Orthopedician in Chennai

Dr Kosygan K P

MBBS FRCS(Orth) FRCS(Edin) FRCS(Glg) MCh Orth(Liv) CCT(UK) MSc Orthopaedic Engineering & Sports Biomedicine Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Head of Department, Orthopaedic Surgery

Work Experience

20 yrs+

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English, हिंदी, தமிழ்


Apollo Hospitals Greams Road Chennai
  • Dr Kornad P Kosygan is a senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Apollo Hospitals (Chennai). He has over 20 years’ experience in orthopaedics, specializing in trauma, sports injury and joint replacement. Voted ‘India’s most Inspiring Orthopaedic Surgeon’ in 2019, he is highly sought after for his skills and expertise in advanced trauma and corrective surgery. Having practised in the United Kingdom and India, he received a ‘Clinical Excellence’ Award from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2018, and has been treating patients from over 40 countries, including the United Kingdom, South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Dr Kosygan’s research has been published in international scientific journals and has been extensively cited by his peers. He regularly presents his work and lectures on solutions for complex orthopaedic conditions at conferences. He also harnesses broadcast and social media to raise awareness and educate the community on orthopaedic issues such as bone health and joint pain.
  • Dr Kosygan has handled referrals from BCCI through TNCA. Having previously treated several players from the Indian National Cricket Team and Tamil Nadu State Cricket Team, he is known for helping players with recovery and peak performance.
  • In his spare time, Dr Kosygan follows lawn tennis and Formula 1 racing. He enjoys travelling internationally to experience different cultures and pursue his keen interest in photography. He is a hobby singer and expert cook who loves to entertain people. He likes spending time with children and actively participates in free health camps for children and those in need.


Speciality And Areas Of Interest

  • Primary total knee replacements
  • Primary total hip replacements
  • Revision total hip replacements
  • Infected total hip and knee replacements
  • Revision total knee replacements
  • Periprosthetic fractures
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Complex tumor reconstruction of the hip and knee
  • Unicompartmental (partial) knee replacements
  • Direct anterior approach to total hip replacements

Area of Expertise

  • Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement surgery
  • Adult complex recinstruction - failed previous joint replacement and fracture surgery
  • Bone and soft tissue infection with bone loss
  • Regenerative techniques in young patients with cartilage loss
  • Sports surgery - ligament anr soft tissue reconstruction
  • Tumour reconstruction

Work Experience

Teaching and Training Experience

  • Has been teaching and training medical students and orthopaedic trainees in more than 15 countries for more than 30 years
  • Supervises postgraduate students, provides Basic Specialist Training (BST) for undergraduates
  • Teaches Diplomate of National Board (DNB) trainees in India and supervises junior doctors for audit and research projects in India and the UK 
  • Gives guest lectures on a regular basis at international universities and medical associations as well as the Indian Orthopaedics and Indian Medical Associations

Awards and Achievements

  • Inspiring Orthopaedic Surgeons of India’ award, Economic Times, 2019
  • Clinical Excellence’ award – Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2018 
  • ‘Clinical Excellence in Orthopaedics’ award – World Tamil Chamber of Commerce – Aug 22
  • ‘Global Medical Excellence’ award – House of Commons, London - 2023
  • ‘Health Awareness Recognition, COVID 19 Pandemic’ award - Youtube

Research and Publications

Peer-Reviewed Research & Publications 

  • 1. Thesis for Mch. Orthopaedics, University of Liverpool, UK – “Infrapatellar tendinitis: Anatomy, biomechanics, pathophysiology, management and outcome following arthroscopic infrapatellar release”. 
  • 2. O Uhiara, R Fawdington and K Kosygan, “Who says exercise good for you? Wii do!”, Orthopaedic News March 2013 – Case report 
  • 3. Kumariah  Rajasekhar, Puroshottam Gholve  P, Adnan A Faraj, Kornad P Kosygan,  “A subjective outcome analysis of tendo-achilles rupture”, J Foot Ankle Surg. 2005 Jan-Feb; 44(1):32-6. 
  • 4. PA Gholve, KP Kosygan, SW Sturdee SW, AA Faraj, “Multidisciplinary integrated care pathway for fractured neck of femur: a prospective trial with improved outcome”, Injury (International Journal of the Care of the Injured). 2005  Jan;36(1):93-8
  • 5. Adnan A Faraj, Ponnuswamy Kumaraguru, Kornad Kosygan, “Intra-articular bupivacaine hip injection in differentiation of coxarthrosis from referred thigh pain: a 10 year study”, Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, 2003 Dec;69(6):518-21.
  • 6. KP Kosygan, RJ Newman,  “The Gotfried percutaneous compression plate compared with the conventional classic hip screw for the fixation of intertrochanteric fractures of the hip”, J Bone Joint Surg (Br), Jan 2003 – Authors reply
  • 7. K Kosygan, A Naraen and AA Faraj, “Box fusion of first metatarso-phalangeal joint for hallux rigidus: a simple and effective technique”,  Abstract - SICOT/SIROT 2003 
  • 8. K Kosygan, P Gholve and S Ravindran, Intradiscal electrothermal therapy for chronic discogenic low back pain 6-24 months outcome. Abstract -SICOT/SIROT 2003
  • 9. Rajasekhar A, Gholve  P, Faraj AA, Kosygan KP, “A subjective outcome analysis of tendo-achilles injury”, Abstract - SICOT/SIROT 2003
  • 10. Kosygan KP, R Mohan, RJ Newman, “The Gotfried percutaneous compression plate compared with conventional classic hip screw for fixation of intertrochanteric fractures of hip”, J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2002, 84-B; 19-22.
  • 11.   J Morley, KP Kosygan, PV Giannoudis, “Damage control surgery: a new concept in the management of the multiply injured patients”, Current Orthopaedics 2002, 16; 362-367. 
  • 12. Smith AG, Kosygan KP, Williams H, Newman  RJ, “Common extensor tendon rupture following corticosteroid injection for lateral tendinosis of the elbow”, Br J Sports Med. 1999, 33; 423-5. 

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA)
  • Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association  (TNOA)
  • Madras Orthopaedic Society  (MOS)
  • International Cartilage Research Society  (ICRS
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