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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

  • 2009 onwards working as Professor of Orthopaedics calicut
  • 2005-2009 worked as Associate Professor of Orthopaedics, Calicut. Medical college
  • 2001-2005 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
  • International faculty Korean osteoporosis society Seoul Korea
  • Faculty world congress of sports surgery HONKONG
  • International faculty at Seoul KOREA - during Korea -Japan ACL symposia. Presented paper on ACL reconstruction in ASIA
  • AO Spine Faculty at Trivandrum INDIA
  • Faculty During the annual meeting of Asia pacific Arthroplasty meeting at Delhi -India-presented paper on non-resurfaced patella in TKA
  • Faculty During the 8th annual meeting of Asia pacific Arthroplasty meeting at Shnaghai -China- India experience of TKA.
  • Prof. P.A.Alexader memorial Oration Award Winner
  • Invited faculty at CME on instability of spine, at St. John's Medical College Bangalore, 2006
  • Invited faculty - international Spine CME Bangalore, 2007.
  • Silver Jubilee memorial Oration Award by Kerala Orthopaedic association for achievement in spine surgery 2011
  • International faculty Award by Qatar Govt. Hamad Medical corporation for Acheievemnts in the study of tuberculosis of spine during International Qatar Spine programme-2014-
  • Member African forum of Medical editors
  • Member world orthopaedic concern
  • Member Asia pacific arthroplasty society
  • Member Royal college of surgeon -Edinburgh
  • Chief Editor Journal of orthopaedics
  • Sub Editor Calicut Medical Journal
  • AO spine Faculty
  • Reviewer Orthopaedic advances



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]

10. Focal fibro cartilagenous dysplsia of proximal tibia in Orthopaedics -a Medline indexed journal

11.Editorial Hard on hard bearings current concepts Journal of orthopaedics-indexed in pubmed

12.Editorial journal of orthopaedics on patellar clunk syndrome current concepts

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

Other  publications

  • 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.  

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