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Mr Jaime Candal-Couto


Orthopaedic surgery


Upper limb


MB ChB (Hons), BMSc (Hons), MRCS, FRCS (Tr &, Ortho)

GMC number: 4216979
Practicing since: 1995


Mr Candal-Couto is a highly experienced Upper Limb specialist. He was appointed as a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Wansbeck Hospital, Northumbria, in December 2004. Since then, he has focused on the provision of specialist upper limb surgery, developing a large experience in shoulder arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery, shoulder replacements, elbow replacements, replacements and upper limb trauma.

Mr Candal-Couto has a special interest in developing day-case treatment for most shoulder conditions including instability, rotator cuff disease, frozen shoulder and arthroplasty. The management of Proximal Humeral fractures is another of his main interests.

Treatments & Tests

  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder Manipulation
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Tennis elbow release
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Upper Limb Fractures and Injuries
  • Shoulder Stabilisation


  • Principal Investigator for PROFHER, DRAFFT and SOS clinical Trials in Northumbria
  • Regular Reviewer of Shoulder and Elbow Journal
  • over 28 papers and abstracts published.


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Elbow &amp
  • Shoulder Society
  • Medical Protection Society

Other post held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wansbeck General Hospital
  • Lead of Upper Limb Service, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Honorary Lecturer, Teeside University
  • Member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Education Committee


Mr Candal-Couto sees patients at Wansbeck and Hexham general hospitals.

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