Mr Henry Colaco

Mr Henry Colaco

BSc(hons) MBBS MSc FRCS(Tr&Orth) MFSTEd

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Recommended by 14 specialists
18 years of experience
6 years as a specialist

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  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6079744
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    2,030 reviews

    The Portland Hospital

    212 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1,484 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

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    17:30 - 19:30
    08:30 - 13:00
    13:30 - 19:00
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    Call 02034880242 or 02078460306 to book an appointment

    Mr Henry Colaço is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in reconstructive and sports shoulder and elbow surgery and complex upper limb trauma including hand and wrist injuries. He is the Clinical Lead for Upper Limb Surgery at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and a founder member of the Shoulder Practice and The London Shoulder Meeting.

    He firmly believes in a patient-centred approach to treatment and collection of functional outcome data in order to tailor operative and non-operative techniques to the individual. When surgery is required, he uses novel techniques including awake shoulder surgery, 3D templating for joint replacement surgery, and minimally invasive techniques where possible to achieve optimal results and faster rehabilitation.

    He has experience of managing high profile individuals; actors, musicians, and professional athletes including footballers, Saracens, Harlequins, and England International rugby players. He has an interest in developing novel techniques of reconstructive arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, including management of bone loss in shoulder instability, strategies for irreparable rotator cuff tears and biceps tendon injuries.

    After graduating from Imperial College School of Medicine with Distinction in Surgery, he completed his surgical and orthopaedic training in London teaching hospitals, including fellowship posts in shoulder & elbow surgery at University College Hospital, and complex upper limb surgery at St George’s Hospital. He was awarded the prestigious BESS Travelling Fellowship which he undertook in Paris and Lyon, and was appointed as a Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at University College London in 2016.

    In 2017, he was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, where he is a surgical trainer, and Clinical Lead for upper limb surgery. He is the lead researcher for trials of a micro-arthroscopic camera, a fixation plate for distal radius fractures, and is involved in a trial of a novel plate for clavicle fixation. He is a site investigator for the NIHR-funded ProFHER-2, SCIENCE, and SOFFT randomised controlled trials.

    He is a former member of the BESS Education Committee and founding member of the BESS Simulation Working Group. Since receiving the ‘Innovation in Simulation’ Award from the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) in 2015, he has continued his work to use simulation to enhance surgical skills training and improve patient safety. He developed a surgical skills course for UCL medical students and is working with industry partners to create a surgical skills simulation centre for the Wessex region.

    In 2015 he was appointed as a Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and is involved in teaching and training at regional, national and international courses. Since 2015, he has organised the annual London Shoulder Meeting which has grown to become the largest independent shoulder and elbow conference in the UK. In September 2018, he chaired the shoulder & elbow educational and scientific sessions at the BOA Centenary Conference. He is an invited reviewer for a number of international journals including Bone & Joint Journal and Shoulder & Elbow, and in 2020 he was honoured to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arthroscopy.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Sports Injury & Elective Surgery

    • Shoulder replacement
    • Revision shoulder replacement
    • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
    • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
    • Arthroscopic acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) excision
    • Arthroscopic capsular release
    • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation (Bankart Repair)
    • Arthroscopic labral repair / SLAP repair
    • Biceps tenodesis
    • Arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic subacromial balloon spacer
    • Arthroscopic bone block (Eden-Hybinette) procedure
    • Latarjet (coracoid transfer) procedure
    • Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) reconstruction
    • Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis / post-traumatic stiffness
    • Tennis elbow release / repair
    • Golfer's elbow release / repair
    • Elbow ligament reconstruction
    • Cubital tunnel (ulnar nerve) release
    • Carpal tunnel (median nerve) release
    • Wrist arthroscopy
    • Skier's thumb reconstruction (1ct MCPJ ulnar collateral ligament repair)
    • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
    • Trapeziectomy +/- stabilisation
    • Trigger finger release


    • Clavicle fracture fixation
    • Scapula fracture fixation
    • Acromioclavicular joint stabilisation
    • Proximal humerus fracture fixation
    • Humeral shaft fracture fixation
    • Distal humerus fracture fixation
    • Radial head fracture fixation / replacement
    • Olecranon fracture fixation
    • Forearm (radius/ulna) fracture fixation
    • Wrist (distal radius) fracture fixation
    • Hand fracture fixation (e.g. scaphoid, metacarpal, phalanx)
    • Hand tendon repair
    • Skier's thumb stabilisation (1ct MCPJ ulnar collateral ligament repair)
    • Hand tendon transfer (e.g. EIP to EPL)
    • Shoulder pain
    • Shoulder arthritis
    • Shoulder instability
    • Labral injuries
    • SLAP tears
    • Long head of biceps tendinopathy / tears
    • Rotator cuff tendinopathy
    • Rotator cuff tears
    • Irreparable rotator cuff tears
    • Partial thickness rotator cuff tears
    • Subacromial impingement syndrome / bursitis
    • Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) osteoarthritis
    • Glenohumeral (shoulder) osteoarthritis
    • Glenohumeral (shoulder) rheumatoid arthritis
    • Rotator cuff arthropathy
    • Bankart lesions
    • Clavicle fractures
    • Proximal humerus fractures
    • ACJ injuries
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Scapulothoracic dysrhythmia
    • Snapping scapula syndrome
    • Failed previous arthroscopic surgery
    • Failed previous joint replacement surgery​
    • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
    • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
    • Elbow instability
    • Elbow osteoarthritis
    • Elbow rheumatoid arthritis
    • Elbow stiffness
    • Elbow dislocations
    • Elbow fractures (radial head, olecranon, distal humerus)
    • Distal biceps tendon ruptures
    • Triceps injuries
    • Ulnar nerve entrapment (cubital tunnel syndrome)
    • Forearm (radius & ulna) fractures
    • Distal radius (wrist) fractures
    • Wrist injuries
    • Scaphoid fractures
    • Metacarpal fractures
    • Phalangeal (finger) fractures
    • Phalangeal (finger) dislocations
    • Tendon injuries and lacerations
    • Wrist ligament injuries
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Trigger finger
    • Dupuytren's disease


    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Hand & Wrist Surgery
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Arthroscopy
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Biceps Tenodesis and Tenotomy
    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Joint Injection
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Revision Surgery
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Video Consultation
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
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    Special interests

    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Wrist Fractures
    • Clavicle Fractures
    • Hand Problems
    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Dislocated Shoulder
    • Elbow Fractures
    • Finger Injury
    • Forearm Fractures
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Hand Injury
    • Humerus Fractures
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis (Elbow)
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Bicep Injury
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Dislocation of the Elbow
    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • Elbow Instability
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Fractures
    • Hand Pain
    • Mallet Finger
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporotic Fractures
    • Pectoralis Major Injury
    • Peripheral Nerve Injury
    • Shoulder Impingement
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Pain
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    • MFSTEd, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2015)
    • MSc Trauma & Orthopaedics (distinction for dissertation), University of Brighton (2015)
    • FRCS(Tr&Orth), Royal College of Surgeons of England (2013)
    • MRCS(Eng), Royal College of Surgeons of England (2007)
    • MBBS (distinction in Surgery), Imperial College (2003)
    • BSc(hons), Neuroscience, Imperial College (1999)


    • British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS)
    • British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA)
    • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
    • Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS)
    • Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng)
    • The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
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