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

Orthopaedic Trauma, Orthopaedics, Paediatric Orthopaedics


Brief Profile

Dr. Balamurugan, has subspecialized in Pediatric Orthopedic surgery and one among the few in India who has subspecialized in this field. After completing his formal orthopedic training in Sri Ramachandra Medical college and Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Chennai, he pursued further training in the United Kingdom.

He has completed a dedicated Pediatric Orthopedic training and has been awarded Fellowship by The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR university. 
With a vast experience and expertise in dealing in pediatric trauma and pediatric hip disorders, his special interest includes CTEV and limb deformity corrections. He has strong academic and research interest in various aspects of children orthopedics. He has expertise in the management of a wide range of pediatric problems including developmental hip dislocation, Perthes disease as well as limb deformities involving rotational, angular and length abnormalities. Additionally, he deals with orthopedic problems related to neuromuscular disease and skeletal dysplasia. He has pioneered minimally invasive techniques for dealing with these complex problems

Educational Qualifications

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

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


  • July 2012 to June 2013 Fellowship in paediatric orthopaedics, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs trust hospitals, Chennai
  • July 2013 to June 2014 Junior consultant in BM orthopaedic hospitals, Chennai
  • July 2014 to July 2015 Junior consultant in TOSH (Trauma and orthopaedic surgery hospitals), Chennai.
  • August 2015 – May 2018 National Health Service, UK

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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