Dr. Rufus Vasanth Raj Orthopaedic Surgeon in Rela Hospital, Chennai | Quick Medical Evaluation

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Dr. Rufus Vasanth Raj Orthopaedic Surgeon in Rela Hospital, Chennai | Quick Medical Evaluation


Dr. Rufus Vasanth Raj Orthopaedic Surgeon in Rela Hospital, Chennai | Quick Medical Evaluation

Dr. Rufus Vasanth Raj top Orthopaedic Surgeon in Chennai.  Dr. Rufus Vasanth Raj, Senior Consultant & Clinical Lead-Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine at Rela Institute of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery is a fellowship-trained surgeon with over 10 years of experience in Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty, Trauma & Sports Medicine. He started his medical career from the prestigious Madras Medical College and was further trained in Orthopaedics from various premium institutions all over the world. The major part of his training in trauma comes from Sundaram Medical Foundation. He completed his Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty) Fellowship from Ganga Hospital which is recognized by MGR University, followed by Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Fellowship from Ortho One Hospital which is recognized as an International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) approved center. He has been trained in several International Institutions to become a master in his specialties. He underwent Complex Trauma training from Shanghai, China. He learnt Hip Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty and Cartilage Restoration techniques from Spain and currently is one of the few Hip Arthroscopy Specialists available in India. His major experience in Shoulder & Knee Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty comes from Australia, Germany and Singapore. He is a widely acclaimed expert in the field of Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty, Orthobiologics, Trauma and Sports Medicine where he has carved a name for himself with excellent results and high patient satisfaction. He is an accredited National Faculty for State and Indian Orthopaedic Conferences. He has also published a lot of National and International publications which has helped fellow orthopaedic colleagues to gain more knowledge. He is currently a reviewer for two prestigious Journals – European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology and Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. He is an active member of the International Society for Knowledge for Surgeons on Arthroscopy, Indian Arthroscopy Society, Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons, Indian Cartilage Society, AO Trauma India, Indian Orthopaedic Association, Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association, Tamil Nadu Arthroscopy Society, to name a few. At Rela Institute, Dr. Rufus and his team of rehabilitation specialists will provide state-of-the-art care with emphasis on accelerated recovery and rehabilitation for faster patient recovery.

Clinical Expertise

Advanced Arthroscopy (Key Hole) of Knee & Shoulder. Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Foot & Ankle arthroscopy. Sports related injuries (Dislocation, Ligament, Muscle and Tendon injuries). Arthroscopy Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) primary and revision reconstruction. Arthroscopy Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) repair and reconstruction with Internal Bracing. Knee Arthroscopy Meniscus repair and advanced meniscus root repair techniques. Patella Instability correction procedures – Arthroscopy Medial PatelloFemoral Ligament (MPFL) reconstruction, Trochleoplasty. Shoulder Instability correction procedures – Arthroscopic Bankart Repair, Remplissage and Latarjet. Shoulder muscle tear management – Arthroscopy Rotator Cuff Repair, Superior Capsular Reconstruction, Subacromial Balloon Interpositional Arthroplasty. Shoulder Arthroscopy Superior Labral Tear Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) repair. Shoulder Subacromial decompression for Impingement and Calcific Tendintis. Shoulder Arthroscopy pan capsular release for Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder). Arthroscopy Shoulder Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint fixation. Hip Arthroscopy Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) correction. Hip Arthroscopy Labral repair. Ankle Arthroscopy Anterior Talo-Fibular Ligament (ATFL) repair and reconstruction. Ankle Arthroscopy for Arthrodesis (fusion) and Impingement. Biological joint restoration procedures – Stem cells, Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC), Autologous Conditioned Serum (ACS) and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. Joint preservation procedures – Cartilage Fixation, High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO), Mosaicplasty, Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation System (OATS) and Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI). Total Knee Replacement (TKR) and Unicondylar Knee Replacement (UKR). Hemi (Partial) and Total Hip Replacement (THR). Hemi (Partial), Total and Reverse Shoulder Replacement. Adult sports injuries and Sports Rehabilitation. Complex trauma Fixation and management.

Affiliations And Memberships

Life member, Indian Orthopaedic association. Life member, Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic association. Life Member, International Society for Knowledge for Surgeons on Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty. Life Member, Indian Arthroscopy Society. Life Member, Tamil Nadu Arthroscopy Society. Life Member, Indian Cartilage Society. Life Member, Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons. Member, AO trauma.



1. Consulting Services & Treatment Package Development: To accurately assess a treatment plan, a personal medical record is required.

2. Physician Curriculum Vitae: Medical records are transferred to the physician for treatment and pricing options.

3. Second Opinion: Medical report for review by your specialist doctors, with a response expected within 72 hours [3 days].

4. Cost-Effective Treatment Plans: Expect to receive numerous referrals from various hospitals outlining their second opinion and treatment costs.

5. Medical Visa Assistance: Once the patient is satisfied with the recommended treatment and hospital and has finalised their plans to visit India, we will assist them in obtaining a medical visa. The patient must apply for the visa on his or her own at the High Commission of India (Indian embassy) in their home country. We provide the patient with an invitation letter from the appropriate hospital, which is required for submitting their visa application. In addition, our team is trained to answer any questions the patient may have about medical visas and medical attendant visas.

6. Treatment Program: When seeing a doctor, extra contact information for the wardroom is provided.

7. Personal case manager: Once the patient arrives in the designated country for treatment, he or she is completely under our care. To handle any cases involving hospital/doctor negligence or malpractice against patients. We will also be responsible for the accommodation and stay of the members accompanying the patient.

8. Interpretation: If necessary, interpretation assistance is provided.

9. Communication: Help with communication with family and at home. Phone card or mobile phone.

10. Airport arrival and departure assistance: complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off in a cab.

11. Post-acute care rehabilitation: Post-acute care rehabilitation and nursing needs.

12. Wellness and spa packages: Pre and post-procedures have been added to the wellness and spa packages. Palade, yoga, and spiritual classes are available. 4 to 5-star resort accommodations.

13. Follow-up care: Provide free care when patients return to their home countries.

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