Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam acquired his MS in Orthopedics from one of Asia’s busiest orthopedic institutes, The Central Institute of Orthopaedics at Safdarjang hospital, New Delhi. His interests in Joint replacements took him to the UK where he gained extensive training in primary and revision at some of the best hospitals. These include hospitals in Northwest England, Scotland and Addenbrooke’s hospital. He acquired post graduate qualifications from India and the UK. Later he visited centers of excellence in knee surgery in Australia, Belgium and Dubai. He has spoken at international conferences in Arab health conference, Dubai and International medical tourism conference in Canada.
In the UK he got a sound exposure in all super specialties like Joint replacements, revision surgery, arthroscopy, spinal surgery, paediatric orthopaedic surgery, hand and foot surgery and trauma.
He has been working as a consultant in private hospitals in India and abroad for the last thirteen years. His teaching appointments include the post of an Associate Professor at the Chettinad medical college, Tamil nadu, India.
He is presently a consultant at the Chettinad super specialty hospital. This hospital has state of the art infra-structure and equipment. He attracts patients from India and abroad. Dr. Venkatachalam has a particular interest in hip, knee and shoulder replacement, arthroscopic surgery and regenerative surgery. He helps patients with complex hip and knee revision and patient specific instrumentation.
He founded the Madras Joint replacement clinic with the goal of providing joint replacement, joint preservation and regenerative medicine all under one roof. He utilizes the infrastructure of affiliated private hospitals in Chennai to provide cutting edge surgical and non surgical options.
He has introduced several innovations in joint replacements. The latest is the CR oxiniuum knee which allows young patients to get maximum function and mileage from their artificial knee.
He has pioneered flexible knee replacements, Oxinium knee, Oxford knee, Proxima knee in Chennai & South India. He offers Proxima Hip replacements, hip resurfacing, Birmingham Hip replacement, large diameter metal on metal hip replacements, high flex knee replacements, partial knee replacements, Shoulder resurfacing, key hole surgery etc. He has the most extensive experience in treating acetabular and pelvic fractures. Recently he has recently introduced the Oxinium knee prosthesis in South India.
His articles have been published in newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, Time, Woman’s era etc. He contributes articles to several news, papers, journals and magazines. He has been interviewed by British TV Channel 4, CNN IBN & Indian channels for his experience in treating overseas patients from the UK, USA and Canada. He participated at the International medical tourism Expo in London, June 2006
Courses-Fifteen courses in the UK & several in India including the Advanced AO course, lizarov course, External fixators,
Intermediate arthroscopy course, Osteotomies, Minimal invasive knee replacement, Hip resurfacing, Proxima hip replacement.
State of art in Knee Joint replacements- American hospital, Dubai, UAE- September 2003
Pioneered High flexion Knee replacements, Oxford Unicondylar Knee replacement, Minimally invasive knee replacement in 2005 & Shoulder arthroscopy in Chennai from 2000.
Contributes articles & columns to newspapers, magazines and internet portals in India.
Research-Headed research & development for new Orthopedics products like instruments, implants for Invecta medi equipment
limited (IMEL) an ISO 9001 company 2005.