Dr Santosh Kumar Hakkalamani

Dr Santosh Kumar Hakkalamani

MBBS, MS (Ortho), MRCS (Ed), FRCS (Trauma & Ortho), CCT (UK)

Consultant - Orthopaedic Surgery

Locations :

Bengaluru, Kengeri

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Dr Santoshkumar is a renowned Consultant Orthopedic surgeon who has gathered years of rich experience by performing Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Soft Tissue Knee Surgeries. He is known nationally and internationally for his work on rapid rehabilitation of joint replacements.

He did his MBBS from the J. J. M. Medical College, Davangere and MS (Ortho) from the MAHE University, Manipal. He went to England for higher surgical training in Orthopedics. He completed MRCS and CCBST from Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. He worked in many University teaching hospitals across UK, completed higher surgical training (CCT) and FRCS (Tr & Orth) from Royal College of Surgeons England. He worked as a consultant at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals, UK. He spent 12 years in UK practicing joint replacement and arthroscopic knee surgeries. He has done BOA fellowship in Lower Limb Arthroplasty at UHCW Coventry and Knee Fellowship in Soft tissue reconstructions from the York Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust.

Dr Santoshkumar was awarded 1st Prize for The Best Oral Presentation at the 34th SICOT Meeting, 1st Prize for Orthopaedic Knowledge at the BOTA meeting conducted in UK. He has given numerous National and International Presentations on joint replacement surgery, rapid rehabilitation, blood conserving methods in Joint replacement surgery and revision joint replacements.

  • 2011

    FRCS (Tr & Orth) from Royal College of Surgeons, England.

  • 2006

    CCBST from RCS Edinburgh. UK.

  • 2004

    MRCS Ed from RCS, Edinburgh, UK.

  • 2016

    MS (Ortho) from MAHE University, Manipal.

  • 1998

    MBBS from J. J. M. Medical College, Davangere.


  • Member, KMC
  • Member, GMC
  • Member, BOA
  • Member, KOA


  • 1st Prize Best oral presentation in 2013, 34th SICOT Meeting
  • 1st prize Orthopedic knowledge in 2010, BOTA meeting, UK
  • 2nd prize: Poster presentation in 2006, BOFSS, Crewe, UK


  • Short Vs Standard duration tourniquet in TKR S Hakkalamani, V Clark, N Pradhan, Acta Orthopaedica Belgica (Accepted for publication on 04/2014).
  • Trenaxamic acid and re-infusion drains in total knee arthroplasty. L McGonagle, S Hakkalamani, FA Carroll, Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol (Oct 2010).
  • Implant Removal Following Surgical Stabilization of Patella Fracture. G Kumar, PK Mereddy, S Hakkalamani, NJ Donnachie. Orthopaedics May 2010.
  • Tibial-Stem Dissociation in a Modular Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty System: A Comparative Clinical Outcome Study. S Hakkalamani, VK Prasanna, EV Wood, A Acharya, R W. Parkinson. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2008.
  • Anatomical variations in vastus medialis obliqus and its implications in minimally invasive total knee replacement”. An MRI study. V Roberts, PKR Mereddy, NJ Donnachie, S Hakkalamani. J Bone Joint Surg [Br]; 2007.
  • Impact Factor of Seven Orthopaedic Journals. FACTORS INFLUENCING IT. S Hakkalamani, A Rawal, MS Hennessy, RW Parkinson, J Bone Joint Surg [Br]:2006.
  • The Plasma Cell Tumour in the Proximal Tibia: A Case report. PKR Mereddy, S Hakkalamani, RW Parkinson EURO Radiology, 2007.
  • Are Bimalleolar Fracture Outcomes Poorer Than Lateral Malleolar Fractures with Medial Ligament Injury? PKR Mereddy, S Hakkalamani, SR Platt.
  • Autologous transfusion does reduce allogenic blood transfusion in TKR. S Hakkalamani, FA Carroll. J Bone Joint Surg [Br] Online, 2008.

Languages Known

  • English, Hindi, Kannada