I am a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in Lower Limb (Leg) and Foot & Ankle disorders.
I obtained my postgraduate qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. I was awarded the prestigious MOH Scholarship by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) to pursue further training in the field of Lower Limb Reconstructive Surgery (LLRS) with special emphasis on Foot and Ankle (F&A) Reconstruction.
I completed my subspecialty training in Switzerland and in the Netherlands, subspecializing in F&A reconstruction and in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) where I was involved with the surgical teams treating elite European athletes. Prior to commencing private practice, I held the appointment of Chief, Foot & Ankle Surgery at a restructured hospital in Singapore.
I am an active member and faculty of the following international societies:
- American Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
- European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS)
- British Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS)
- AO Trauma (AOT)
- International Cartilage Research Society (ICRS)
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- Society for the Study of Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle (GRECMIP)
- European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
My clinical subspecialty expertise is in the following areas of lower limb surgery:
- Sports injuries, ligament injuries & tendinopathies of the knee, foot and ankle
- Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery for management of cartilage defects, ligament repair and impingement in the knee and ankle
- Forefoot deformity correction (Bunions and lesser toe deformities)
- Management of foot pain (metatarsalgia)
- Management of Diabetic foot ulcers, Charcot’s joints & wounds
- Management of fractures around the knee, foot & ankle
- Correction of flatfeet & high arched feet
- Management of arthritis including Total Ankle Replacement and osteotomies
- Conventional & Robotic Total Knee Replacement Surgery
- Lower Limb deformity correction including limb lengthening & pediatric conditions
I have extensive experience in reconstructive lower limb and foot and ankle surgery, being one of a very small number of sub specialists in this area in Singapore & the region. I am well published with articles in international peer reviewed journals. My particular research interest is in cartilage regeneration and management of cartilage defects. I did the first case of artificial scaffold reconstruction in Singapore for a talus osteochondral defect.
My passion for teaching has seen me being appointed as a clinical Senior Lecturer of the Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine, National University of Singapore involved in undergraduate medical education in Singapore. I am also a faculty member of the National Healthcare Group Residency program, involved in the teaching of Residents. I am also an International Faculty member of the AO trauma group where I have taught in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. I am also passionate in developing the Foot & Ankle specialty in the region. I have conducted numerous courses and have been invited as chairperson to various F&A courses and symposiums.
Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/kannan-kaliyaperumal/
I am excited to be here to share/discuss Foot and Ankle disorders with everyone. I will be actively answering questions. If you’ve got questions about foot and ankle reconstruction, foot and ankle injuries, foot and ankle surgeries, ask me anything!
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I would like to ask, what is the downtime for TKR for elederly patients avove 70. Would TKR be recommended?
How can i make an appt to bring my mom to consult you?
I am 34 years old this year and have gained weight rapidly over the past 6 years due to work stress and overeating. I am now close to 100kgs at 1.68m tall. I have noticed that whenever I climb up stairs or walk for too long, my knees shake and there is pain. Sometimes there is swelling. I have seen a local GP and the advice was for me to lose weight and the issue should resolve. However, I am not sure if this is purely a weight issue. Should I wait and observe to see if the pain goes away when I gradually lose weight? Or would you recommend I do a scan?
My father is 72 years old. His feet shake when he stands. He also mentions feeling something like an electric shock in his knees. Is this arthritis, Doctor? What treatment should he undergo?
I am 28 years old. I have a problem with recurring plantar fasciitis. I have done shock wave therapy several times but each therapy session works only temporarily to relieve the pain. Is there any permanent solution you would recommend? I don’t wish to keep going through therapy when I’m still so young.
I am 48 years old. I spend most of my time working behind a desk. However, at night, after work, my calves are always tight and painful, and it feels as though I’ve walked a long distance. It happens almost every day. What is the cause? Is this dangerous?
I had a traffic accident when I was 7 and since then I have been walking with a limp. I am now 20 years old and am considering seeking treatment to fix the limp. Is it possible to treat so I can walk normally?
I am 44 years old this year and I run almost 30km a week. Lately I have been noticing a burning sensation in my knee joints after running. The soles of my feet will burn as well, and my toes will itch. I will then have to massage my joints, feet and toes for quite some time before the burning goes away. Is this a sign that I have overworked my legs? Do i need to go for any tests and consider treatment? Thank you for sharing.