Dr. Balamurugan | Paediatric Orthopedic Surgeon in Chennai | Dr. Rela Institute, India

Dr. Balamurugan

MBBS, D.Ortho, DNB (Ortho), FIPO

Senior Consultant -Orthopaedics, Head - Paediatric Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics, Paediatric Orthopaedics


Brief Profile

Dr. Balamurugan is one of the few doctors to have subspecialised in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. He pursued training in the United Kingdom after completing his formal orthopaedic training in Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Chennai.

He has completed a dedicated Paediatric Orthopaedic training and has been awarded Fellowship by the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR University.
With experience and expertise in Paediatric Trauma and Paediatric hip disorders, his interests include CTEV and limb deformity corrections. He has a strong academic and research interest in children orthopaedics. He has wide expertise in the management of a wide range of paediatric problems including developmental hip dislocation, Perthes disease as well as limb deformities involving rotational, angular and length abnormalities. Additionally, he also deals with orthopaedic problems related to neuromuscular diseases and skeletal dysplasia. He has pioneered minimally invasive techniques for dealing with complex health problems.

Educational Qualifications

  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, MBBS, 2006
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, D Ortho, 2008
  • National Board of Examinations, India, DNB Ortho 2011

Clinical Expertise

  • Paediatric trauma
  • Paediatric hip disorders like DDH, SCFE
  • Paediatric foot disorders like CTEV, congenital vertical talus
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Limb deformity correction and reconstruction
  • Congenital limb anomalies correction
  • Growth modulation and limb lengthening


  • Fellowship in paediatric orthopaedics, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospitals, Chennai, July 2012-June 2013
  • Junior consultant in BM Orthopaedic Hospitals, Chennai, July 2013-June 2014
  • Junior consultant in TOSH (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Hospitals), July 2014-July 2015
  • National Health Service, UK, August 2015-May 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Awarded “Orthopaedic Education Fund Gold Medal “for the best outgoing student in D. ortho (2008) by Sri Ramachandra University
  • Topper in D. ortho 2006-2008 in Sri Ramachandra University.
  • Winner of P.G Quiz conducted by Madras Orthopaedic Society on 4.3.2010 at Stanley Medical College.
  • Awarded “Best Paper “on Dual plating in proximal tibia at MOS meeting held on 4.2.2010.

Research & Publication

 Guest lectures

  • Guest lecture titled “Our early experience with bone marrow aspirate concentrate" at Bangalore orthopedic society meets, Bangalore - May 2012

Presentation in Zonal conference

  • Transtibial Reconstruction of ACL using hamstring grafts – Technique and Outcome Podium TNOACON, Courtallam 2010
  • Osteolytic lesion of patella – a case report Poster TNOACON, Coimbatore 2009
  • Spino pelvic fixation - options and indications Podium TNOACON, Vellore 2012

Presentation in City meetings

  • Osteolytic lesion of proximal femur – A case report Podium MOS meeting, Chennai 2009
  • Difficult knee cares for discussion Podium MOS meeting, Chennai 2009
  • Dual plating in proximal tibia Podium MOS meeting, Chennai 2010
  • Our early experience with Bone marrow aspirates concentrates. Podium MOS meeting, Chennai 2012


Submitted a dissertation for DNB Orthopeadics “To evaluate clinical results of arthroscopic assisted ACL reconstruction using quadrupled hamstring auto graft” conducted at Sundaram medical foundation, Chennai

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