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Shoulder Specialist & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Ayyappan V Nair

DNB (Ortho), MNAMS, D’Ortho

Director – Bangalore Shoulder Institute

Senior Consultant – Manipal Hospitals

  • Pioneering Arthroscopy at the Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, Lakshwadeep Islands. That was the first time that advanced arthroscopy is happening in one of the remotest territories of India.

  • Member of India’s first Hand Transplant team.

  • One of the first surgeons in India to perform complex arthroscopy called Superior Capsular Reconstruction.

  • One of the earliest and few surgeons in India to perform “Arthroscopic Latarjet” persistently excellent results.


Dr Ayyappan V Nair is a Shoulder and Sports Injury Specialist Surgeon at Manipal Hospitals consulting at Jayanagar, Whitefield and Malleshwaram branches.


Dr Ayyappan and his team aim to provide cutting edge treatment in Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine. The Centre specialises in Sports Trauma, Sports Physiotherapy, Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition.


He has carved a niche in the field of Shoulder Treatment and Shoulder Arthroscopy and successfully performed several complex Shoulder Surgeries. He has over 12 years of experience in the field of orthopaedic and shoulder treatment and surgeries. He has authored several national and international research papers and publications.


Dr Ayyappan V Nair has earned several Shoulder & Sports Medicine Fellowships from several countries like Japan, South Korea, USA etc. He is one of the few surgeons in the world trained in the cutting edge shoulder surgeries like the arthroscopic latarjet – for shoulder dislocations which he learned from Prof. Emilio Calvo, in Spain and the superior capsular reconstruction for rotator cuff tears from Dr Mihata in Japan.

He has trained with the best shoulder surgeons in the world -at world-renowned centres from the Funabashi hospital- Japan, Hallym university- Seoul, Subiaco clinic-Australia, Spain and Belgium.

Dr Ayyappan has worked in several reputed hospitals like Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, and Sparsh Hospital for Advanced Surgeries, Bangalore.


  • Fellowship In Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy, UOEH, Fukuoka, Japan 

  • Fellowship In Shoulder & Sports Surgery, Hallym University, South Korea 

  • Fellowship In Shoulder & Elbow, Funabashi Orthopaedic Hospital, Japan 

  • Robotic Joint Replacement Fellowship, USA 

  • Visiting Fellowship Shoulder Surgery, Subiaco Clinic, Australia 

  • Depuy Arthroplasty Fellowship, Apollo Hospitals, India

  • Fellowship Training In Arthroscopic Latarjet Surgery, Spain

  • Fellowship Training In Superior Capsular Reconstruction, Japan


Former Consultant

Shoulder Surgery & Sports Trauma
SPARSH Hospital For Advanced Surgeries, Bangalore

Former Assistant Professor,

Shoulder And Sports Trauma
Department Of Orthopaedics,
Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences, Kochi

Fellowships across India, Japan,

Korea, Spain,

Australia and USA

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