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 I am a Consultant Spine Surgeon at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Cochin,Kerala,India (http://www.lakeshorehospital.com ) I have earlier worked as Spine surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics (Division of Spine Surgery) at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin, India . I am fellowship-trained in Spine Surgery from Washington University (SRS Fellowship),USA,Singapore General Hospital, and Istanbul Spine Centre. I

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 I am a Consultant Spine Surgeon at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Cochin,Kerala,India (http://www.lakeshorehospital.com ) I have earlier worked as Spine surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics (Division of Spine Surgery) at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin, India . I am fellowship-trained in Spine Surgery from Washington University (SRS Fellowship),USA,Singapore General Hospital, and Istanbul Spine Centre. I am an AOSpine faculty representing AOSpine Asia-Pacific region. Described a new clinical sign in Orthoapedics ''Sternum into Abdomen Deformity" along with Dr Lawrence G Lenke , which is published in the prestigious Spine Journal 2015 I have special interest in scoliosis surgery and spinal deformity surgeries International Awards 2012 - received Scoliosis Research Society's (SRS,USA) Global Outreach Fellowship at Wasington University under Dr Lawrence G Lenke 2013 - received three major international awards - ISSLS International Spine Fellowship during the 40th Annual Meeting of ISSLS at Scottsdale, USA Eurospine Travel grant for young spine surgeons at Eurospine,Liverpool,UK Scoliosis Research Society's (SRS,USA) inaugural Robert Winter Spine Fellowship . Publications in Indexed Journals 1)Krishnakumar R, Lenke LG  "Sternum-Into-Abdomen" Deformity With Abdominal Compression Following Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures Managed By Two-Level Vertebral Column Resection And Reconstruction. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 May 27. [Epub ahead of print] 2)P Devkota, R Krishnakumar and J Renjith Kumar: Answer to the Topic "Management of Pyogenic Discitis” Asian Spine Journal 2014 Jun;8(3):392   3)P Devkota, R Krishnakumar and J Renjith Kumar: Surgical management of Pyogenic discitis of Lumbar Region. Asian Spine Journal 2014 Apr;8(2):177-182 4)Krishnakumar R, Renjitkumar J: Tophaceous gout of the spine masquerading as spondylodiscitis. Indian J Med Res.2013 Mar;137(3):566-7.  5)Krishnakumar R Nair,Renjitkumar J: Postpartum tuberculous sacroiliitis American Journal of Orthopaedics 2013 Feb;42(2):E16-7. 6) Krishnakumar R,Renjitkumar J: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus vertebral osteomyelitis following epidural catheterization-A case report and literature review . Global Spine Journal 2012;2:231-234 7)Krishnakumar R,Renjitkumar J: Rib penciling and intra spinal dislocation of rib heads in Type 1 Neurofibromatosis .Neurology 2012;78;e85 8) Krishnakumar R, Arun K. Spontaneous rupture of quadriceps tendon and total joint arthroplasty in Alkaptonuria.Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics 2012;25:30-33. 9) Krishnakumar R. The efficacy of transforaminal epidural steroid injections in lumbosacral radiculopathy: A commentary.Neurol India 2011;59:948 10) KrishnakumarR, Renjitkumar J. Acute cauda equina syndrome due to primary Ewing's sarcoma of the spine. Neurol India 2011;59:931-3 11) Krishnakumar R,Renjitkumar J:Postpartum Tuberculous Sacroiliitis-A case report. Amrita Medical Journal 2011;7:43-44. 12) Krishnakumar R. Comment on: Use of O-arm for spinal surgery in academic institution in India: Experience from JPN apex trauma centre.Neurol India 2011;59:795-6 13) P Devkota, SK Shrestha, R Krishnakumar and J Renjith Kumar:Posterior lumbar interbody fusion for the management of spondylolisthesis,Nepal Medical College Journal 2011 Mar;13(1):46-9. 14) Krishnakumar R,Renjitkumar J:Diaphyseal osteomyelitis masquerading as osteoid osteoma. Amrita Medical Journal 2011;6:44-4515)Krishnakumar R : Soft Tissue Recurrence Of Giant Cell TumourJ.Orthopaedics 2007;4(4)e3 Scientific Reviewer in Indexed Journals 1.The Spine Journal – Official Journal of North American S pine Society 2.Indian Journal of Orthopaedics 3.Indian Journal of Medical Research- The official Journal of Indian Council of Medical Research 4.Journal of Spine-USA 5.Journal of Clinical Imaging Science-USA 6.Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 7. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 8. Current Orthopaedic Practice Member: AO Spine India( Delegate), Association of Spine Surgeons of India, SICOT, IOA, KOA, Kerala Spine Forum. Links: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Krishnakumar_R/ http://news.amrita.edu/news/2012/09/25/international-spine-fellowship-for-dr-krishnakumar/ http://www.facebook.com/ScoliosisResearchSociety/posts/120080271476551 http://www.aalatimes.com/2012/09/23/dr-krishnakumar-receives-srs-spine-fellowship-at-washington-university/ http://mobilepaper.timesofindia.com/mobile.aspx?article=yes&pageid=3§id=edid=&edlabel=TOIKRKO&mydateHid=22-09-2012&pubname=Times+of+India+-+Kochi&edname=&articleid=Ar00303&publabel=TOI http://indo-americanspine.org/visiting-surgeon-program/ http://keralaonlinenews.com/dr-krishna-kumar-scoliosis-research-society-fellowship-malayalam-news-21572.html/ http://shenoy.ktym.in/ccs/id27.htm http://shenoy.ktym.in/ccs/2011.htm http://spinesurgeoncochin.blogspot.in/2012/12/spine-surgeon-specialist-cochin-kerala.html    

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  • Graduated in MBBS , from Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram - Kerala, India in 2002
  • Additional Degree inDNB Ortho ,MNAMS , from National Academy
  • Additional Degree in Spine fellowship , from Washington University, USA; SGH,Singapore
  • Training Spine fellows
    Spinal Injections - Epidural,Transforaminal &Facetal Injections, Nerve Root Block
    Complex scoliosis assessment and surgical treatment, minimally invasive spine surgery , microdiscectomy, cervical disc replacement, spinal tumour surgery, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, TLIF,PLIF,MIS TLIF, SPINOPELVIS SURGERY, Spinal infection and spine TB

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Back pain Do Not Ignore It..Article on Back pain By Dr Krishnakumar R, Consultant Spine & Scoliosis Surgeon, Amrita Institute, Cochin, Kerala, India

Back pain Do Not Ignore It..Article on Back pain By Dr Krishnakumar R, Consultant Spine & Scoliosis Surgeon, Amrita Institute, Cochin, Kerala, India  Health Talk on Back Pain and Cancer | Dr. R. Krishnakumar Spine Surgeon Amrita Institute Cochin Kerala India| Health News
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