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Dr. P Gopinathan

Chief Editor, Journal of Orthopaedics,
University of Calicut, Kerala, India.


D.Ortho 1994
MS (Ortho)  1995
DNB  (Ortho) 1995
MNAMS  1996


Work and Training

  • 2007 Onwards working as Associate Professor of Orthopaedics  Medical College Calicut.
  • 2001-2007 Worked as Asst Professor, Dept of Orthopaedics, Medical College, Calicut.
  • 2000-2001: Asst professor, Dept of Orthopaedics, Medical College,  Trivandrum
  • 1996-2000: Senior Lecturer, Dept of Orthopaedics, Medical College, Calicut
  • 1995-1996: Orthopaedic Surgeon, Modern Multispeciality Hospital, Kannur.
  • 1992-1995: Resident trainee, Dept of Orthopaedics, Medical College, Calicut



1: Multicentric epithelioid angiosarcoma of the spine: a case report of a rare bone tumor.

Spine J. 2007 Nov-Dec;7(6):716-9. Epub 2006 Dec 22.

PMID: 17998131 [PubMed - in process]

2:Osteoarthritis knee with patellar fracture in the elderly: single-stage fixation and total knee arthroplasty.

J Arthroplasty. 2007 Oct;22(7):1070-3.

PMID: 17920484 [PubMed - in process]

3:Morphometry of the proximal tibia to design the tibial component of total knee arthroplasty for the Korean population.

Knee. 2007 Aug;14(4):295-300. Epub 2007 Jun 27.

PMID: 17600719 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4:Synovial chondromatosis of the posterior cruciate ligament managed by a posterior-posterior triangulation technique.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007 Sep;15(9):1121-4. Epub 2007 Feb 28.

PMID: 17333121 [PubMed - in process]

5:Role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-8, and dexamethasone in the focal adhesion kinase expression by human nucleus pulposus cells.

Spine. 2007 Jan 1;32(1):30-5.

PMID: 17202889 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6:Haemorrhagic synovial cyst of the posterior cruciate ligament: a case report.

Knee. 2007 Jan;14(1):55-8. Epub 2006 Nov 17.

PMID: 17113297 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7:Anthropometry of the medial tibial condyle to design the tibial component for unicondylar knee arthroplasty for the Korean population.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007 Apr;15(4):436-42. Epub 2006 Sep 9.

PMID: 16964513 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

8.Anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 gene transfection of human articular chondrocytes protects against nitric oxide-induced apoptosis.

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Dec;88(12):1660-5.

PMID: 17159184 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE

9. Burkholderia pseudomallei - A rare cause for septic arthritis-Bone Joint Spine  2007 Aug 21; [Epub ahead of print]Department of Orthopaedics, Medical College Calicut,  India.

PMID: 17913555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Special Interests:

  • Expansible spinal cages in PLIF
  • Lateral decubitus position in Scoliosis surgery, both in anterior and posterior approaches.
  • Spondylolisthesis reduction in Lateral position
  • Presently doing work on Lumbar Segmental Instability, surgical management.
  • Non resurfaced patellae in TKA
  • Reverse Hybrid and Hybrid THR
  • Indiginous Total elbow replacement
  • Noncauterised TKA
  • CR and CS Comparison  in TKA
  • ACL Augmentation in Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction
  • Double Bundle ACL reconstruction
  • Bankart  lesion repair using Anchor sutures  in recurrent dislocation of Shoulder.
  • Revision arthroplasty
  • Modified double breasting of anterior capsule in open reduction of CDH
  • Uncemented THA.
  • Microlumbar discectomy and minimally invasive lumbar discectomy
  • Lateral Decubitus position in Lumbar dicectomy
  • Effect of epidural steroid and spinal manipulation in chronic low back pain


       International faculty at Seoul KOREA 2007 dyring Korea –Japan ACL symposia. Presented paper  on ACL reconstruction in ASIA

       AO Spine Faculty   at Trivandrum  INDIA 2007

       Faculty During the seventh annual  meeting of Asia pacific Arthroplasty meeting 2005 at Goa –India-presented paper on non-resurfaced  patella in TKA

       Faculty During the 8th annual meeting of Asia pacific Arthroplasty meeting 2006 at Shnaghai  –China- India experience of TKA.

       Prof. P.A.Alexader memorial Oration Award Winner

  • Organizing Chairman, Knee Arthroplasty course, Calicut 2002
  • General convenor  CTIC -2003 -1st  calicut ortho course
  • Convenor CTIC-2004 -2nd calicut ortho course
  • General convenor CTIC-3rd calicut orthocourse
  • Chief editor souvenir KOA 2005 at calicut
  • Convenor hands on work shop in spinal instrumentation Calicut 2003
  • Convenor Hip arthroplasty course calicut 2004
  • Convenor COACON 2005 Calicut
  • Convenor Arthrocon 2006 Calicut
  • Convenor Arthrocon 2007 Calicut
  • Chief editor journal of orthopaedics –online open access
  • Chief editor journal of calicut ortho alumni association
  • Hon’ Secretary Kerala Orthopaedic Association
  • Joint Sec Calicut ortho alumni association
  • Life Member ASSI
  •  Life Member KOA
  •  Life Member IOA
  • Chaired spine session of Golden Jubilee con of IOA at Bombay
  • Life member Indian Arthroscopy Society.
  • Life member world Orthopaedics concern
  • Faculty AO Spine course INDIA at Trivandrum 2007
  •  First prize in quiz competition, during the COE conducted at KMC Manipal 1993
  • Chaired Scientific session in Basic arthroscopy CME at Kottayam 2005
  • Examiner for Undergraduate students from the year 2000 onwards
  • PG , UG  and DNB Teacher from 1996 0nwards
  • PG and DNB  Thesis Guide 2002 onwards
  • Charied the K.I.George memorial oration  during the silver jubilee conference of KOA at Trichur in2006.
  • Chaired the silver jubilee oration at trichur in 2006.
  • Invited faculty at CME on Surgical Techniques on Spine, at Madras Medical College, Chennai, 2005
  • Invited faculty at CME on instability of spine, at St. John’s Medical College Bangalore, 2006
  • Invited faculty - international Spine CME Bangalore, 2007.

   Other  publications

  • Accepted for publication an article on focal fibro cartilagenous dysplsia of proximal tibia in Orthopaedics –a Medline indexed journal
  • Published “current concepts review – Reamed  versus Unreamed nailing in compound fractures of Tibia”, Journal of Orthopaedics, 2005.
  • Published “current concepts review – Soft tissue balancing during total knee balancing”, in Journal of Orthopaedics, 2004.
  • Published literature review on “Surgical exposures in Primary TKR”, in Journal of Orthopaedics, 2004.
  • Published surgical review on “TKR with Tourniquet versus  TKR  without Tourniquet” in Journal of Orthopaedics, 2003.
  • Published a case report on “Expandable spinal cage in PLIF”, in Journal of Orthopaedics.
  • Published an article on “Jacking up the spine in Lumbar Segmental Instability – a clinical study”, Journal of Orthopaedics, 2004.
  • Published current concepts review “Patellar resurfacing versus Non-resurfaced TKR” in Journal of Orthopaedics, 2004.
  • Current concepts review on “Discitis”, published in Journal of Orthopaedics, 2004.
  • Current concepts review on “Lumbar Segmental Instability”, published in Journal of Orthopaedics, 2005
  • “Vascular injury in Orthopaedics – a clinical study” – published in JCOA, 2003.
  • “A clinical study on Non-Resurfaced Patella, in TKR” published in JCOA, 2003
  • “Non cauterized TKR – A different technique” published in CMJ, 2003.
  • PLIF in lumbar segmental instability current concepts  Journal of orthopedics 2005
  • Aute Neuropatthic Arthropathy  Published in Journal of Orthopaedics -2007
  • Exposures In TKA –a review of literature KOA Journal 2005



  • Presented a paper on “Expandable cage in PLIF” during ASSICON-2004.
  • Faculty during surgical club meeting at calicut 2003 –presented paper on Metabolic  bone diseases
  • Faculty during the annual conference Association of Pediatricians-2004 presented  topic on common pediatric hip   disorders
  • Faculty during the Friday club of  Physcians 2002 presented topic on metabolic joint disorders
  • Faculty during the Friday club of  Physcians 2005 presented topic on clinical examination of cervical spine.
  • Faculty during the pathologist meeting at calicut 2005 presented topic on Radiology of bone tumors
  • Faculty during the 4th annual conference of calicut orthoalumni association 2005at calicut presented talk on implant design considerations- my Views
  • Presented topic on clinical examination of hip joint During the third caliut ortho course at calicut 2005
  • Presented a talk during the second annual conference of calicut orthoalumni association 2002 at calicut on surgical technique of TKA.
  • Presented talk during the 4th annual conference of calicut orthoalumni association on –I am for cemented hips.
  • Faculty for the CME on Unstable trochanteric fractures  at lourde hospital Ernakulam-Kerala .
  • Faculty for IMA meeting 2001 at Quilandy presented talk on approach to LBP
  • Faculty for IMA meeting at Badagara presented talk on pain management in Orthopedics
  • Faculty for the third calicut ortho course 2005 at calicut presented talk on clinical examination of spine.
  • Faculty for the third calicut ortho course 2005 at calicut presented talk on Radiology of bone tumors.
  • Faculty during the orthoclub meeting at Malappuram presented talk on lateral decubitus position during spine surgeries
  • Faculty during orthoclub meeting at kannur presented talk on scoliosis an approach to treatment
  • Faulty of  Athrocon 2007 presented paper of Fixed bearing TKA
  • Faculty of spinecon 2006 talked on combined anterior and posterior correction in scoliosis in single stage.
  • Faculty of spine con 2006 talked on short segment stabilizations of unstable spine.  

Address for Communication:

Dr. P Gopinathan,
Tulasi, Post Puthiangady, Calicut – 21, Kerala.
Phone: 0495-2390014 (Res);
094470 59014 (Mob)



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