Friday, October 31, 2008

S. Rajasekaran




Dr S. Rajasekaran , Director & Head , Dept of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore

October 31, 11 am






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Curriculum Vitae


Dr.S.Rajasekaran

M.S.(Orth)., D.Orth., D.N.B, F.R.C.S(Ed)., M.Ch. (Liverpool)., FACS, Ph.D.


Director & Head , Dept of Orthopaedics, Trauma & Spine Surgery

Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore












Official Address: Residential Address:

Director & Head No.10, Second Street

Dept of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery Sivananda Colony

Ganga Hospital Coimbatore:641 012

313 Mettupalayam Road Tamilnadu, INDIA

Coimbatore:641 043 Tel No.91-422-2498433

Tamilnadu, INDIA

Tel No. 91-422-2485000

Fax No.91-422-2451444

Email: sr@gangahospital.com

Web: www.gangahospital.com







Dr S Rajasekaran

M.S.(Orth)., D.Orth., D.N.B, F.R.C.S(Ed)., M.Ch. (Liverpool)., FACS, Ph.D.

Director & Head

Dept of Orthopaedics, Trauma & Spine Surgery

Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.


Date of Birth: 30th June 1958



Current Positions




President - World Orthopaedic Concern

United Kingdom.



Chairman - Trauma Section

Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Regional Council - Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association.

Representative (representing India)


Executive Committee - International Society for the Study

Member (representing of Lumbar Spine, Canada.

Asia)


Vice President - Association of Spine Surgeons of India.



President - Association of British Scholars,

Coimbatore Chapter

British High Commission New Delhi, India.


Examiner for Orthopaedic - National Board of Examinations, New Delhi

Surgery


Doctoral Committee - Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences

Member Deemed University, Coimbatore


Editorial Board Member - Journal of Orthopaedic Science, Japan

Orthopaedics, Hong Kong

Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Indian

Edition)


Scientific Reviewer - Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (British)

SPINE, USA

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

INJURY





Positions Previously Held




Secretary General - World Orthopaedic Concern,

1999-2002.


Vice-President - Indo German Orthopaedic Foundation,

1996-1999.


Executive Committee - Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India.

Member



Executive Committee - Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association.

Member


Organizing Chairman - Instructional Course on Spine Surgery,

on ‘Low Back Pain’, 2002.


Conference Chairman - International Course on Knee Surgery,

2001


Conference Chairman - Indo-German Orthopaedic Foundation,

Annual Meet, 2000.



Organizing Chairman - International Course on Spine Surgery,

2000.


Organizing Chairman - Instructional Course on Spine Surgery,

on ‘Spinal Deformities’.


Organizing Chairman - International Course on Spine Surgery,

1998.


Organizing Chairman - International Course on Spine Surgery,

1996.


Organizing Chairman - International Course on Spine Surgery,

1994.











Distinguished Awards




Harvard Wockhardt Award for Medical Excellence’ by Harvard Medical International, Boston, USA


for the year 2007 for his research in the field of low back pain and for documenting the nutritional pathways to the lumbar disc.


Awarded by Shri Kamal Nath, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry at New Delhi


Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Award of the Medical Council of India
for the year 2004 in the category of “BASIC RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES “


‘A study on Diffusion in Human Lumbar Discs”


Dr S Rajasekaran


Awarded by The President, Shri, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapati Bhawan,



Silver Jubilee Research Award of the Medical Council of India for the year 2002


Original Research Work done on “Spinal Tuberculosis”


Dr S Rajasekaran


Awarded by The President, Shri, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapati Bhawan,

New Delhi on 3rd August 2004.



“ Tamilnadu Government Scientist Award” for the year 2000.
Presented By Honourable Education Minister of Tamil Nadu

Mr.Thambi Durai for ‘Outstanding Research Work’ on


“ Spinal Tuberculosis”.


Dr S Rajasekaran


FIFTH Dr. Rajammal P. Devadas Annual Oration, The Avinashilingam Education Trust and Avinashilingam University for Women , 30th March,07.


Topic: Bone and Joint Disorders in Women – Their Etiology and Prevention


Dr S Rajasekaran







Awards and Distinctions - International






“ISSLS Prize for Best Lumbar Spine Research 2004


A Study of Diffusion in Human Lumbar Discs – A serial MRI study documenting the influence of the endplate on diffusion in normal and degenerate discs”


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr J Naresh Babu, Dr.BRW. Armstrong, Dr R Arun,

Dr Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Dr Murugan



Macnab LaRocca Research Award for the year 2005 on


the collaborative spinal research with Rush University, Chicago, Ilionois on


“A Finite Element Model analysis of the alterations in load pathways following destructive lesions of the growing spine”.


Dr S Rajasekaran Dr Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Dr Naresh Babu and Dr Thomas J. Kishen


International Society for Study on Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Canada



“Brit-Spine Award” – Best Basic Science Research Presentation Award of British Spine Society


Normal diffusion pattern on human lumber Discs.


Dr.R.Arun, Dr.S.Rajasekaran, Dr.J. Naresh Babu,

Dr.BRW. Armstrong, Dr. Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Dr.K.S.Murugan


Annual Conference of Britspine, Nottingham, England, The third Combined Meeting of British Scoliosis Society, British Cervical Spine Society, Society for Back Pain Research, British Association of Spinal Surgeons, British Association for Spinal Cord Injury., Nottingham, England



“Clinical Excellence Award” for excellence and innovation in


Navigation Surgery by BrainLAB


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) held in Ilinois, Chicago,

Mar 22-26, 2006



Sofamor-Danek Award” for the best research presentation for the paper on


‘ Diffusion of human lumbar intravertebral discs can be enhanced pharmacologically with oral nimodipine’


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr J Naresh Babu, Dr K Murugan, Dr Ajoy Prasad Shetty


ISSLS (International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine) Annual meeting in Bergen Norway, 13-17 June 2006.




6. “SICOT Best Paper Award” for Best Research Paper presentation on


“Immediate Total Reconstruction of limbs in open injuries”


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr S Rajasabapathy, Dr J Dheenadhayalan


SICOT Meeting, San Diego, USA. Aug 23-30, 2002.




7. ‘ISSLS- Sofamer Danek Award’ for “Best Clinical Research Paper”


“Biomechanical analysis of buckling collapse in childhood spinal Tuberculosis”


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr J Dheenadhayalan, Dr Ajoy Prasad Shetty


International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine, Annual meeting at

Cleveland, USA. May 14-18, 2002



8. ‘ISSLS- Sofamer Danek Award’ for “Best Clinical Research Paper”


“Tuberculosis Lesions Of The Lumbosacral Region - A 15 Year Follow Up Of Patients Treated By Ambulant Chemotherapy“.


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr J Dheenadhayalan, Dr Ajoy Prasad Shetty


International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine.Annual meeting, Singapore. 1996.











9. International Fellowship Award of International Society for Study

of Lumbar Spine -


“The Problem Of Deformity In Spinal Tuberculosis”


Dr S Rajasekaran


Marseilles, France May 1993



“KHAZENIFER Gold Medal” for


Best Outgoing Student of University of Liverpool in MCh (Orth)Course,


University of Liverpool, UK 1990



11.. “NORMAN ROBERTS Medal” For Best MCh (Orth) Thesis,


“A Study on the problem of deformity in spinal tuberculosis”


University of Liverpool, UK, 1990











Awards and Distinctions - National






1. ASSI Depuy Best Spine Research Award- 2007


Topic: Growth Modulation Changes in Kyphotic Deformity in Children As a Clinical

Model for Mechanostat Theory and Chondral Growth Force Response Curve


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr Raghu Natarajan


ASSICON 2007, Ahmedabad , Jan 26-28 2007 .



2. Gold Medal for ASSI Depuy Publication Award- 2007


Dr S Rajasekaran


ASSICON 2007, Ahmedabad , Jan 26-28 2007 .



3 ASSI Depuy Best Spine Research Award- 2005


A study of effect of mechanical forces on endplates of lumbar vertebrae - “Scoliotic disc as a biological model”


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr S Vidyadhara.


ASSICON 2006, Chandigarh ,February 2006 .




4 Dr. Ingalhalikar Gold Medal for Best Paper presentation 2005,


A randomized control clinical study to compare the accuracy of navigated and non-navigated thoracic pedicle screw insertion in deformity correction surgeries.


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr S Vidyadhara, Dr P Ramesh, Dr Ajoy P Shetty.


ASSICON 2006. Chandigarh ,February 2006








5. Dr. Ingalhalikar Best Paper presentation Award - 2005


”Hemivertebra excision in congenital scoliosis - A Study of 10 cases”


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr Y.K. Pithwa


ASSICON 2005, Bangalore,February 2005.



6 Dr. M Natarajan Gold Medal for Best paper presentation - 2005


Single Bone forearm – Report of five cases


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr Devendra, Dr Dheenadhayalan, Dr S Rajasabapathy.


TNOACON, Chennai, March 2006



7. Dr Shantharam Shetty Gold Medal paper 2005 -


Pre-emptive analgesia for pain relief in lumbosacral spine surgery


Dr Rajasekaran, Dr S Vidyadhara


Karnataka Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Feb 5 2005


8 Association of Spine Surgeons of India-Depuy Best Spine Research Award- 2004


Is single stage posterior column shortening a safe and reliable procedure in Active spinal tuberculosis.


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr Thomas Kishen, Dr J Naresh Babu


ASSICON 2005, Bangalore,February 2005.


9. Best Paper of the Session Award , Trauma Session


Primary Closure in Open Injuries of the Limbs-The Role and Safety.


Dr. J. Naresh Babu, Dr.S. Rajasekaran, Dr.Krishna Kumar,

Dr.J. Dheenadhayalan, Dr.Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Dr.S.Raja Sabapathy.


IOACON, 2004, Agra



10. K. P. Shrivatsava Gold Medal for best poster presentation


Outcome of skeletal fixation in major upper limb replantation


Dr. B. C Bhanuprakash, Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Dr. Ajoy Prasad Shetty,

Dr. Harivenkataramani, Dr. S. Raja Sabapathy.


IOACON, 2004, Agra


11. Best Poster award


Resection Arthodesis of knee with long intramedullary nail and turn plasty


Dr. S.Rajasekaran, Dr.Dhanasekara Raja Dr. J. Dheenadhayalan,

Dr.Ajoy Prasad Shetty.


TNOACON, 2004, Kanyakumari.




12 ASSI Depuy Publication Award -2003


for Maximum number of publications in peer reviewed Journals in the field of

Spine Surgery


Dr S Rajasekaran



13. ASSI - Depuy Best Spine Research Award 2003


Influence of the Endplate Characteristics on Diffusion of Human Lumbar Intervertebral Discs.


Dr.S.Rajasekaran Dr.J. Naresh Babu, , Dr.R.Arun, Dr.BRW. Armstrong, Dr.K.S.Murugan



14. Best Poster Award


Use of Gadodiamide to assess Solute transport across human lumbar intervertebral Discs.


Dr. Arun, Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Dr. K. S. Murugan.


ASSICON, 2003








15. Prof. A. Subramaniam Gold Medal


A study of solute transport across human lumbar intervertebral discs


Dr.R. Arun, Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Dr. K. S. Murugan.


TNOACON



16. TOBIP Achievers award - Coimbatore Cosmo Junior Chamber

For Excellency in “ Profession”


Dr. S Rajasekaran.


17. “Prof.A.Subramaniam Gold Medal” for “Best Basic Science Research Award”


“Biomechanical analysis of buckling collapse in childhood spinal Tuberculosis by the creation of a Finite Element Model (FEM) of a paediatric spine.”


Dr S Rajasekaran


TNOACON, Chennai- Feb 2001


18. “A K Talwalker Oration”

Maharashtra Orthopaedic Association , Aurangabad, October, 1999


“Spinal Instability–Understanding and Clinical Applications -”



Dr S Rajasekaran


19. “ PROF.VYAGESWARUDU GOLD MEDAL” for the Best Paper on


“ Surgical Strategy For primary vertebral Tumours”


Dr S Rajasekaran


Tamilnadu State Orthopaedic Annual Conference, Chennai, 1998



20. ORMED Indo-German Orthopaedic Foundation Award

For Best Orthopaedic Research presentation, Hyderabad, 1997.


“ How far can we go on Day One reconstruction in Open injuries ?”


Dr S Rajasekaran




21. “Prof. A Mehta Gold Medal” for the Best Paper Presentation on,


“Primary Internal Fixation in Open Injuries”


Dr S Rajasekaran


Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference - Kochi - November 1997



22. “PROF. M. Natarajan GOLD MEDAL” for the best paper on


“Interlocking Nail in Difficult situations ”


Dr S Rajasekaran


Tamilnadu State Orthopaedic Annual Conference, Erode 1995


23. “Annual Award for the Best Treatise in Orthopaedics”


“ Multiple Level Rotational Analysis In Idiopathic Scoliosis Following Harrington– Luque Instrumentation “


Dr S Rajasekaran


Bombay Orthopaedics Association, 1988



24. “Annual Award for the Best Treatise in Orthopaedics” on


“Role And Fate Of Bone Grafts In Modified Hong Kong Surgery”


Dr S Rajasekaran


Bombay Orthopaedic Association, 1988



25 “PROF.VYAGESWARUDU GOLD MEDAL” for the best paper on


“Role And Fate Of Bone Grafts In Modified Hongkong Surgery”


Dr S Rajasekaran


Tamilnadu State Orthopaedic Annual Conference,1986



26. FIRST RANK IN MADRAS UNIVERSITY, in Diploma in Orthopaedics, 1984




27 “ PROF.VYAGESWARUDU GOLD MEDAL” for the best paper on


“Radical Resection Of Bone Tumours And Reconstruction By Bone Grafting”.


Dr S Rajasekaran


Tamilnadu State Orthopaedic Annual Conference,1983



28. State Award For Best Dissertation of society of Anatomists, 1980 on


“Corneo-Scleral Junction”


Dr S Rajasekaran



29 State Award For Best Dissertation of Society of Anatomists, 1976 on


“Gastro – Oesophageal Junction “


Dr S Rajasekaran





























Awards in Undergraduate Period






1. Best Outgoing Student of the year Coimbatore Medical College, 1980


2. Dr T V Sivanandam Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student, 1981


3. Dr Y P Vasudevan Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student, 1981


4. Dr Sengaliappan Gold Medal for Surgery, 1981


5. Sundarambal Gold Medal for Community Medicine, 1981


6. Dr Kalyanaraman Gold Medal for Obstetris and Gynaecology, 1981


7. Dr Kalyanaraman Gold Medal for Medicine, 1981


8. Dr Vasudevan Gold Medal for Surgery, 1981


9. Dr Sarojini Gold Medal for Obstetris and Gynaecology, 1981



10. Proficiency Certificate in for Physiology, 1977


11. Proficiency Certificate in for Pharmacology, 1978


12. Proficiency Certificate in for Microbiology,1978


13. Proficiency Certificate in for Pathology,1978


14. Proficiency Certificate in for Forensic Medicine, 1980


15. Proficiency Certificate in for Ophthalmology, 1979


16. Proficiency Certificate in for E N T, 1979









Publications International





Rajasekaran S, Vidyadhara S, Shetty AP. Intra-operative Iso-C3D navigation for pedicle screw instrumentation of hangman’s fracture: a case report. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2007;15(1):73-7.


Rajasekaran S, Vidyadhara S, Shetty AP. ISO-C3D Flouroscopy based navigation in direct pedicle screw fixation of Hangman’s fracture: a case report. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Technique.


Rajasekaran S. Buckling collapse of spine in childhood spinal tuberculosis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.


Rajasekaran S. Debate – Early Vs Delayed closure of open fractures. INJURY 2007


Rajasekaran S, Durga Nagaraju K, Vidhyadhara S, Raja D. Congenital pseudarthrosis of the ulna. INJURY, 2007.


Rajasekaran S, Naresh Babu J, Murugan. A review of post-contrast MRI Studies on Diffusion of Human lumbar discs. JMRI 2007: Volume 25, 410-418.


Rajasekaran S, Vidyadhara S, Perumal Ramesh, Ajoy P. Shetty. Randomized Clinical Study to Compare the Accuracy of Navigated and Non-Navigated Thoracic Pedicle Screws in Deformity Correction Surgeries. SPINE Vol 32, No.2, 2007


Vidyadhara, Shetty AP, Rajasekaran S. Widespread metastases from acinic cell carcinoma of parotid gland. Singapore Med J 2007; 48(1): 1


Rajasekaran S, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Dheenadhayalan J, Shashidhar Reddy J, Naresh Babu J, Thomas Kishen. Morphological Changes During Growth in Healed Childhood Spinal Tuberculosis: A 15-year Prospective Study of 61 Children Treated With Ambulatory Chemotherapy. J Pediatr Orthop Vol 26, No.5, Nov/December 2006.


Rajasekaran S, Dheenadhayalan J, Shetty A.P, Sundararajan SR, Kumar M, Raja Sabapathy S. A Score for predicting salvage and outcome in Gustilo type III-A & type III-B open tibial fractures. JBJS 2006: Volume 88-B, No.10, October 2006.


Rajasekaran S, Raja Sabapathy S. A philosophy of care of open injuries based on the Ganga hospital score. Injury, Int. J. Care Injured (2006), doi:10.1016/j.injury.2006.04.135









Rajasekaran S, Kishen T J, Shetty A.P. Variant of a lumbar disc cyst in a 13-year old girl: a case report. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2006 Aug; 14(2); 184-6.


Khurjekar K S, Vidyadhara S, Dheenadhayalan J, Rajasekaran S. Spontaneous Rapid Osteolysis in Paget’s disease after internal fixation of subtrochanteric femoral fracture. Singapore Med J 2006; 47(10): 897.


Harsha CK, Shetty AP, Rajasekaran S. Intradural spinal tuberculosis in the absence of vertebral or meningeal tuberculosis: a case report. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2006 Apr; 14(1); 71-5.


Rajasekaran S, SreeHarsha CK, Dhanasekar Raja P. Spontaneous complete recovery of paraplegia caused by epidural hematoma complicating epidural anesthesia: a case report and review of literature. Spinal Cord 2005 .


Rajasekaran S, J. Naresh Babu J, Arun R, Roy Wilson Armstrong B, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Subramaniam Murugan. ISSLS Prize Winner: A Study of Diffusion in Human Lumbar Discs: A Serial Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study Documenting the Influence of the Endplate on Diffusion in Normal and Degenerate Discs. SPINE 2004: Volume 29, No.23: 2654-2667.


S. Rajasekaran, Yogesh K. Pithwa. Phantom-Limb Pain due to Cervical Spinal Tuberculosis-A Case Report. JBJS 2004.


Rajasekaran S, Sekar C, Rajesh Kannan, Shashidhar Reddy, Ajoy Prasad Shetty T, Yogesh K. Pithwa. Preemptive Analgesia for Postoperative Pain Relief in Lumbosacral Spine Surgeries: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Spine Journal 2004.


Rajasekaran S. Inflammatory Disorders of Spine” I st Edition. Chapter 10. “Childhood Spinal Tuberculosis”. Edited by S. Govender; J. C. Y. Leong. TTG Asia Media Pte Ltd Singapore. Pages 10-01 to 11.


Rajasekaran S. Tuberculosis of Spine .Edited by N.Herkowitz,Jiri Dvorak,Gordon Bell, Margareta Nordin And Dieter grob., Text Book The Lumbar Spine, 3rd edition, Chapter 79 Pages 755. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Rajasekaran S, Manoj Kumar RV. Spontaneous tendon ruptures in alkaptonuria. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2003 Aug; 85(6):883-6.


Rajasekaran S, Yogesh K Pithwa. Baastrup's Disease as a Cause of Neurogenic Claudication A Case Report. SPINE 2003 Volume 28, Number 14, pp E273 E275.


Rajasekaran S. The Problem Of Deformity In Spinal Tuberculosis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Number 398, pp.85-92,2002.


Rajasekaran S. Chapter On “Spinal Tuberculosis" in Oxford Text book of Orthopaedics & Trauma - Oxford University Press, UK. Volume 2: Pg No: 1545 –1561,2002.


Rajasekaran S. Chapter On "Tuberculosis Of Bone And Joint" in Oxford Text book of Orthopaedics & Trauma - Oxford University Press, UK. Volume 2: Pg No: 1532-1545,2002.


Rajasekaran S. Chapter On " Poliomyelitis ". Oxford Text book of Orthopaedics & Trauma - Oxford University Press, UK. Volume 2: Pg No: 1511-1532,2002.


Rajasekaran S. Chapter On “Miscellenerus Orthopaedic Infections” . Oxford Text book of Orthopaedics & Trauma - Oxford University Press, UK. Volume 2: Pg No: 1561 –1571,2002.


Rajasekaran S. The Natural History Of Post- Tubercular Kyphosis In Children And The Patterns Of Progress Under The Period Of Growth. J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2001;83-B:954-62.


Rajasekaran S. Chapter On “Childhood Spinal Tuberculosis ” in “Inflamatory Disorders of Spine” From Natal University Press South Africa.


Rajasekaran S. Tuberculous Lesions Of The Lumbosacral Region - A 15 Years Follow Up Of Patients Treated By Ambulant Chemotherapy, SPINE Volume 23, Number 10, pp 1163-1167, 1998.


Rajasekaran S, Dorgan JC, Taylor JF and Dangerfield PH. Eighteen Level Analysis of vertebral rotation following Harrington-Luque Instrumentation In Idiopathic Scoliosis. J.Bone Joint Surg.Am.76:104-109, 1994.


Rajasekaran S. Locked Finger due to Foreign Body in the Flexor Sheath. The Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol 16B:4:460-461, 1991.


Rajasekaran S, Soundrapandian S. The Progression Of Kyphosis In Tuberculosis Of The Spine Treated By Anterior Arthrodesis. J Bone and Joint Surg. 71A,1314-1323,Oct 1989.


Rajasekaran S, Shanmugasundaram T.K. Prediction of The Angle Of Gibbus Deformity In Tuberculosis Of The Spine. J Bone and Joint Surg 69A,503-508,1987.













Other International Abstracts



Rajasekaran S, Dheenadhayalan J, Reddy S, Ramakanth Rao I, Naresh Babu J, Ajoy Prasad Shetty. Childhood spinal tuberculosis as a clinical model of Euler’s theory of Buckling Collapse’ of a structural column. Abstract book of Spine week Porto Portugal


Rajasekaran S, Naresh Babu J, Arun R, Armstrong BRW, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Murugan K S. A study of diffusion in human lumbar discs: A serial MRI study documenting the influence of the endplate on diffusion in normal and degenerate discs. Abstract book of Spine week Porto Portugal.


Rajasekaran S, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Ramakanth Rao I, Naresh Babu J, Thomas Kishen, Yogesh K Pithwa. Resection and reconstruction of primary vertebral tumors of cervical spine. Abstract book of Spine week, Porto, Portugal.


Rajasekaran S, Naresh Babu J, Sekar C, Reddy S, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Yogesh K Pithwa. Pre-emptive analgesia for post-operative pain relief in lumbosacral spine surgeries. A randomized controlled trial. Abstract book of Spine week, Porto, Portugal.


Rajasekaran S, Arun R, Naresh Babu J, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Ramakanth Rao I, Thomas Kishen. Clinical outcome does not match radiological fusion in bone-only anterior cervical fusion following discectomy. Abstract book of Spine week Porto Portugal.


Rajasekaran S, Naresh Babu J, Arun R, Armstrong BRW, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Murugan KS. Endplate damage in lumbar discs can be identified in-vivo by post-contrast MRI studies. Abstract book of Spine week Porto Portugal.


Rajasekaran S, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Yogesh K Pithwa. Naresh Babu J, Thomas Kishen, Ramakanth Rao I. Single stage correction of post-tubercular kyphosis by posterior column shortening. Abstract book of Spine week Porto Portugal.


Rajasekaran S, Raja Sabapathy S, Kumar, Manoj P V, Naresh Babu J, Dheenadhayalan J, Ajoy Shetty Prasad, Maheshwar Conjeevaram. A Comprehensive Trauma Score to Prognosticate Outcome in Grade III B Open Tibial Fractures. .American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 71st Annual Meeting Proceedings.


Rajasekaran S. Biomechanical Analysis Of Buckling Collapse In Childhood Tuberculosis Spinal Tuberculosis. ISSLS Abstracts, Cleveland USA,2002.


Rajasekaran S, Dorgan J, Dangerfield PH, Taylor J. The Effect Of Instrumentation On The Cobb Angle, Perdriolle Rotation And The Rib Hump In Idiopathic Scoliosis. Clinical Anatomy 4: 73-77 1991.


Rajasekaran S, Dangerfield PH, Dorgan J, Gustav Fischer. Multiple Spinal Level Measurement Of Body Surface Deformity In Scoliosis In Surface Topography And Spinal Deformity. Stuttgart New York 1992


Dangerfield PH, Dorgan J, Rajasekaran S. The Effect Of Body Position On The Three Dimensional Surface Deformity of Scioliosis. J Bone and Joint Surg.307,74-B:Supp III;1992.


Rajasekaran S. The problem of deformity in spinal tuberculosis. ISSLS ,Marseilles France, Abstracts 1993 .


Publications - National




Vidyadhara S, Ajoy P Shetty, Rajasekaran S, M.B. Pranesh. Cervical Laminectomy – revisited – its role in myelopathy secondary to multilevelspondylosis and ossified posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). Journal of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, Volume 32, 2006.


Vidyadhara S, Ramesh Perumal, Ajoy P.Shetty, Rajasekaran S. Randomised clinical study to compare the accuracy of navigated and non-navigated thoracic pedicle screws in deformity correction surgeries.


Rajasekaran S, Naresh Babu J. Translaminar facetal screw (Magerl’s) fixation. Neurology India, Dec 2005.


Santhosh B, Chimmanakatti, Rajasekaran S., Dheenadhayalan J. Ajoy.Prasad Shetty. Study of bacterial flora in long bone open fractures at the time of admission, post-debridement and prior to soft tissue procedures: Are they of any value? Journal of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association- 2004; 30:20.


Sundarrajan S R., Rajasekaran S, Santosh B, Chimmanakatti. Intra-articular osteochondral loose fragment as a cause for non-congruent hip following reduction of a hip joint. Journal of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association 2004; 30:23-25.


Rajasekaran S. Invited Article Childhood Spinal Tuberculosis. North East Orthoscan Volume 3,No.1,January 2004.


Rajasekaran S. A Prospective Validation of a Comprehensive Score Assessing Injury to all Components of Limb and Associated Co-Morbid Factors. Silver Jubilee Oration Award, IOACON 2003, Chennai.


Naresh Babu J, Divakar Raju K, Bhanu Prakash, B.C. Rajasekaran S. Prospective Audit of Adverse events During Hospitalisation in a busy Orthopaedic Unit. Journal of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association Vol:29-2003 Page 2.


Yogesh K. Pithwa,.Rajasekaran S, Ajoy Prasad Shetty.. Posterior pedicular Instrumentation In Tuberculosis. Journal of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association Vol:29-2003 Page 65-68.


Arun R, Rajasekaran S, Murugan K S. A Study of Diffusion Pattern in Human Lumbar Inter Vertebral Discs.An MRI Evaluation in Normal Volunteers and Low Backache Patients. Journal of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association Vol:29-2003 Page 75-79.


Arun R, Rajasekaran S. Two Rare Cases of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Journal of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association Vol:29-2003 Page 96-97.


Bhanu Prakash B.C, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Hari Venkataramani, Rajasekaran S, Rajasabapathy S. Functional Outcome in Major Upper Limb Replantations. Journal of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association Vol:29-2003. Page 98-102.


Dhanasekara Raja P., Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Dheenadhayalan J, Rajasekaran S. Turn Graft Arthrodesis of Knee with Long Intramedullary Nail. Journal of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association Vol:29-2003 Page 106-110.


Rajasekaran S. Orthopaedic Management In a Polytrauma Patient. Journal Of International Trauma and Critical Care Society of India.Vol:2,No:1, Feb 2003.


Rajasekaran S. Surgical Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. SPINE Continuing Orthopaedic Education-2003 Page 95-102.


Rajasekaran S. Kyphus Behavior in TB of the Spine. SPINE Continuing Orthopaedic Education-2003 Page 141-148.


Rajasekaran S, Naveen Kumar B, Sekar C. Analysis Of Changes In Compartment Pressure In Reamed Interlocking Nailing Of Closed Tibial Fractures. Journal of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association Volume 28 Pg: No: 35-39, 2002.


Rajasekaran S, Rajendra Babu, Rajasabapathy. Primary Bone Grafting In Open Injuries Of Limbs With Bone Deficit: A Prospective Study In 60 Patients. Journal of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, Volume 28 Pg: No: 50-54, 2002.


Krishna Kumar R, Rajasekaran S, Dheenadhayalan J. Primary Closure In Open Fractures – A Prospective Study. Journal of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, Volume 28 Pg: No: 55-62, 2002.


Sundararajan S.R, Rajasekaran S. A Study On Surgical Management Of Segmental Fractures Of Forearm In 20 Cases. Journal of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, Volume 28 Pg: No: 89-93, 2002.


Rajasekaran S. Postoperative Implant Failures And Nonunions- Where Lies The Fault?. Edited by Dr.D.K. Taneja, 2001., Recent Trends in Fracture Management.


Rajasekaran S. Spondylolysis And Spondylolisthesis. Instructional Courses lectures, Association of Spine Surgeons of India. Edited by Prof.H.K.T. Raza, September 2001.


Rajasekaran S. Tibial Plateau Fractures. Edited by Dr.D.K. Taneja, Recent Trends in Fracture Management, 2001.


Rajasekaran S. Interlocked Nailing Controversies. Edited by Dr.D.K. Taneja, Recent Trends in Fracture Management, 2001.


Rajasekaran S. Orthopaedic Management In Polytrauma Situation. Edited by Dr.D.K. Taneja, Recent Trends in Fracture Management, 2001.


Rajasekaran S. Thesis On ‘A Longitudinal Study On The Progress Of Deformity In Children With Spinal Tuberculosis’. Submitted to the Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University in October, 2000.


Rajasekaran S. Prediction Of Gibbus Angle” in Current Concepts In Bone And Joint Tuberculosis International Bone and Joint Club, Madras, India 1985. Edited by T.K. Shanmugasundaram.










Scientific Meetings Organised




First International Spine Conference was held on January, 11, 12 & 13, 1994.


Organising Chairman : Dr S Rajasekaran


Faculty participated: Dr Gordon Findlay, UK, Prof. J.Y. Lazennec, Paris,

Dr S .S. Upadhyay, Hong Kong, Mr. Neil.W. Valentine, UK


Second International Spine Conference was held on January, 16, 17 & 18, 1996.


Organising Chairman : Dr S Rajasekaran

Faculty participated: Mr.Jeremy Fairbank, Oxford, U.K , Dr.Lazennec, Paris, France Mr.A.J.B.Fogg, U.K, Prof.Suparto Sapardan, Indonesia and Dr.Bang Bang Darwano, Indonesia

Third International Spine Surgery Conference was held on
14, 15 & 16th August, 1998


Organising Chairman : Dr S Rajasekaran

Faculty participated: Prof. Henry Halm, Germany, Prof.Wong Hee Kit, Singapore, Dr.Manohar M Panjabi, USA , Dr.Tushar Patel, USA , Dr.Orso Lorenzo Osti, Australia ,Dr.Katsuro Tomita, Japan , Dr.Antony T. Yeung, USA , Dr.Setti S.Rangachary, USA ,Dr.K.S.Sivanandan, Malaysia

Fourth International Spine Surgery Conference was held on 4, 5 & 6th August, 2000


Organising Chairman : Dr S Rajasekaran


Faculty participated: Prof. Jeurgen Harms, Germany, Prof. John Y Leong, Hong Kong,

Mr. Gordon Findlay, UK, Dr. Dilip K sengupta, USA, Dr. Richard Guyer, Texas, Dr. John

J Regan, USA, Prof.J.Y. Chung, Korea


Instructional Course on Knee Surgery, July 27-29th , 2001


Organising Chairman : Dr S Rajasekaran

Faculty participated:Dr.K.M. Samuelson,USA,Prof. Wui K Chung,Australia,Drr.Craig Waller

Instructional Course on Low Back Pain – ICS 1, April 6-7th 2002


Organising Chairman : Dr S Rajasekaran


Faculty participated: Dr.Tan Seang Beng Singapore , Prof.V.T. Ingalhalikar, Mumbai,

Dr. Shekar Y Bhojraj, Mumbai,Dr.S.Murugan Coimbatore,Dr.Ajoy P Shetty, Coimbatore



Instructional Course on Spine – ICS 2, December 7th -8th 2002


Organising Chairman : Dr S Rajasekaran


Faculty participated: Prof.Dr.Wong Hee Kit Singapore,Dr.Shekar Y Bhojraj, Mumbai,

Dr.Ashok N Johari,.Mumbai ,Dr.Ajoy P Shetty, Coimbatore.


8. APOA Trauma Section Meet, Coimbatore 26 April 2003.


Organising Chairman : Dr S Rajasekaran.


9. National Trauma Management Course - Coimbatore April 2003.


Organising Chairman : Dr S Rajasekaran.



10. Ganga Spine Course on Low Back Pain - 7th to 11th May 2005.


Organising Chairman : Dr S Rajasekaran.


11. Continuing Orthopaedic Education, Coimbatore – 15th to 18th Sep 2005


Organising Chairman: Dr S Rajasekaran



12. Ganga Intelligent Knee Course – 29th June 2006


Organising Chairman: Dr S Rajasekaran



13. 13th Operative Spine course of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association(APOA)

8th to 11th March 2007, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore


Organising Chairman: Dr S Rajasekaran


14. Ganga Shouler & Elbow course

27th to 29th April 2007, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore


Organising Chairman: Dr S Rajasekaran








Presentation - International



Presentation 2006


Spinal Trauma & non-fusion techniques, Spine Society of Malaysia Inaugural Scientific Meeting, Malysia - Dec 9, 2006


Topic: Approach to the Cervico Thoracic junction


Dr S Rajasekaran


Spinal Trauma & non-fusion techniques, Spine Society of Malaysia Inaugural Scientific Meeting, Malysia - Dec 9, 2006


Topic: Case Discussion – Spinal fracture


Dr S Rajasekaran


Spinal Trauma & non-fusion techniques, Spine Society of Malaysia Inaugural Scientific Meeting, Malysia - Dec 9, 2006


Topic: Navigation technology in Spinal Surgery


Dr S Rajasekaran



XIII Brussels International Spine Symposium, 2006, Brussels, Belgium
Nov 17 & 18, 2006


Topic: Long term results of conservative Vs short-segment posterior fusion for burst fractures


Dr S Rajasekaran


XIII Brussels International Spine Symposium, 2006, Brussels, Belgium
Nov 17 & 18, 2006


Topic: Role of ISO-C Intra-operative navigation in spine tumors


Dr S Rajasekaran


29th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, 2006, Singapore
Nov 8-11, 2006


Topic: Image guidance and its role in challenging spine surgeries

Dr S Rajasekaran


29th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, 2006, Singapore
Nov 8-11, 2006


Topic: Single stage correction of kyphotic deformities

Dr S Rajasekaran


AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) 2006, Ilinois, Chicago, USA
Mar 22-26, 2006


Topic: The Safety of Primary Closure in Open Injuries of Limbs.

Dr S Rajasekaran


AAOS 2006, Ilinois, Chicago, USA, Mar 22-26, 2006


Topic: In-vivo Identification of Endplate Damage in Human Lumbar Discs by

Post-contrast MRI studies

Dr S Rajasekaran


AAOS 2006, Ilinois, Chicago, USA, Mar 22-26, 2006


Topic: Preemptive analgesia for post-operative pain relief in lumbosacral spine

Surgeries

Dr S Rajasekaran


AAOS 2006, Ilinois, Chicago, USA, Mar 22-26, 2006


Topic: The Normal diffusion pattern of Human Lumbar Intervertebral Discs

Dr S Rajasekaran


Preservation of Motion in Spine, Florida, USA, April 5-7, 2006


Topic: A study on the diffusion in Human Lumbar Discs and its clinical applications

Dr S Rajasekaran



AO SPINE New Concepts on Spine Surgery and Navigation, 18-20 May 2006,
Murnau/Heimstetten


Topic: Closing-opening osteotomy for correction of severe deformities.

Dr S Rajasekaran


AO SPINE New Concepts on Spine Surgery and Navigation, 18-20 May 2006,
Murnau/Heimstetten


Topic: Principles of image guidance for spine surgery.

Dr S Rajasekaran



MOA-APOA Trauma Conference , 1-4 Jun 2006, Malaysia


Topic: Is Surgery always required for thoracolumbar fractures

Dr S Rajasekaran


MOA-APOA Trauma Conference , 1-4 Jun 2006, Malaysia


Topic: Management of Post Traumatic Bone Loss in Femoral fractures

Dr S Rajasekaran


MOA-APOA Trauma Conference , 1-4 Jun 2006, Malaysia


Topic: Ganga Hospital Score in Assessment of Complex Open Tibial fractures

Dr S Rajasekaran


MOA-APOA Trauma Conference , 1-4 Jun 2006, Malaysia


Workshop on CAS by Dr S Rajasekaran


Topic: Improvement of limb and prosthetic alignment by computer navigation

in TKA


Topic: Role of Navigation in TKA for severe deformities


MOA-APOA Trauma Conference , 1-4 Jun 2006, Malaysia


Workshop on Navigation in TKR and Spinal Surgeries by Dr S Rajasekaran


Topic: Rationale and results of knee navigation surgery in simple

and difficult Total Knee replacements


Topic: Role of intra-operative ISO-C-3D Navigation for difficult spine surgery


ISSLS (International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine) Annual Meeting ,
13-17 Jun 2006, Bergen, Norway


Topic: Diffusion of human lumbar intravertebral discs can be enhanced pharmacologically with oral nimodipine’ during the ISSLS (International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine) Annual meeting in Bergen Norway, 13-17 June 2006.


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr J Naresh Babu, Dr K Murugan, Dr Ajoy Prasad Shetty


SRS (Scoliosis Research Society) Meeting
13-16 Sep 2006, Monterey, California, USA


Topic: Randomised clinical study to compare the accuracy of navigated & non-navigated thoracic pedicle screws in deformity correction surgeries


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Dr S Vidyadhara,

Dr Ramesh Perumal




SRS (Scoliosis Research Society) Meeting
13-16 Sep 2006, Monterey, California, USA


Topic: Closing opening wedge osteotomy of spine to correct severe post tubercular kyphotic deformity – A three year follow up of 13 patients


Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Dr Naresh Babu, Dr Vidyadhara S,

Dr Thomas Kishen


SRS (Scoliosis Research Society) Meeting
13-16 Sep 2006, Monterey, California, USA


Topic: ‘Spine at risk’ signs to predict progression of deformity – A study of the natural history of healed spinal tuberculosis


Dr S Rajasekaran


AO Spine Course, Switzerland, 19th March 2005


Topic: Recurrent disc herniation.

Dr S Rajasekaran


AO Basic Spine Course 2005, Singapore & Malaysia, 26th April 2005


Topic: Spinal Cord anatomy and WRD Syndrome.

Dr S Rajasekaran


AO Basic Spine Course 2005, Singapore & Malaysia, 26th April 2005


Topic: Role on Non-operative treatment.

Dr S Rajasekaran


AO Basic Spine Course 2005, Singapore & Malaysia, 26th April 2005


Topic: Cervical Radiculopathy and Myleopathy

Dr S Rajasekaran


AO Basic Spine Course 2005, Singapore & Malaysia, 26th April 2005


Topic: Lumbar disc herniation Natural History and treatment

Dr S Rajasekaran


AO Basic Spine Course 2005, Singapore & Malaysia, 26th April 2005


Topic: Role on Non-operative treatment

Dr S Rajasekaran




AO Basic Spine Course 2005, Singapore & Malaysia, 26th April 2005


Topic: Patho anatomy and physiology of cervical radiculopathy

Dr S Rajasekaran


AO Basic Spine Course 2005, Singapore & Malaysia, 26th April 2005


Topic: Anterior Vs Posterior Surgery in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Dr S Rajasekaran



XXIII SICOT/SIROT Trieenial World Congress, Istanbul, 02-09 Sep’05


Topic: Global Reconstruction of Bone and Soft tissue Defects in Open injuries of Limbs

Dr S Rajasekaran


XXIII SICOT/SIROT Trieenial World Congress, Istanbul, 02-09 Sep’05


Topic: A Comprehensive Score to Prognosticate Limb Salvage and Outcome Measures

In Grade IIIB Open Tibial Fractures

Dr S Rajasekaran


XXIII SICOT/SIROT Triennial World Congress, Istanbul, 02-09 Sep’05


Topic: Analysis of Compartment Pressure Changes in Reamed Interlocking Nailing

of Closed Tibial Fractures - Prospective Experimental Study

Dr S Rajasekaran


XXIII SICOT/SIROT Triennial World Congress, Istanbul, 02-09 Sep’05


Topic: Analysis of Compartment Pressure Changes in Reamed Interlocking Nailing

of Closed Tibial Fractures - Prospective experimental Study

Dr S Rajasekaran



St Luke’s International Symposium, Philipinnes, 22-24 September 2005


Topic: Transpedicular Thoracic Screws, General Concepts and Insertion Technique

using fluoroscopic guidance.

Dr S Rajasekaran.


11th March 2004, AAOS Course, U.S.A.


Topic-A comprehensive trauma score to prognosticate outcome in Grade IIIB open

tibial fractures

Dr. S. Rajasekaran.




25th – 27th April 2004, AO Advanced Spine Course, Hong Kong


Topic-Natural history of childhood spinal tuberculosis

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


25th – 27th April 2004, AO Advanced Spine Course, Hong Kong


Topic-Percutaneous stabilization with pedicle screw rod system for unstable fractures

Dr.S.Rajasekaran


25th – 27th April 2004, AO Advanced Spine Course, Hong Kong


Topic-Correction of severe kyphotic deformity in spinal tuberculosis.

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


22nd May 2004, Japanese Orthoapedic Association 2004, Kobe, Japan


Topic-A comprehensive score to prognosticate salvage and outcome in Grade III B

open injuries of tibia

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


29th – 06th June 2004, Spine Week 2004, Portugal, Porto


Topic-Resection and reconstruction of primary vertebral tumours of cervical spine

Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Dr. Ajoy Prasad Shetty , Dr. I. Ramakanth Rao,

Dr. J. Naresh Babu, Dr. Thomas J. Kishen and Dr. Yogesh K. Pithwa


29th – 06th June 2004, Spine Week 2004, Portugal, Porto


Topic-Pre-emptive analgesia for post operative pain relief in lumbosacral spine

surgeries. A randomized controlled trial.

Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Dr. J. Naresh Babu, Dr. C. Sekar, Dr. Shashidhar Reddy,

Dr. Ajoy Prasad Shetty T. and Dr. Yogesh K. Pithwa


29th – 06th June 2004, Spine Week 2004, Portugal, Porto


Topic-A study of diffusion in human lumbar discs: A serial MRI study documenting

the influence of the endplate on diffusion in normal and degenerate discs.

Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Dr. J. Naresh Babu, Dr. B.R.W. Armstrong,

Dr. Ajoy Prasad Shetty T. and Dr. K.S. Murugan


29th – 06th June 2004, Spine Week 2004, Portugal, Porto


Topic-Clinical outcome does not match radiological fusion in bone – Only anterior

cervical fusion following discectomy

Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Dr. R. Arun, Dr. J. Naresh Babu, Dr. Ajoy Prasad Shetty T, Dr. I. Ramakanth Rao and Dr. Thomas J. Kishen



29th – 06th June 2004, Spine Week 2004, Portugal, Porto


Topic-Endplate damage in lumbar discs can be identified invivo by post-contrast

MRI studies

Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Dr. J. Naresh Babu, Dr. R. Arun, Dr. B.R.W. Armstrong,

Dr. Ajoy Prasad Shetty T. and Dr. K.S. Murugan.


29th – 06th June 2004, Spine Week 2004, Portugal, Porto


Topic-Endplate damage in lumbar discs can be identified invivo by post-contrast

MRI studies

Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Dr. J. Naresh Babu, Dr. R. Arun, Dr. B.R.W. Armstrong,

Dr. Ajoy Prasad Shetty T. and Dr. K.S. Murugan


29th – 06th June 2004, Spine Week 2004, Portugal, Porto


Topic-Single stage correction of post-tubercular kyphosis by posterior column shortening

Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Dr. Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Dr. J. Naresh Babu,

Dr. Thomas J. Kishen and Dr. I. Ramakanth Rao


29th – 06th June 2004, Spine Week 2004, Portugal, Porto


Topic-Childhood spinal tuberculosis as a clinical model of Euler’s theory of

buckling collapse of a structural column

Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Dr. J. Dheenadhayalan, Dr. Shashidhar Reddy, Dr. I. Ramakanth Rao, Dr. J. Naresh Babu and Dr. Ajoy Prasad Shetty T.


5th – 10th September 2004, APOA 2004 (14th Triennial Congress), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Topic-Childhood spinal tuberculosis

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


5th – 10th September 2004, APOA 2004 (14th Triennial Congress), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Topic-A comprehensive trauma score to prognosticate outcome in type III B open fracture

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


5th – 10th September 2004, APOA 2004 (14th Triennial Congress), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Topic- The indications and safety measures in the primary closure in open injuries of limb

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


5th – 10th September 2004, APOA 2004 (14th Triennial Congress), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Topic-A surgical correction in severe kyphosis by spinal shortening

Dr. S. Rajasekaran




5th – 10th September 2004, APOA 2004 (14th Triennial Congress), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Topic-Endplate damage in lumbar discs can be identified in-vivo by post-contrast

MRI studies

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


5th – 10th September 2004, APOA 2004 (14th Triennial Congress), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Topic-Single stage correction of post tubercular kyphosis by posterior column shortening

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


14th – 19th September 2004, BOA Meeting, Manchester, UK


Topic-New score to prognosticate salvage and outcome in open injuries

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


14th – 19th September 2004, BOA Meeting, Manchester, UK


Topic-Spine at risk – Radiological signs for late deformity in spinal tuberculosis

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


14th – 19th September 2004, BOA Meeting, Manchester, UK


Topic- Global reconstruction – New frontier in open injuries

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


British Association of Clinical Anatomists, Manchester, 1990.


Topic-“The Effect Of Instrumentation On The Cobb Angle Perdriolle Rotation,

And The Rib Hump In Idiopathic Scoliosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


Orthopaedic Registrar’s Presentation Meeting, Royal Liverpool Hospital,
September, 1990


Topic- “Rib Hump - The Unsolved Problem”

Dr S Rajasekaran


International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine, Singapore, June 1997.


Topic- “Tuberculous Lesions Of The Lumbosacral Region - Long Term Follow Up

Of 15 Years”

Dr S Rajasekaran


American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons,Illinois,Usa - March 1998


Topic -“Tuberculosis Lesions Of The Lumbosacral Region Long Term Followup

Of 15 Years”

Dr S Rajasekaran


12th Congress Western Pacific Orthopaedic ssociation, Fukuoka Japan
November 1998


Topic – “Innovative Management Of Trauma And Fracture Of Lower Extremities”

Dr S Rajasekaran


12th Congress Western Pacific Orthopaedic association, Fukuoka Japan
November 1998


Topic: “Early Vs Staged Reconstruction Of Soft Tissue And Bone Defects In Open

Injuries Of Limbs A 4 Year Prospective -Study In 107 Fractures”

Dr S Rajasekaran


12th Congress Western Pacific Orthopaedic association, Fukuoka Japan
November 1998


Topic: ”Resection And Reconstruction Of Vertebral Tumours - A 3-Year Follow Up”

Dr S Rajasekaran


Asian Federation of Orthopaedics and Trauma, February 1999 Moderator


Topic -“Early Vs Staged Reconstruction Of Open Injuries To Limbs”

Dr S Rajasekaran


World Spine –Berlin, Germany, August 27 – 01 September 2000


Topic: “The Natural History Of Childhood Spinal Tuberculosis- A 15 Year

Prospective Study”

Dr S Rajasekaran


SICOT, Syndey, Australia, April, 1999.


Topic -“Day One Reconstruction Of Soft Tissue And Bony Defect In

Mangled Extremities - A 4 Year Prospective Study”

Dr S Rajasekaran


SICOT, Syndey, Australia, April, 1999.


Topic- “Hybrid Fixation Of Complex Tibial Plateau Fractures”

Dr S Rajasekaran


International Society for the Study Of Lumbar Spine, Adelaide, Australia,
April 9th-13th


Topic- “Growth Related Changes In Kyphotic Deformity In Healed Childhood

Spinal Tuberculosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


World Spine –Berlin, Germany, August 27 – 01 September 2000


Topic-“Spine At Risk Radiological Signs To Predict Late Collapse In Childhood

Spinal Tuberculosis”.

Dr S Rajasekaran


Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association 13th Triennial Congress, April 1st – 6th at Adelaide,Australia


Topic : “Primary Closure Of Open Injuries”

Dr S Rajasekaran


Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association 13th Triennial Congress, April 1st – 6th at
Adelaide, Australia


Topic: “Outcome Of Surgical Treatment In Non-Traumatic Compressive Myelopathy –

A Study In 66 Cases With 4 Years Follow Up”.

Dr S Rajasekaran



Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association - 13th Triennial Congress, April 1st – 6th at
Adelaide, Australia


Topic: “Spine At Risk Radiological Signs To Predict Late Collapse In Childhood

Spinal Tuberculosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association - 13th Triennial Congress, April 1st – 6th at
Adelaide, Australia


Topic: “Day One Reconstruction Of Soft Tissue & Bony Defects In Mangled

extremities –A 4 Year Prospective Study”

Dr S Rajasekaran

Operative Spine Course – Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association at Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd- 7th September 2001 –Faculty member.


Topic : “Natural History Of Post Tubercular Kyphosis In Children And The Patterns

Of Progress During The Period Of Growth”.

Dr S Rajasekaran


Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association 13th Triennial Congress, April 1st – 6th
at Adelaide, Australia


Topic: “Primary Vertebral Tumours – Surgical Strategy”

Dr S Rajasekaran




Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society , Annual meeting Dacca, February 15th – 17th


Topic: Guest Lecture: “Management Of Open Injuries”

Dr S Rajasekaran


Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society , Annual meeting Dacca, February 15th – 17th


Topic: Guest Lecture: “Avoiding Pitfalls In Interlocking Nailing”

Dr S Rajasekaran


Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society , Annual meeting Dacca, February 15th – 17th


Topic: Guest Lecture: “Management Of Primary Vertebral Tumours””

Dr S Rajasekaran


Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society , Annual meeting Dacca, February 15th – 17th


Topic: Guest Lecture: “Childhood Spinal Tuberculosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


International Society for the Lumbar Study annual meeting at Cleveland,
USA, May 14-18, 2002


Topic: “Biomechanical Analysis Of Buckling Collapse In Childhood Spinal Tuberculosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


SICOT Meeting at San Diego, USA. August 25-30, 2002


Topic: “ Pre Emptive Analgesia For Post Operative Pain Relief In Lumbo- Sacral

Spine Surgeries”

Dr S Rajasekaran


SICOT Meeting at San Diego, USA. August 25-30, 2002


Topic: “ Immediate Total Reconstruction Of Limbs In Open Injuries”

Dr S Rajasekaran


225th Combined Meeting of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting,
Singapore, October 13- 17th, 2002


Topic: “ The Natural History Of Childhood Spinal Tuberculosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


225th Combined Meeting of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting,
Singapore, October 13- 17th, 2002


Topic: “Buckling Collapse Of The Spine In Childhood Spinal Tuberculosis

And Its Implications In Late Onset Paraplegia”

Dr S Rajasekaran


225th Combined Meeting of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting,
Singapore, October 13- 17th, 2002


Topic: ““ Surgical Strategy In Primary Vertebral Tumours” ”

Dr S Rajasekaran


MCh Orth Guest Lecture of University of Liverpool
Delivered at “ Royal National Liverpool Hospital” May 19,1994


Topic: “Management of Mangled Injure Limbs”

Dr S Rajasekaran


MCh Orth Guest Lecture of University of Liverpool
Delivered at “ Royal National Liverpool Hospital” May 19,1994


Topic: “Spinal Tuberculosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran



MCh Orth Guest Lecture of University of Liverpool
Delivered at “ Royal National Liverpool Hospital” June 1995


Topic: “ Lysis and Listhesis of Lumber Vertrbra “

Dr S Rajasekaran



Guest Lecture in “KLEINERT INSTITUTE OF HAND AND MICROSURGERY”
Louisuillie Kentucky, USA. June 1997


Topic: “One Stage Reconstruction of Open Injures of Limbs”

Dr S Rajasekaran


Guest Lecture “Oxford University”
Delivered at Nuffield Orthopaedic Center, June 1997.


Topic: “Difficult Reconstruction Options in Mangled Extremities”

Dr S Rajasekaran
















Presentation - National





Presentation 2007


IORAS Update Series 2007- Club Foot , Madurai, 22 July’07


Topics presented:


Manipulative Treatment
Relapsed, Resistant and Recurrent Club Foot


Dr S Rajasekaran


First Instructional Course in Plastic Surgery, TANPAPS 2007 (Tamilnadu & Pondicherry Association of Plastic Surgeons) - CME – Lower Limb Reconstruction, 7th and 8th July’07 – Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore


Topics presented:


Available Scoring Systems and their relevance



Dr S Rajasekaran



12th CME, Dept of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Rangaraya Medical College, Government General Hospital, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, 30th Jun-1st July’07


Topic: Open Injuries of Lower Limbs


Dr S Rajasekaran


12th CME, Dept of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Rangaraya Medical College, Government General Hospital, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, 30th Jun-1st July’07


Topic: Decision Options in Spine fractures


Dr S Rajasekaran


12th CME, Dept of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Rangaraya Medical College, Government General Hospital, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, 30th Jun-1st July’07


Live Demonstration:

Case 1: Fractures Spine Fixation
Case 2: PIVD Disc Excision
Dr S Rajasekaran



FIFTH Dr. Rajammal P. Devadas Annual Oration, The Avinashilingam Education Trust and Avinashilingam University for Women , 30th March,07.


Topic: Bone and Joint Disorders in Women – Their Etiology and Prevention


Dr S Rajasekaran



ASSICON (Association of Spine Surgeons of India Conference) 2007, Ahmedabad,
Jan 26-28.


Topic: Is disc degeneration preventable


Dr S Rajasekaran



ASSICON 2007, Ahmedabad, Jan 26-28.


Topic: Growth Modulation Changes in Kyphotic Deformity in Children As a Clinical

Model for Mechanostat Theory and Chondral Growth Force Response Curve


Dr S Rajasekaran



TNOACON 2007, (Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association Conference) Ahmedabad,
Feb 9-11, Erode


Topic: Posterior lip acetabular fracture


Dr S Rajasekaran


TNOACON 2007, (Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association Conference) Ahmedabad,
Feb 9-11, Erode


Worskhop: Total Knee Replacement


Dr S Rajasekaran





TNOACON 2007, (Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association Conference) Ahmedabad,
Feb 9-11, Erode


Topic: Growth Modulation Changes in Kyphotic Deformity in Children As a Clinical

Model for Mechanostat Theory and Chondral Growth Force Response Curve


Dr S Rajasekaran



TNOACON 2007, (Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association Conference) Ahmedabad,
Feb 9-11, Erode


Guest Lecture: Clinical approach to failed disc


Dr S Rajasekaran


Presentation-2006


1. Kerala Orthopaedic Association, Thrissur , Jan 27-29, 2006


Topic: Evidence based medicine in Orthopaedics

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


2. Kerala Orthopaedic Association, Thrissur , Jan 27-29, 2006


Topic: Failed Back Syndrome

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


3. ASSICON (Association of Spine Surgeons of India Conference) 2006,

Chandigarh, Feb 17-19, 2006


Topic: Correction of kyphotic deformities by navigated assisted opening-closing

wedge osteotomy

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


4. ASSICON 2006,Chandigarh, Feb 17-19, 2006


Topic: Research Methodology

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


5. ASSICON 2006,Chandigarh, Feb 17-19, 2006


Topic: Achieving excellence through Six Sigma

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


6. ASSICON 2006,Chandigarh, Feb 17-19, 2006


Topic: Management of infected spinal implants

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


7. TNOACON 2006, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, Mar 3-5, 2006


Topic: Management of Grade IIIB Compound fracture tibia – What is new?

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


8. TNOACON 2006, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, Mar 3-5, 2006


Topic: Spine Navigation

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


9. Master techniques in Spine Surgery, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

Coimbatore, Apr 16, 2006


Topic: Pedicle substraction of Osteotomy

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


10. Master techniques in Spine Surgery, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

Coimbatore, Apr 16, 2006


Topic: Anterior approach to cervical spine and dorsal C3 – C7

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


11. International Nailscon-2006 organised by Richmond Hospital at Jenny Residency Club, Coimbatore, 21 April 2006


Topic: Non-Union following interlocking Surgery

Dr S Rajasekaran


12. International Nailscon-2006 organised by Richmond Hospital at Jenny Residency Club, Coimbatore, 21 April 2006


Topic: Interlocking Nailing in Proximal Tibial Fractures

Dr S Rajasekaran


13. 24th Mangalore Orthopaedic Course 2006, Mangalore, 29 April 2006


Topic: Open fracture and soft tissue injury

Dr S Rajasekaran


14. 24th Mangalore Orthopaedic Course 2006, Mangalore, 29 April 2006


Topic: How to analyse a scientific paper

Dr S Rajasekaran


15. 5th Bangalore Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Bangalore, 30 July 2006


Topic: Guest lecture on Lumbar degenerative spinal canal stenosis

Dr S Rajasekaran


16. APOA Infection Meeting, Khajuraho, 25-27 August 2006


Guest lecture: Anterior Surgery-Preference & limitations – How do I do it/Tips & Pearls

Dr S Rajasekaran


17. APOA Infection Meeting, Khajuraho, 25-27 August 2006


Guest lecture: Kyphus prevention & correction

Dr S Rajasekaran


18. APOA Infection Meeting, Khajuraho, 25-27 August 2006


Guest lecture: Is there a role for posterior only surgery in spinal tuberculosis

Dr S Rajasekaran


19. APOA Infection Meeting, Khajuraho, 25-27 August 2006


Guest lecture: Antibiotic protocol – which antibiotics-what is the rationale

Dr S Rajasekaran


20. Professor Einhorn’s Oration 2005, Coimbatore, Feb 27th 2005


Topic: Childhood spinal infections

Dr S Rajasekaran


21. Ganga Spine Course, 2005, Coimbatore, 7th to 11th May 2005


Topic: Lumbar Spine Anatomy in Health

Dr S Rajasekaran


22. Ganga Spine Course, 2005, Coimbatore, 7th to 11th May 2005


Topic: Lumbar Spine Anatomy in Disease

Dr S Rajasekaran


23 Ganga Spine Course, 2005, Coimbatore, 7th to 11th May 2005


Topic: Fenestration Discectomy

Dr S Rajasekaran

24. Ganga Spine Course, 2005, Coimbatore, 7th to 11th May 2005


Topic: Lumbar Micro Discectomy

Dr S Rajasekaran


25. Ganga Spine Course, 2005, Coimbatore, 7th to 11th May 2005


Topic: Approach to a patient with failed disc surgery

Dr S Rajasekaran

26. Ganga Spine Course, 2005, Coimbatore, 7th to 11th May 2005


Topic: Lumbar Spine Anatomy in Health

Dr S Rajasekaran


27. Ganga Spine Course, 2005, Coimbatore, 7th to 11th May 2005


Topic: Decompression for lumbar canal stenosis – Buck’s fusion

Dr S Rajasekaran


28. Ganga Spine Course, 2005, Coimbatore, 7th to 11th May 2005


Topic: Clinical and Radiological evolution of instability

Dr S Rajasekaran


29. Ganga Spine Course, 2005, Coimbatore, 7th to 11th May 2005


Topic: Understanding spinal instability

Dr S Rajasekaran


30. Ganga Spine Course, 2005, Coimbatore, 7th to 11th May 2005


Topic: Future of Treatment of Low Back Pain

Dr S Rajasekaran


31. Bangalore Orthopaedic Society Meeting, 30th July 2005


Topic: Idiopathic Scoliosis

Dr S Rajasekaran


32. Bangalore Orthopaedic Society Meeting, 30th July 2005


Topic: Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr S Rajasekaran


33. Instructional Course in Spine, Mumbai, 19-21 August 2005


Topic: Role of hallow in correction of complex spinal deformity

Dr S Rajasekaran


34. Instructional Course in Spine, Mumbai, 19-21 August 2005


Topic: One level cervical disc prolapse with myelopathy – debate-

Dr S Rajasekaran


35. Instructional Course in Spine, Mumbai, 19-21 August 2005


Topic: Made in India

Dr S Rajasekaran

36. Instructional Course in Spine, Mumbai, 19-21 August 2005


Topic: Unstable burst thoraco lumbar fracture – Management options –

debate – Conservative management

Dr S Rajasekaran


37. Instructional Course in Spine, Mumbai, 19-21 August 2005


Topic: Unstable burst thoraco lumbar fracture – Management options

– debate – Conservative management

Dr S Rajasekaran


38. Continuing Orthopaedic Education , Coimbatore, 15-18 September 2005


Topic: Primary Closure in Open Fractures - There is a role

Dr S Rajasekaran


39. Continuing Orthopaedic Education , Coimbatore, 15-18 September 2005


Topic: Beyond the Golden Hour …"The Silver Day"

Dr S Rajasekaran




40. Continuing Orthopaedic Education , Coimbatore, 15-18 September 2005


Topic: Assessment of Open Injuries

Dr S Rajasekaran


41. Continuing Orthopaedic Education , Coimbatore, 15-18 September 2005


Topic: Newer Trends in treatment of Open Injuries.

Dr S Rajasekaran




42. Continuing Orthopaedic Education , Coimbatore, 15-18 September 2005


Topic: Role of Navigation in Trauma


Dr S Rajasekaran


43. 9th National Conference of International Trauma Anaesthesia &

Critical Care Society (Indian Chapter) – ITACCS Chennai 2005, Chennai 21-23

October 2005


Topic: Frontiers in the management of severely injured limb

Dr S Rajasekaran



44. 35th AP.IOA.Conference Guntur-2005, Guntur,22-23 October 2005,


Topic: Guest lecture on Management of Open injuries

Dr S Rajasekaran


45. 35th AP.IOA.Conference Guntur-2005, Guntur, 22-23 October 2005,


Topic: Debate on Orthofix Vs Ilizarov

Dr S Rajasekaran


46. IOACON 2005, Mumbai on Dec 27th 2005


Chair-person for the Symposium on “Open Injuries”

Dr S Rajasekaran.


47. IOACON2005, Mumbai, Symposium on Open injuries Dec 28th 2005


Guest Lecture: Initial assessment of the patient with open injury

Dr. S Rajasekaran


48 ASSI Subspecialty Meeting of IOACON 2006 at Mumbai on 29th Dec 2005.


Guest Lecture: “Navigation in Spinal Trauma”

Dr S.Rajasekaran



49. 13th February 2004, TNOA-CME-2004, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu


Topic- Anatomy of lumbar motion segment and its relevance to degeneration


Dr. S. Rajasekaran




50. 13th February 2004, TNOA CME 2004, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu


Topic- Anterior cervical decompression and fusion CALDF – Technique and Pitfalls

Dr. S. Rajasekaran



51. 13th February 2004, TNOA-CME-2004, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu


Topic-Posterior surgery (Laminectomy or Laminoplasty)

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


52. 30th July 2004, Hotel CAG Pride, Coimbatore


Topic-Lecture on Vector Vision to the General Practioners (GPs)

Dr. S. Rajasekaran



53. 21st August 2004, OASISCON 2004, Thrissur

Topic-How to conduct clinical research?

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


54. 8th – 10th October 2004, Combined Instructional Spine Course,

ASSI and SSE, New Delhi


Topic-Spinal cord regeneration

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


55. 14th – 19th December 2004, IOACON 2004, Agra Guest Lecture:


Topic-Management of complication of diaphyseal fractures

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


56. 14th – 19th December 2004, IOACON 2004, Agra


Topic-How to organize and conduct clinical research in Orthopaedics symposia

Dr. S. Rajasekaran



57. 14th – 19th December 2004, IOACON 2004, Agra - White Paper Presentation


Topic-Open fractures of tibia

Dr. S. Rajasekaran



58 ASSICON 2003, Varanasi 24 January 2003


Topic: Rationale of Internal Fixation in Spinal Trauma

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


59 ASSICON 2003, Varanasi 25 January 2003


Topic: Principles of Management of Injuries of Dorso Lumbar Spine

Dr. S. Rajasekaran



60. Indo German Orthopaedic Foundation, Hyderabad 26 & 27 March 2003


Topic: Global Reconstruction on Open injuries.

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


61. Indo German Orthopaedic Foundation, New Delhi 28-March 2003


Topic: Global Reconstruction in Open Injuries

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


62. APOA Trauma Section Meet, Coimbatore 26 April 2003


Topic: Assessment and Prognostication in Grade IIIB Open Injuries

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


63. APOA Trauma Section Meet, Coimbatore 26 April 2003


Topic: New Frontiers in Management of Open Injuries

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


64. Dr. M.S. Ramakrishnan Endowment Memorial Oration, Chennai 4 May 2003


Topic: Open Fractures of Long Bone in Children

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


65. Public Forum, Periyar EVR Mission, Chennai 30 May 2003


Topic: Care of the Spine and Prevention of Spinal Problems

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


66. Combined Instructional Course of IORAS Madurai th and Ganga Hospital 8 June 2003


Topic: A New Scoring System for Prognostication of Grade III Open Injuries

Dr. S. Rajasekaran



67. Public Forum on Joint Pain and Arthritis 22 June 2003


Topic: Arthritis and Joint Pain

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


68. First Combined Instructional Course on Spinal Surgery, Coimbatore 1 to 3 August 2003


Topic: Spinal Deformity Basics

Dr. S. Rajasekaran



69. First Combined Instructional Course on Spinal Surgery, Coimbatore 1 to 3 August 2003


Topic: Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


70. First Combined Instructional Course on Spinal Surgery,

Coimbatore 1 to 3 August 2003


Topic: Role of Surgery in Tuberculosis - Current Trends

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


71. IOARS, Madurai 17 August 2003


Topic: Scoliosis Basics and Logics

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


72. XXI COE Spine New Delhi, Salem - 18 to 21 September 2003


Topic: Kyphus Behavior in TB Spine

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


73. Annual Conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association Dec 19 2003, Chennai.

Sliver Jubilee Commemoration Lecture.


Topic: Ganga Hospital Open Injury Severity Score

Dr. S. Rajasekaran


74. Annual Conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association -ASSI section -

Dec 20 2003, Chennai.


Topic: Low back pain in children

Dr. S Rajasekaran.


75. Annual Conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association Dec 19 2003, Chennai.

Continuing Medical Education.


Topic: Fusion Following lumbar discectomy necessity or OverKill ?

Dr. S Rajasekaran


76. Tamilnadu Orthopaedic State Conference, Madras, 1983.


Topic:Radical Excision Of Bone Tumours And Reconstruction By Bone Grafting

Dr S Rajasekaran


77. International Bone and Joint Tuberculosis Club Conference, Madras, 1983


Topic: “Progress Of Gibbus Deformity In Tuberculosis Of The Spine”

Dr S Rajasekaran


78. In Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association State Conference, Ooty 1984



Topic: “Prediction Of Gibbus Angle In Tuberculosis Of The Spine”

Dr S Rajasekaran


79. Regional South Indian Orthopaedic Conference, Mangalore, 1985


Topic: Femoral Neck Fractures-Is It Still Unsolved

Dr S Rajasekaran



80. Regional South Indian Orthopaedic Conference,Mangalore,1985"


Topic: “ Discogenic Pain”

Dr S Rajasekaran


81. Tamilnadu Orthopaedic State Conference,1986


Topic: “ Role And Fate Of Bone Grafts In Modified Hongkong Surgery ”

Dr S Rajasekaran


82.. International Bone and Joint Tuberculosis Club Conference, Agra, 1985


Topic: “The Role And Fate Of Bone Grafts In Anterior Spinal Fusion

In Tuberculosis Of The Spine”

Dr S Rajasekaran


83. Golden Jubilee Conference of Bombay Orthopaedic Society, December 1989


Topic: “Progression Of Kyphosis In Tuberculosis Of The Spine Treated

By Modified Hong Kong Surgery”


Dr S Rajasekaran


84. Indian Orthopaedic Annual Conference, Madras 1992


Topic: “Problem Of Deformity In Spinal Tuberculosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


85. ORTHOCON ’94, Coimbatore. November 1992


Topic: “Limb Salvage In Grade III B & C Open Limb Injuries”

Dr S Rajasekaran


86. Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, February 1993


Topic: “Team Approach To Management Of Limb Threatening Open Injuries”

Dr S Rajasekaran


87. Guest Lecture Orthopaedic Course - Mangalore - April 1994


Topic: “ Spine Injuries –Management “

Dr S Rajasekaran


88 Guest Lecture Orthopaedic Course - Mangalore - April 1994


Topic: “Developmental Hip Dysplasias”

Dr S Rajasekaran



89. Moderator, Association of Spinal Surgeons of India - Annual Meeting, Coimbatore, August 1994.


Topic: “Difficult Spinal Surgical Problems”

Dr S Rajasekaran


90. Guest Lecture, ORTHOCON October 1994


Topic: “ Symposium On Polytrauma : Surgery For Spinal Fractures”

Dr S Rajasekaran


91. Moderator, ORTHOCON October 1994


Topic: “Immediate Management Of Open Fractures”

Dr S Rajasekaran



92. ORTHOCON September,1995 SPINE - Panel discussion


Guest Lecture, Kerala Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting in 1995.

Topic: “Aggressive Management Of Open Injuries To Limbs”

Dr S Rajasekaran


93. Guest Lecture, Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting 1995.


Topic: ”Lysis & Lysthesis Of Lumbar Vertebra”

Dr S Rajasekaran


94. Indian Orthopaedic Association, 1995 Pune, India


Topic: “ Costectomy For Cosmetic Correction in Scoliosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


95. Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, 1995 Erode India


Topic: “Modern Techniques in Polio Surgery”

Dr S Rajasekaran


96.. Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, 1995 Erode India


Topic: “ Interlocking Nailing in Demanding situations”

Dr S Rajasekaran



97. Guest Lecture, Association of Spinal Surgeons of India, Annual Meeting,

Jabalpur-August 1996.


Topic: “Costectomy For Cosmetic Correction In Idiopathic Scoliosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran



98. Guest Lecture, Association of Spinal Surgeons of India, Annual Meeting,

Jabalpur-August 1996.


Topic: “ Immediate Management Of Spinal Injuries”

Dr S Rajasekaran



99. Symposium ORTHOCON September 1996



Topic: “Complications In Spinal Surgery”

Dr S Rajasekaran



100. Symposium ORTHOCON September 1996


Topic: “Avoiding Complication/Pitfalls In The Management Of Compound Injuries”.


Dr S Rajasekaran


101. Guest Lecture - Association of Spinal Surgeons of India- Speciality meeting of

Indian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Calcutta December 1996.


Topic: “Spinal Fixation Techniques”

Dr S Rajasekaran


102. Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, 1996 Madras


Topic: “Management of Upper Limb Monomelic polytrauma with

Neurovascular Problems”

Dr S Rajasekaran


103. Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, 1996 Madras


Topic: “Hybrid Fixation of Tibial Plateau Factures”

Dr S Rajasekaran



104. Guest Lecture, Kerala Orthopaedic Association, Calicut, February 1997.


Topic: “Lumbar Instability”

Dr S Rajasekaran


105. Guest Lecture, Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting,Thanjavur,

February 1997.


Topic: “Giant Cell Tumours Of Spine”

` Dr S Rajasekaran


106. Moderator, Orthopaedic Course, Mangalore; April 1997


Topic: “Open Injuries Of Limbs”

Dr S Rajasekaran


107 Moderator, Orthopaedic Course, Mangalore; April 1997


Topic: “Spinal Tuberculosis”


Dr S Rajasekaran



108. Indo German Orthopaedic Association, July 1997


Topic: Can Reconstructive Procedures For Soft Tissue And Bony Defect

Be Safely Performed On Day One In Open Injuries?- A Four Year

Prospective Study In 107 Fractures”

Dr S Rajasekaran


109 Second International Symposium on Oncology,Chennai - October,1997


Topic: “Giant Cell Tumours of the Spine”

Dr S Rajasekaran


110. Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference - Kochi - November 1997


Topic: “Primary Internal Fixation Compound Injuries”

Dr S Rajasekaran




111. Guest Lecture :Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association 1997, Thanjavur.


Topic: “Primary Vertebral Tumours”

Dr S Rajasekaran


112. Guest Lecture : Karnataka Orthopaedic Association, Bangalore February 1998.


Topic: “The Problem Of Deformity In Spinal Tuberculosis In Children”

Dr S Rajasekaran


113. Guest Lecture: Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference, Jabalpur - December 1998


Topic: “Surgical Strategy For Complete Excision of Vertebral Tumours”

Dr S Rajasekaran

114. Guest Lecture: Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference, Jabalpur -

December 1998



Topic - “The Principles In Surgical Management Of Spinal Deformities

In Growing Children”

Dr S Rajasekaran


115. POSI 1998 Pune India


Topic: “Treatment of Facture Shaft of Femur in Pediatric Age Group

By External Fixation”

Dr S Rajasekaran


116. Guest Lecture Kerala Orthopaedic Associations, February 1999


Topic: “Thoracolumbar Fractures And Their Management”

Dr S Rajasekaran


117. MOACON 99, Aurangabad, October, 1999


Topic: “Spinal Instability - A K Talwalker Oration”

Dr S Rajasekaran

118. Indian Orthopaedic Association- 44th Annual Conference, December, 1999


Topic: “Outcome Of Surgical Treatment In Non Traumatic Compressive

Cervical Myelopathy - A Study In 36 Cases With Three Years Follow-up”

Dr S Rajasekaran


119. Indian Orthopaedic Association - 44th Annual Conference Hyderabad,

December. 1999


Topic: - “Tuberculosis Of Spine”. Co-Chairman for this session

Dr S Rajasekaran


120 Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association- Annual Conference, Chennai- Feb 2001


Topic: “Biomechanical Analysis Of Buckling Collapse In Childhood Tuberculosis

Spinal Tuberculosis By The Creation Of A Finite Element Model(Fem)

of A Paediatric Spine”

Dr S Rajasekaran



121 Guest Lecture in Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Of India

Annual Meeting, Mumbai, March 2000


Topic: “Skeletal Tuberculosis In Children”.

Dr S Rajasekaran


122 Guest Lecture in Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Of India,

Annual Meeting, Mumbai, March 2000


Topic: “Tb Spine In Children - Changing Concepts In Management”.

Dr S Rajasekaran



123. Guest Lecture in Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Of India, Mumbai, March 2000


Topic: “Indications And Instrumentation For Spinal Tuberculosis In Children”.


Dr S Rajasekaran



124 Tamilnadu Orthopaedic State Conference, 1983


Topic: “Radical Excision Of Bone Tumours And Reconstruction By Bone Grafting”.

Dr S Rajasekaran


125. American Academy of Orthopaedic surgery and Indian Orthopaedic Association, Instructional Course Lecture at Jaipur October 31st 2000


Topic: “Spinal Instability – Its Understanding And Applications”

Dr S Rajasekaran


126. American Academy of Orthopaedic surgery and Indian Orthopaedic Association, Instructional Course Lecture at Jaipur October 31st 2000.


Topic: “Current Concepts In The Management Of Spinal Tuberculosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


127. Annual Conference of association of spine surgeons of India at New Delhi January 19th-21st 2001 – Symposium.


Topic: “My Worst Failures And What I Learnt From It”

Dr S Rajasekaran



128. Annual Conference of association of spine surgeons of India at New Delhi

January 19th- 21st 2001 – Symposium


Topic: “Rationale For Surgical Tratment On Spinal Tuberculosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


129 Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, Madurai, March, 2nd 2001

Plenary Session


Topic: “ Spinal Tuberculosis In Children”

Dr S Rajasekaran

130. Insight 2001– The Residency, Coimbatore March ,3rd 2001


Topic: “Osteoporosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


131. Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation , Patna September 17th – 20th 2001

Topic: “Proximal Tibial Fractures”

Dr S Rajasekaran


132. Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation , Patna September 17th – 20th 2001


Topic : “Controversy And Pitfalls Of Interlocking Nail”

Dr S Rajasekaran


133. Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation , Patna September 17th – 20th 2001


Topic: “Analysis Of Poor Outcome Following Internal Fixation”

Dr S Rajasekaran


134 Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation , Patna September 17th – 20th 2001


Topic : “Initial Management Of Patients With Multiple Fractures”

Dr S Rajasekaran


135 Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation , Patna September 17th – 20th 2001


Topic: “Percutaneous Reduction And Hybrid Fixation Of Complete Tibial Plateau

Fracture – A 4 Year Follow Up In 120 Patients”

Dr S Rajasekaran


136. Spine Speciality convention at IOACON 2001, Ahmedabad December 17th


Topic : “Instrumentation In Tuberculosis Of Spine”

Dr S Rajasekaran


137. National Post Graduate Lecture Course at IOACON 2001, Ahmedabad December 17th


Topic : “Intra-Medullary Nailing –Femur”

Dr S Rajasekaran


138 National Post Graduate Lecture Course at IOACON 2001, Ahmedabad December 18th


Topic: “ Tuberculosis Of Spine”

Dr S Rajasekaran


139. IOACON 2001, Ahmedabad December 18th


Topic “ Indian Experience – Sirus Nail Femur”

Dr S Rajasekaran




140. IOACON 2001, Ahmedabad December 18th


Topic “INDIAN EXPERIENCE – Sirus Nail TIBIA”

Dr S Rajasekaran


141. Controversies in fracture management, IOACON 2001, Ahmedabad December 20th

Topic: CME: “Unstable Fractures Of Dorsolumbar Spine Without Neurological
Deficit In A Young Patient”
Dr S Rajasekaran


142. Symposium:Locking nails in proximal Femoral fractures, IOACON, Ahmedabad December 22nd 2001.


Topic: “Sirus Nail”

Dr S Rajasekaran


143. Guest Lecture : Kerala Orthopaedic Association, Alappuzha, Jan 2002


Topic: “Childhood Spinal Tuberculosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


144. Guest Lecture at , Kerala Orthopaedic Association, Alappuzha, Jan 2002


Topic: “Surgical Startegy In Primary Bone Tumours”

Dr S Rajasekaran


145. Depuy Spine Course, ASSICON, Kolkutta , January 18th – 20th 2002


Topic: Guest Lecture on “Understanding Spinal Instability”

Dr S Rajasekaran


146. Guest Lecture, ASSICON, Kolkutta , January 18th – 20th 2002


Topic: “A Comparison Of Imported & Indigenous Spinal Implants”

Dr S Rajasekaran


147. Guest Lecture, ASSICON, Kolkutta, January 18th – 20th 2002


Topic:“Prediction Of The Angle Of Gibbus Deformity In

Tuberculosis Of The Spine”

Dr S Rajasekaran


148. Guest Lecture, ASSICON, Kolkutta , January 18th – 20th 2002


Topic: “Surgical Startegy In Primary Bone Tumours”

Dr S Rajasekaran



149. Guest Lecture, Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association of India, Coimbatore,

February 8th-10th 2002


Topic: “Avoiding Pitfalls In Management Of Open Injuries”

Dr S Rajasekaran


150. Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association of India, Coimbatore, February 8th–10th 2002


Topic: “Spinal Workshop On Interpedicular Systems”

Dr S Rajasekaran


151. Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association of India, Coimbatore, February 8th-10th 2002


Topic: “Video Demonstration Of Microsugical Disectomy”

Dr S Rajasekaran



152. Guest Lecture Instructional Course Lectures – IOAICL 2002, Madurai, April 21-22. 2002


Topic: “Decision Making In Open Fractures Of Limbs”

Dr S Rajasekaran


153. Indian Orthopaedic Association Instructional Course Lectures IOAICL 2002,

Madurai, Apr 21 ‘02


Topic : “ Difficult Decisions In Spinal Injuries”

Dr S Rajasekaran



154. Guest Lecture XX Continuing Orthopaedic Education Course at Goa,

September 19-22 2002


Topic: “Cervical Myelopthy”

Dr S Rajasekaran




155. Guest Lecture XX Continuing Orthopaedic Education Course at Goa,

September 19-22 ,2002


Topic: “Tumours Of The Spine In Geriatric Population”

Dr S Rajasekaran


156. State Indian Medical Association Conference, Tirupur, 28th September, 2002


Topic: “Low Back Pain For General Practitioners”

Dr S Rajasekaran



157. State Indian Medical Association Conference, Tirupur, 28th September, 2002


Topic: “ Advances In Spine Surgery”

Dr S Rajasekaran


158. Howrah Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Howrah, Kolkutta October 25-26th 2002. ,


Topic: “Sirus Nail- Techniques”

Dr S Rajasekaran


159. Howrah Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Howrah, Kolkutta October 25-26th 2002.


Topic: “Hands On Sirus”

Dr S Rajasekaran


160. Guest Lecture Indian Orthopaedic Association – Annual Meeting at Patna,

November 12th, 2002


Topic: “Interlocking Nail For Compound Tibial Shaft Fractures”

Dr S Rajasekaran


161 Guest Lecture Indian Orthopaedic Association – Annual Meeting at Patna,

November 13th, 2002


Topic: “Decision Making In Open Injuries” In Soft Tissue Coverage

In Orthopaedics Workshop”

Dr S Rajasekaran



162. Guest Lecture Indian Orthopaedic Association – Annual Meeting at Patna,

Trauma Society of India Sub-speciality meeting – November 15, 2002


Topic: “Use of Intramedullary Nail in Proximal Femoral Fratures”

Dr S Rajasekaran


163. Guest Lecture in Indian Orthopaedic Association – Annual Meeting at Patna,

ASSI subspeciality meeting, 6th Nov, 2002.


Topic: “Management Of Cervical Vertebral Tumors”

Dr S Rajasekaran


164. Guest Lecture in Indian Orthopaedic Association – Annual Meeting at Patna,

17th November, 2002 Symposium on Cervico Brachial Pain presentation


Topic: “Indications And Rational For Surgical Interference In Cervical Disc Disease”

Dr S Rajasekaran




165. Guest Lecture Update on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty 2002 at Madurai,

November 30th 2002.


Topic: “Varus Knee And Total knee Replacement”

Dr S Rajasekaran


166. Guest Lecture Update on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty 2002 at Madurai,

November 30th 2002.


Topic: “Adjustments After Trial Prosthesis In Total knee Replacement”

Dr S Rajasekaran


167. Update on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty 2002 at Madurai, November 30th 2002.


Debate on : “ Should PCL be preserved?”

Dr S Rajasekaran


168. Instructional Course on Spine Low Back pain-1 at Coimbatore ,April ,6th-7th 2002


Topic: “Surgical Anatomy of Lumbar Spine”

Dr S Rajasekaran


169. Instructional Course on Spine Low Back pain-1 at Coimbatore ,April ,6th-7th 2002


Topic: “Natural History of Disc Degeneration and its Varied Clinical Presentation”


Dr S Rajasekaran


170 Instructional Course on Spine-2 at Coimbatore ,December ,7th -8th 2002


Topic: “Spinal Deformity Introduction and Basics”

Dr S Rajasekaran


171. Instructional Course on Spine-2 at Coimbatore ,December ,7th -8th 2002


Topic: “Costectomy For Cosmetic Correction”

Dr S Rajasekaran


172 Instructional Course on Spine-2 at Coimbatore ,December ,7th -8th 2002


Topic: “Post Tubercular Kyphosis”

Dr S Rajasekaran


173. Indian Orthopaedic Association (Sliver Jubilee Commemoration Lecture) Dec 19th 2003


Topic: Ganga Hospital Open Injury Severity Score



174. Indian Orthopaedic Association IOA – ASSI Session – Dec 20th 2003,

Topic: Low back pain in children

Dr S Rajasekaran

175. Indian Orthopaedic Association CME – Dec 19th 2003

Topic: Fusion Following lumbar discectomy necessity or Over-Kill ?

Dr S Rajasekaran







Professional Career




Period Post Held Hospital


Jun 91 to date Director & Head of the Dept Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals

Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery Coimbatore, India



Jan 91 to May 91 Senior Registrar Royal Liverpool Hospital

Liverpool, U.K.



Jan 90 to Dec 90 Orthopaedic Registrar Alder Hey Children’s Hospital,

Liverpool, U.K.



Jan 89 to Dec 89 Orthopaedic Registrar Princess Margaret Hospital,

Swindon, U.K.



May 84 to Apr 85 Assistant Surgeon Tamilnadu Govt Service, India




Jun 82 to Apr 84 Post Graduate Madras Medical College &

Orthopaedic Dept govt

general Hospital



Mar 82 to May 82 Special Trainee General Surgery Coimbatore Medical College



Feb 81 to Feb 82 Rotary House Surgeon Coimbatore Medical College











Educational Details





Sl No. Institution
Place
Degree
Awarded
Year Field of Study
1 Madras Medical College, Chennai M.S. 1987 Orthopaedic surgery
2 Royal College of Sciences, Edinburgh. FRCS 1989 Orthopaedic surgery
3 University of Liverpool. MCh 1990 Orthopaedic surgery
4 Tamilnadu Medical University PhD 2000 Spine surgery






Membership In Professional Bodies





1. World Orthopaedic Concern – President


2. International Study for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Canada – Executive Committee Member


3. Indo German Orthopaedic Foundation – Vice President-Past


4. Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association – National member


4. Association of Spine Surgeons of India – Secretary


5. Indian Orthopaedic Association – Life Member

6. International Trauma, Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society – Executive Council Member of Indian Chapter.
7. Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India - Executive Committee Member-Past


8. Association of British Scholars, Coimbatore Chapter – President, Coimbatore Chapter


9. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom – Member


10. International Bone and Joint Tuberculosis Club – Member


11. Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association – Member




12. ASAMI - Member


13. MCh Orthian Club, Liverpool, United Kingdom

14. Trauma Society of India – Life Member

15. Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation – Tenure Trustee

16. Indian Medical Association – Member



Other Interests and Distinctions




Captain, Debating Team in School and Collegeate level
“Outstanding Youth Award”, Jaycees 1974



Founder Member, “Voluntary Blood Donors Club” Coimbatore Rotaract



Vocational Service Director, Coimbatore Rotaract Club, 1979



Member, ”Group Study Exchange Team” of Rotary Club to International District 505 of Washington State, USA and British New Columbia, Canada 1988



Member “Round Table India”
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Community outreach Programmes

of Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.














“Swasam”

Caring for life.



The corporate social responsibility programmes of Ganga Hospital will be consolidated under the theme ‘ Swasam’ which will breathe new life to the injured and disabled through ten ‘ Community out-reach social service programmes’.



Project Helpline – “Help for the helpless”
Free deformity correction surgeries for poor children


The aim of this project is to treat deformities due to a variety of causes such as congenital, birth deformities, post infective deformities. These deformities are more common among the poor and socially underprivileged and hence often go without appropriate treatment. The Project has been functioning from 1998 and this will be enhanced in the coming years.


Free deformity correction surgeries were done to a value of Rs.33.6 lacs in the last five years. The number of children who were benefited from the programme is 259.








“Help for the Hands in Need” Project


This project enables poor patients who deserve complicated hand surgical procedures free of cost. The surgeries range from management of hand injuries in poor industrial workers to children with congenital anomalies and cerebral palsy. Under this project, free surgeries were performed worth Rs.3,64,690 in 2004 and Rs.6,88,715 in 2005.








UYIR – People’s Movement against road accidents.
You cannot create life but you can save one



There is one death on the Indian roads every six minutes. While enforcement is necessary, accidents cannot be reduced without public participation. This project is to increase the public awareness and compliance to road safety rules. Special emphasis is placed on programmes for school children in order to teach them young.







Road Safety & First aid awareness programmes for School Children and college students


To enlighten the children on immediate measures that have to be taken after an accident so that a ‘ second accident’ is avoided due to improper mobilization and transport. Special mock shows were done at school premises.


To date, more than 4000 children have been covered in the programme. It will be our endeavour to bring this target to 10,000 in the next two years.


Ganga Hospital Accident Helpline Centres


Ganga Hospital in association with Rotary is handling three Accident Helpline Centres at Mavuthampathy, Kanjikode and Madukkarai. Ambulances are stationed at all these centres and manned by the paramedical staff of Ganga Hospital. The approximate cost of the maintenance of the three booths is about Rs.8 lacs a year.


Till date, 650 high way road traffic accident victims have been resuscitated by these centres and transported for immediate care.


Ganga Free First Aid Centre with St John’s Ambulance, Tirupur


Ganga Hospital along with St. John’s Ambulance Services started a centre for emergency care and ambulance services to transport accident victims to the nearest centre at the earliest. It is an ongoing project and nearly 41593 patients have been benefited.





Project ‘Smile train’



Cleft lip and palate deformities are devastating as they produce major costmetic blemish and also serious impairment to normal speech and hearing . Ganga Hospital in association with Smile Train International provides free surgeries for people with cleft lip and palate deformities.









Ganga Hand Injury Support Group


It was formed to provide information related to hand injuries, their treatment, rehabilitation, Government aids and any other information that a hand injury patient would require.




Ganga Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation


This foundation has been created to support various academic activities like training of doctors and nurses, holding international scientific meetings and conferences, funding for research activities of the department, providing funds for ‘Project Helpline’ and primary education to deserving under-priveleged children.


To date, more than Rs.26 lacs has been spent for the above activities from the time of its inception.



10) Rural Health programmes.



We propose to create a mobile van with well-equipped basic medical facilities and reach out to the rural people – immediate accessibility to basic health care. Special emphasis will be to identify and help patients with physical deformities like cleft lip, limb deformities and arthritis in the elderly.
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Murali said...

Case 1


Progressive hunch back deformity of the spine leading to slow paralysis of legs – correction of deformity performed by a single staged complex spine operation.



Shanti (name changed) was a 16-year old girl but unfortunately suffered from disease called achondroplastia where the growth of the spine and the legs are affected due to growth abnormalities. Normally these children do not grow to the normal height and are dwarfed throughout their lives. Unfortunately, she had an additional problem where the spine growth was also altered in such a way that she was rapidly developing hunchback in the middle of the spine. This deformity has resulted in stretching of the spinal cord which was giving rise to progressive weakness in her legs. Left alone, she was in the risk for the following:


Hunch-back deformity would have become very severe and this would have resulted in more severe stretching and pressure on the spinal cord. As a result, she would have become completely paraplegic and would have also lost control in her bladder and bowels.


The deformity would have resulted in progressive construction of the chest and there would have been secondary failure of the heart and lungs causing great risk to life.


Problem:


Treatment of these deformities are very challenging and are performed only in very few centres as the risk of complications are very very high. They also require very expensive and sophisticated instruments and equipments. In many centres in the world, the surgery is performed in two stages:


In the first instance, the operation is done from the front where the spinal cord is decompressed and all the bones that are pressing on the nerves are removed. The gap will be filled with bones from the leg or by titanium cages.


In the second instance, the operation will be done from behind and further correction of the deformity will be done and the corrected position will be maintained by titanium screws and rods. The disadvantage of this procedure is that the patient has to have two major surgeries and also operating from the front. In these cases, children are at a little risk because their heart and lung functions are already compromised.




A new procedure – Single staged closing-opening osteotomy. To treat this complex procedure – we have devised a new surgical procedure where the deformity can be corrected in one single staged surgery. The patient needs to stay for a very little time in the hospital and the risks of surgery are very much reduced. Here, the spine is approached from behind and by special dissection manouevers, the entire spine in the front and back are exposed. The wedge is removed from the spine without any damage to the spinal cord. Special expertise is required to monitor that the blood supply to the cord is not reduced during the entire procedure. The spinal bone above and below the wedge correction are secured by titanium screws and rods and the correction is maintained by special instruments. The gap in the anterior column of the spine is filled by a specially designed titanium cage which is filled with bone chips. The patient is maintained in a brace for a period of six months till the bone heals and consolidates in the correct position.


Special features of this procedure;


The entire course of the severe deformity is performed in one single operation.
In patient stay is reduced from 30 to 10 days.
The entire procedure is done from behind and hence chest or abdomen need not be opened. This reduces the complication rate considerably.
The entire spinal cord is decompressed and is held in vision throughout. So, the chances of spinal cord damage is very very less.


Recognition:


This special procedure has been presented in many national and international meetings.
This was awarded the ASSI Best Research Award in Bangalore in 2004 and also the prestigious APOA Award in Korea in Seoul in 2007



Legends for the photo


Preoperative photograph of the patient showing the hunch-back deformity.
X-ray shows kyphotic (hunch-back) deformity at the twelfth thoracic vertebral level.
Post operative X-ray showing good correction of the deformity.
Post operative photograph of the patient-deformity no longer seen
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Anonymous said...

paid much for this propaganda, Mr. Murali??