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Vel Sakthivel: Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon and Children's Sports Injury Specialist, Southampton and Poole

Vel Sakthivel
Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon and Children's Sports Injury Specialist, Southampton and Poole: Vel Sakthivel

Vel Sakthivel is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon offering a bespoke service in Southampton and Poole for sports injuries in children and young adults, knee surgery and treatments such as: diagnostic arthroscopy, meniscal injury, osteochondral injury, anterior cruciate ligament, trochleoplasty, fractures and soft tissue injury.

Mr Vel Sakthivel is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with experience in musculoskeletal trauma, children's orthopaedics, sports injuries and knee surgery. He works in a busy university hospital, which is a major level I trauma centre. It is also a regional referral centre for paediatric orthopaedics. Vel is the Regional Surgical Advisor for the Wessex Region appointed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.


A highly qualified and experienced orthopaedic surgeon

Mr Vel Sakthivel has over 14 years of global experience in trauma and orthopaedics (T&O).

His current posts are:



He trained at the universities of Madras and Cardiff and the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His previous posts include:


An orthopaedic specialist in children's sports injuries and knee problems


Vel specialises in children’s orthopaedics such as cerebral palsy, hip dysplasia, foot and ankle problems as well as adult and children’s knee problems and injuries in and around the Southampton and Poole area.  


Within the paediatrics field, he is very passionate about diagnosing problems early on using techniques such as ultrasound.

He also treats adult knee pain and knee problems with a particular interest in sports knee injuries.


Research interests

Vel has published a number of papers for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. He is currently writing a Current Concepts Review on ‘The Feet in Children and Adolescents’. 

Medico-legal work

Vel's areas of expertise as an expert witness are:


  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Children's orthopaedics
  • Sports injuries and knee surgery

Read more about Vel's medico-legal expertise.


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Date of registration

04 Sep 2001


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Wessex Nuffield Health Hospital
, Winchester road,
Chandlers ford, Eastleigh,
SO53 2DW 

Tel: 02380 266377 

Tel: 07949 926249

Email: vel810@hotmail.com

Web: www.sportsknees.co.uk


Areas of expertise



Qualifications and memberships


  • University of Madras

  • University of Cardiff

  • The Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh


Professional memberships  


Places of work

Wessex Nuffield Health Hospital
, Winchester road,
Chandlers ford, Eastleigh
, Hampshire
, SO53 2DW

Tel: 02380 266377


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