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Orthopaedics Department

With a legacy of innovation and excellence, Apollo Institutes of Orthopaedics is regarded as one of the best and top in India. Apollo Institutes are leaders in the latest Orthopaedic treatments and Orthopaedic surgical advancements in India and are on par with international healthcare centres.

Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai, is constantly striving to provide the best orthopaedic care for a gamut of musculoskeletal ailments including bones, joints, spine, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. With dedicated doctors trained at various prestigious centres in the world and equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology, the hospital provides the best clinical outcomes to the patients. The dedicated and well-equipped Orthopaedic surgery complexes include laminar flow & various modern equipment such as an image intensifier, operating microscope, computer navigation system, and top of the line arthroscopy system.
In addition, the hospital is equipped with various state-of-the-art equipment, operation rooms, recovery areas, and physical therapy facilities.


  • The hospital has done more than 20000 Orthopaedic surgeries so far
  • The hospital has a 97% success rate for Joint Replacement with more than 2000 surgeries
  • Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai successfully performed more than 100 Arthroscopic surgeries.
  • Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai is the first hospital in Madurai to perform 10 ACL surgeries in a year.
  • Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai introduces “Kinesio Tape” for Knee pain & Arthritis
  • Successfully performed 1000 Spinal Surgeries like Spine Stabilization and Decompression.
  • First hospital in Madurai to treat Orthopaedic patients with PRP & Stem Cell Treatment.
  • Pioneers of Sports Medicine with Rehabilitation centre.
  • More than 8000 Complex Trauma surgeries

Clinical Teams
A constant check on your health is vital in leading a long and stress-free life. Having the support of the best doctors to treat your orthopaedic issues and provide assurance to all the health-related issues is crucial.
With a team of the best Orthopaedic specialists at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai, you are in safe hands. You can simply sit back, relax and be assured of complete healing, through the efforts of accomplished medical experts, trained in the best centres in India and abroad.
Dr Rajapandian K
MBBS, D.Ortho, DNB Ortho, MNAMS MBBS, Diploma in Orthopaedics, DNB – Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedist / Spine Surgeon (Ortho)

Dr. K. Rajapandian is an Orthopedist, Spine Surgeon (Ortho) and Joint Replacement Surgeon and has an experience of 17 years. He completed MBBS from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 1998, Diploma in Orthopaedics from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in 2000 and DNB – Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery from National Board of Education, New Delhi in 2005.
Work Experience

  • Done more than 12000 Orthopaedic surgeries so far
  • Done more than 1000 joint replacement surgeries
  • Done more than 1000 Spine surgeries
  • More than 8000 Complex Trauma surgeries

Awards And Achievements


Research And Publications

  • Surgical management of non tuberculous spondylodiscitis
  • Professional Memberships
  • Fellow in Spine (Gemrany ) & Joint Surgery (Korea)

Dr Muthuvel Rajan M
MBBS, D.(ORTHO), MS(Ortho)

Dr. Muthuvel Rajan Rajan is an Orthopedist and has an experience of 44 years in this field. He completed MBBS from Madras University in 1978, MS – Orthopaedics from Stanley medical college,Chennai in 1984 and D. Ortho from Stanley medical college, Chennai in 1980.

Work Experience
He is expertise in Arthritis and Pain Management, Hip Arthroplasty, Ligament and Tendon Repair, Foot Drop and Neuromuscular Disorders

Awards And Achievements

  • Faculty in TNOA , ASICON ,
  • REG, GRTH society
  • Conducted CME programmes on Pelviacetabular fractures and Hip and Knee replacements

Research And Publications

  • Presented many papers in TNDA meetings
  • Professional Memberships
  • Member – Indian Orthopedic Association
  • Member – Tamilnadu Orthopedic Association
  • Member – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, USA

Dr Johnedmund Benny E
M.S. FASM (Arthroscopy-ISAKOS); FIA(Arthroplasty); FIJR (Germany); FISS (France); FIRh (France)

Work Experience

  • MS Ortho, Resident
  • Ortho Biologics (Stem Cell Work)
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Ergonomic Consultation & Rehabilitation

Awards And Achievements

  • TNOA 49th Annual Conference – Prof.A.Subramaniam Gold Medal for Basic Science Research : Anterolateral Ligament of the knee 2015
  • TNOA Arthroscopy Gold Medal Talk 2019 : Shoulder Latarjet
  • Indian Orthopaedic Conference : Shoulder & Upper Limb Gold Medal Talk :Coracoid Osteolysis post Latarjet ; 2019- Kolkata

Research And Publications

  • Open Reduction and Internal Fixation in Displaced Intra Articular Calcaneal
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Postoperative Wound Infection in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Knee model Biomechanics with ( NIT) – Trichy
  • Calcaneum fraction – ORIF
  • Infection in Surgical sites
  • Badminton players
  • Latarjet & Shoulder
  • ACL Tunneling Techniques
  • Graft Abrasion of Various Interference Screws and Pull Out Strength of the Graft in Bovine Knee

Professional Memberships

  • Fellowship in Reconstruction Surgery (Germany)
  • Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery (France)
  • Fellowship in Orthopedic Rheumatology (France)


  • IAS
  • NOA , IOA , POA
  • Fellowship in Reconstruction Surgery ( Germany)
  • Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery (France)
  • Fellowship in Orthopedic Rheumatology (France)

Dr Alagappan M
MBBS, D.(Ortho)

Dr.Alagappan M is an Orthopedician with 28 years of experience. Dr.Alagappan M specializes in diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic problems like arthritis, fractures, back pain.

Work Experience

  • Trauma Surgery, Wrist Problems, Hip Replacement, Hip Pain Treatment, Orthopedic Surgery, Bone Tumor Treatment, Ligament Reconstruction

Professional Memberships

  • IOA , TNOA

Joint Replacement

Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai, is here to offer patients technologically advanced treatments for various joint-related disorders, including arthritis. Apollo Hospitals is renowned for pioneering the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure in India and it has a success rate of 99%. The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure has proven to be extremely helpful in treating secondary arthritis in relatively young patients. Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai also offers the following procedures:

Total Hip Replacement
Patients suffering from chronic pain or experiencing severe hip arthritis are recommended total hip replacement. Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces damaged bone with an artificial component. This component is customised according to the patient’s needs. This procedure restores hip functionality and helps a patient resume completing their daily activities

Total Knee Replacement
Severe arthritis causes acute pain and makes performing simple routine activities difficult. For such patients, Total Knee Replacement surgery is the best solution. Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure that removes all the diseased portions of bone and tissues and replaces them with metal and high-density plastic components shaped to create a structure. The procedure restores the functioning of the knee. Other knee deformities will also be corrected during the surgery.

Total Shoulder Replacement
Conditions such as osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injury, fractures, rheumatoid arthritis, Osteonecrosis, and other inflammatory disorders damage the shoulder joints leading to pain. In such cases, total shoulder replacement is the best solution. A surgical procedure that replaces either both or one side of the damaged or deceased shoulder bones with a metal head. Thus, restoring shoulder mobility and allowing patients to perform simple tasks with absolute ease.


Experts in Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai, can diagnose and treat several types of bone and joint problems using minimally invasive techniques – done with the use of an arthroscope. The arthroscope is a specially designed thin tool that assists surgeons in viewing and treating problems inside a joint. The hospital regularly performs arthroscopic or keyhole surgeries on the joints. Some of the most common procedures include repairing cartilage and meniscus problems in the knee, removing inflammation and repairing rotator cuff tears in the shoulder.

Trauma and fracture surgery
Fractures and traumatic accidents can occur to anyone and at any time. And that is the reason Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai, is equipped with trauma team and who are available round the clock to ensure that patient receives quick medical assistance. The hospital experts are well-versed in both traditional and advanced treatment options to assist the trauma patient at the earliest.

Spinal Surgery
Patients suffering from disabling and persistent back pain that does not reduce with traditional medications or therapies and is hindering the daily activities may need spinal surgery. The experts at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai, may perform procedures such as discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, and implanting artificial disks with precision and ease. With the technologically advanced equipment and trained staff, the patients will be on the road to a pain-free life.
Paediatric orthopaedics

Children’s orthopaedic problems are different from that of an adult. The hospital has a team of specially trained paediatric orthopaedic surgeons that are well-equipped to perform a detailed evaluation and conduct routine treatments for such cases. Some of the focus areas include:

  • Abnormalities in walking
  • Differences in leg length
  • Deformities that are present at birth such as clubfeet and dislocated hips
  • Deformities that develop later in childhood such as knock knees, bow legs and curved spines
  • Broken bones
  • Infections in bones and joints
  • Tumour in bones

This department provides high-quality care for musculoskeletal problems in newborns, infants, children and adolescents – up to16 years.
Source: Shoulder replacement surgery – Mayo Clinic

Sports medicine
Sports medicine is a recently emerging specialised branch in medicine. At Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai, the experts conduct a complete assessment, provide a diagnosis, and customise a treatment plan for injuries by recreational, amateur, and professional individuals. The hospital also provides preventive care through various consultations.
Source: Sports Medicine – Overview – Mayo Clinic

Rehabilitation in Sports Injuries

Musculoskeletal injuries can have immediate and significant detrimental effects on function. When an individual experience or is likely to experience limitations in everyday functioning due to ageing or a health condition, including chronic diseases or disorders, injuries or traumas, a set of interventions is needed. “Rehabilitation enables individuals of all ages to maintain or return to their daily life activities, fulfil meaningful life roles and maximize their well-being”. Recreational physical activities and competitive athletics account for a significant number of injuries. Musculoskeletal injuries are therefore an inevitable result of sports participation. Football has the highest incidence of catastrophic injuries, with gymnastics and ice hockey close behind. Tissue injury from sports can be classified as macro-traumatic and micro-traumatic.

Arthroscopic surgery shoulder injuries
Shoulder arthroscopy is recommended for patients with chronic shoulder issues. This minimally invasive surgery helps in diagnosing and treating shoulder problems. The incision in these surgeries is approximately the size of a keyhole and is smaller than the incision in traditional surgery.
Source: Shoulder Arthroscopy: Procedure, What to Expect, and Recovery (

Ligament Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction is surgery to replace a torn anterior cruciate (KROO-she-ate) ligament (ACL) — a major ligament in your knee. ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction — such as soccer, football, basketball and volleyball.
Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that attach one bone to another bone. During ACL reconstruction, the torn ligament is removed and replaced with a band of tissue that usually connects muscle to bone (tendon). The graft tendon is taken from another part of your knee or from a deceased donor.
ACL reconstruction is an outpatient surgery that’s performed by a doctor who specializes in surgical procedures of the bones and joints (orthopedic surgeon).
Autograft. This graft uses a tendon from somewhere else in your body (like your other knee, hamstring, or thigh).
Allograft. This type of graft uses tissue from someone else (a deceased donor).
Synthetic graft. This is when artificial materials replace the tendon.

Dislocated Joints
When the bones of the joints are forced from their normal position it causes dislocated joints. In such situations, the patients need immediate medical attention. The experts in Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai are trained to treat dislocated joints and plan customised treatment options for the patient.
Source: Dislocation: First aid – Mayo Clinic

Peri-arthritis, also knowns as frozen shoulder, limits shoulder movements and disrupts the daily activity of a person. The experts in the hospital are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat patients in alleviating their pain and helps patient in leading a pain-less life.

Arthritis care
Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai provides relief to arthritis-related symptoms and helps the patient to manage the condition better. Rely on the experts to develop a customised treatment plan for each individual, depending on the severity of the condition. The treatment plan may include medication, therapy, or surgery.

Ortho Biologics

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) represents a biological treatment for various musculoskeletal injuries involving tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. It is a refined product of autologous blood with a platelet concentration greater than that of whole blood. Besides rebuilding damaged tissue, PRP injections also reduce inflammation and pain, and stimulate joint lubrication. This lubrication eases joints’ stiffness and restores more of their overall function. One study gave PRP injections to patients with osteoarthritis in their knees.

Stem Cell

Stem cell therapy has successfully used for major orthopedic procedures in terms of bone-joint injuries (fractures-bone defects, nonunion, and spinal injuries), osteoarthritis-cartilage defects, ligament-tendon injuries, femoral head osteonecrosis and osteogenesis imperfecta. Both stem cell therapy and growth factor therapy are used in orthopaedics to promote muscle and tendon healing, improve pain and function in arthritic joints, and to augment healing at a surgery site.

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