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Dr. Arun Kannan

Dr. Arun Kannan

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MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS


12 Years Experience Overall  (12 years as specialist)

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Dr. Arun Kannan, MS Ortho, is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with outstanding credentials, that include MS training from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, Fellowship training in Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty (FAOA) from Melbourne, Australia, Fellowship in Hip and Knee Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth Univesity, USA and Fellowship in Hip and Knee/Tumors from University of Minnesota, USA. He has wide experience in the field of Hip and Knee Reconstructive and Replacement Surgeries and has written articles in top international journals on these subjects. He is also an author in Callaghan's "The Adult Hip" widely considered the foremost textbook on Hip Surgery. He is a consultant at multiple renowned Hospitals including Apollo Speciality Hospital and Venkateswara Hospital, Nandanam.

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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

National Merit Scholarship - 1997
Prof A. Venugopal prize in Urology - 2003
All India Rank 3 In PG Entrance Exam - 2006
Braun Scholarship for Post Graduate Excellence in Orthopedics - 2007
Prof A Venugopal Urology Prize - 2004


MS - Orthopaedics - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2008
MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 2005


Indian Orthopaedic Association
Indian Federation Of Sports Medicine
Indian Medical Association


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2009 - 2010 Senior Registrar at All India Institute of Medical Sciences
2011 - 2011 Fellow at Avenue Hospital, Melbourn, Australia
2011 - 2012 Fellow at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
2012 - 2013 Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
2013 - Present Consultant (Visiting) at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Nandanam


76207 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2005
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