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Dr. Sunil G Kini

Dr. Sunil G Kini

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MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, MRCS (UK), MRCS (UK), M.Ch - Orthopaedics, MNAMS - Orthopaedics



18 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sunil Gurpur Kini is one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in Bangalore. He specializes in hip and knee surgery that includes primary and revision (previously failed) joint replacements, arthroscopies(keyhole surgeries), sports and adult reconstruction. Dr. Kini pursued his post-graduate training at Bangalore Medical College and Research Centre and graduated in 2007. He then moved on to do his senior residency at University College of Medical Sciences where he refined his skills in complex trauma.He then chose to specialize in hip and knees surgery abroad. He worked in the joint replacement and reconstruction unit at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore first as a fellow and then as a senior registrar. This exposure also got him to perform navigation surgery and also robot-assisted joint replacement surgery which was being established at that time. He also ran independent trauma lists that included the high volume of hip fractures in the elderly. Dr. Kini subsequently obtained a sponsored arthroplasty fellowship at Orthopaedic Clinic, Ludwig Haus, Wurzburg, Germany. He had the opportunity to work with notable surgeons who specialize in revision hip and knee arthroplasty and also learn the direct anterior approach for the hip.Dr. Kini bagged the AOA accredited hip and knee fellowship at Sydney Australia. The 1 year fellowship with professor Warwick Bruce, a renowned hip and knee surgeon at Concord Repatriation General Hospital exposed him to a high volume of joint surgeries. He also picked up the patient specific instrumentation technique for knee replacements and revision hip and knee surgery.Dr. Kini was selected for the highly prestigious senior hip and knee fellowship at the renowned university college hospitals, London which consistently features amongst the top medical universities in the world. This fellowship was under the supervision of professor Fares Haddad, (director of surgery UCLH, director of the institute of sport and exercise health, chief editor of the bone and joint journal) and a highly skilled hip and knee surgeon of international fame. Dr. Kini was independently running lists that included the high volume of joint replacements and arthroscopic surgeries. This fellowship got him good exposure to highly skilled surgeries like hip resurfacing, uni-condylar knee replacement, multi-ligament knee reconstructions, hip arthroscopy and hamstring repairs. This fellowship also gave him the necessary exposure to set up practice in revision hip and knee replacements.Dr. Kini has had a thorough interest in research that has led him to publish a good volume and also present his work on numerous occasions on a global platform. He has published 23 articles till date in indexed journals, presented and co-authored 35 podium and poster presentations at international conferences.He is also a reviewer for indexed journals, most notable being bone and joint journal.

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Sarjapur Road, Bangalore

MAK Speciality Health Center


118/6B, Ground Floor, LPS Complex, Harlur Main Road, Landmark: Opposite Anjaneya Temple, Bangalore

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Mon, Wed - Fri

06:00 - 08:00


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Old Airport Road, Bangalore

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98, Kodihalli, Landmark: HAL Bus Stop, Bangalore

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Mon - Tue, Thu

09:00 - 01:00


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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an Orthopaedist?

A: An orthopaedist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the skeletal system. An orthopaedic doctor attends to any disorder or condition or injury pertaining to the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments associated with the skeletal system. These medical professionals treat conditions like arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, and leg and foot pain

Q: What is the difference between an Orthopaedist and an Orthopaedic surgeon?

A: Orthopaedists are sometimes mistakenly referred to as orthopaedic surgeons. An orthopaedist deals with conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. He provides pre-surgical consultation and post-surgical follow up. An orthopaedic surgeon provides same care as orthopaedist, but performs surgery as well. He performs surgery to cure back pain, ruptured discs, bone tumours, carpal tunnel, arthritis and other injuries.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat foot and ankle related problems?

A: Yes, an orthopaedist deals with musculoskeletal problems within the body. Problems related to foot and ankle fall under this category. Common foot problems like bunions, ankle sprains, arthritis, and sports injury are treated by an orthopaedist. Diagnosis of foot and ankle related problems are done through imaging tests. The mode of treatment depends on the severity of the problem.

Q: Does one need a doctor referral to see an Orthopaedist?

A: One can consult an orthopaedist by booking an appointment. Consultation with the orthopaedist is conducted in his/her clinic or at a healthcare centre. In some cases, patients go to a general physician for any condition or disorder related to the musculoskeletal system. Once preliminary investigation is done, the general physician may refer the patient to an orthopaedist for further examination.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat sport injuries?

A: Sport injuries are mostly related to the musculoskeletal system. Injuries like ligament tear, sprains, fractures, muscle pull, or bruises are commonly encountered in sports. An orthopaedist is the right medical doctor to consult for sport injuries. After physical examination, the orthopaedist may ask for imaging tests for confirming the extent of damage and then treat accordingly.


Awards and Recognitions

Lester Lowe SICOT Award - 2010
SICOT German travelling fellowship - 2012
IOA Thailand ambassadorship - 2014


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MBBS - Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, adilabad, 2001
MS - Orthopaedics - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, 2007
DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery - Diploma National Board, 2008


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Indian Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSED)
Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT)
Karnataka Medical Council


Senior Fellow (Hip and Knee) at London
Fellow (Hip and Knee) at Sydney, Australia
Fellow (Hip and Knee) at Germany
Fellow (Hip and Knee) at Singapore


63406 Karnataka Medical Council, 2002

Trainings and Certifications

Dip.SICOT(Belgium) - SICOT, Belgium, 2009
Fellowship in Knee & Hip Surgery - University College of London Hospital, 2015
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