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Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang


Penang, Malaysia

Dr. Siva Kumar Ariaretnam

Dr. Siva Kumar Ariaretnam

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
at Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang
Speciality Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages English
Graduated 2004 (14 years since graduation)
About Dr. Ariaretnam's specialty is in the treatment of arthritis and reconstruction surgery of the hip and knee of which he has wide experience.

Dr. Ariaretnam is proficient in the entire spectrum of surgical treatment options for knee and hip arthritis, including resurfacing hip arthroplasty, alternate hip bearings and stem options of both cemented and cementless varieties as well as revision hip surgery. In the knee, he performs unicompartmental replacements, both mobile and fixed bearing as well as patellofemoral replacements, primary as well as revision knee replacements. He is competent in the use of computer-navigation as well as patient-specific instruments.

Orthopaedic trauma remains an area of interest including management of complications of trauma and non-union with ring and hybrid external fixators.
Education - MBBS(India) , MS Ortho(UM)

- He graduated with a Masters Degree in Orthopaedics from the University of Malaya in 2004 and had held the position of Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Trauma of his graduating batch.
Professional Experience He recently completed a surgical fellowship in joint reconstruction in the renowned Rorabeck-Bourne Joint Replacement Unit in the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He has worked in the prestigious North American establishment, known for both its pioneering and state-of-the-art work in joint replacements. The primary scope of his work there was in the field of revision and complex hip and knee replacement surgery. Prior to that, he also completed a surgical fellowship in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, earning himself the distinction of dual credential of having worked in two of the demanding joint replacement practices in the world.

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