FRCS (UK), M.Ch Orth (UK), DNB Orth, MS Orth
Orthopaedic surgeon

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JOINT Replacement

ACL Reconstruction
Revision Surgery

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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



Total Hip replacement

offers permanent pain relief after non surgical methods have failed.
The ideal age for a hip replacement is sixty five years. However in
India, patients needing a hip replacement are young.

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Dr. A.K.Venkatachalam is an UK & Indian board certified Orthopaedic surgeon in Chennai, India. He specializes in joint replacement, joint preservationarthroscopic surgery and regenerative medicine. He has introduced many innovations in arthroscopy, joint replacement and regenerative medicine.

These are
1) Shoulder arthroscopy- 2000.
2) First generation stem cell procedure for knee with microfracture-2005
3) Simultaneous bilateral knee replacements -2005.
4) Simultaneous bilateral Oxford knee replacements– 2005.
5) Short stem hip replacement with Proxima hip- 2006.
6) Gender specific knee replacement– 2007
7) Copeland shoulder resurfacing-2008.
8) Oxinium knee replacement- 2008.
9) Journey knee replacement– 2009. First case of bilateral Journey knee replacements in 2009.
10) Orthoglide knee resurfacing– 2012
11) Custom fit knee replacement– 2012.
12) Autologus Osteoblast implantation and bone marrow stem cell implantation-2013
13) Autolgous chondrocyte implantation 2014
14) I Assist knee replacement-2014.
15) I Assist guided Verilast knee replacement-2014.
16) Single stage Cartilage repair and ACL reconstruction-2015.
17) Soft tissue expansion before knee replacement-2015.
18) First live Twitter cast of Oxinium knee replacement from India and second in the world-2009 June.
19) Stem cell treatment of partial ACL tears.
20) Biological resurfacing of socket side of shoulder joint with stem cells. 2017.

His independent private practice is the MJRC clinic located @Ramarau polyclinic, P.H.road, Chennai. He is affiliated to Chennai Meenakshi multi specialty hospital. He is a member of the international cartilage research society.
His latest success is a complex hip replacement for a dysplastic hip in a twenty year old male. In the field of Medicinal signalling cell treatment of knee arthritis ( MSC treatment), he has been using this to treat knee osteo-arthritis in several elderly patients. To see the success stories, visit
His blogs and have been voted as being among the top 50 & 25 blogs in their respective fields on the web.
He is a proponent of Joint preservation. This branch of orthopedic surgery aims to preserve a damaged joint and prevent the onset of degenerative changes. He offers a number of procedures to achieve this purpose. One of these is Meniscal replacement with Collagen meniscal implant India in India. He also offers meniscal suture. He trained for these procedure at cadaveric skills courses in the USA and Singapore. See
Dr.Venkatachalam performs biological procedures to repair cartilage, bone and tendons. He has treated focal cartilage loss with repair. He has also treated Avascular necrosis of the femur with bone marrow derived cells.



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