Dr.A.B. Govindaraj Orthopedic Surgeon in Chennai

Dr.A.B. Govindaraj

Orthopedic Surgeon, Chennai


  • 38 Years Experience
  • 1 Hospital


Dr. A.B.Govindaraj is an eminent Orthopedic & Replacement Surgeon with around 30 years of experience, including over 8 years of surgical training at different reputed healthcare institutions and around 22 years of intensive surgical experience especially in Joint replacement procedures. He is associated with Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai. Dr. A.B.Govindaraj is proficient in performing Joint replacement procedures such as total knee replacement, shoulder replacement and hip replacement. He is an expert in performing adult orthopedic surgeries and pediatric orthopedic surgeries as well.

Dr. A.B.Govindaraj underwent a special training under a number of reputed doctors from all over the world, as Mr.Benson from Nuffield Orthopedic Hospital (UK) universities as Muenster University Hospital (Germany), Dr John Ireland, Dr. med. Henry Halm from Muenster University Hospital (Germany), Dr Charles Engh from Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute (Virginia), Dr. Lawrence Dorr from Good Samaritan Hospital (Los Angeles), Dr. Sergio Romangnioli from Istituto Orthopedico Galeazzil (Milan), Mr. TBH Riley, Mr. R. Rawlins and Mr A.S Baker from Bedford General Hospital (UK), and Dr Charles Rockwood.


  • Orthopedic Surgery

  • Joint Replacement Surgery

  • Spine and Joint Replacement

  • Spine Surgery

  • Hip Replacement Surgery

  • Knee Surgery

  • Pediatric Orthopedics


  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery

  • Hip Resurfacing


  • Shoulder replacement
  • Instrumentation spine surgery


  • Special training under the guidance of world-renowned Joint replacement surgeons including Dr John Ireland, Dr. med. Henry Halm from Muenster University Hospital (Germany)
  • Special training under Mr Benson from Nuffield Orthopedic Hospital (UK)
  • MBBS in 1979
  • Internship and special training in general surgery at the Government General Hospital in Chennai, left for UK in 1982
  • Orthopedic training at the Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry, Midlands, England, in 1983 
  • Joined the King George Hospital, Ilford, Essex, England for training under the arthroscopic surgeon , in 1984 
  • FRCS exam in 1983 
  • Final fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow,  in 1985 
  • Final year of UK training at Bedford General Hospital, Bedford, England under Mr TBH Riley, Mr. R Rawlins and Mr. AS Baker before returning to India in 1990
  • Spine Instrumentation Surgery training at the Muenster University Hospital, Muenster, Germany, under dr. med. Henry Halm, in March, 1998
  • Total Hip Replacement Surgery, Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute, Arlington, Virginia,  under Dr. Charles Engh, February, 2000
  • Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute, Arlington, Virginia, under Dr. Gerard Engh, February 2000
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery, Washington, DC,  under Dr. Charles Rockwood February, 2000
  • Total Joint Arthroplasty, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, under Dr Lawrence Dorr, March, 2001
  • Unicondylar Joint arthroplasty, Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzil, Milan, under Dr. Sergio Romagnioli, June, 2003

Practice Information

MGM Healthcare, Chennai

MGM Healthcare, Chennai

New No 72, Old No 54 Nelson Manickam Road, Aminjikarai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600029

Achievements & Contributions

  • Awarded the diploma of FRCS by the Glasgow Royal College in 1987
  • Presentations :Gamma Nail Fixation in Proximal Femoral Fractures; North Thames Regional Orthopedic Society; Bedford, UK, 1990
  • Management of Proximal Femoral Fractures; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Chennai, 1991
  • Complications of Total Hip Replacement; National Arthroplasty meet; Connemera Hotel; Chennai, 1991
  • Associated Lesions in ACL Deficient knees; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Yercaud, 1995
  • Disseminated Skeletal Tuberculosis; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Chennai, 1998
  • Sequential Vs Simultaneous Total Knee Replacement; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Trichy, 2001
  • DHS Fixation in Lateral position without Fracture Table; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Trichy, 2001
  • Skeletal Stabilization of Open Tibial Fractures; AO Alumni meet, Chennai, 2002
  • Total Knee Replacement Surgery; Current Status; Apollo Hospital Inaugural meet, Bilaspur, Chaattisgarh, India, 2002
  • Tribology of Hip Resurfacing; National Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Conference; Chennai, 2003
  • Publications :Editor and Publisher of OrthoNet India, a high quality quarterly publication of selected abstracts from the Internet, composed, designed and published from chennai, in 4 colors. Was distributed free to most orthopedic surgeons in India and select surgeons from the SAARC country region courtesy of Sulzer Orthopedics and Sun Pharma, India
  • Indian Orthopedic Association - LM 1561
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons - 151329
  • Bombay Orthopaedic Society
  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • TamilNad Orthopedic Association