Dr. Mahesh Kulkarni

Associate Professor

Department of Orthopaedics

Qualification: MS (ORTHO) 1. AO Spine Fellowship, Ahmedabad 28th Jan to 22nd March 2019 2. AO Trauma Fellowship, Mainz, Germany 1st April to 10th May 2019 3. Sports Medicine Short Term Observership Sporthopaedicum, Regensberg, Germany. 13th May to 25th May 2019 4 .IOA Inland Fellowship 2019; Shoulder and Sports injury, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital 14th to 26th Oct 2019


    Teaching Undergarduate Medical (MBBS) and  Postgraduate (MS Orthopaedics). Also actively involed in the teaching of Allied health sciences ( Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Yoga, Operation Theatre Technician) and Engineering streams (Biomedical Engineering).

    Clinical Responsibility includes managing the Inpatient/ Out patient and providing emergency care.


Subject Semester / Year
Orthopaedics 7th, 8th, 9th semesters (Old Regulations) and PY2, PY3-I, PY3-II (CBME)
Orthopaedics PGY1, PGY2 and PGY3


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
DNB Orthopaedics National Board of Examinations
MS Orthopaedics Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai 2013
MBBS Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore 2009


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor July 2021 till date
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2017 - 2021
KMC, Manipal Senior Resident 2014 - 2017


1. Clinical outcome of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with modified transtibial and anteromedial portal Vijayan, S., Kyalakond, H., Kulkarni, M.S., ...Bhat, V., Rao, S.K. Musculoskeletal Surgery, 2021

2. Functional evaluation of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction – comparison of two graft fixation techniques in the femoral tunnel Vijayan, S., Cherukuri, S.M., Kulkarni, M.S., ...Murali, S.D., Rao, S.K. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 2021, 11(1), pp. 62–68

4. Transforaminal Thoracic Interbody Fusion for Thoracic Disc Prolapse: Surgicoradiological Analysis of 18 Cases Krishnan, A., Degulmadi, D., Mayi, S., ...Rai, R.R., Dave, B.R. Global Spine Journal, 2020, 10(6), pp. 706–714

5. Suprapatellar nailing in proximal third tibial fractures - Clinicoradiological outcome. Kulkarni, M.S., Tummala, M., Aroor, M.N., Vijayan, S., Rao, S.K. Injury, 2020, 51(8), pp. 1879–1886


Area of Interest

Polytrauma; Arthroscopy; Arthroplasty; Spine Surgery

Area of Expertise

Periarticular farctures, pelviacetabular injuries, Joint reconstruction/ preservation

Area of Research

Trauma, Sports injuries, Spine disorders

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association
Indian Orthopaedic Association
Karnataka Orthopaedic Association
Association of Spine Surgeons of India
AO Trauma
Indian Arthroscopy Society
AO Spine
Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India