Dr. Kiran Kumar Vedavyasa Acharya

Professor & Head of the Dept.

Department of Orthopaedics

Qualification: MS (ORTHO) 1. Trauma & MCS, 2005, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel, 2. AO Fellowship, 2008, Duke University Medical Centre, USA


    Dr Kiran Kumar Vedavyasa Acharya teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.


    • Is involved in clinical work.
    • Gives operative training to the residents under direct supervision.
    • Helps postgraduates with their theses and dissertation.
    • Guides PhD Projects and other student projects


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
MS Orthopaedics (Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty, Sports Injuries, Osteoporosis & Orthobiologics) Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1997
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1992


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor and Head of Unit 06/2012 till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 05/2002 to 06/2012
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 05/1997 to 05/2002
KMC, Manipal Tutor - Anatomy 04/1993 to 04/1994


1. Experimental and finite element investigations on the biomechanical effects of meniscal tears in the knee joint: A review. Devaraj, A.K., Acharya, K.K.V., Adhikari, R.
Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, 2021, 50, pp. 1–14

2.Clinical and radiological outcomes following arthroscopic dual tibial tunnel double sutures knot-bump fixation technique for acute displaced posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fractures. Sandesh Madi, S., Pandey, V., Reddy, B., Acharya, K. Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2021, 9(1), pp. 50–57

3. Numerical investigation of the effects of bucket handle tears and subtotal medial meniscectomies on the biomechanical response of human knee joints. Devaraj, A.K., Acharya, K.K.V., Adhikari, R. Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, 2021, 49, pp. 1–20

4. Does application of abduction brace after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair improve blood flow around posterosuperior rotator cuff and repair site, affecting pain levels and clinical and structural outcomes? A pilot randomized controlled trial
Pandey, V., Madi, S., Maddukuri, S., ...Karegowda, L.H., Willems, W.J. JSES International, 2020, 4(4), pp. 848–859

5. A 10 Year clinical, laboratory and arthroscopic data analysis of bacterial septic arthritis of adult native knee: A hospital-based study Madi, S., Natarajan, S., Murali, S., Pandey, V., Acharya, K. Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery, 2020, 7(4), pp. 216–223


Area of Interest

Cartilage regeneration, Cartilage implantation, Biomechanical assessment of the knee, Osteoporosis

Area of Expertise

Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries Cartilage Surgery

Area of Research

Autologous Cartilage Implantation, Stem Cell Therapy, Osteoporosis

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association, 1997.
  • Life Member of Indian Orthopaedic Association, 1997.
  • Life Member of Indian Arthroscopy Society, 2000.
  • Life Member of ISAKOS, 2009.
  • Life Member of SICOT, 2005.
  • Life Member of AO Alumni, 2005.
  • Life Member of MASHAV Alumni, 2005.