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Chandrakanth Boddu MD

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  • Instructor
  • College of Medicine
  • Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine
Academic Focus
  • Adult Spine Surgery
  • Adult Reconstruction: Hip & Knee
  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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Boddu, Chandrakanth, M.D. 

Adult Spine Surgery

Joint Reconstruction: Hip/Knee/Shoulder


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

MUSC Chester Medical Center

MUSC Edgewater Surgery Center

Office 1:

201-A West Meeting St

Lancaster SC 29720



Office 2:
1 Medical Park Drive

Building #4 Suite #B

Chester SC 29706





Excellence in Spine Surgery & Large Joint Reconstruction (Shoulder/Hip/Knee) 



South Carolina, License number: 40708 



Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR                                                                                          Aug 2017 – Jul 2018  

Clinical Fellow: Adult Spine Surgery 


Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY                                                                                               Aug 2016 – Jul 2017  

Clinical Fellow: Adult Reconstructive Surgery /Shoulder & Elbow  


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA                                                                                                      Aug 2015 - Jul 2016 

Clinical Fellow: Pediatric Spine Surgery  


Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY                                                                                                                          Sep 2014 - July 2015 

Clinical Fellow: Adult Reconstructive surgery/ Hip & Knee  


Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, India                                                                                           June 2001- March 2005  

Resident: Orthopedic Surgery  


Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, Andhrapradesh, India                                                    Sep 1995 - June 2001  

Medical School: MBBS and Internship 



Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon                                                                                                                             Mar 2019 Onwards 

 Scope of Practice: Spine Surgery & Joint Reconstruction 

Practice Locations: Indian land/ Lancaster/ Chester, Medical University of South Carolina, SC 


Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon                                                                                                                          Aug2018 – Feb2019

 Scope of Practice: Spine Surgery & Joint Reconstruction 

Practice Locations: Indian land/ Lancaster/ Chester, Community Health Systems, SC 


Orthopaedic Surgeon                                                                                                                                             April 2005- Sep 2014  

 Scope of Practice: Trauma, Arthroscopy, Joint Replacement & Spine Surgery  

Practice Location: Mangalore, India 



Manipal Department of Orthopedic Surgery 2005  

Passed with Honors  


Dean’s Scholarship, NTR University of Health Sciences, India 1995-2000  


Honors in General surgery & General Medicine 2000  


Honors in Ophthalmology & Social and Preventive Medicine 1999  


Honors in Pathology & Pharmacology 1998  


Honors in Anatomy & Physiology 1997  



Original Articles:  

Outcome of Adult Spine Deformity Surgery: Survival Analysis to Identify Clinical Parameters that Affect the Outcome. Submitted to Spine Deformity in Dec 2018. 

Postoperative Radiographic Evaluation Following Adult Spine Deformity Correction: The Impact on Subsequent Management and Associated Risk of Radiation Exposure. Accepted for publication in Spine Deformity in Apr 2018. 

Comprehensive 48-Hour Pain Control and Patients Undergoing Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Accepted for publication in J Shoulder Elbow in Jan 2018. 

Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia During Orthopaedic Surgery. Accepted for publication, Am J Orthop; Boddu C, Cushner J, Scuderi GR. 

Comparison of the effect of tranexamic Acid and transcollation on the blood loss after Total Knee Arthroplasty.   Techniques in Orthopaedics2017; 32(1):41-44. Boddu C, Vomero B, Cushner FD.  

Pain Management in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Comparison of Periarticular Infiltration with Femoral and Sciatic Nerve Block. Austin J Musculoskelet Disord. 2017; 4(1): 1039. Boddu C, Nett MP, Cushner FD and Scuderi GR.  

Blood Loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Metaanalysis of 4 Different Tourniquet Protocols. Austin J Musculoskelet Disord. 2017; 4(1): 1041. Boddu CNett MP, Cushner FD and Scuderi GR.  

Failure by Immune Reaction to Metal Debris in Total Joint Arthroplasty of Hip and Knee. Austin J Musculoskelet Disord. 2017; 4(1): 1038. Boddu CNett MP, Cushner FD and Scuderi GR.  

Comparison of Local and Systemic Effects of Tranexamic Acid and Transcollation® in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Austin J Musculoskelet Disord. 2017; 4(1): 1040. Boddu CNett MP, Cushner FD and Scuderi GR.  

Prevention of Graft-Tunnel Mismatch During Anatomical Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using a Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft. Bone Joint J. 2015; 97-B(3):324-8. Boddu CK, Arif SK, Hussain MM, Sankaranarayanan S, Hameed S, Sujir PR.  

The Choice of Intra-Medullary Devices for the Lower Limb in Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Pediatr Orthop B. 2005; 14:311-9. Joseph B, Rebello G, Chandra Kant B 



Musculoskeletal Disorders  

Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook of Medical Care in Autism Spectrum Disorder 2016 


Cerebral Palsy.  

Ellen Braaten’s The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders 2016  


Management of Osteogenesis Imperfecta with Intramedullary Nailing and Pamidronate Therapy. Chandra Kant B. 2005  

Supervisor: Benjamin Joseph M.S. Ortho, M Ch; Description: Studied the role of periodic pamidronate infusion and survival analysis of telescopic rod and double Rush nail techniques  


Current Projects:  

Lumbar Spine/Hip & KneeRelation between lumbar spinal alignment and hip/knee function (Under Progress) 

Cervical Spine/ShoulderRelation between cervical and cervicothoraic  junctional alignment and shoulder function (Under Progress) 


Abstracts/ Presentations/ Posters:  

Morbidity and Mortality conference: C6 Fracture Displacement During Transfer with Resultant Quadriplegia and Death   

Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery @ OHSU, Portland OR. Dec 2017 


Morbidity and Mortality conference: Postoperative Re-collapse of T12 Burst Fracture 

Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery @ OHSU, Portland OR. Oct 2017  


Spine Conference 

Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery @ OHSU, Portland OR. Sep 2016 through Mar17, every Tuesday  


Shoulder Conference 

Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine @ MSBI, Icahn School of Medicine. New York, NY. Sep 2016 through Mar17, every Tuesday 


Grand Rounds  

Dept of Pediatric Orthopaedics @ MGH, Harvard University. Boston, MA. Sep 2015.  


NSLIJ Annual Research Day Presentation  

Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery @ Lenoxhill Hospital. New York, NY. June 2015.  


Writing ‘Specific Learning Objectives’ in Medical Education  

Continuing Medical Education Centre @ Yenepoya University. Mangalore, India. July2014.  


Microsurgical Reconstruction of Tissue Loss in the Hind Foot by Medial Plantar Flap, Reverse Sural Flap and Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap  

Scientific society meeting. Mangalore, India. June2013.  


An Young Women With Three Fractures in the One Hip Joint After Trauma: Subtrochanteric Fracture, Head of the Femur Fracture and Fracture of the Acetabular Rim”  

Scientific society meeting. Mangalore, India. Feb2013.  


Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management by Wide Excision and Tensor Fascia Lata Transfer of Intramus-cular Hemangioma of Thigh in a 9-Year Old Girl  

Yenepoya University scientific society meeting. Mangalore, India. Dec2012.  


Evaluation of a Lytic Lesion in Proximal Hip of a 32-Year Old Young Man  

Canara orthopedic society meeting. Mangalore, India. Dec2012.  


Nonunion of the Clavicle Fracture Causing Chronic Ischemia of the Upper Limb Due to Subclavian Artery stenosis: Evaluation and Management  

Canara orthopedic society meeting. Mangalore, India. Nov2012.  


Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Chondrolysis of the Hip in an Adolescent Girl.  

Canara orthopedic society meeting. Mangalore, India. Aug 2012.  


Is Joint Replacement Surgery Cost Effective for Rural Indian Patients?  

North Canara Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting. Bhatkal, India. April 2009.  


Who Benefits From Hip Joint Replacement Surgery?  

Indian medical association meeting. Kumta, India. Oct 2009.  


Arthroplasty of Hip and Knee Joints- Long Term Results  

North Canara Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting. Honawar, India. June 2008.  


Surgical Management of Rhematoid Arthritis of Knee  

Indian medical association meeting. Bhatkal, India. March 2007. 


Locking Compression Plate: Surgical Technique  

North Canara Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting. Honawar, India. June 2006. 



ASES (In process) 

AAHKS (In process) 


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Active) 

North American Spine Society (Active) 

South Carolina Medical Association (Active) 

AO/ASIF (Active) 

Indian Medical Association (Active) 

Indian Orthopaedic Association (Active) 

Canara Orthopaedic Society (Active) 

Karnataka Orthpaedic Association (Active)