My Practice

Dr.K. Vinodh

Present Position

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Medwin hospital & GKNM hospital, Coimbatore,South India.
Office Address:
Hip and knee clinic,
Medwin Hospital,
Trichy road, Next to alvernia school,
Opp. Stock exchange, Cimbatore 641005
Ph : + 91- 9751 770 770

Work Experience

2007 – 2015 Senior consultant and director Ortho One – Orthopaedic speciality centre coimbatore

Was one of the founder directors of Ortho One – Orthopaedic speciality centre. Headed the department of joint replacement surgery and paediatric orthopaedic services. Performed several hundreds of primary and revision knee, hip, shoulder and elbow joint replacement procedures. Involved in organizing many national and international conferences and workshops. Trained several post doctoral fellows in joint replacement surgery.

1999-2007 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon G.K.N.M Hospital Coimbatore

Set up the department of orthopaedics along with another consultant. Initiated the trauma, paediatric orthopaedics and joint replacement services in this hospital. Revision joint replacements were performed for the first time in the hospital. Initiated limb salvage surgery for malignant bone tumours for the first time in the city. The department had progressed to performing about 800 major surgeries per year. Was involved in teaching post graduate medical and nursing students. Conducted C.M.E meets for general practitioners, paeditricians, gynaecologists and orthopaedic surgeons. Was involved in organizing national level arthroscopy and shoulder meets.

1997-1999 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Sitalaxmi Hospital, Coimbatore 641002

Was in charge of trauma services. Started performing total joint replacement surgeries on a regular basis in this hospital. Was involved in organizing CME programmes for GPs and arthroscopy meets.

1996-1997 Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Alder hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool U.K

Alder hey is one of the busiest and biggest children’s hospitals in Europe. Worked as a consultant in charge of paediatric hip problems. Performed many complex hip surgeries for DDH, Perthes disease, SUFE and managed paediatric trauma. Was regularly involved in teaching undergraduate medical students and orthopaedic residents.

1994-1996 Registrar in Orthopaedics Merseyside. U.K Worked in Arrow park Hospital, Southport hospital and Fazakerly Hospital.

Was orthopaedic resident on rotation in three different hospitals in the Liverpool region. Arrow park was a busy trauma centre. Had very good exposure to complex trauma. Also had training under two knee surgeons and a hand surgeon over a period of 18 months.

Southport was a district general hospital where the work was mainly trauma and hip replacements.

Fazakerly was a teaching hospital where I was training under a senior shoulder and joint replacement surgeon Mr. Metcalf During this period I also completed my Masters degree in Orthopaedics from the university of Liverpool under Prof. Klenerman

1993-1994 S.H.O in Orthopaedics Alder hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool U.K

Had basic training in paediatric orthopaedics. Worked under senior and famous surgeons, Prof. Klenerman, Mr.Dorgan, Mr. Monk and Mr. Taylor.

I worked on my thesis titled ‘Spinal deformity correction in meningomyelocele’, that I submitted later for my masters degree. This was also presented in the British scoliosis society meet in 1996.

1992-1993 S.H.O in Orthopaedics Rochdale infirmary Rochdale U.K

Had introduction to the healthcare system in the U.K. Was involved in the primary care of orthopaedic in patients and was attending to emergencies in the casualty department. Had basic exposure to joint replacement surgery and laser spine surgery. Presented a paper on’ arthroscopic subacromial decompression’ in the northwest orthopaedic club.

1988-1992 Senior registrar Sitalaxmi Hospital Coimbatore India

Trained under Dr.David .V. Rajan in trauma and arthroscopic sports medicine. Presented many papers in state and national meets. Received the best paper medal in TNOA conference in 1991.

1985-1988 Registrar in Orthopaedics Christian medical collage Hospital Vellore India

Had basic training in Orthopaedics and hand surgery. Completed post graduate diploma in orthopaedics during this period and came first in the exams.


  • Life member- Coimbatore Orthopaedic society
  • Life member- Indian Medical Association
  • Life member- Tamil nadu Orthopaedic Association
  • Life member- Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • Life member- Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India
  • Life member- Indian Society for Hip and Knee surgery
  • Full registration – General Medical Council (Inactive at present)


  • 1. 1977-1984 Coimbatore Medical College Coimbatore M.B.B.S
  • 2. 1986-1988 Christian Medical College Hospital Vellore Diploma in Orthopaedics
  • 3. 1995 University of Liverpool U.K M.Ch Orthopaedics


Reading, Cricket, Computers.

List of publications

  • Chapter - Septic arthritis of hip in infants and children - Book titled "Hip joint" - Editted by - K. Mohan Iyer - Pan Stanford Publishing
  • Complications and treatment of complications in children - Book titled "Hip joint" - Editted by - K. Mohan Iyer - Pan Stanford Publishing
  • Modified Marshall McIntosh technique for anterior cruciate ligament substitution with early knee rehabilitation- Indian journal of Orthopaedics, Jan 1993
  • Arthroscopic treatment of septic arthritis of knee by irrigation, distension and wash out method- Indian journal of Orthopaedics, Jan 1993.
  • Arthroscopy and biopsy- Is it useful in mono articular problems?- Journal of Western pacific Orthopaedic Association, Sep 1994.
  • Epiphyseal injuries- Trends in Paediatric orthopaedics (McMillan India ltd) edited by Mathew Varghese,2001.
  • Chapter in text book “The hip” editor Dr. Mohan Iyer.
  • Septic arthritis of hip in neonates and children including complications – Under print.

Recent Guest Lectures

  • Managing FFDin TKR - Tuti arthroplasty course - August 2016
  • How to choose theright implant for young patient - Tuti arthroplasty course - August 2016
  • TKR for hyper extension deformity, Revision knee master class - Hyderabad - March 2016.
  • Role and results of bone grafting, cones and wedges in revision TKR Revision knee master class - Hyderabad - March 2016.
  • Cuff arthropathy indications and limitations for reverse shoulder - Cadevar course in upper limb arthroplasty, KMCH Hospital - March 2016.
  • Clinical examination of paediatric patient - TNOACON Ooty – February 2016
  • CR, CS or PS – CME conducted Midwest orthopaedic society at Kolli hills – November 2015
  • What is new in TKR – CME conducted Midwest orthopaedic society at Kolli hills – November 2015
  • Great debates in orthopaedics, KMCH, Coimbatore debated for '' The lateral approach for hip arthroplasty'' – October 2015
  • How does wear contribute to failure - August 2015, OASIS CON,Kodaikanal
  • Femoral osteotomies around the hip –August 2015, OASIS CON, Kodaikanal
  • Young arthritic knee – CME in orthopaedics, April 2015 - CMC Vellore
  • Perthes disease current concepts, Feb 2015 TNOA Salem
  • How I do it – HTO – CME in orthopaedis, Cauvery hospital, January 2015 - Trichy
  • Paediatric knee – CME in orthopaedis, Cauvery hospital, January 2015 – Trichy
  • Stem extension in primary TKR, Kerala orthopaedic association, January 2015 – Wayanad.
  • Supracondylar humerus fracture – Technique of closed reduction and pinning – October 2014, Masers trauma course – Coimbatore
  • Cubitus varus correction : Assessment and technique - October 2014, Masers trauma course – Coimbatore
  • Elastic nails for fracture shaft femur – Techniques and extended indications – October 2014, Masers trauma course – Coimbatore
  • Decision making in Perthes disease - October 2014, Masers trauma course – Coimbatore
  • Recent advances in arthroplasty – August 2014, IMA Coimbatore
  • When to operate in perthes disease – 1st KMCH Coimbatore, Paediatric orthopaedic conference, April 2014
  • Managing flexion deformity in TKR, Salem arthroplasty meet – March 2014
  • Management of early infection following TKR, Salem arthroplasty meet – March 2014
  • Bearing surface in TKA, TNOACON 2014- Chennai
  • Young arthritic knee, TNOACON 2014- Chennai
  • Does design matter in TKR- Feb 2013, TNOA annual conference workshop- Thanjavur
  • Preoperative planning in TKR – 2012, November 18th Cadaver knee arthroplasty course – Karpagam Medical college, Coimbatore.
  • Role of HTO in osteo arthrtis- 2012, October 26th – ORTHO ONE Knee course
  • Preoperative planning in TKR – 2012, August – Knee arthroplasty workshop, OASISCON Bangalore.
  • TKR in ankylosed knees – 2012 March 8th - Symposium on complex primary knees - Madurai
  • Is there a role for HTO? – 2012 March 8th -Symposium on complex primary knees - Madurai
  • Anterior approaches to hip – KLEOS Salem hip meet Oct, 2011.
  • Cemented stems – Choices and considerations – KLEOS Salem hip meet Oct, 2011.
  • Paediatric long bone fractures – When to nail – CME on Nailing – GKNM hospital - Nov 2011, Coimbatore.
  • Physeal anatomy and classification of injuries – POSI - POSNA Trauma course,Oct 2010,Coimbatore.
  • Physeal injury of distal femur – OASIS,Aug 2010,Chennai.
  • Two layer closure of quadriceps tendon following total knee arthroplasty - July 2010, Hong kong.
  • Principles of revision TKA - ORTHO ONE knee arthroplasty course, July 2010,Coimbatore.
  • Oxinium as an alternate bearing – CME on Total knee arthroplasty, May 2010, Tanjore.
  • Ankle fractures in children, Traumacon, Apr 2010, Coimbatore.
  • Shoulder arthroplasty- Anatomy,Indications and approaches, Indo-US Shoulder course, Oct 2009, Coimbatore
  • How I do open stabilisation, Indo-US shoulder course, Oct 2009, Coimbatore
  • Paediatric distal humeral fractures, CME, Salem Medical College, June2009, Salem
  • Scaphoid fractures – CME in upper limb trauma May 2009, SPARSH, Bangalore
  • Lateral condyle fractures of humerus-CME in upper limb trauma,May 2009,SPARSH, Bangalore
  • Paediatric distal humerus fractures- TNOACON Feb 2009, Coimbatore.
  • Postural deformities- CME in Paediatric orthopaedics, Feb 2009, Coimbatore
  • Current concepts in bone and joint infections, Interactive session, Moderator.- CME in paediatric orthopaedics. Feb 2009, Coimbatore.
  • Limping child 1-5 yrs- IOACON, Nov 2008, Bangalore.Management of DDH in the walking child- OASIS annual meet, Aug 2008, Puduchery.
  • Management of DDH in the walking child- OASIS annual meet, Aug 2008, Puduchery.
  • What is new in Paediatric orthopaedics- CME , Indian orthopaedic surgeons, Feb 2008, Dubai, UAE
  • Difficult TKA cases- CME, Feb 2008, Dubai, UAE
  • Paediatrc orthopaedics, What should a G.P know?- CME, Feb 2008, Dubai.
  • Developmental dysplasia of hip- CME Salem medical college, Sep 2007, Salem
  • Screening of developmental dysplasia of hip- OASIS, Sep 2007, Mangalore.

Current reseach projects

  • Comparing the skeletal maturity of Indian children with the Greulich & Pyle’s chart.
  • Radiographic study – Posterior tibial slope in Indian population.
  • Influence of posterior tibial slope on post op ROM in TKR patients.
  • CT measurement of distal femur and proximal tibia in Indian population

Teaching programmes organized

  • INDO-US Shoulder course - 4- July 2015
  • Ortho One operative knee course – August 2014
  • Ortho One Basic knee course - April 2013
  • INDO-US Shoulder course- 3- August 2013
  • INDO – US Shoulder Course – 2 – Operative shoulder course – January 2012.
  • Ortho One knee course oct 2012
  • INDO US shoulder course – 2011
  • Ortho One Knee arthroplasty course – July 2010.
  • CME in Paediatric orthopaedics, Coimbatore – 2009
  • Annual meeting POSICON – 2008
  • CME in Paediatric orthopaedics, GKNM Hospital,Coimbatore – 2006

International courses and meetings attended

  • Journey 2 Observership - Berlin.
  • British scliosis society – 1996
  • NEMURS Paediatric orthopaedic course in Florida USA- 2002
  • Brimingham 2005 – Resurfacing arthroplasty under Mr.Chana – The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.
  • Sydney 2008 – Deltacourse in joint replacement surgery
  • Hamburg joint replacement symposium – March 2010
  • KLEOS Hongkong – July 2010
  • Visiting fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty at Brescia,Italy under Dr.Luca Marega in July 2011.
  • Meeting on future of hip and knee – Copenhagen - Denmark, November 2014
  • Brussels hospital visitation, 2015
  • Revision replacement training, Belgium, March 2015.

Speciality work details:

Joint Replacement Surgery:

  • Total hip replacement, revision hip replacement, resurfacing arthroplasty of hip.
  • Total knee replacement, Revision knee replacement.
  • Total shoulder and reverse and hemi shoulder replacement.
  • Total elbow replacement.

Paediatric Orthopaedics:

This is a difficult subspeciality in orthopaedics and there are very few who specialize in this speciality.I was the organizing secretary for the annual conference of Paediatric orthopaedic society of India, which was held in Coimbatore in Jan 2008. It was attended by six faculty members from U.S.A, U.K and Australia. Over 200 specialists from all over the country, Pakistan, UAE, Muscat and Australia attended the meeting.

My interests include the treatment of congenital deformities like club foot, developmental dysplasia of hip, congenial dislocation of knee, cerebral palsy, bone and joint infections, fractures, limb reconstruction and bone tumours.

Shoulder reconstructive surgeries:

Latarjet procedure and mini open cuff repair.

Charity work details

Free consultations and surgeries for residents of charity organisatios, Smyrna home, Ooty and SAHAI, Coimbatore

I am also regularly involved in orthopaedic camps organized by N.G.Os.

Contact address :

No 3, 10th street extension, V.K.L Nagar, Thudiyalur, Coimbatore-641034.
Tel : 0422 2649081.