Contact number: +91 9176640002


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



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 restoreyour normal activities. Receive 1-1 care

Full bending knee replacement gives maximum function. See what suits you best.

Why me ?

I am focused on providing best outcomes. I constantly update my knowledge and skills. I have introduced several  innovations in joint replacement in the region. My goal is to constantly  develop newer and better methods of treatment.

Knee surgery choices- Total Knee replacement is the permanent knee pain treatment after exhausting non-surgical options. I offer this and other surgical procedures customized to your requirements. Knee replacement is successful in the  elderly when done with due dilligence.


I routinely use full bending implants. If you are a woman, the Gender specific knee replacement will feel more comfortable. If the damage is partial, a partial  knee replacement is the logical answer. If you have developed arthritis in young age, a durable knee which last for 30 years is available. 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.


1. Biomedical solutions like Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and cartilage regeneration procedure (CRP) are performed for selected young patients. I was one of the first surgeons to perform ACI in Chennai. Listen to a patient story here.

2. An Osteotomy will relieve knee pain associated with  leg deformities in middle aged patients. These alternative procedures enable you to prolong the use of your natural knee for as long as possible. 

Technological advances-

1. I use the latest  smart tool, I Assist. I was the first surgeon to use the Visionaire system in Chennai in January 2012. Smart tools enable me to align implants accurately. There is a correlation between perfect alignment and durability of implants. They are extremely useful in young patients and difficult cases. I was the first surgeon to use the I Assist smart tool with the Gender specific and Verilast knees.

2. I use a minimally invasive approach in selected cases.  See an example here.

3. When your  primary replacement has failed, I offer revision surgeryI use advanced pre-operative planning to select the right materials 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 anesthetist which minmizes post operative pain and leads to early discharge. Listen to a patient story here. My patients have very little post operative pain, eat normally,  walk soon and go home by the fifth day.

Support services- The hospital has accomodation to suit all pockets. It has necessary infra-structure and equipment to ensure a successful outcome after joint replacement. It has support services of all specialists. You begin the evaluation by consulting specialists who are going to be involved in for your care. In-patients will get necessary support from specialists in all disciplines. 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 fees are competitive. The overall cost really depends on your choice of implant and hospital room. The best way to know your individual cost is to discuss in person. International patients can get a quote here.

Indian patients can get a quote here. Post surgical holidaySee this video.


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.

Revision Knee Replacement.

Revision knee replacement can be done as a single stage or two stage revision. Single stage revision means that the previous implant is removed and a new one put in during the same operation

Recorded Operation

Watch real knee operations and learn about our techniques.


Do you suffer from knee pain in middle age? A high tibial osteotomy is a joint preservation procedure that will extend the use of your own knee by several

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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, arthroscopy & cartilage repair.

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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1) Chennai Meenakshi multi-specialty hospital
Luz church road, Mylapore
Chennai, India. Tel- 42938 938
2) Guest hospital, 372, Ponnamalle high road,
Kilpauk, Chennai 600010. Tel- 2641 1656, 2641 3420
27, 1st avenue, Besant nagar
Chennai 600090, India
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