Dr Arun Kannan

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Dr Arun Kannan



Apollo Hospitals Greams Road Chennai
  • 8 Years of experience
  • English,Hindi,Tamil
  • 191 Recommendations
  • Monday-Saturday
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM , 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Awards and Achievements

  • All India 3rd Rank in PG Entrance examination, AIIMS BBraun Medical Foundation
  • Scholarship for excellence in Post graduate studies in the field of Orthopaedics

Research and Publications

Books and Book Chapters:

· Arun Kannan, William A Jiranek. Complications of Metal-on-Polyethylene articulations. In: Callaghan JJ, Clohisy JC, Della Valle CJ, Rosenberg A, Rubash H (Eds), The Adult Hip: Hip Arthroplasty and It’s Alternatives, 3e. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (In press) 

·Arun Kannan, William A Jiranek. Surgical exposures in revision hip arthroplpasty. In: Rajesh Malhotra (Ed), Mastering Techniques in Revision Hip Arthroplasty. Jaypee Brothers (In press) 

· Arun Kannan, William A Jiranek. Evaluation of Painful THA. In: Rajesh Malhotra (Ed), Mastering Techniques in Revision Hip Arthroplasty. Jaypee Brothers (In press)

·Orthopedic subspecialty clinical classifications: VaratharajMounusamy, SenthilSambandam, Arif Gul and Arun Kannan (Kindle Edition - Jul 15, 2011)


Journal Articles:

· Kannan A, O'Connell RS, Kalore N, Curtin BM, Hull JR, Jiranek WA. Revision TKA for Flexion Instability Improves Patient Reported Outcomes. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Dec 13. pii: S0883-5403(14)00941-3. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.12.010.

· Kannan A, Owen JR, Wayne JS, Jiranek WA. Loosely Implanted Cementless Stems May Become Rotationally Stable After Loading. ClinOrthopRelat Res. 2014 Mar 25

· Satpathy J, Kannan A, Owen JR, Wayne JS, Hull JA, Jiranek, WA. Hip Contact Stress and Femoral Neck Retroversion: a Biomechanical Study to Evaluate Implication of Femoroacetabular Impingement. Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery. ( In Press)

·Kannan A, Kancherla R, McMahon SJ, Hawdon G, Soral A, Malhotra R. Arthroplasty options in femoral-neck fracture: answers from the national registries. IntOrthop. 2012 Jan;36(1):1-8

· Malhotra R, Kannan A (Corresponding author), Kumar V, Nagaraj C, Marimuthu K, Khatri D. Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty in Inflammatory Arthritis. A three to five year follow-up study. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2012 Jan;27(1):15-20

·Kannan A, Bal CS, Kumar V, Mittal R, Damle N, Malhotra R. Femoral Head Vascularity after Surface Arthroplasty of the Hip. Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2010 Dec;11(4):221-7

·Kannan A, McMahon SJ, Hawdon G. Effect of Flexion and Rotation on Measures of Coronal Alignment after TKA. J Knee Surg. 2012 Nov;25(5):407-10

·Kannan A, Jiranek WA. Obesity and Periprosthetic Joint Infection. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal (published by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons). Epub June 1, 2013.

·         Kannan A, Lahaye L, Curtin B, Jiranek WA. Anesthesia Management in Obese Patients Undergoing Total Joint Replacement. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal (published by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons). Epub June 1, 2013.

·Naranje S, Kancherla R, Kannan A, Malhotra R, Sharma L, Sankineani SR. Extraarticular bony ankylosis in a child with supracondylar fracture of humerus. Chin J Traumatol. 2012 Oct 1;15(5):300-2

·Kancherla R, Kannan A, Malhotra R. Is the increase in bone mineral density after hip resurfacing uniform across the femoral neck? IntOrthop. 2012 Apr;36(4):901. 

·Malhotra R, Kannan A, Kancherla R, Khatri D, Kumar V. Femoral Head-neck Offset in Indian Population: A CT Based Study. Indian J Orthop. 2012 Mar;46(2):212-5.

·Kannan A, Khatri D, Trikha V, Chaudhary B. Isolated Volar Fracture-Dislocation of the Scaphoid with Acute Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Case Report. ActaOrthopaedicaBelgica. 2010; 76(4):552-4. 

·Kannan A, Kumar A, Kancherla R, Yadav CS, Khan SA, Rastogi S. Transverse Tarsal and Tarsometatarsal Cuboid Subluxation with Fourth and Fifth Metatarsal Fracture: A Case Report. Foot Ankle Int. 2010 May;31(5):452-4.

Kannan A, Malhotra R. Letter to Editor: Association of Osteonecrosis and Failure of Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty. ClinOrthopRelat Res. 2010 Mar;468(3):902-3

Work Experience

  • Fellowship in Hip and Knee Replacement, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
  • Fellowship in Hip and knee reconstruction and tumor surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  • Fellowship in arthroscopy and arthroplasty, Melbourne, Australia
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (Jan 2009 to Dec 2010)
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai since last Assignment

Certifications & Professional Memberships

  • Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • Indian Federation of Sports Medicine

Medical Council Registration


Special Interests


    ·         Bone tumors

    ·         Revision (re-do) hip replacement

    ·         Revision (re-do) knee replacement

    ·         Total hip replacement

    ·         Total knee replacement

    ·         Unicompartmental (Partial) knee replacement

    ·         High tibial osteotomy (alternative to knee replacement)


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