Mr Henry Colaço

Job title

Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon (locum)



GMC Number


Contact details

PA/secretary phone number: 020 8216 4014

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Related services

Trauma and orthopaedics


Mr Colaço is a surgeon who specialises in conditions of the upper limb. He performs arthroscopic (keyhole) and open surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, including trauma and joint replacements. He organises an international shoulder meeting and has an interest in the use of simulation in surgical training.


  • Colaço HB, Tennent TD. Simulation in Shoulder Surgery. Shoulder & Elbow. (in press, 2016)
  • Colaço HB, Hughes K, Arnander M, Pearse EO, Tennent TD. Construct validity, assessment of the learning curve and expegrience of using a low-cost arthroscopic surgical simulator. Journal of Surgical Education (in press, 2016)
  • Colaço HB, Tennent TD. Current controversies in surgery of the elbow. BJJ News Dec 2015;9:5-7.
  • Tennent D, Colaço HB, Arnander M, Pearse E. Arthroscopic Conjoint Tendon Transfer: A Technique for Revision Anterior Shoulder Stabilization. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2016 Mar;5(1):e201-5.
  • Davenport D, Colaço HB, Edwards ME. Clinical Skills for Postgraduate Examinations: Examination of the Adult Knee. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2016 Mar;77(3):C45-8. 
  • Davenport D, Colaço HB, Kavarthapu V. Clinical Skills for Postgraduate Examinations: Examination of the Adult Spine. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2015 Dec 2;76(12):C182-5. 
  • Colaço HB, Arnander M, Pearse EO, Tennent TD. Surgical Approaches for Shoulder Arthroplasty. Orthopaedics & Trauma. 2015 Oct;29(5).281-6.
  • Patel S, Colaço HB, Elvey ME, Lee MH. Post-traumatic osteonecrosis of the proximal humerus. Injury, 2015 Oct;46(10):1878-84.
  • Colaço HB, Shah Z, Back DL, Davies A, Ajuied A. Xenograft in Orthopaedics. Orthopaedics & Trauma. 2015 Aug;29(4):253-60.
  • Colaço HB, Smith C, Davies A, Ajuied A. Future graft options in soft tissue reconstruction about the knee. Sports Medicine Update 2015 June:8(2):6-9.
  • Kalraira AJ, Madanipour S, Colaco H, Cobiella C. Propofol extravasation: a rare cause of compartment syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 May 7;2015. pii: bcr2015209360. doi:10.1136/bcr-2015-209360
  • Patel S, Menéndez PB, Hossain FS, Colaco HB, Lee MH, Sorene ED, Taylor EJ. Does the DVR® plate restore bony anatomy following distal radius fractures?. Ann R Coll Surg Engl, 2014;96:49-54.
  • Davenport D, Colaco HB, Edwards MR. The 30-year wait for treatment of an acutely painful knee. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Sep 29; pii: bcr2014206512. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-206512
  • HB Colaço, I Findlay, R Walker, G Bhabra. Chairmen: A Ajuied, D Back. Journal Club: Patella resurfacing at TKR.
  • Colaço HB, Sivananthan S, James LE. History & Examination. In: Sivananthan, Sherry, Warnke, Miller (ed.). Mercer’s Textbook of Orthopaedics & Trauma (10th Ed.) London: Hodder Arnold, 2012.
  • Colaco H, Haddad F, Speed C. Knee Injuries. In: Hutson M, Speed C (eds.). Sports Injuries (4th Ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Colaço HB, Hossain FS, Haddad FS. Patella Instability. Sports Injury Bulletin Jul/Aug 2011
  • Patel S, Colaço HB, Hossain FS, El-Husseiny M, Lee MH. The accuracy of primary care teams in diagnosing disorders of the shoulder. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2011 Feb;17(1):118-22. 
  • Colaço HB, Patel S, Lee MH, Malaga Shaw O. Congenital Clubfoot: a review. The British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2010 Apr;71(4):200-5.
  • Patel S, Colaço HB, Taylor EJ. Impingement of a fibroma of the tendon sheath on the extensor retinaculum. The Journal of Hand and Microsurgery 2010:2(1):31-2.
  • Patel S, Colaco HB, Hossain FS. Factors influencing foundation programme choice among medical students. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Short Reports 2010 June;1(1):4.
  • Patel S, Colaço H, Taylor EJ. The use of dental wire to facilitate tendon passing through the pulley mechanism. Ann R Coll Surg Engl, 2010 Mar;92(2):168-9.
  • Colaço HB, Haddad FS. Knee Dislocation. Sports Injury Bulletin Sep/Oct 2009
  • Patel S, Colaço H, Lee MH. The use of non-adhesive skin traction to prevent distal migration of a cylinder cast. Ann R Coll Surg Engl, 2009 Oct;91(7):621-3.
  • Patel S, Hossain FS, Colaco H. Working hours in surgery – the junior's perspective. British Journal of Hospital Medicine (Lond) 2009;70(3):M44-5.
  • Colaço HB, Haddad FS. Osteitis Pubis. Sports Injury Bulletin Jul/Aug 2008;81:6-8.
  • Colaco HB, Theodoreli-Riga C. Clavicle fractures: selected internet viewings. Ann R Coll Surg Engl, 2008;90:537-8. 
  • Colaco HB, Patel P, Stetina Z, Ray SA. Successful endovascular treatment of a symptomatic common iliac aneurysm using a vascular plug. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Extra 2008;16(2):13-15.