Consultant Profile

Mr Kumar Reddy

Mr Kumar Reddy MBBS, DOrtho, MS Ortho, MCh Orth

Practising at: Ashford and Canterbury

Specialties: Hip & Knee Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery, Hip Surgery, Hip & Knee, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement Surgery, Knee Surgery, Meniscal Repair Surgery, ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Special clinical interests:
Lower limb arthroplasty including primary and revision of hips and knees.
Peri-prosthetic fractures.
Total hip replacements for fracture neck of femurs.

Research interests:
Posterior bone grafting for infected fracture non-union of tibia. Published in the Indian Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 1992.
Management of Peri-prosthetic fractures by Mennen plating. Published in the Indian Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 1997.
Distal Femoral replacement outcomes in treating Peri-prosthetic distal femoral fractures, August 2021.

Management of Peri Prosthetic Fractures by Mennen Plating. Submitted to the University of Liverpool as part of the MCh. Orthopaedic Course.
This retrospective study included 28 cases of periprosthetic femoral fractures around the total hip, total knee and hemiarthroplasty prosthesis managed using Mennen plating.

Posterior Bone Grafting in Infected Fracture Non Union Tibia. Submitted to Mangalore University, India as part of my MS(Orth) course in Manipal, India.
This is a prospective study of 90 cases on the outcome of bone grafting using Harmon’s approach for the management of infected tibia non-unions. We reported 56.8% success rate and concluded that the procedure is suitable especially for the lower third of the tibia even in the presence of infection and draining sinuses anteriorly.

Current NHS and /or university posts:
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Consultant Site Lead at William Harvey Hospital

Year of first medical qualification and medical school attended: 1986, Sri Venkateswara University in India.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Member of American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons.
Member of Indian Orthopaedic Association.
Member of the Orthopaedic Team Benenden Hospital.

Background Information

Mr Reddy is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Consultant Site Lead at William Harvey Hospital carrying out primary total hip, total knee, replacement arthroplasties, partial uni-compartmental knee replacements and revisions of hip and knee arthroplasty and sports injuries involving meniscal repairs, ACL reconstructions and meniscectomies.

Mr Reddy has been working in the orthopaedic field for 30+ years and has received several letters of compliments and letters of appreciation from his patients and colleagues.

After graduating in 1986 at the Sri Venkateswara University in India, Mr Reddy continued his studies until 1990 to specialise in Orthopaedic medicine in addition to working as an Orthopaedic registrar until 1992.

Mr Reddy took sabbatical leave for a period of three years at University London Hospital as a Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon having wide exposure with this being a tertiary referral centre gaining good experience with complex primary and revision arthroplasties.

Mr Reddy started working at William Harvey Hospital in 1992 and has since progressed to the role of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Benenden Hospital and Clinical Lead Orthopaedic Surgeon at William Harvey Hospital where he has been in his current role for 21 years.

Mr Reddy has completed more than 350 joint replacements which include total hip replacements, total knee replacements, uni-compartmental knee replacements, revision total hips and total knees.

In addition to joint replacement surgery, Mr Reddy also performs extensive soft tissue work in the form of arthroscopies, meniscal repairs, meniscectomies and AC reconstructions. Apart from general trauma, Mr Reddy does total hip arthroplasties, as well as hemi-arthroplasties for fracture neck of femur, distal and proximal femoral replacements for peri-prosthetic fractures, complex proximal humerus fractures, ankle fractures.

Mr Reddy is also involved in managing trauma services and involved in teaching SHOs, Registrars, Physiotherapists, and Occupational therapists on regular day-to-day basis.

Mr Reddy's interests include long distance running and attending the gym.

Contact Details

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0330 019 4890
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Isabelle Brinan
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01233 616278 (working hours week days 9am-5pm)
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