Dr. Gopinath Duraiswamy | Orthopaedics Consultant in Chennai | Dr. Rela Institute, India

Dr. Gopinath Duraiswamy


Associate Consultant



Brief Profile

A fellowship-trained surgeon in arthroscopy and sports medicine, he started his medical career in 2003. He received his training in orthopaedics at Vinayaga Mission University, Salem, one of the well established medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. As a post-graduate, he received my training in basic and advanced trauma care. He graduated with a Diploma in orthopaedic in 2013 with a university second rank and a silver medal. He received his secondary DNB training from National Board. During the tenure, he received exclusive hands-on training in joint replacement surgeries of hip and knee joints. He had also received his training in Arthroscopy and sports medicine training at Ortho One Orthopaedic Speciality Centre from Prof. David V Rajan. During his tenure, he was trained in handling sports injuries of the knee and shoulder through arthroscopic surgeries. He is an active member of the Indian Medical Association, Indian Orthopaedic Association, Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association, Indian Arthroscopic Society, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association.

Special Training:

  • Diploma in Orthopaedics Kirupanandha Variyar Medical College, Salem, 2011-2013
  • DNB Orthopaedics K.G.Hospital and PG Medical Insitute, Coimbatore, 2014-2016
  • Fellowship in Arthroscopy MGR University Ortho One Orthopaedic Speciality Centre, Coimbatore, 2018-2019

Clinical Expertise

  • Advanced arthroscopy in knee and shoulder surgery
  • Basic and complex trauma
  • Sports rehabilitation

Talk Delivered

Presented Management of bilateral congenital dislocation of patella at TNOA 2012 Vellore.

Presented “Arthroscopic assisted ACL reconstruction with RIGIDFIX” at IOACON 2014, Hydrabad.

Short oral presentation on “Subacromial injections in combined shoulder pathologies – preferred route? A cadaveric study” at 36th SICOT ORTHOPAEDIC WORLD CONGRESS, CHINA- 2015.

  • 5 presentations at the Singapore Orthopaedic Association, 38th ASM
  • Factors predicting the failure of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) treatment in the management of shoulder pain - a multivariate analysis
  • Infection Risk Stratification in Total Joint Patients using a New Scoring System: A Validation Study
  • Tunnel widening after ACL reconstruction: A MRI study of BTB Rigidfix versus BTB Endobutton
  • Why do we keep doing routine Inpatient Pre-discharge Radiographs after Simple Primary Total Knee Replacement? Time for practice change
  • Over-Diagnosis of Primary Idiopathic Frozen Shoulder by Non-Orthopaedic Practitioners and General Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Oral Presentation of “Confluent femoral tunnel technique in the multi-ligament reconstruction of the knee - A workhorse approach” at TNOACON 2019 at Madurai
  • Oral presentation of “Multi-ligament femoral tunnel management in a retrograde nail constrained knee- A technical note” at APOA sports meet 2019 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


  • Senior resident in Orthopaedics at Arupadaiveedu Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry, 2013-2014
  • Senior resident in orthopaedics at Tagore Medical College, Chennai, 2016-2018
  • Fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine at Ortho One Orthopaedic Speciality Centre, Coimbatore, 2018-2019.

Honors & Awards

  • University second rank in diploma in orthopaedics

Research & Publication


  • Relishing the journey on the way to destiny: Patellar resurfaced TKR patients have comparable outcome as non resurfaced patients at six months but recovery is smoother and faster.
  • Trends in infra patellar branch of saphenous nerve injury during hamstring graft harvest: a prospective comparative study of there incision.


  • Extended trochanteric osteotomy: current concepts review.
  • European J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2016 Apr;26(3):231-45.

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