures, J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, Mar 2006; 88-B: 22.

Sankar B, Ng BY, Fehily MJ, Henderson AA. Stainsby procedure for correction of severe claw toe deformity -An early experience. J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, Sep 2005; 87-B: 288.

Babu L, Sankar B, Shah SV. Primary Total Hip replacement- whether to cross match or group and save. J Royal Coll Surg Ed Ire June 2005; Suppl03 (3):51.

Babu L, Fisher N, Perkins S, Hulse N, Sankar B, Hirst P. A National Survey of Orthopaedic Trauma Meetings in the United Kingdom. J Royal Coll Surg Ed Ire June 2005; Suppl03 (3):37.

Sankar B, Hopgood P, Bell KM. The role of MRSA screening in joint replacement surgery. Published in BOA abstract book 2004.

Sankar B, Newman J, Fehily MJ, Henderson AA. Functional outcome of surgically treated Sanders’ two part and three part fractures of the os calcis-A medium term follow up of 105 cases. Published in BOA abstract book 2004.

Hopgood P, Sankar B, Mohil R, Shepard GJ, Ryan WG, Banks AJ. Early complications of osteotomies around the knee with the Puddu plate. A cause for concern? Published in BOA abstract book 2004.

Sankar B, Kumar G, Rai J. Positive culture of Negative Suction Drain Tips - A Predictor of Early Wound Infection. Antibiotika Monitor, June 2003; 19: 33.