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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 the permanent solution after non-surgical measures have failed. I offer knee replacement and a range of surgical solutions customized to your requirements.

Why me ?

I have always been an independent Orthopedic surgeon with an individual mind and independent achievements. One can observe in nature that there are no collective minds and collective achievements. Off course,  I  do take assistance  and support of colleagues and hospital but there is a division of labour. My judgement and actions are objective.  I am able to offer patient centric innovative solutions.

Implants- I routinely use high flexion 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 that last for 30 years are available. I use non allergenic implants in rare cases of metal allergy.  I was the first surgeon to introduce Oxinium implants in this region in November 2008. See the video testimonial of the first Oxinium knee recepient here. I introduced the Journey, Visionaire  and Verilast CR knees in Chennai. I performed the world’s live tweet cast of an Oxinium knee replacement in June 2009.

Technological advances- I use the latest  smart tools. I was the first surgeon to use the Visionaire system in Chennai in January 2012. See the news here.
Smart tool techniques enable me to position the implant accurately. The latest one is the I Assist smart tool. The advantages are better alignment, reduced operating time, less bleeding & infection risk. These are extremely useful in difficult primary knees & young patients. I was the first surgeon to use the I Assist smart tool to perform durable knee replacements with the Gender specific and Verilast knees. Read the reports here and here.
I routinely use a minimally invasive approach.  See an example of a minimal invasive incision here.
When your  primary replacement has failed, I offer revision surgeryI use advanced pre-operative planning to select bone graft, metal augments and implant for this purpose.
Listen to a patient story here.

Anesthesia and pain relief - The single factor preventing patients from seeking surgery is fear of pain. I have developed a pain relief protocol with my anestheisology colleagues which minmizes post operative pain and leads to early discharge. Listen to a patient story here. My patients can walk soon, climb stairs by the fourth day and go home by the fifth day.

Alternatives-
Biomedical solutions like Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and Mesenchymal cell induced cartilage regeneration procedures (CRP) are performed for selected young patients. I was one of the first surgeons to start ACI in Chennai. See the news here. Listen to a patient story here.
Osteotomy is a procedure to correct limb mal-alignment. External fixator is offered for selected elderly patients who want to avoid a knee replacement.

These alternative procedures enable patients to prolong the use of their own knee for as long as possible. 

Support services- The hospital has the services of multi disciplinary specialists. You begin the process of evaluation by consulting each of the specialists involved in your care. These are the anesthetist and other medical specialists. Patients will get necessary inpatient support from specialists in Diabetology. Rheumatology, Renal, Pulmonology, Cardiac and General medicine to name a few. 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.

Costs- My cost is competitive. It 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.
International patients can get a quote here. Indian patients can get a quote here.

Post surgical holidaySee this video.

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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.

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High flex knee Replacement Guide

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

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Partial Knee replacement guide

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

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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

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27, 1st avenue, Besant nagar
Chennai 600090, India
Mobile: +91 9176640002 & +91 9282165002
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