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Dr. Balamurugan

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

Senior Consultant -Orthopaedics, Head - Paediatric Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics, Paediatric Orthopaedics

Chennai

Brief Profile

Dr. Balamurugan J is a national board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with over 14 years of experience in orthopaedic practice and has expertise in treating a broad range of orthopaedic conditions including trauma, paediatric trauma, paediatric orthopaedics and lower-limb deformity corrections.

He graduated from the prestigious Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai. Subsequently, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai and went on to complete the National Board certification, New Delhi. Due to his keen interest in limb reconstruction and paediatric orthopaedics after residency, he proceeded to complete a formal fellowship program at the MGR university in Chennai. He then had his higher training in the field of lower limb deformity corrections and paediatric orthopaedics in various centres in the UK and Germany. During his tenure in the UK, he had the opportunity to work closely with world-renowned orthopaedic surgeons which enabled him to master the latest surgical techniques in the field of limb reconstruction and deformity corrections.

Since launching his orthopaedic practice back in India, he has been honoured by many patients who have trusted him for their bone and joint care. Dr. Bala takes time to listen so that he understands the unique needs of each patient. His individualised treatment plans are based on the latest scientifically-proven methods for alleviating pain and restoring function. Apart from his association with major orthopaedic academic bodies, he is a reviewer of the “Indian Journal of Orthopaedics” journal.

Dr. Balamurugan 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 specifically include Clubfoot and limb deformity corrections. He has a strong academic and research interest in children orthopaedics. He has expertise in the management of a wide range of paediatric problems including developmental hip dislocation, Perthes disease, SCFE 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.

Educational Qualifications

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

Clinical Expertise

  • Trauma and fractures management
  • Paediatric trauma
  • Paediatric hip disorders like DDH, SCFE, Perthes
  • Hip preservation procedures
  • Paediatric foot disorders like CTEV, congenital vertical talus
  • Special interest - Children and adults lower-limb deformity corrections using Ilizarov and hexapod frame.
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • Congenital limb anomalies correction
  • Growth modulation and limb lengthening
  • Cerebral palsy deformity corrections(Spastic Diplegia, Single-event Multilevel surgery(SEMLS)

Experience

  • 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
  • Consultant in TOSH (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Hospitals), July 2014-July 2015
  • National Health Service, United Kingdom(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.

Affiliations And Memberships

  • Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • AO trauma
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India
  • Medical Council of India and GMC, UK
  • American academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Research & Publication

Guest lectures

Guest lecture titled “Our early experience with bone marrow aspirate concentrate" at Bangalore Orthopaedic 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 the 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

Thesis

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

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