Mr Shyam Kumar – Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon FRCS (Trauma & Ortho), FEBOT; FRCS Ed; FRCS, M.S (Ortho)
Mr Kumar is currently serving as consultant orthopaedic surgeon with University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.
After training at the Mersey Deanery and under the Welsh Orthopaedic training schemes, Mr Kumar became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He also gained a post CCT fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the prestigious Shoulder and Elbow Unit at Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. Prior to this he ahs also worked at the upper limb unit at Wrightington hospital. Over the years, Mr Kumar has published many peer-reviewed journals on topics related to Trauma and Orthopaedics. He also teaches trainee doctors and has been involved in research within his field.
Fractures in the elderly population are a topic of interest for Mr Kumar. As a clinical research fellow in the University of Leicester under the late Prof. Harper, Mr Kumar has done research in the field of hip fractures in the elderly. The following publications were derived from this research experience at the University of Leicester.
- Parmar V. Kumar S, Harper W. The importance of surgical education in the accuracy of implant placement during hip fracture fixation. Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2009; 2(10):59-61
- AJ Shyam Kumar, V Parmar, S Kolpattil, S Humad, S Williams, WM Harper. Significance of hip rotation on measurement of ‘Tip Apex Distance’ during fixation of extracapsular proximal femoral fractures. Injury,38 (7): 792-796, Jul 2007
- Shyam Kumar AJ, Parmar V, Bankart J, Williams SC, Harper WM. Comparison of accuracy of lag screw placement in cephalocondylic nails and sliding hip screw plate fixation for extracapsular fractures of the neck of femur. Int Orthop. 2006 Oct;30(5):320-4
- Parmar VN, Kumar AJS, Harper WM. Methods of Quantification of Lag Screw Placement within the Femoral Head during Fracture Fixation. Acta Orthop Belg. 2005 Jun;71(3):260-3
Apart from hip fractures, Mr Kumar’s interest also includes fractures around the shoulder in the elderly, which is an increasing problem among the elderly population in the UK.
Mr Kumar is an advisory board member for the National Guardian, Lead assessor for NCAS and a Specialist advisor to the CQC. He is also a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, British Elbow and Shoulder Society, Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of surgeons of Edinburgh.