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Dr Prasanna Kappaganthu Venkatesh

Dr Prasanna Kappaganthu Venkatesh


Senior Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine

Sub-specialties: Spinal Cord Injury

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke.

Clinical Appointments

  • Director SingHealth Duke-NUS Spine Centre
  • Senior Consultant Rehabilitation Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant CGH-NNI Integrated Spine Centre Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Prasanna Kappaganthu Venkatesh was trained as rehabilitation registrar in United Kingdom, with sub-specialty training in spinal cord injury medicine. He has experience in rehabilitation issues and does interventions for spasticity, including US guided botulinum toxin and nerve blocks.


  • Instructor for 3rd year medical students on the rehabilitation curriculum
  • Supervisor for staff registrar in Rehabilitation medicine at Changi hospital

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer - Duke NUS Medical School
  • Member - case management committee Changi general hospital
  • Department Rep - staff registrar scheme in Rehabilitation medicine


  • Silver award, Hospital care awards - 2015
  • Award for quality improvement project at Changi general hospital

Research Interests

  • Spinal cord Injury medicine
  • Restorative therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation


1) A case report of bilateral Achilles tendon Xanthomas treated with excision and tendon grafting and exploration of role of MRI Scans in such patients Authors: Mr.K.V.Prasanna,Mr.U.A.Kadir,Mr.N.P.J.Geary&Prof N.Maffuli (Case 3284) Wirral Hospital, UK. Published Eurorad online journal.

2) Tibial stem dissociation in a Modular revision total knee arthroplasty system: A comparitive clinical outcome study. Authors - Santosh Kumar Hakkalmani, Prasanna VK, Edward.V.Wood, Ashutosh Acharya and Richard.W.Parkinson. Article Published in Journal of Arthroplasty 2008 Dec 23(8) 1140-5.

3) “Syndesmotic screw removal in Weber C ankle fractures. Injury Extra 2007 Jan 38:14 Authors:S.Hakkalmani, V.K.Prasanna and K.P.Meda, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics Warrington, U.K

4) To cystoscope or not to cystoscope patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries managed with indwelling urethral or suprapubic catheters? That is the question! Published in Spinal cord journal 2014 52 Jan, 49-53 W.S.El Masriy, S.Patil, KV Prasanna and JR Chowdhury.

Research Trials