A super specialist in knee and hip replacement surgery, Dr. Kaushal Malhan established the regional resurfacing and joint replacement center for western India. A pioneer in the field of minimally invasive joint replacement, his TPTKR technique (tissue preserving total knee replacement) has found a place in the LIMCA book of records for quicker postoperative recovery. He has been in the forefront in the field of high bending customised knee replacement and partial knee resurfacing. He did the first minimally invasive mobile bearing unicompartmental knee replacement in India. This operation corrects end stage arthritis without changing the whole knee. He also performed the first computer assisted minimally invasive gender specific knee replacement for female patients in India. Since then the gender specific implant has become synonymous with his name. Computer assisted joint replacement surgery was popularized by him, not just to increase accuracy, but to make joint reconstruction less invasive as well.
His virtual knee replacement customized knee replacement surgery technique has made news all over India. This technique allows better spatial positioning of implants and reduces tissue damage. He is the only surgeon in India offering the minimally invasive direct anterior approach for hip replacements He popularised hip resurfacing surgery and played a major role in changing clinical practice as regards hip reconstructive surgery. His capitoplasty technique allowed successful resurfacing for the difficult cases and has to his credit the highest number of Birmingham hip resurfacings in Mumbai. He was the first surgeon in the country to use ceramic nonmodular acetabular cups in total hip replacement and introduced shoulder resurfacing surgery in Mumbai with the first Copeland resurfacing in the city. He introduced new techniques for revision knee and hip replacement including the use of trabecular metal to manage large bone defects and was selected from amongst India’s joint replacement and resurfacing surgeons to lecture on joint reconstructive surgery for an audience of North American doctors at a symposium organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII). He is a trained sports surgeon and practices advanced arthroscopic ligament surgery and cartilage transplantation. He has presented in over 150 meetings all over the world and authored over many publications in national and international journals. He is a regular faculty on joint replacement courses. He is a post graduate teacher in orthopaedics for the National Board and has been involved in the continued medical education programmes of orthopaedic surgeons from India and other counties like Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and is often invited to demonstrate live surgeries in India and abroad.
Consultant at Fortis Hospital
Maharastra Medical Council
63147 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1990