Dr. A B Govindaraj


Qualification :  FRCS

Designation : Chief Consultant Orthopedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon

Speciality : Orthopaedics / Bone & Joint Surgery

OPD Schedule : Mon to Fri (10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Sat (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Dr A B Govindaraj is a distinguished Orthopedic and Joint Replacement surgeon with over 28 years of experience in the field of orthopedic surgery including over 8 years of surgical training at different reputed healthcare institutions abroad and 24 years of intensive surgical experience especially in Joint replacement procedures in India.
He is proficient in performing Joint replacement procedures such as total knee replacement (unilateral and bi-lateral), shoulder replacement, and hip replacement is profound. Adept at adult orthopedic surgeries, Dr A B Govindaraj is also expert in spine orthopedic surgery and underwent a special training under Prof. Henry Hazm in Germany.

Total experience

  • 32 years

Languages spoken

  • English/Tamil

Medical Education, Certifications and fellowships/Research Papers. Include International Training if applicable

  • Fellowship in Unicondylar Joint arthroplasty, Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzil, Milan under Dr. Sergio Romagnioli | 2003
  • Fellowship in Total Joint Arthroplasty, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles under Dr Lawrence Dorr | 2001
  • Fellowship in Total Hip Replacement Surgery, Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute, Arlington, Virginia under Dr. Charles Engh | 2000
  • Fellowship in Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute, Arlington, Virginia under Dr. Gerard Engh | 2000
  • Fellowship in Shoulder Replacement Surgery, Washington DC under Dr. Charles Rockwood | 2000
  • Fellowship in Spine Instrumentation Surgery, Muenster University Hospital, Muenster, Germany under Dr. med. Henry Halm | 1998
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Nuffield Orthopedic Hospital, Oxford, UK under Mr. Benson | 1990
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Nuffield Orthopedic Hospital, Oxford, UK | 1990
  • FRCS – Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow | 1987
  • MS (General Surgery) – Government General Hospital, Chennai | 1982
  • MBBS – Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur | 1979

International Training:

  • Worked with Mr. Aldridge, Mr. Blakemore, Mr. Clegg, Mr. James and Mr. Williams in Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry, Midlands, England
  • Worked with Mr. Derek McMinn who is known for Birmingham Hip Resurfacing technique
  • Worked with the renowned Arthroscopic Surgeon Mr. John Ireland at King George Hospital, Ilford, Essex, England, between 1984 and 1986
  • Worked with Mr. TBH Riley, Mr. R Rawlins and Mr. AS Baker at Bedford General Hospital, Bedford, England

Professional Memberships

  • Indian Orthopedic Association
  • American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Association of Surgeons in India
  • Indo-German Orthopedic Association
  • General Medical Council, London, UK

Clinical Interests/ Specialised Treatments /Area of Expertise

  • Single Sitting Bilateral Total Knee Replacement
  • Shoulder and Hip Replacement
  • Instrumentation Spine Surgery

Research and Publications

  • Editor and Publisher of OrthoNet India – a high quality quarterly publication of selected abstracts from the Internet, composed, designed and published from Chennai.

Conferences & Presentations

  • Gamma Nail Fixation in Proximal Femoral Fractures; North Thames Regional Orthopedic Society; Bedford, UK, 1990
  • Management of Proximal Femoral Fractures; Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Chennai, 1991
  • Complications of Total Hip Replacement; National Arthroplasty meet; Connemera Hotel; Chennai, 1991
  • Associated Lesions in ACL Deficient knees; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Yercaud, 1995
  • Disseminated Skeletal Tuberculosis; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Chennai, 1998
  • Sequential Vs Simultaneous Total Knee Replacement; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Trichy, 2001
  • DHS Fixation in Lateral position without Fracture Table; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Trichy, 2001
  • Skeletal Stabilization of Open Tibial Fractures; AO Alumni meet, Chennai, 2002
  • Total Knee Replacement Surgery; Current Status; Apollo Hospital Inaugural meet, Bilaspur, Chaattisgarh, India, 2002
  • Tribology of Hip Resurfacing; National Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Conference; Chennai, 2003