Orthopedic surgeon, Joint replacement, Hip, Knee & shoulder, key hole surgery

Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam FRCS Glasgow (UK), M.Ch Orth Liverpool (UK), DNB Orth, MS Orth ( Delhi) (UK Trained)

Present position- Consultant Orthopedic surgeon – Independent private practice in own clinic and associated hospital of Chennai.

Degrees & DiplomasUniversity / Institutions
MBBSUniversity of Madras (February, 1984)
DNB OrthDiplomate of National Board (Orthopaedics), National Board of Examinations (1991)
MS OrthUniversity of Delhi (1992)
FRCSRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (1994)
M.Ch OrthUniversity of Liverpool (1995)

Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam is an Indian & UK trained orthopedic surgeon.

  • He is experienced in joint replacement & arthroscopic surgery. 
  • He is Indian & UK board certified.
  • He is registered with the MCI and GMC, London, UK.
  • He is a life member of the Indian Orthopedic association and Madras Orthopedic society.
  • Member of International cartilage research society since 2014.
  • He has worked in India, UK, Dubai and Oman. He has been in independent private practice in Chennai since 1997 interspersed with a period  of work in Oman and Dubai for nearly one and half years.

He has introduced several technological advances, implants, devices and techniques in this region.  These are

  • Full bending knee replacement
  • Gender specific knee.
  • Oxinium knee.
  • Journey knee.
  • Visionaire PSI knee .
  • I Assist.
  • Verilast Knee.
  • Autologous Chondrocyte implantation.
  • BMC/BMAC treatment of knee, shoulder, hip and ankle.

Conferences- Guest speaker in Abu Dhabi. Papers presented at Indian Orthopaedic association annual meeting 2012.

Teaching experience- Associate professor in orthopedic surgery at Chettinad medical college.

Research-R & D  for IMEL (now TTK pharma), an orthopedic implant company 2005.

Specialties: Primary  Knee replacement| Revision knee replacement | ACL reconstruction | High tibial osteotomy |  Autologous chondrocyte implantation | Cartilage regeneraton with stem cells  and scaffolds| Meniscal repair | Meniscal replacement| Meniscal transplant | MPFL reconstruction | Tibial tubercle osteotomy |