Professor Jegan Krishnan

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Professor Jeganath Krishnan, MBBS, FRACS, PhD is the Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery, Flinders University and Senior Clinical Director of The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre and Repatriation General Hospital.  His subspecialty is in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery.  His keen interest is in developing and organising training of orthopaedic surgeons in countries such as India, China and Africa, where he is involved in lecturing, live surgeries and workshops. He is involved in curriculum development in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Rwanda with Specialists Without Borders.

Professor Krishnan is Director of the Orthopaedic Research Team and is involved in clinical trials of new implants.  He is a keen educator and since taking over the Directorship has commenced rebuilding the Research Department involving recruiting  of higher degree students

Honours, awards and grants
Australian British Canadian Orthopaedic Travelling Fellowship 2000
Key responsibilities

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Southern Adelaide Health Network
Director of Orthopaedic Research Program Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Overall Supervisor, Orthopaedic Set Training Program Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Member of the Flinders Medical Centre Divisional Executive

Teaching interests
Orthopaedic education to medical students, graduates and post graduates
Orthopaedic training to doctors in developing countries
Supervising higher degree candidates in musculoskeletal, public health topics
Supervisory interests
Biomechanical engineering
Education, community based medical
Education, medical, outcomes of innovation in
Medical devices in clinical trials
Musculoskeletal health
Musculoskeletal medicine
Orthopaedic surgery
Primary health care service systems, rural and remote/Indigenous communities
Rural and remote health care
Rural medical students
Teaching musculoskeletal medicine
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Orthopaedics (2), Osteoarthritis, surgical outcomes, arthoplasty surgery (1)
Associate supervisor: Schaphoid anatony and development of surgical techniques for the managment of acute, displace or non-united scaphoid fractures (1)
Principal supervisor: Hand assessment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (1)
Associate supervisor: Biceps tenodesis keyhole method vs interference fixation: a biomechanical study (1), A biomechanical analysis of metacarpophalangeal joint replacement (1), The epidemiology of revision hip arthroplasty in Australia, and the demand and supply of femoral head allograft (1)
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