Dr. P. Keerthivasan

Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Qualification
MBBS, M.S.(Ortho), DNB (Ortho), Post-doctoral fellowship in Spine Surgery
Speciality
Spine Surgery
Location
Chennai
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Dr.Keerthivasan
Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Educational Qualifications
  • MBBS: Madras Medical College, Chennai (2005-2011)
  • M.S.,(Ortho): Tirunelveli Medical College (2013-2016)
  • DNB(Ortho): NBE, Delhi (2017)
  • Post-doctoral fellowship in Spine Surgery: Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore (Tamilnadu DR.M.G.R university) – (01.07.2017-30.06.2019)
Professional Awards:
Young Investigator award in national level ASSICON 2019 – For research works pertaining improvement in post-operative outcome in major spine surgeries through transfusions.
Professional Summary:
Fellowship-trained spine surgeon with 6 years of experience in spine surgery and 9 years of experience in orthopaedic surgery. Extensively trained in various aspects of spine surgery under the mentorship of internationally renowned senior spine surgeons. Special interests are in –
  • MIS and endoscopic spine surgery
  • Deformity correction – congenital and adult
  • Anterior spine surgery – OLIF, Vertebral body tethering (VBT), videoscopy assisted anterior surgery
  • Preventive spine surgery – Annuloplasty
Core Operative Skills:
Orthopaedic:
  • Operative experience with complex trauma including intra-articular and pelvi-acetabular injury and cold cases
  • Assisted Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty, Shoulder and knee arthroscopy
Spine:
  • Microscopic spine surgeries
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Degenerative spinal disorders
  • Deformity correction- congenital, Idiopathic and adult deformity
  • Growth modulation techniques
  • Cranio-vertebral junction anomalies and trauma
  • Intradural tumour surgeries
  • Intraoperative Navigation based surgeries
  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Spine trauma

Publications:

  • Lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm: a rare case of delayed onset incomplete cauda equina syndrome following transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Eur Spine J. 2020 Feb 7. doi: 10.1007/s00586-020-06325-7.
  • Vasan, P Keerthi et al. “Is fresh, leucodepleted, whole blood transfusion superior to blood component transfusion in pediatric patients undergoing spinal deformity surgeries? A prospective, randomized study analyzing postoperative serological parameters and clinical recovery.” European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society, 1-7. 16 Mar. 2021, doi:10.1007/s00586-021-06798-0
  • Panneerselvam K, Kanna RM, Shetty AP, Rajasekaran S. Impact of Acute Lumbar Disk Herniation on Sexual Function in Male Patients. Asian Spine J. 2021 Nov 18. doi: 10.31616/asj.2021.0083. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34784704.
  • Intramedullary Nailing Of Distal Tibial Shaft Fracture In A Patient With Ipsilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty – e-journal for Tamilnadu Dr. MGR medical university.
  • Functional Outcome of Distal Radius Fracture Managed by Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis: A Prospective Study; DOI: 10.17354/ijss/2016/550

Ongoing Studies:

  • Developing morbidity and mortality score in generic fractures. A prognostic index with prospective observational study
  • Efficasy of MR imaging in prone position in assessing the dynamic abnormality in lumbar spine – a prospective Quasi experimental study

Paper And Poster Presentions (National & International):

  • Compliance of patients and adherence to osteoporosis management protocol by treating surgeon in osteoporotic vertebral fractures treated with vertebroplasty, Dr P Keerthivasan, Dr G Balamurali, TNOACON 2021
  • Functional outcome and biomedical impact after anterior cervical discectomy with fusion and posterior tubular foraminotomy for cervical spondylotic radiculopathy – a prospective comparative study, Dr P Keerthivasan, Dr G Balamurali, OASISCON 2021
  • “The impact of acute lumbar disc herniation on sexual function in male patients” – ASSICON 2021
  • “Formulation of treatment protocol for infective facetal arthritis – retrospective study of case series” – OASISCON 2020
  • “Functional and biochemical analysis of fresh whole blood versus components transfusion in post-operative period” – TNOACON 2019
  • “Antibiotic impregnated cement in the management of recalcitrant surgical site infection following posterior spinal surgery – A retrospective analysis” – Paper presentation – ASSICON 2019
  • INFIX/EXFIX: Innovation Managing Pelvic Fractures in Difficult Scenarios – poster presentation, SICOT 2019 (Oman)
  • Dystrophic Cervical Kyphosis in Neurofibromatosis Type 1(NF1):Report of three cases managed surgically – poster presentation, SICOT 2019 (Oman)
  • Antibiotic impregnated cement in the management of recalcitrant surgical site infection following posterior spinal surgery- A retrospective analysis – poster presentation, SICOT 2019 (Oman)
  • Lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm – a rare cause of radiculopathy following transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion – poster presentation. SICOT 2019 (Oman)
  • Unstable Hangman’s fracture – Do anterior surgeries offer better outcomes?- Paper presentation, SICOT 2019 (Oman)
  • “Does fresh whole blood improve the clinical outcome and serological parameters better than blood components transfusion in major spine surgeries? -a prospective randomized study” – Paper presentation. SICOT 2019 (Oman)
  • “Functional and biochemical analysis of fresh whole blood versus components transfusion in post-operative period”, IOACON 2018
  • “Lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm – a rare cause of radiculopathy following transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion”, Poster presentation, Chennai, ISSICON 2018
  • “Is fresh whole blood better than components for transfusion in major spine surgeries – prospective randomised study”, Gold medal presentation, Chennai, ISSICON 2018
  • “Comparative Analysis of multiple pinning versus locking compression plate for proximal humerus fracture”, Paper presentation. TNOACON 2016
  • Displaced Fracture of the Coracoid Process Treated with Osteosynthesis, A Case Report, OASISCON 2015

Oral Presentations – National & International: (Moderator)

  • “Advances in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation”, ORTHO TV Webinar, Chennai, September 2021
  • “Adult Spine Deformity”, ORTHO TV Webinar, Chennai, March 2021
  • “Advances in Orthoneurogeriatrics”, ORTHO TV Webinar, Chennai, January 2021
  • “Teaching faculty in Microlumbar discectomy” – Tamilnadu Orthopaedic association state conference, TNOACON 2021

Conferences & Meetings Attended:

  • Asia Pacific Spine Society annual meeting, APSS, Coimbatore, 2022
  • Endoscopic spine surgery – Observer program – ASIAN center of excellence, Hyderabad, 2022
  • ORTHO TV Webinar, Chennai, September 2021
  • ORTHO TV, Webinar, Chennai, March 2021
  • Cadaveric workshop on Endoscopic Spine surgery, RIWO, Bangalore, 2021
  • Validator in AO upper cervical spine trauma classification system, 2021
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India national conference ASSICON, Delhi, 2021
  • Tamilnadu Orthopaedic association state conference, TNOACON 2021
  • Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States, OASISCON 2021
  • Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States, OASISCON 2020
  • Cadaveric workshop on Cervical pedicle screw fixation, Medtronics, Bangalore, 2019
  • Tamilnadu Orthopaedic association state conference, TNOACON 2019
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India national conference, ASSICON, Ahmedabad, 2019
  • SICOT, Oman, 2019
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association national conference, IOACON, Coimbatore, 2018
  • International Spine and Spinal cord Injuries Conference, ISSICON, Chennai, 2018
  • AO Spine- Advanced level Operative course, 2017
  • Cadaveric workshop on Thoracolumbar pedicle screw fixation, Hyderabad, 2017
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India national conference ASSICON, Hyderabad, 2017
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association national conference, IOACON, Kerala, 2016
  • Tamilnadu Orthopaedic association state conference, TNOACON 2016
  • Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States, OASISCON 2015

Public Talks:

  • “Ergonomics and spine health” – Cadburys chocolate factory, Thada
  • “Osteoporosis – Prevention and management” – Delphi TVS company, Chennai
  • “Back pain – How to cope up with pain” – Delphi TVS company, Chennai”Common Orthopaedic and spine problems” – Tata consultancy services, Chennai
  • “Common Orthopaedic and spine problems” – Tata consultancy services, Chennai

Organisational Skills:

  • Organiser for National conference “IOACON-2018”, Coimbatore
  • Co-organiser for CME programme on “Conservative management of fractures” and “Pelvi-acetabular trauma” conducted by Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association in 2016
  • Departmental co-ordinator for Government scheme (CMCHIS) at Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital from 2014-2016, which involved instruments procurement and fund management
  • Organising head for inter-college sports meet “Enzierro” held at Madras Medical College in 2009 with Chief Minister of state as chief guest.
Professional Memberships:
  • AO spine
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA)
  • Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association (TNOA)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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