FRCS (UK), M.Ch Orth (UK), DNB Orth, MS Orth

I am a Joint replacement surgery specialist in Chennai, India.
My advanced training, focused approach and continuing education
ensure high standards and quality of care for my patients

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Pioneered Knee replacement
in Young patients

Durable implants and smart tools extend the life of a knee replacement
in young patients. Several young patients have got a
new lease of mobility.

Knee replacement in Young patients

i assist knee replacement


Knee pain treatment

Pioneered Full bending Knee replacement
and minimal invasive replacement.

A minimal invasive and full bending Knee replacement offers considerable
advantages over conventional methods. As a result of increased
mobility, patients are able to enjoy activities which require kneeling
and sitting cross legged.

Minimal invasive knee replacement

High flexion knee replacement guide


Knee replacement alternatives

The goal of these procedures is to allow patients to enjoy the use of
their natural knee by several years, postpone a knee replacement and
avoid a revision surgery.

High tibial osteotomy

Cartilage regeneration


Hip and Knee revision surgery

A revision surgery is required when your primary hip and knee replacement
has failed. Joint replacements fail due to several reasons.

Revision knee replacement

Revision Hip replacement


See how knee surgery in India can restore your normal activities

Full bending knee replacement gives maximum function.

Why me? ( Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam )

My goal is to restore your mobilty and flexiblity by knee replacement surgery in Chennai India. I have performed knee replacement surgery in complicated cases like obesity, renal failure, fused kneesdifficult cases and failed procedures done elsewhere.

Total knee replacement is the permanent solution in patients suffering from advanced damage in all the compartments of the knee. Those patients with advanced damage restricted to only one compartment can be treated with a partial knee replacement or an osteotomy. In  some patients with early disease, I offer Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) therapy, Cartilage repair &  joint preservationThese procedures have the potential to heal early damage and provide pain relief. I assess your eligibility for every procedure by clinical exam and investigations. In case of co morbidity, I get opinions from trusted colleagues. I communicate these to you in clear and understandable language. Based on the above you will be empowered to take the objective decision for your particular case. I don’t thrust any procedure on you without scientific evidence.

To get an appointment, contact us. I also offer these knee surgery procedures . See here for joint you in preservation procedures and here for orthobiologic treatments.


I only use those implants which are backed by evidence  and top the list in joint registries. I routinely use  high flex knee replacement. If you are a woman, you will feel more comfortable with the Gender specific knee replacement . If wear is limited to one part of the knee alone, a partial  knee replacemenwill do. If you need a knee replacement in young age, I use durable knees. I was the first to introduce the Oxinium knee in India. See the video testimonial of the first recipient here. I also introduced the Journey, Visionaire and Verilast CR knees in Chennai.


1. An Osteotomy can relieve pain in suitable patients with uni-compartmental arthritis.

Technological advances

1. I use the I Assist smart tool to get perfect alignment. Smart tools enable me to align implants accurately in complicated cases and young patients. There is a positive correlation between alignment and survival. I was the first surgeon to use the I Assist smart tool in Chennai.

2. When your  primary replacement has failed, I offer revision surgery. Listen to a patient story here.

Anesthesia and pain relief – The single factor preventing patients from seeking surgery is fear of pain. Our pain relief protocol minmizes post operative pain and allows early discharge. Listen to a patient story here. My patients have very little post op pain, eat normally,  walk soon and go home by the fourth day.

Support services – The hospitals have accommodation to suit all pockets. Services of all specialists are available round the clock. You begin the evaluation by consulting specialists who are going to be involved in your care. Microbiology support is available while dealing with infected joints. I work with an independent radiologist interested in musculo skeletal radiology. My dedicated physical therapist will help you regain full function with the latest protocol.

Let us relieve pain, restore mobility and flexibility; Now! Contact us to schedule your appointment for a knee replacement in Chennai

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Femur fracture treatment Chennai by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam restored the mobility of this lady. See the successful result narrated by her son and the patient. If you want fracture treatment, knee replacement in difficult cases, e mail drvenkat@kneeindia.com

Proximal Fibular Osteotomy India, Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam

Proximal Fibular Osteotomy is an operation whose purpose is to relieve pain of medial compartment knee osteo-arthritis quickly. It is a minimally invasive day care procedure with no side effects. It works by shifting the load from the overloaded inner half of the knee to the outer half. It has been validated by bio-mechanical proof.…

Stromal vascular fraction treatment India.

Stromal vascular fraction is an emerging biological treatment for knee osteo-arthritis in India. It utilizes the healing potential of the body fat to repair and heal cartilage loss, bone swelling and thus relieve pain. See how this lady got a successful result after this treatment in Chennai, India. She also underwent a proximal fibular osteotomy.…

All knee implants are NOT equal; High flexion knee replacement India is way better

If you are about to get a knee replacement in India, wait; all knee implants are not equal. There is a world of difference in the functionality provided by a high flexion knee replacement and a standard knee replacement. The high flexion knee replacement India is way better. A 67 year old gentleman demonstrates this…

About me

Consultant Orthopedic surgeon with Indian, British qualifications & British training. Fellow of Royal college of surgeons, UK. Former Associate professor of Orthopedic surgery. Private practice in Chennai, India.

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Email: drvenkat@kneeindia.com
Phone: 044 4293 8938

Chennai Meenakshi Multi-Specialty Hospital,
Luz church road,
Mylapore, Chennai, India