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Dr. Bharath Kumar

M.S.Orth, Dip.NB Orth, MNAMS, F.ICOE ( Swiss )

Department: Ortho

Experience: 11 years

Awards

Arthroscopy, Joint replacement surgery, Shoulder surgery.


About Doctor

Membership : Life Member of Madurai Orthopaedic Society

Life Member of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic

Association

                                       Life Member of Indian Orthopaedic Association.

                                       Life Member of Indian Medical Association.

Academic achievements

                                        Prof.M. Natrajan Gold Medal for Spine

                       Speciality Exam – Feb 2002.

Gold medal in TNOA Quiz competition

Coimbatore. Feb-2002.

Prof.A. Subramaniam Gold Medal in 

University Degree Exam – April 2002.

Professional Qualifications

                                       January 1998: M.B.,B.S., Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India.

April 2002 : Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics,  Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India.

May 2005: Diplomate in National Board, Pune.

POSITIONS HELD

January 1997 – January 1998

                                        Pre Registration House Officer

                Madurai Medical College,

                                     Madurai.

                                        March 1999 – March 2002

Postgraduate trainee in 

        Orthopaedics (M.S. Ortho)

        Prof. T. Prabhakaran,

        Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology

        Madurai Medical College, Madurai

April 2002 – Feb 2004

                                        Senior Registrar

        Prof. A. Devadoss

        Institute of Orthopaedic Research & 

        Accident Surgery (IORAS).

        Madurai

February 2004 – May 2004

                                        Research and clinical fellow,

        Schulthess klinik

        Zurich, Switzerland.

June 2004 – 2011

                             Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon,

        Vadamalayan Hospital

        Madurai – 6250 20

2011- Till date

                                        Director and Consultant

        Easvara Hospital 

        Madurai - 625002

Professional Experience in Orthopaedics

I worked in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at Madurai Medical College, Govt.Rajaji Hospital (750 beds) for a total of 4 years, spending 3 years as a post graduate trainee and 1 year as a preregistration  house officer.  This establishment is a busy teaching hospital with extensive facilities for postgraduate training.

As a postgraduate trainee I was responsible for the medical management of orthopaedic patients.  I had supervised training in the closed treatment of fractures and I was involved in the acute resuscitation of polytrauma cases.  I regularly attended orthopaedic and fracture clinics and actively participated in the daily preoperative planning sessions and various teaching programmes which included weekly case conferences, X – ray meetings and monthly interdepartmental seminars.  Under supervision I performed a variety of elective and emergency operations including aspirations and open drainage of septic arthritis, open biopsy of bone tumors, sequestrectomy and saucerisation in osteomyelities and costotransversectomy in tuberculosis of the spine. 

I had a broad exposure to the operative management of trauma patients, performing hemiarthroplasty and internal fixations of hip fractures, ankle fractures, tension band wiring of the patella and olecranon, wound debridement and external fixation of compound fractures of the tibia using both the Hoffman and A.O. systems.

As a Senior Registrar in the Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Accident Surgery, Madurai, I extended my operative repertoire, independently performing internal fixation of all major long bone fractures using modern plating and nailing techniques. I extended my practical skills in operative surgery for paediatric orthopaedic disorders, performing soft tissssue release operations in club foot deformities and in the field of arthroplasty by performing Total Hip, Total Knee and Total Elbow Replacements. I have gained vast experience in the field of limb reconstruction and deformity correction using both Ilizarov and Orthofix systems. I have used the pedicular screw fixation system in spine trauma and attended to many pelvic and acetabular injuries using modern instrumentation.

In the Schulthess Klinik, Switzerland, I have been exposed on a variety of cold orthopaedic problems in each speciality on an individual basis with the specialist consultants in it. The key specialities which I was involved was the Foot and ankle surgery, Shoulder surgery, Arthroplasty  and spine surgery. I have worked on 4 scientific papers in the foot and ankle surgery. They were the Serial followup of the 140 cases of ankle arthroplasty ( this paper was presented in the International foot and ankle conference in New Orleans, USA in April 2004 with my name as the co author), Release of the nerve to abductor digiti quiniti to relieve heel pain, Arthroscopic assisted ankle arthroplasty and High Tibial osteotomy for the unicompartmental OA knee. 

I passed my DNB from the Hardikar Institute of Orthopaedics, Pune in the year 2005. 

Over the past 4 years we have operated more than 300 Joint replacement Surgeries. All versions of Hip replacement including Uncemented, Cemented, Metal on metal, Ceramic on Ceramic etc have all been performed in good numbers. High Flex Knee Replacement Surgery has been performed in more than 100 patients.

I finished my arthroscopic surgery training at the Arthroscopic Learning Center, New Delhi from 2005 – 2009. This was cadaveric workshops with training in shoulder and knee. Since then we have operated on more than 100 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions. 

My surgical skills:

Minimally Invasive Surgeon

Having crossed more than 10,000 surgeries in my career as a General Orthopedic surgeon, I started concentrating more on Arthroscopic Surgeries and Joint Replacement Surgeries. I have until date crossed more than 500 numbers in both the categories. As I felt that more conservatism should be adopted in the Joint Replacement surgery, I switched over to the Partial Knee Replacement surgery, wherein only the damaged part of the knee alone is resurfaced and the remaining anatomy is left untouched. Addedly, the advantage of smaller incision, better rehabilitation and ability to fully flex the knee are certainly rewarding.

The latest technique of Disc excision in spine- Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy is my next passion, wherein the whole surgery is performed under local anesthesia and with a key hole incision.

Addedly, the No stich technique of Percutaneous Vertebroplasty is also a specific area of my interest, wherein the patient can be made to walk immediately after surgery absolutely without any pain. This surgery is performed in crushed vertebral fractures in spine especially in elderly patients.

Current positions held

1) Director and Chief Consultant – Easvara Hospital

2) Thesis Guide – Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Accident    Surgery.

3) Executive committee member – Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association

4) Member – Indian Orthopaedic Association

Past positions

Treasurer – Madurai Orthopaedic Society – 2008- 2010.

Special interest

Joint replacement, especially partial knee replacement and Arthoscopic surgery.

General Experience

General Surgery

I worked as house officer in general surgery for three months at Government Rajaji hospital Madurai.  I worked for a further three months  in General surgery at Government Rajaji hospital Madurai during my post graduate training in orthopaedics.  During that period I gained valuable experience in general surgical principles.  I performed and assited various elective and emergency operations.

Hand Surgery

As a part of my training in M.S. Orthoopaedics, I worked in Hand surgery department, Government Rajaji Hospitaal, Madurai, under Dr. T. Chandraprakasam. During that time I was exposed to the management of various hand injuries. I was taught the basic principles in flaps used in plastic surgery and their application in compound fractures of limbs.

Thesis 

During my M.S.Ortho degree course I submitted a thesis on Digital Lengthening Using Callotasis Technique.

Presentations 

1) Isolated FDP injuries in fingers – management

Annual conference of TNOA Tiruchy 2001

2) Distraction Lengthening of Phalanges and Metacarpals in Hand

Annual conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association , Ahmedabad 2003

3) Two staged correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Annual conference of TNOA Couimbatore 2002.

4) Fibular grafting for lower end of radius tumours, 3 case reports 

Madurai Orthopaedic Society

5) Chondrosarcoma of Iliac bone – Cryotherapy

Madurai Orthopaedic Society

6) FDP injuries in fingers

Madurai Orthopaedic Society

7) Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma – lower end of radius

Madurai Orthopaedic Society

8) Burst injuries spine – Trans pedicular decompression

Clinical Society Meet – Govt. Rajaji Hospital

9) Vascularised pedicled rib graft in anterior dorsal spine surgery

Clinical Society Meet – Govt.  Rajaji Hospital.

10) Snapping Hip Syndrome

 Madurai Orthopaedic Society

11) Supracondylar fractures of femur 

 CME on complex fracture management , Madurai.

12) Definitive treatment of open fractures using Orthofix

 Annual conference of TNOA – Kodaikanal 2003.

13) AO techniques in Lower limb fractures _ Moscow 2011 April 29.

14) My experience with Partial Knee Replacement Surgery – Madurai orthopedic Society – Oct 2016

Publications

1) Distraction Lengthening of Phalanges and Metacarpals in Hand -TNOA journal 2002

2) Eosinophilic granuloma in proximal femur- TNOA journal 2003

3) Simultaneous bilateral total knee replacement in one stage- TNOA 2003.

4) Fracture dislocation of atlas ( C1 )- TNOA 2003

5) Visco elastic supplementation in OA knee – TNOA 2003

Conferences attended

Annual conference of TNOA, Madurai 1999

Annual conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association, Hyderabad 2000

Annual conference of TNOA, Chennai 2000

International conference on spine surgery, Coimbatore 2000

Annual conference of IOACON, Jaipur

International conference on Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Coimbatore

Annual conference of IOACON, Ahamedabed

Annual conference of TNOACON 2003, Kodaikanal 

Bombay Arthroplasty course 2005, Mumbai.

Ganga operative Arthroplasty course – 2011, Coimbatore

Courses and Workshops attended

Seminar and Hands on workshop on pelvic fractures, Govt. Rajaji Hospital Madurai 1999

Seminar and hands on workshop on Interlocking nail, Govt. Rajaji Hospital Madurai 2000

Hands on workshop on TKR, Govt. Rajaji Hospital Madurai 2000

Hands on workshop on transpedicular screw application and steffe plating lees Coimbatore 2000

CME on Neck pain, Thanjavur 2000

CME on Interlocking nailing, Coimbatore 2000

CME on THR & TKR, Madurai 2001

CME & Hands on workshop on Ilizarov by G S Kulkarni, Bangalore 2001

Hands on workshop on Ortho fix, Chennai 2001

Hands on Workshop in Functional cast bracing by Augusto Sarmiento IOACON Jaipur 2000

Workshop on Orthopaedics in Rural practice, IOACON Jaipur 2000

Workshop on basic in Arthroscopy, IOACON Jaipur 2000

Hands on workshop on Ilizarov ring fixator system, IOACON Ahamedabad 2001

Hands on workshop on TKR, IOACON Ahamedabad 2001

Hands on workshop on spinal instrumentation, IOACON Ahamedabad 2001

Mangalore Orthopaedic course, Mangalore 2001

SCORE 2001 – Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai 2001

Madras Orthopaedic Course, Royeppettah, Chennai 2002.

Advanced orthopaedic course, Bone and joint clinic, Chennai. 2005

Bombay Arthroplasty course 2005, Mumbai.

Birmingham hip resurfacing course, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.

Ganga Arthroplasty meet, Coimbatore – May 19 to 22. 2011

Ranawat Orthopedic course – 2012, 2016

Observership with Prof.Neumann – Burjeel Hospital 2012

Observership in Partial Knee replacement - Germany and Italy – 2016