Dr Krishnakumar Rangasamy

Consultant - Spinal Surgery
Global Hospitals

Profile

Dr. R. Krishna Kumar, obtained his undergraduate degree in medicine from Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem. He went on to complete his D.Ortho from Tirunelveli Medical College. He completed his DNB training in Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore (where he submitted his dissertation on primary closure of soft tissue in open fractures of long bones) and obtained his DNB Orthopaedic Surgery degree in 2002.

He worked as a lecturer in the Department of Orthopaedics in Arupadai Veedu Medical College, Pondicherry for one year. He then worked as a Registrar in the Department of Orthopaedics, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Sankara Hospital, Chennai, for two years. He joined in Fortis Malar Hospital August 2005. He joined in Nova Specialty Surgery Hospital, Chennai, January 2012. His main body of work is in the field of trauma and spine surgery. He obtained Mch.Orth course from University of Seychelles American Institute of Medicine on Jan 15, 2011.

He learned recent advances in the paediatric orthopaedics, arthroscopy, arthroplasty, spine and orthopaedic engineering. He underwent spine fellowship for one year in Kovai Medical Center and Hospital under The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University’s post doctoral fellowship programme. He trained in all advances in the spine surgery like Endoscopic discectomy, vertebral osteotomy and deformity correction.

Professional Experience

  • 1996-1997

Compulsory Rotating Resident Intern, Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem, Tamilnadu, India.

  • 1997-1999

Diploma in the Orthopaedic surgery, Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India

  • 2000-2000

Diplomate of National Board trainee in the Department of Orthopaedic surgery, Ganga Hospital ,Coimbatore Tamilnadu , India

  • 2001-2002

Senior Registrar in Orthopaedic Surgery, Ganga Hospital Coimbatore Tamilnadu, India.

  • 2002-2003

Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic surgery, Arupadai veedu Medical College, Pondicherry, India

  • 2005-2009

Junior consultant, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Fortis Malar Hospitals Ltd. Chennai, India

  • 2009-2013

Consultant, Trauma and Spine Surgery, Helios Hospitals, and Nova Specialty Surgery, Chennai, India.

  • 2013-2014

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Spine Surgery-The Dr.MGR Medical University , Tamilnadu, India, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore,India

  • 2014

Observer ship in the Department of Spine Surgery, Ganga Hospital Coimbatore Tamilnadu, India.

  • 2015-2016

Visiting Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine surgeon, Apollo Spectra Hospital, MRC Nagar, Chennai, India, Bharathi Raaja Specialty Hospital, T. Nagar, Chennai, India and Chennai Meenakshi Multi Specialty Hospital, Mylapore, Chennai, India

Memberships

  • Member, Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Association of spine surgeons of India
  • Member, Paediatric orthopeaedic society of India
  • Member, Indian Medical Council
  • Member, Madras Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association

Publications

  • Author; “Primary Skin Closure of 140 open fractures” in Journal of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, 2002.
  • Author; “Analysis of Management and Results of Neglected trauma of long bones – A retrospective study” in Journal of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, 2006.
  • Author “Medium term functional outcome of Tibial plateau fractures” in Journal of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, 2008.
  • Author “Supracondylar skeletal traction and open interlocking nailing for neglected fracture of the shaft of femur – Retrospective study” Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, Volume(s) 4, 07- Jun-2013
  • Co Author Case Report “Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy in a High risk Cardiac patient ” Journal of spinal surgery , October-December 2015

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