Knee Arthroscopy and Reconstruction of the Knee

The most common conditions affecting the knee are damages to the cartilage and the ligaments around the knee joint.

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure which involves placing a camera in the knee joint and then, two incisions are placed around the knee – one small incision approximately 5-6mm is used to place the camera and the other incision is to pass instruments to clean up the damage within the joint. The most common reconstructive operation is the ligament reconstruction for damage to the anterior cruciate ligament.

This is a commonly injured ligament in sporting activities. The procedure involves reconstruction of the damaged ligament using the hamstring ligaments to compensate for the lost and damaged ligament.

This procedure is mainly performed in patients who have severe disability as a result of arthritic process which damages the knee joint and increases pain and reduces mobility. The knee replacement is a very successful procedure for relieving pain and restoring mobility and function for patients. I have been performing knee surgery for over 20 years and also have been involved in training other Surgeons to do this procedure within South Australia and also internationally in India and China. Surgeons have also visited from European centres for training in this procedure.

As far as arthroplasty of the knee is concerned, I utilise a computerised navigation system which allows more accurate placement of implants and also allows the ability to reproduce excellent results.

Hip Replacement

Hip arthroplasty (hip replacement) is a very successful procedure for patients with arthritic damage to their hip joint. The procedure is very successful for reliving pain and increasing mobility and return to function.

I have trained Surgeons in this procedure and have Surgeons visiting for training in this procedure.

I have also developed some expertise in the area of direct anterior approach to the hip. The most important thing about the surgical approach to the hip is to tailor the approach to match the patients requirements.

Shoulder Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery

Shoulder arthroscopy is a common procedure used to address problems affecting the shoulder and in particular the rotator cuff tendons and bursitis of the shoulder. The arthroscopic procedure is a reasonable successful procedure for relieving pain due to bursitis and also and through this procedure, repairing the rotator cuff tendon that is torn can also assist in alleviating pain and restoring function of the shoulder.

Shoulder arthroplasty is a very successful procedure for relieving pain and restoring function for patients who have arthritis affecting this shoulder. The procedure has a reasonably high success rate for pain relief and also improving function. I have performed these procedures for over 20 years and also have been involved in training other surgeons for this procedure.


There are numerous conditions that affect the hands, the most common of these being carpal tunnel syndrome and a carpal tunnel release can be performed to diminish the symptoms of pain and sensory changes in the hand. There are also other arthritic conditions that affect the small joints of the hand, of the fingers and thumb and replacing these joints does improve patients function and reduce pain.

Prof Jegan Krishnan has been performing hand surgery for over 20 years. For detail regarding hand surgery contact your GP to receive a referral.


“With an eye for detail, a focus on patient care and a wealth of experience, Professor Krishnan has built a global reputation as a consummate professional who is devoted to his patients and his craft.”

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Prof Jegan Krishnan

Jegan Krishnan is one of the foremost Orthopaedic Surgeons in the Asia Pacific region. With an eye for detail, a focus on patient care and a wealth of experience, Professor Krishnan has built a global reputation as a consummate professional who is devoted to his patients and his craft.

Jegan is a first generation migrant from Singapore with Indian heritage. Jegan’s father attained a medical degree in India and opened up a practice in Singapore before leaving for Australia. Having been raised in South Australia from a young age, Jegan is proud to call Australia home. He is an AFL fanatic with an enormous soft spot for the Adelaide Crows. Jegan credits the first school he went to in Australia, Blackfriars Priory School, for teaching him the essence of acceptance and giving him a thirst for knowledge.

Jegan and his wife Anne have four lovely daughters who embrace their Indian and Australian heritage and help keep him grounded. In Australia the Krishnan family is forming an educational, professional and surgical dynasty. Jegan’s oldest brother has a PHD in bio- chemistry, another brother is a Professor of Ear Nose and Throat at Adelaide University while a younger brother is a lawyer in Sydney who consults to OzHarvest. Jegan also has a sister who has a degree in Psychology and is making her way in the US.

Jegan is committed to helping not only patients locally but also offering his services to the less fortunate. He has spent stints in Zimbabwe, Fiji, Rwanda and various parts of India and China focussed on teaching local practitioners how to improve their craft. On a more personal level, Jegan would like to be more involved in providing health care in the Third World and establish a program linked to the University of Malawi for medical education and training.


Professor Jeganath (Jegan) Krishnan (MBBS, FRACS (Orth), Ph.D.) is an Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Adelaide, South Australia who currently consults and operates at various locations across the state. Professor Krishnan has a particular surgical interest in shoulder and hand surgery and has presented at many internal forums in regard to this. He also has a keen interest in the design of a prototype metacarpophalangeal finger joint for the rheumatoid hand. He attained a PhD in this topic at Flinders University. In additional this he is the Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at Flinders University. Furthermore, he has an interest in improving training programs for Orthopaedic surgeons in countries such as India, China and Africa, which he performs a combination of lectures, live surgeries and workshops. Professor Krishnan is also a member of many several bodies such as The Australian Shoulder and Elbow Society, the Australian Hip Society and the Australian Hand Surgery Society. He also sits on multiple committees including the Heads of Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery South Australia. Finally Professor Krishnan is involved in curriculum development in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Rwanda with Specialists Without Borders.

Medical School,
University of Adelaide,
South Australia

Royal Adelaide Hospital,
South Australia

Basic Surgical Trainee,
Royal Adelaide Hospital,
Women’s and Children’s Hospital,
South Australia

Non-Accredited Advanced Trainee in Orthopaedic Surgery,
Royal Adelaide Hospital,
Modbury Hospital,
Lyell McEwin Hospital,
South Australia

Advanced Orthopaedic Surgical Training,
Princess Margaret Rose Hospital,
Edinburgh, Scotland

Flinders Medical Centre,
Royal Adelaide Hospital,
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
South Australia

Senior Orthopaedic Registrar,
Sunderland District General Hospital,
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Orthopaedic Registrar
Freeman General Hospital and Newcastle General Hospital,
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
AO Trauma Fellowship,
Unfallchirugische, Universistatsklinik,
Innsbruk, Austria
Visiting Orthopaedic Fellow,
Bad Bramstadt, Germany

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgical Fellowship
  • Rheumatism Foundation Hospital
  • Heinola, Finland
  • Visited Centres in the United States of America
  • Department of Hand Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Department of Shoulder Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • The Shoulder Service, New York Orthopaedics Hospital
  • Department of Shoulder Surgery, Seattle, Washington
  • Department of Upper Limb Surgery, Tackahoe Orthopaedic Association

Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics,
Flinders Medical Centre,
South Australia

Private Practice,
Ashford Community Hospital,
South Australia

Private Practice,
Orthopaedics SA

Do I need a referral?

Yes, from your local Doctor addressed to Prof Jegan Krishnan.

Is there a cost involved to see the Doctor?

No, all consultations are bulk billed.

Can I drive after surgery?

No, you are not allowed to drive for 24 hours after having an anaesthetic.

Private Insured


Bulk billed with no gap.


As per scheduled rates. Kindly check your policy for any excesses. Anaesthetist and assistant maybe subject to gap payment.

Private Uninsured


Bulk billed with no gap.


Competitive quotes will be organised.

First Consultation

During the first consultation a detailed history, full examination and investigations will be reviewed and organised to assist in the process of determining the diagnosis and any appropriate management for the condition presented. The patient will be greeted at the front desk and then directed to a room where the consultation will proceed. Appropriate investigations will then be organised for the patient and a further follow up will be scheduled to discuss a further management plan. For major surgical patients, there will also be a pre-admission assessment by Nursing Staff to facilitate documentation of any pre-existing medical conditions and also give patients further information regarding the hospital requirements before the date of surgery.

Before Surgery

If surgery is required, prior to surgery the procedure will be discussed with the patient using visual adjuncts such as models and or diagrams to go through a detailed explanation of the procedure and, where appropriate, information regarding the procedure will be given to the patient. The patient will then be given the option of going away to consider the surgery as an option or, if not, booked in for surgery. This would involve obtaining informed consent, and then following this, admission documents will need to be completed. The patients will be assisted by Reception Staff to complete the documents and admission process, and a date at the mutual convenience of the patient will be organised in a timely manner.

Post Operative

Post-operatively following surgery, patients will be given a predetermined follow up appointment date. Physiotherapy and/or Occupational Therapy will be organised for the patient at an appropriate as required time. The patients will have the choice of either going to a recommended therapist or a therapist of their choice. Initially there will be a review within the first 2 weeks for a wound inspection and check, and then this is followed up generally by a 6 week review. Arthroplasty will be logged into longer term reviews.

Professor Jegan Krishnan Southern Community Health
(Prev Blackwood Hospital)
13 Laffers Road
Belair, SA 5052

Phone: (08) 8267 8233
Fax: (08) 8278 2172

To make an enquiry or booking please call (08) 8267 8233