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Consultant Orthopaedic and Knee surgeon:

Dr. Raj Kanna is a consultant Orthopaedic and Knee surgeon, who have made a mark in the field of Orthopedics with his success stories. He is known for making the impossible possible, with respect to knee surgery, using modern technology and is one of the very few eminent surgeons in Asia, who performs knee replacement surgery using computer navigation technology.

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Dr Raj Kanna works as Consultant in the following hospitals.

  • 1) Apollo Hospital, Vanagaram, Chennai.
  • 2) Apollo Spectra, MRC Nagar, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai.
  • 3) Prashanth Hospitals, Chetpet & Velachery, Chennai.
  • 4) Dr Kanna’s Knee & Ortho Clinic, Anna Nagar, Chennai

When it comes to quality, Dr Kanna chooses the best of the best knee implants such as “Attune Knee”, “Rotating Platform Knee” for high knee bending and durability based on patient’s needs, severity of the arthritis and the knee function. With proper implant selection and embracing high end computer technology Dr Kanna is able to deliver unmatched results. Multimodal pain management and rapid rehab program is additional attractive concepts of his treatment, resulting in painless and rapid recovery, thereby minimizing hospital stay and expenses.
He is a pioneer in the following surgeries, making him the peerless legend in advanced knee surgeries.

  • a) Computer Assisted Partial Knee Replacement (First time in India)
  • b) Computer Assisted Revision Knee Replacement (First time in South India)
  • c) Bi-compartmental Knee Arthroplasty (The First Ever Comprehensive review – Published)

In suitable patients who have severe arthritis in both knees, Dr Kanna replaces both their knees on the same day and mobilizes them the same or very next day, boosting the self-confidence in the patients and bringing positive drive in them, which patients have appreciated and cherished all these years after visiting him.
Dr Kanna is also an unconquerable king in the field of sports injuries of the knee joint. Athletes & Players who lost their career have gone back to their sports life after undergoing ligament reconstruction surgery by the advanced key-Hole technology. Dr Kanna is known for his supreme results and has brought back light in the lives of elite sports men and women.
His Anatomical ACL reconstruction technique for ACL ligament tear places the Ligaments in anatomical position, bringing back complete knee function and natural feel to the joint. The key-hole technology has multiple advantages such as painless early recovery and minimal tissue damage and rapid healing.

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Presentation given at the Golden Jubilee
Conference of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association

 

Qualifications

After completing his MBBS at the Madurai Medical College which has a legacy as a finest teaching hospital in south India, Dr Kanna did his Masters in Orthoapedic Surgery at Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka, South India, which runs one of the Asia’s most reputed Orthopaedic departments with eminent faculties known for their contributions globally. Subsequently he completed the board exam (DNB in Orthopaedic Surgery) conducted by the National Board, New Delhi.
Because of his irresistible interest in the field of joint replacement he furthered his Fellowship in Computer Assisted Joint Replacement surgery at Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai. After spending nearly three years of dedicated training in the field of computer surgery, he furthered his overseas Knee Fellowship at Sounthampton General Hospital, UK under a team of eminent knee surgeons who were pioneers in the field of partial knee replacement and key-hole surgery.

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Dr. Raj Kanna is one of the very few knee fellows sponsored by the prestigious RCSED,Edinburgh

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Dr. Raj Kanna with Dr. C Ranawat , who is a pioneer in knee Replacement and Operated on Ex-Prime Minister of India

Having accumulated immense knowledge and skill, Dr. Raj Kanna decided to come back to his motherland, India where he could serve his countrymen who are suffering from various ailments of the knee joint. Today he is one of the very few surgeons in Asia to do Computer Assisted Knee Surgeries and complex key-hole surgeries.

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Dr. Raj Kanna after a knee replacement at Apolo Hospitals, Chennai

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Dr. Raj Kanna during a keyhole surgery at Prasanth Hospital, Chennai

Research & Teaching:

Dr Raj has written nearly a dozen scientific articles published in reputed International Journals and he is the first to write a comprehensive review on Partial Knee Replacement, which is a developing concept in knee replacement. He has written Chapters on Partial (Uni-Compartmental) Knee Replacement and has designed instruments used in knee replacement surgeries. He also works as Associate Professor in a teaching hospital dedicating his time for teaching aspiring young surgeons and serving the underprivileged.

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Research papers written by Dr. Raj Kanna: Published in reputed international Orthopaedic Journals

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