Best Ortho and Spine Centre in Adyar

Best Ortho and Spine Centre offers a one-stop solution for all patients with musculoskeletal problems. COSC comprised of a dynamic multidisciplinary team that offers a holistic approach on the management of all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions including joint pain, back and neck pain, sports injuries, fractures, birth and congenital defects. Our treatments are thorough, comprehensive, tailored to patient needs and evidence based.

Our specialists focus is to get you back on your feet and provide you with highest possible quality of life.

Opening hours
  • Monday to Saturday
  • Specialist Consultation: 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM
  • Physiotherapy: 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM
  • X-ray: 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM


Our Vision: Excellence in Joint and Spinal health care through quality service and care delivery

Our Mission: To remain the independent premier provider of joint and spinal health care services

Core Values
  • Excellence
  • Quality
  • Patient Centred care
  • Commitment
Our Core Service
  • Prevention
  • Patient Education
  • Treatment and Patient Care
Our Slogan
  • Stay mobile and independent with mobile joints
  • Healthy spine for healthier life

Our Team

Dr Muralidharan
Dr. Muralidharan Venkatesan
Senior Consultant Orthopaedic and
Spine Surgeon

MRCS(UK) MCh(Orth) (UK) FRCS(Tr&Orth) (UK) Fellow Spine Surgery (UK, France)

Dr. P.R. Damodharan
Senior Consultant Orthopaedic and
Joint Replacement Surgeon

MS (Orth) MRCS (UK) FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Fellowship in Joint Replacement

Mr. Ramakumar

Master of Physiotherapy and specialized in the field of Advanced Neurological Rehabilitation


Dr. Damodaran is an orthopaedic surgeon with an experience of 22 years in treating patients with general orthopaedic treatment, traumatology and is also a pioneer in Joint & Replacement surgeries (Hip & Knees).

Dr. Damodaran had spent 14 years in the UK to undergo his orthopedic training in different hospitals to gain the experience that he has today. Dr. Damodaran is also trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. He is one of the few surgeons in India with both Master of Surgery degree in Trauma and Orthopaedics and FRCS in Orthopaedics from the reputed Royal College of Edinburgh.

Dr. Damodaran is also an expert in Joint Preservation Surgery ( autologous chondrocyte implantation, regrow procedure, autologous osteoblast implantation, and other complex osteotomies of the knee & hip. He is also the only surgeon in India who has done Bilateral Osteoblast Implantation at the same sitting with successful outcome. He has successfully completed numerous joint replacement surgeries of the hips & knees. He is also the only surgeon with a Furlong trained Primary & Revision Hip & Knee programme in the country.

Apart from his expertise in Orthopaedics and Joint & Replacement, Dr. Damodaran is also a part of the faculty in the Indian Orthopaedic Association UK Chapter to train candidates for the FRCS examinations in Trauma & Orthopedics. Dr. Damodaran has presented numerous papers and articles in conferences held across Europe and published many papers and articles in many international journals.

Dr. Damodaran has also given a lot on interviews which have been aired on Indian TV channels and FM stations.

Currently, Dr. Damodaran is practising at Apollo Hospitals (OMR) as a full time consultant and also at the Chennai Ortho & Spine Center Clinic in Adyar.

Mr.Ramakumar, graduated as the best outgoing student in the Master of Physiotherapy and specialized in the field of Advanced Neurological Rehabilitation from Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University (India), in the year 2010.

Mr. Ramakumar follows the Philosophy of Hippocrates “Wherever the art of medicine is loved there is also a love of Humanity”. He started his career and practice right from his bachelor days. He started his career as Junior Physiotherapist in Appusami Hospital (Salem- India) from 2007, for his dedicated work and service in the field of physiotherapy he was promoted as Senior Physiotherapist in the year 2010.

Mr.Ramakumar was heading the Advanced Rehabilitation Department at Voluntary health service (INDIA) since 2011, and he has continued to do his consultation after 2018.

Mr.Ramakumar focuses on bio-psychosocial approach and a holistic treatment for his patients. He has expertise in handling wide range of patients with shoulder pain, neck pain, lower back Pain, knee Pain, Sports injuries and work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Being a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist, he uses specific approaches that include manual techniques such as Myo-fascial therapy and Trigger Point release, Mulligan techniques, Maitland approaches, Meconell concepts, Rigid tapping Techniques, Kinetic Control Training which emphasis hands on techniques in treating soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain and increasing range of motion (ROM) and increasing functional movement.

His strong commitment to high quality care and professional expertise offers a sensible approach to improve the health of the patients which includes advice on Posture, Ergonomics, Lifestyle Modifications and Self-help strategies to prevent and reduce the risk of recurrence of symptoms.

Mr.Ramakumar bring a personal touch to guide his patients back to a high level of activity, health and well-being.

Dr. Muralidharan Venkatesan graduated from Chengalpattu Medical College in 2001 and then he left for the UK for surgical training. He completed the orthopedic training and then pursued a career in Spine Surgery. He undertook specialized training in adult and pediatric spinal problems at world-renowned Spine Institute Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK, for a period of two years. Thereafter, he undertook three short-term visiting spine surgery fellowships at other world-renowned spine units Bordeaux (France), Ganga Hospital (India) and Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (UK) and was trained with best spinal surgeons.

Dr. Muralidharan is a fellowship trained spine surgeon and his practice involves all aspects of spinal care with comprehensive treatment for cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back) and lumbosacral (lower back) spinal conditions.

With 13 years of experience at National Health Service (NHS) in United Kingdom (UK), Dr. Muralidharan has proved to be an expert in spine surgery delivering high quality of patient care through evidence-based medical practice.

Dr. Muralidharan has specialized in Adult and Paediatric Spine Surgery, Advanced Spinal Reconstruction, Complex Spine Surgery and Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery. He has a special interest in Minimal access lateral lumbar fusion surgeries, fusion-less scoliosis surgery and Endoscopic spine surgeries. He is an academic spine surgeon and active participant in workshops and spinal conferences around the world. This experience and learning provided him with immense knowledge, skills, and insights about the domain he is serving as a specialist

  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Membership of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences and Related Research
  • Magister of Chirurgiae (M.Ch) Orthopaedics
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg (Trauma and Orthopaedics)
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery (Nottingham)
Awards and Achievements:

Active Site Co-Ordinator of AO-Spine Sponsored Prospective, Observational European Multi-Centre Study on the Efficacy of Acute Surgical Decompression after Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: the SCI-POEM study.

  • Invited Participant of AO Spine Educational Videos Content Review process
  • Won the prestigious Arthritis Research UK Investigator Award 2013 at British Orthopaedic Association congress
  • Awarded the Mark Honey Research Prize 2012 by the research committee of the East Midlands Sarcoma Service (UK)
  • Work on Lactate and hip trauma won best research presentations in East Midlands Orthopaedic Research Meeting and Leicester Orthopaedic Research meetings in 2013 (UK)
  • Awarded Foxtrot Grant for qualitative research in 2014 by University Hospitals of Leicester research committee (UK)
  • Invited Faculty in Various National and International Meetings/Workshops
  • Wealth of research experience with over 25 peer reviewed publications and 50 national/international presentations
  • On-going PhD thesis is about ‘Obesity and Spinal Disorder’ evaluating the impact of Obesity on spinal disorders Read more...
Professional Associations:
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)
  • British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS)
  • European Spine Society (Euro Spine)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • AO Spine Foundation
  • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA)
  • Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association (TNOA)
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)


Orthopaedic services
Orthopaedic services
  • Injections
  • Joint Preserving Surgeries
  • Bone Re-alignment Surgeries
  • Joint Replacement Surgeriuls
  • Arthroscopic surgeries
  • Paediatric orthopaedic surgeries
Spine services
Spine services
  • Spinal Injections
  • Discectomy
  • Fusion surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis and complex deformity correction
Spine services
Sports Injuries
  • Back Strain
  • Neck Strain
  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Hip
Spine services
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
  • Myo-fascial therapy and Trigger Point release
  • Mulligan techniques
  • Maitland approaches
  • Meconell concepts
  • Rigid tapping Techniques
  • Kinetic Control Training



K. Srinivasan

We truly had a great experience interacting with Dr Muralidharan who was extremely kind, considerate, honest and helpful. He and his colleague suggested us to consult an Oncologist. Dr Muralidharan said he would happy to meet or speak with the Oncologist to explain about the patient's condition and his assessment once we let him know who and when we would visit the Oncologist. When I called on his mobile, at a relatively short notice, to let him know about our Oncologist appointment, he immediately answered the call and since we were going to another Apollo hospital where Dr Muralidharan was going to perform a surgery, he said he would quickly drop by to meet with the Oncologist. As promised he arrived before our appointment and took time to explain to the Oncologist about the patient. Later in the afternoon he called to follow up with us. Dr Muralidharan was totally professional in his approach and was very clear in explaining the situation/diagnosis which was easy to understand. Despite being highly qualified, well experienced and a specialist, Dr Muralidharan was very kind and supportive. Thank you so much doctor for your kind support and great experience.


My mother went through spinal surgery at Apollo specialty hospitals at OMR Chennai this year during February month. Dr V Muralidharan – Spine Surgeon had done surgery. After surgery my mother could recover completely at the age of 71. I can say “Dr V Muralidharan has given second birth to my mother”. Particularly the doctor was friendlier and took care of his patient very well; we could approach the doctor easily. Dr V Muralidharan is the best spine surgeon and wish him do well for upcoming Patients via like services which we got for my mother. All the best for his services.


Clear and confident approach towards answering our doubts distinguishes Dr V Muralidharan from others. I am an engineer from Dubai. And I had planned to travel to Chennai for my L5-S1 spine surgery, Dr. Muralidharan agreed for my request on a very short notice. And after the successful surgery I have returned back to Dubai in just two weeks time. And have resumed my duty a week after. Dr Muralidharan is the best spine surgeon. The doctor is highly competent and his expertise is immense. I would strongly suggest the doctor to those who are looking for spine surgeon.

Balaji R

I had consultation with Dr. Muralidharan for my lower back pain. He is friendly approachable person and way of explaining the problem was excellent. Detailed explanation of medication and treatment gives us confidence to overcome it. Also suggesting life style changes like sitting posture and stretching our body are commendable. Dr. Muralidharan is the best spine surgeon and skilled specialist. I would highly recommend to my friends and relatives.

Senthil Kumar Dhandapani

To sum up in one word “Extraordinary” service by Dr Muralidharan Venkatesan at Apollo hospital. My mother visited many clinics, consulted many doctors and no one could diagnose in systematic way that Dr Muralidharan Venkatesan done and most importantly he quickly identified root cause of the issue. Furthermore, his positive approach provided more confidence to my mother.Dr. Muralidharan Venkatesan is the best orthopaedic spine specialist. I would highly recommend Dr Muralidharan Venkatesan to anyone who needs Spinal care.


Visited Dr V Muralidharan for cervical disc replacement. Very friendly. Complete Explanation for the problem. Simplicity Explains Do's & Dont's in a polite manner. Dr Muralidharan is the best spine surgeon. Highly recommend to my friends & relatives.


I visited Dr Damodaran for knee pain treatment. The doctor patiently listened to my problems and then suggested necessary precautions. His approach, explanation regarding health problem is tremendous and solutions are really class apart. He did not prescribe any unnecessary medicines. He is the best orthopaedic doctor and I am recovering well and would definitely recommend the doctor.

Nabil Ahmed

Dr Damodaran is the best orthopaedic surgeon.. Damodaran has delivered an excellent service to my cousin at Apollo hospital omr. i am happy with the treatment .Thank you Dr Damodaran for the personal care.

Kishore Kumar

Thanks for Dr.Muralidharan Given wonderful treatment to my mom Past 6 months she faced lots of back pain Finally We went to COSC @ ADYAR One of my family friend recommended this place Good place for Orthopedic & spine acre Recommend this place.

Rajeswari Chellam

Dr.Damodharan is an excellent orthopedic and knee replacement expert, presently in Chennai Ortho and Spine clinic, Adyar. It is a good clinic for Ortho and spine patients because of excellent doctors, well trained physical therapist available at this clinic and good rehabilitation center. My special thanks to Dr.Damodharan sir for given me good treatment for my pain. I have recovered from pain to a major extent within a couple of days time through the treatment given by this doctor, whereas the pain was lasting for more than a year.

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Contact us

Chennai Ortho and Spine Centre

1st Floor, #25, Besant Avenue Road,
Chennai – 600020
Tamil Nadu
Landmark: Next to Yamaha Showroom, Opp to Hotel Esthell


Monday to Saturday
Specialist Consultation: 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Physiotherapy: 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM
X-ray: 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM