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Dr. A. K. Venkatachalam
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    Dear Dr. Higly pleased for your mail. Yes Dr. I must write about your good job and send my photo some days later. My condition is improving. Have a nice day. Read more

    SU, Bangladesh- ACL reconstruction,
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    After retirement, I was totally disabled due to crippling rheumatoid arthritis. I had lost hope of walking again. I am grateful to you,Sir for getting me on my feet by doing bilateral total knee replacements. Read more

    Mr.Narayanan, Pondichery- Knee replacement surgery
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    This is Ashish from Abu Dhabi. My mom is doing great. I take her out for long walks every day. She is able to kneel and offer Namaz. Her pains have disappeared. I wish to place my sincere thanks for the excellent service provided to my mom. Read more

    Ashish, Abu Dhabi

Flexible Knee replacement gives you extra bending to permit kneeling & squatting. Which procedure is best for you?

Knee replacement is a permanent solution when you have tried other options. I offer total knee replacement. The ideal age for a knee replacement is 65. Total knee replacement is also available for young patients too. In them I use durable implants and techniques. Knee replacement surgery is very safe in elderly patients too.


I routinely use high flexion knee implants which restore full mobility.  If you are a woman, the Gender specific knee replacement will feel more comfortable. If the damage is restricted to one part only, you may just need a partial  knee replacement. If you have developed arthritis in young age, durable solutions are available. These durable joints can last for 30 years thus saving you a revision. For those with metal allergy, non allergenic implants are available. Oxidized zirconium is one such.

Techniques- I use both conventional and smart tool techniques. Examples of smart tools are I-Assist, PSI and computer navigation. Smart tool techniques enable me to position the implant accurately. The latest method is the I Assist smart tool. This has several advantages. These are better alignment, reduced operating time, less bleeding & infection risk. These are not needed in routine cases but can be extremely useful in difficult primary cases and young patients. I routinely use a minimally invasive approach.  See an example of a minimal invasive incision here. When your existing implant has failed, I offer revision knee replacement.


 Biomedical solutions like Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and stem cell induced cartilage regenration (MCIC) are performed for selected patients. Patients above sixty are not suited for cartilage regeneration procedures.
An osteotomy can be a knee replacement alternative in middle aged patients with uni compartmental arthritis and significant deformity. External fixation may be an option in the elderly patient. 

Costs- My cost is competitive. The total cost depends on your choice of implant and hospital room. The best way to know your cost is to discuss your requirements with me in person. However rest assured that my cost will be competitive. International patients can get a quote here. Indian patients can get a quote here.

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Smart tools in Orthopedics

I offer knee replacement with smart tools like I-Assist, PSI and computer assisted navigation. These are of great value in difficult cases and revision knee replacement.

High flex knee Replacement Guide

The High flex knee ( High Flexion Knee) is a boon to patients seeking increased function after a TKR.

Partial Knee replacement guide

Patients with symptomatic partial knee arthritis may benefit from a partial knee replacement.


My mom is feeling great after the total knee replacement surgery & she is fully functional now - Padman Perumal, New Jersey. USA.

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Cost Knee Replacement

I offer high quality surgery at affordable cost.

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Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam is a consultant orthopedic surgeon in Chennai, India. His interests are adult orthopedic reconstruction, sports medicine & trauma.

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Orthopedic surgeon with experience in joint Replacement, key hole surgery, cartilage repair & general orthopedic surgery acquired at local & international levels.

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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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Chennai Meenakshi multi-specialty hospital
Luz church road, Mylapore
Chennai, India

27, 1st avenue, Besant nagar
Chennai 600090, India
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