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 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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Knee replacements in Chennai, Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam patient’s testimonial after 14 years

Knee replacements in Chennai, Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam patient’s testimonial after 14 years. An eighty five year old lady is doing very well at 14 years after bilateral knee replacements by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam. Her son also vouches for the same.

Chondromalacia treatment in India cellular therapy, Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam

Chondromalacia treatment in India – cellular therapy by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam. Chondromalacia patella is a common cause of knee pain in the young. Physiotherapy is usually the first line of treatment. When this does not produce the desired result, then cellular therapy is of benefit. It utilizes the healing potential of the body to repair cartilage under…

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Are you seeking a knee injection in India? Get knee pain relief with ultrasound guided injections. See this video to understand the indications, substances and technique of an ultrasound guided injection in India.If you want to book an appointment, e mail drvenkat@kneeindia.com

Knee replacement Chennai Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam patient’s testimonial after one year

Knee replacement Chennai Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam patient’s testimonial after one year. She is thrilled that her quality of life has improved considerably. She can walk, climb stairs, squat with ease. She is very grateful to the doctor for having restored her mobility. If you too want this procedure for yourself, email drvenkat@kneeindia.com

About me

Knee replacement Chennai Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam

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