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Dr. CT. Arunachalam

Dr. CT. Arunachalam

Dr. CT. Arunachalam

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MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics


25 Years Experience Overall  (17 years as specialist)

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Dr. Arunachalam CT is an Orthopedic surgeon in Chennai and has an experience of 22 years in this field. Dr. Arunachalam CT practices at Apollo Main hospital in Greams Road Chennai and Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital in Teynampet, Chennai and The Apollo Heart Centre in Greams Road, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Manglore University in 1991 and MS - Orthopaedics from Mangalore University in 1995.He is a member of TNOA and IOA. services provided by the doctor are: Management of arthritis, Replacement surgeries of Hip and Knee, Back pain management, Musculoskeletal Pain Management, Herniated Disc, Arthroscopic Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction etc.

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Nungambakkam, Chennai

CT Ortho and Gynac Care


3, Vidhwan Sundaram Street, Landmark: Near Valluvur Kottam Junction, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

06:00 - 08:00


Kotturpuram, Chennai

Apollo Medical Centre


15/42, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Landmark: Near Anna Centinary Library & Opposite AMM School, Chennai

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+ 3

Mon - Sat

12:00 - 01:00

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Teynampet, Chennai

Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital


New Number-6, Old Number-24, Cenotaph Road, Landmark: Near Hotel Rain Tree, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

10:00 - 11:00

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Greams Road, Chennai

Apollo Hospital


21/22 Greams Lane, Thousand Lights, Off Greams Road, Landmark: Near Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

08:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 05:45

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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.



MBBS - Kasturba Medical College, 1991
MS - Orthopaedics - Annamalai Universtiy, 2003


Indian Orthopaedic Association


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1991 - 1994 General Surgery at Apollo Dept of General Surgery
1994 - 1998 Emergency Resident at Al-nairiyah General Hospital, Ministry Of Health, Saudi Arabia
1998 - 1999 Resident Accident 7 Emergency at MIOT Hospitals
1999 - 2003 Post Gradute at Raja Muthiah Medical College And Hospital
2003 - 2005 Senior Registrar at Apollo Main Hospital


48630 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1991
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