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Advanced & Super Specialized in Orthopaedic Surgeries

At Chettinad Super Speciality, the orthopaedic department provides comprehensive and world-class orthopaedic and arthroscopic services. This department offers specialized care in the field of complex trauma, poly-trauma and joint replacement. The department provides management related to complex congenital disorders of the spine, degenerative joint disorders, non-healing fractures, malunions, pseudoarthrosis and a variety of musculoskeletal disorders. Our highly experienced orthopaedic team has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various complex ortho disorders including comminuted fractures, malignant tumours, ligament and cartilage injuries, spine disorders, degenerative diseases, metabolic disorders and infections .

Advanced & Super Specialized in Orthopaedic Surgeries

Advanced & Specialised Surgeries


Why Chettinad for your Ortho Care?

Assisted Surgery Experience

Assisted Surgery Experience

A dedicated Medical Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to the hospital & back and the admission-discharge process at the hospital.
Medical Expertise With Technology

Medical Expertise With Technology

Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA-approved.
Post Surgery Care

Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.
Why Chettinad for your Ortho Care?

Why Chettinad for your Ortho Care?

Chettinad Super Speciality Hospital, Chennai, with its team of dedicated doctors and world-class infrastructural facilities, provides excellent health care services. Experienced doctors combined with advanced diagnostic facilities, care for our patients with compassion and concern.

Orthopedic Condition Treatments & Procedures

Hip Injuries

To get hip and thigh pain relief we offer treatment for burning thigh pain, developmental dislocation (dysplasia) of the hip (DDH), slipped capital femoral epiphysis, snapping hip, Perthes disease, deep vein thrombosis, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip bursitis and arthritis, and hamstring muscle strain.

Ankle & Foot

Get the accurate diagnosis and treatment for foot & ankle issues like Achilles tendinitis, bunions adult (acquired) flatfoot, clubfoot, corns, diabetic (Charcot) foot, hammer and claw toe, flexible flatfoot in children, heel pain, intoeing and ingrown toenail, plantar fasciitis and bone spurs, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, stiff big toe (hallux rigidus), Morton’s neuroma, sesamoiditis, and vertical talus.

Neck & Back Pain

Neck and back often have many issues and we treat them all. Find relief from spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis, cauda equina syndrome, cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve), back pain in children, cervical spondylosis, congenital muscular torticollis (twisted neck), cervical spondylotic myelopathy (spinal cord compression), congenital scoliosis, kyphosis (round back) of the spine, chordoma, spinal deformity in children with myelomeningocele, scoliosis, low back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis and sciatica.

Various Types of Arthritis & Treatments

There are different types of arthritis like osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout arthritis, and juvenile arthritis etc., We also treat diseases like these arthritis of the foot and ankle, hand, knee, shoulder, thumb, and wrist. along with gout, cervical spondylosis, juvenile arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, Kienbock’s disease, osteonecrosis of the hip, patellofemoral arthritis, synovial and rheumatoid arthritis. Get treated for osteoporosis & metabolic bone diseases like osteopenia, Cushing’s disease, hypocalcemia, estrogen deficiency states, Paget’s disease, osteomalacia, and hyperparathyroidism.

Shoulder & Elbow

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The round end of the arm bone fits into the opening at the end of the shoulder blade, called the socket. During total shoulder replacement, the round end of the arm bone is replaced with an artificial stem that has a rounded metal head. The socket part (glenoid) of the shoulder blade is replaced with a smooth plastic shell or lining that is held in place with special cement. If only one of these two bones needs to be replaced, the surgery is called a partial-shoulder replacement, or a hemiarthroplasty.

Patients with bone-on-bone osteoarthritis and intact rotator cuff tendons are generally good candidates for this type of surgery.

Another type of shoulder replacement is called reverse shoulder replacement surgery. It is generally used for people who have completely torn rotator cuffs with severe arm weakness; cuff tear arthropathy or severe arthritis with a torn rotator cuff; or had a previous shoulder replacement that failed. For these patients, a conventional shoulder replacement can still leave them with severe pain or unable to lift their arm up past a 90-degree angle. In the "reverse" procedure, the socket and metal ball are switched, meaning the metal ball is attached to the shoulder bone, and a plastic socket is attached to the upper arm bone. This allows the patient to use the deltoid muscle instead of the torn rotator cuff to lift the arm.

Bone Cancer

Now that awareness of cancer is high and the modern treatment for cancer is highly advanced. We had a separate dedicated Oncology Department for treating cancer-invading bone. 


Chettinad Super Speciality Consultants

Dr. N. Selvam


Dr. N. Selvam

MBBS., MS.Ortho., D.Ortho., Mch (Ortho).,F.I.C.S., (US) F.ASIF, (Swiss).,

Expertise in

  • Total knee & hip joint surgeries
  • Total shoulder & elbow joint surgeries
  • Rotator cuff & shoulder injuries
Dr. Venkataraman


Dr. Venkataraman

MBBS., MS (Ortho).,

Expertise in

  • Arthroplasty of hip & knee with a specific interest in minimal access surgery
  • Rotator cuff and shoulder injuries
  • Sports injuries and arthroscopic surgeries
Dr. R. Naveen Lysander


Dr. R. Naveen Lysander

MBBS., MS (Ortho).,

Expertise in

  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Ilizarov and ring fixation technique
  • Trauma and poly trauma management
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Chronic pain management


Patients Speak

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Vijayakumari Chitluri

    My name is Vijayakumari Chitluri, I am from Pondicherry. But they postponed the last year for Tirupati research bust operation happened and then it 2 different operation took place for that. Then we came to Pondicherry after doing a little better, then again I started getting the pain the problem again and again took the same, Then, One of our family friend recommended Chettinad Super Speciality Hospital, Kelambakkam, Chennai and Dr. Venkataraman went through with all the old reports and did one more operation and get discharged. Now I am walking a little, and after some exercise, I  able to walk without any support. I thank to Dr. Venkatraman, who makes me to walk as like as earlier. I never thought this miracle would happen for me. I would like to say many, many thanks to the entire Chettinad Super Specialty team.

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Ms. Janna

    |My name is Janna. I'm from Ireland, and I'm here for the Chester Olympiad. I flipped because I guess I just slipped on the grass, and then I came here to the hospital. It was really quick and efficient, and the hospital staff have been really supportive and positive and taking care of me really well. And I will be playing tomorrow against Italy, and I'm confident to be back and playing chess.
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    I am Arun from the Indian Navy.My wife has taken treated from Chettinad hospital. My wife, Manjula, she sustained trimalleolar fracture inher leg while doing an adventure activity.Chettinad hospital being the closestone, she was rushed here.I am really impressed by the speed at which the team out here reacted. They did all the first aid that is required and subsequently, they took x rays. The surgeon was called being a Saturday night weekend night.The surgeon was available here andimmediately the surgery was performed at the earliest available opportunity. The treatment out here, I'm fully satisfied. The entire team worked together in getting the patient up and about in the shortest possible time.The care that is rendered by the staff out hereis nothing less than that a family could give. Professor Selvam, who did the surgery and his entire team did a wonderful job. My wife's present condition she's able to walk, do her entire physical activity and she's back to adventure activities in less than one year.I owe all this thing to Professor Selvam and his team. Thank you very much, Professor Selvam.Thank you very much Chettinad Hospital.

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Ms. Hemalatha

    Knee Replacement Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions:

    The treatment for a fracture depends on the type and severity of the fracture. In some cases, immobilization with a plaster cast or brace may be sufficient to allow the bone to heal. However, in other cases, surgery may be necessary to realign the bone and hold it in place with plates, screws, or other fixation devices.

    Factors that may influence the decision to use surgery to treat a fracture include the location and severity of the fracture, the age and overall health of the patient, and the expected outcome of non-surgical versus surgical treatment.

    In general, a simple fracture with no or minimal displacement or angulation may be treated with immobilization using a plaster cast or brace, while a more complex fracture with significant displacement or angulation may require surgical intervention to achieve proper alignment and stability for healing. At Chettinad Super Speciality Hospital, the best hospital for treating fractures, the orthopaedic surgeons will be able to recommend the best course of treatment based on your individual circumstances. 

    Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows orthopaedic surgeons to view, diagnose, and treat problems within a joint. It involves the use of a small camera, called an arthroscope, which is inserted through a small incision in the skin and into the joint.

    The arthroscope contains a light source and a small camera that transmits images of the inside of the joint to a monitor, allowing the surgeon to see the structures within the joint in great detail. The surgeon can then use other small instruments inserted through additional incisions to perform various procedures, such as removing damaged tissue, repairing tears or fractures, or removing loose bodies from the joint.

    Arthroscopy is commonly used to diagnose and treat a variety of joint problems, including injuries to the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, and ankle. The benefits of arthroscopy over traditional open surgery include smaller incisions, less pain and scarring, quicker recovery time, and less damage to surrounding tissues.

    A joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which a damaged or arthritic joint is replaced with an artificial joint. Joint replacement is typically considered when other treatments, such as medication, physical therapy, and injections, have failed to provide relief from joint pain and disability. 

    Some common reasons why a bone joint may require replacement include:

    • Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints wears down over time, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling.
    • Rheumatoid arthritis: This is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the joints, leading to inflammation, pain, and damage.
    • Joint injury: A severe injury, such as a fracture or dislocation, can damage the joint to the point where joint replacement is necessary.
    • Avascular necrosis: This is a condition in which the bone tissue in the joint dies due to a lack of blood supply, leading to joint damage and pain.
    • Other conditions: Joint replacement may also be considered for other conditions, such as osteonecrosis, bone tumours, and congenital joint disorders.

    At Chettinad Super Speciality Hospital, the best hospital for joint replacement, the orthopaedic surgeon will evaluate your individual situation to determine if a joint replacement is the best option for you. They will consider factors such as the severity of your joint damage, your age and overall health, and your goals and expectations for the procedure.

    After joint replacement surgery, the flexibility of the joint will depend on several factors, including the type of joint replaced, the patient's overall health and activity level, and the success of the surgery and rehabilitation. In general, patients can expect to have a significant improvement in joint flexibility after joint replacement surgery, but the range of motion will not be the same as a natural joint. Most patients can expect to achieve about 90-95% of the range of motion they had before the joint was damaged. In the early stages of recovery, the joint may be stiff and uncomfortable, but as the patient continues with physical therapy and rehabilitation, the joint should gradually become more flexible. The amount of time it takes to regain flexibility will vary depending on the individual patient and the extent of the surgery, but most patients can expect to return to their normal activities within several months of the surgery. It's important to keep in mind that joint replacement surgery is a major procedure, and full recovery can take some time. Patients should follow their surgeon's post-operative instructions carefully, including completing physical therapy exercises, taking pain medications as prescribed, and avoiding certain activities as directed to ensure the best possible outcome. 

    A ligament tear, also known as a sprain, occurs when one or more of the ligaments in a joint are stretched or torn. Ligaments are tough, fibrous bands of tissue that connect bones to one another, providing stability and support to the joint. Ligament tears can occur due to a sudden twisting or turning movement, such as in sports or other physical activities, or due to a traumatic injury, such as a fall or car accident. Symptoms of a ligament tear can include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty moving the joint.

    The severity of a ligament tear is classified into three grades:

    • Grade 1 sprain: A mild sprain in which the ligament is stretched but not torn, resulting in some pain and swelling.
    • Grade 2 sprain: A moderate sprain in which the ligament is partially torn, resulting in more pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the joint.
    • Grade 3 sprain: A severe sprain in which the ligament is completely torn, resulting in significant pain, swelling, and instability in the joint.

    Treatment for a ligament tear depends on the severity of the injury. Mild sprains may be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation, while more severe sprains may require immobilization with a brace or splint and physical therapy. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair or reconstruct a torn ligament.

    An ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury is a type of knee injury that affects the ACL tendon. The ACL is one of the major ligaments in the knee and is responsible for providing stability to the joint during movement. It runs diagonally through the center of the knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). An ACL injury can occur due to a sudden change in direction or speed, or from a direct blow to the knee. The injury is often seen in athletes who participate in sports that involve jumping, cutting, and pivoting, such as basketball, soccer, and football. Symptoms of an ACL injury may include a popping sound or sensation at the time of injury, pain, swelling, instability, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg. An ACL injury is often diagnosed through a physical examination, imaging studies such as an MRI, or arthroscopy. Treatment for an ACL injury may include rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), as well as physical therapy to help restore strength and flexibility to the knee. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to reconstruct the torn ACL tendon using tissue from another part of the body or from a donor. Surgery is typically recommended for individuals who are active and desire to return to sports or other physical activities that place a high demand on the knee.

    If an ACL injury is left untreated, it can lead to several consequences, including:

    • Chronic pain: Without proper treatment, an ACL injury can cause chronic pain and discomfort in the knee joint, making it difficult to perform normal activities. 
    • Instability: An untreated ACL injury can lead to knee instability, which can result in the knee "giving way" during physical activity or even during simple activities like walking. 
    • Meniscus tears: An untreated ACL injury can also increase the risk of developing meniscus tears, which are tears in the cartilage cushioning the knee joint.
    • Meniscus tears can cause pain, swelling, and instability in the knee. 
    • Osteoarthritis: An untreated ACL injury can increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the knee joint, which can cause pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility in the joint. 
    • Decreased activity level: Without proper treatment, an ACL injury can limit a person's ability to participate in physical activity, which can lead to a decreased quality of life and overall health. 

    It's important to seek medical attention if you suspect you have an ACL injury, as prompt treatment can help prevent these potential consequences and improve the outcome of the injury.

    Spine surgeons are specialized surgeons who are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the spine. Some of the spine treatments undertaken by spine surgeons include:

    • Medication management: Spine surgeons may prescribe medication to manage pain and inflammation associated with spinal conditions. This may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, and opioid pain relievers.
    • Physical therapy: Spine surgeons may recommend physical therapy to improve mobility and strength in the spine and surrounding muscles. Physical therapy may include exercises, stretches, and other modalities to relieve pain and improve function.
    • Injections: Spine surgeons may use injections to help diagnose and treat spinal conditions. Injections may include corticosteroids, local anesthetics, and other medications to reduce inflammation and pain.
    • Minimally invasive surgery: Spine surgeons may perform minimally invasive surgery to treat conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. Minimally invasive surgery involves making small incisions and using specialized tools to access and treat the affected area of the spine.
    • Spinal fusion surgery: Spine surgeons may perform spinal fusion surgery to treat conditions such as scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal fractures. Spinal fusion surgery involves fusing two or more vertebrae together to stabilize the spine and prevent further damage.
    • Artificial disc replacement: Spine surgeons may perform artificial disc replacement surgery to treat degenerative disc disease. This involves removing a damaged disc and replacing it with an artificial disc to restore normal function to the spine.

    The treatment recommended by a spine surgeon will depend on the specific condition and individual needs of each patient.

    Yes, there are several treatment options available for kyphosis and scoliosis, which are conditions that affect the curvature of the spine.

    Kyphosis is a condition where the spine curves outward in a hunchbacked position. Treatment for kyphosis may include:

    • Observation: In some cases, mild cases of kyphosis may not require treatment and can be managed through observation and regular monitoring.
    • Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help improve posture, strengthen muscles, and increase flexibility in the spine.
    • Bracing: Bracing may be used to treat children and adolescents with moderate to severe kyphosis. Bracing involves wearing a specialized brace for a certain amount of time each day to prevent further curvature of the spine.
    • Surgery: In severe cases of kyphosis, surgery may be necessary to correct the curvature of the spine. Surgery involves fusing the affected vertebrae together and straightening the spine.

    Scoliosis is a condition where the spine curves sideways in an "S" or "C" shape. Treatment for scoliosis may include:

    • Observation: In some cases, mild cases of scoliosis may not require treatment and can be managed through observation and regular monitoring.
    • Bracing: Bracing may be used to treat children and adolescents with moderate to severe scoliosis. Bracing involves wearing a specialized brace for a certain amount of time each day to prevent further curvature of the spine.
    • Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help improve posture, strengthen muscles, and increase flexibility in the spine.
    • Surgery: In severe cases of scoliosis, surgery may be necessary to correct the curvature of the spine. Surgery involves fusing the affected vertebrae together and straightening the spine.

    The treatment recommended for kyphosis and scoliosis will depend on the severity of the condition and individual needs of each patient.

    A meniscal tear is a common knee injury that occurs when the meniscus, which is a piece of cartilage that cushions and stabilizes the knee joint, is torn. This injury is often caused by twisting or over-flexing the knee joint, and is common among athletes, particularly those who play sports that involve sudden stops and starts, jumping or pivoting.

    • The treatment for a meniscal tear will depend on the severity and location of the tear, as well as the patient's age, activity level, and overall health. The treatment options may include:
    • Rest and rehabilitation: If the tear is minor and the symptoms are mild, rest and rehabilitation may be sufficient. This involves avoiding activities that aggravate the knee, using ice packs and pain relievers, and working with a physical therapist to strengthen the muscles around the knee joint and improve range of motion.
    • Arthroscopic surgery: If the tear is severe, or if conservative treatments do not provide relief, arthroscopic surgery may be recommended. This is a minimally invasive procedure that involves making a small incision in the knee and using a tiny camera and surgical instruments to repair or remove the damaged tissue.
    • Meniscal repair: In some cases, the torn meniscus can be repaired by stitching the torn edges together. This is typically done for younger patients or for tears that occur in the outer edges of the meniscus where there is good blood supply.
    • Meniscectomy: If the tear is too severe to be repaired, a partial or complete meniscectomy may be performed. This involves removing the torn or damaged portion of the meniscus.

    The recovery time for a meniscal tear will depend on the severity of the injury and the type of treatment that was performed. In general, rest and rehabilitation may take a few weeks to a few months, while recovery from arthroscopic surgery may take several weeks or months, depending on the extent of the injury and the patient's overall health.