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I am a Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, based at Bangalore (India), with special interests and skills in:


On this web site you will find information on how to contact me or to book a consultation with me, detailed information about RSI and other patient education material, my professional background, ongoing research and publications. Announcements of Educational/Awareness Programmes will also appear here.


Duration Institution
2004-05 Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden
  1996-99 Cardiff School of Engineering, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
1996-98 Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
1991-94 JIPMER Medical College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
1985-90 JIPMER Medical College, University of Madras, Pondicherry, India
Till 1984 Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi, Central Board of Secondary Education, India
  Year and Qualification Institution
2005, Certificate in Ergonomics Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden
  1999, M Sc. Orthopaedic Engineering University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
1998, Postgraduate Diploma in Orthopaedic & Rehabilitaton Technology University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
1996, Surgical Fellowship (Part-A) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK
1994, Diplomate of National Board in Orthopaedic Surgery National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India
1994, Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery (MS) Pondicherry University, India
1993, Postgraduate Diploma in Orthopaedics Pondicherry University, India
1991, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) University of Madras, India
* Karnataka Medical Council, Bangalore, India (Full Registration)
* General Medical Council, London, UK (Full Registration)
* Eligible for registration in the USA (valid ECFMG Certificate)

In Independent Private Practice at Bangalore since April 7, 2000.

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  1. Head, Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Bangalore Children's Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore (August 2000 to December 2007): 200 bedded tertiary care centre and one of India's largest children's hospitals.

  2. Consultant in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Bangalore (February 2001 to February 2009): 75 bedded multispecialty hospital.

  3. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, (February 1999 to February 2000) United Apollo Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India: 80 bedded multispecialty, corporate hospital

  4. Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics (April 1997 to September 1998) The King's Mill Centre for Health Care Services (NHS Trust), Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK: Acute General Hospital with 600 beds, previously called the famous Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital.

  5. Senior House Officer in Trauma and Orthopaedics (August 1995 to March 1997)
    The King's Mill Centre for Health Care Services (NHS Trust), Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.

  6. Senior House Officer in Trauma and Orthopaedics (February 1995 to August 1995)
    Leighton Hospital (NHS Trust), Crewe, Cheshire, UK (700 bedded District General Hospital).

  7. Junior Resident (Registrar) in Trauma and Orthopaedics (April 1991 to March 1994)
    JIPMER, Pondicherry, India: One of India's premier teaching hospitals and tertiary care centres, with 850 beds, Web Site:

  8. Compulsory House Surgeon (January 1990 to January 1991) JIPMER, Pondicherry.

Membership of Professional Organisations
  1. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( 2007-
  2. National Osteoporosis Foundation ( 2007-
  3. International Myopain Society ( 2004-
  4. Indian Society of Ergonomics ( 2004-
  5. Indian Orthopaedic Association ( 2002-
  6. Indian Foot Society ( 2002-
  7. American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine ( 2001-
  8. International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics ( 2001-
  9. Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India ( 2000-
  10. Childhood Disability Group, Indian Academy of Pediatrics ( 2000-
  11. Shoulder Society of India 2000-
  12. The Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma ( 2000-
  13. Joshi External Stabilization System (JESS) Associates 1999-
Member, Editorial Review Committee of Peer Reviewed Professional Journals
  1. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain
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  2. Medical Science Monitor ( 2007-
  3. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics ( 2007-
Special Training

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders / Repetitive Strain Injuries:

  1. I have completed the 6-month Ergonomics certificate course from Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden. The course provided theoretical knowledge in basic ergonomics from an ergonomics system approach and trained participants in techniques to evaluate and solve problems related to working conditions and human/machine systems. Content of the course included history of ergonomics, ergonomic system approach, human capabilities, ergonomics risk factors at the workplace, case studies in ergonomics, work-related musculoskeletal problems, Job Analysis methods, understand and apply improvement options in workstation design, material handling and storage, tools design and administrative improvements.

  2. During my 2-year Master's Course in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff, UK ( ), I was introduced to the basic engineering principles (in relation to materials, experimentation, mechanical engineering theory, computing allied to medicine, mechanisms of injury and biology of bone and soft tissue, and surgical applications), which are relevant to the musculoskeletal system.

  3. I have trained in Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology for 2 years at the University of Dundee, UK (, which is one of the foremost Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre in the world. My training modules included Biomechanics of bone, articular cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and major joints of upper and lower limbs and spine; the way in which the tissues are loaded, along with how they are designed to withstand these loads; the latest techniques in prevention, identification and rehabilitation of injury to these tissues.

  4. I have received advanced training in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery at Mansfield and Crewe, UK (18 months). At Mansfield, I participated in special Shoulder and Hand clinics, where I treated several workers suffering from RSI's of varying nature and severity. I performed independent bi-weekly operating lists, which regularly included RSI conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, DeQuervain's disease, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, etc.

  5. During my training in the UK and USA for over 5 years, I was exposed to the latest techniques in the assessment, treatment (non-operative and operative) and rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders involving the spine and limbs. These techniques included McKenzie's Method, Feldenkrais, Pilates, Tai-Chi, Spinal Manipulations and Injection Techniques, Myofascial Release, and Body Work Techniques (e.g., Hellerwork, Rolfing). I participated in special weekly, multi-disciplinary Back Pain Clinics for patients referred with complex spinal problems.

  6. I have obtained hands on training in Chiropractic Techniques, Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations, Therapeutic Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy, at Coimbatore, India (1999). I assisted Dr. Brent Detelich, a Visiting Chiropracter from Pennsylvania, USA, in the treatment of over 200 patients, attended a lecture-demonstration workshop, and performed several maneuvers under supervision.

  7. I have received hands on training in Alexander Technique at Kochi, India (2004) by Mr. Joseph Stevens, an eminent Alexander Teacher from London, UK, and Secretary of Society of Teachers of Alexander Technique, UK.

Paediatric Orthopaedics:
  1. Attended Workshop on Child's Foot at 12th National Conference of Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, at Ranchi (Feb 10-12, 2006)
  2. Attended Advanced Courses on Orthopaedic Surgery for Upper Limb, Spine, Hip and Lower Limb in Cerebral Palsy, at Asia-Pacific Childhood Disability Update (Faculty: Dr. Freeman Miller, USA; Dr. H Kerr Graham, Australia), at Mumbai (December 2-4, 2005)
  3. Attended hands-on workshop on Ilizarov and Orthofix External Fixation during IOACON'2002 (Faculty: Prof. Dror Paley and Indian Faculty) at Patna (November 12-13, 2002)
  4. Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics (February to April, 2001):
    • Dr. M Mark Hoffer (Brachial Plexus, Cerebral Palsy), Orthopaedic Hospital (, Los Angeles, USA
    • Dr. Dennis R Wenger (Paediatric Hip), Dr. Scott Mubarak , and Dr. Henry G Chambers (Cerebral Palsy), Children's Hospital (, San Diego, USA
    • Dr. Lawrence A Rinsky, and Dr. Todd Lincoln, Lucille Salter Packard Children's Hospital (, Stanford, USA
    • Dr. Amit Gupta (Paediatric Upper Extremity), Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery ( Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  5. Attended Instructional Courses in Cerebral Palsy, Limb Lengthening, and the Child's Foot, during the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( at San Francisco, USA (February 28 to March 4, 2001)
  6. Attended International workshops on Cerebral Palsy and Pelvic Osteotomies (Faculty: Dr. David Sutherland, Dr. Dennis Wenger, Dr. Kaye Wilkins, from USA, and Mr. Malcolm Macnicol from UK), organised by the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, at Mumbai (2000).
  7. Specialist Registrar Level Training in Paediatric Orthopaedics with Mr. A Moulton at Mansfield, UK (18 months), Mr. TR Redfern at Crewe, UK (3 months), and Prof. DK Patro at Pondicherry, India (3 years). At Mansfield, I attended special clinics in Cerebral Palsy (supported by a Gait Lab at the University Hospital, Nottingham), DDH and other Paediatric Orthopaedic disorders. At Pondicherry, I conducted special weekly clinics in Clubfoot, Post Polio Residual Paralysis, Cerebral Palsy and Bone Tumours.
  8. Trained in the use of Orthofix External Fixator and Limb Reconstruction System with Prof. M Saleh at the University of Sheffield, UK (1996).
  9. Advanced training in the use of Joshi External Stabilization System, devised for club foot, upper limb injuries and contractures of small joints, burns contractures, deformity correction, and lengthening of small bones, with its inventor Dr. BB Joshi for 2 weeks at Mumbai (1999). I have assisted him in over 50 operations, performed 5 under his direct supervision, attended 2 advanced hands-on workshops, and am a qualified trainer. I have used this system extensively and independently for over 5 years.
Other Professional Training
  • Trained in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine at Mansfield and Crewe, UK, (21 months). I have attended the Practical Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Workshop at Droitwich Knee Foundation, UK (1997), and the General Sports Medicine Course, British Association of Sport and Medicine, Lilleshall National Sports Center, Newport, UK (1997).
  • Attended the AO/ASIF Basic Course for Surgeons, University of Nottingham, UK (1996), and Fracture Fixation Course, University of Leicester, UK (1995). I am fully trained in contemporary AO techniques and philosophy.
  • Trained in Total Hip Replacement (assisted 350, performed 20) and Total Knee Replacement (assisted 300, performed 10). Attended the DePuy-Leeds Practical Hip Course, at the University of Leeds, UK (1997).
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider, certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1996).



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